Fun Fact: I am a connoisseur of celebrity gossip and news. Tabloids like Us and Star are the new generation of soap operas like Days of Our Lives and As the World Turns—it’s just good melodrama and crazy antics without the bad acting (for the most part).
Yesterday as I was reading my gossip blogs, I found something interesting: Kate Moss has been cooking kosher meals for her boyfriend Jamie Hince, from the band The Kills, and now she wants to write a cookbook. From Hollywood Rag: “A source said told (sic) Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: ‘She's buzzing about the idea of being the first supermodel to release a cookbook.’”
See, I’m not surprised when a 90s-era supermodel launches a clothing line or perfume, stars in her own reality show or writes a tell-all autobiography about her career. (In fact, I encourage these things. America’s Next Top Model is ludicrous and glorious, and I am absolutely addicted.)
But a cookbook, Kate Moss? It’s great that you’re learning to cook, and that you like creating meals! It really is! But your newfound love of kosher cooking does not mean that you should produce a cookbook. Please, please don’t start a new trend of supermodel cookbooks. The world does not need super-skinny people telling the rest of us fatties what to eat.
What do you guys think? Am I being too harsh on Ms. Moss? Would you buy her cookbook, or would you rather purchase one from someone who has a bit more expertise in the kitchen?
UPDATE (04.09): Kate Moss's publicist has chimed in about the cookbook rumors, saying "There is no cookbook. We do not know where it came from but it is definitely false."
Phew. That was a close one. We may all resume our (relatively) guilt-free eating now.