You remember the Super Bowl?
It was back when we had a thing called the NFL and they played football and paid players (in cash, not tattoos). Anyway, for those of us who follow baseball, we remember the Super Bowl more for the awkward moment when Cameron Diaz fed Alex Rodriguez popcorn than whatever team it was that won (the Oilers, right?).
I think it says a lot about us as a society that people actually made fun of A-Rod for being fed popcorn by Diaz when most of us would give an appendage to have her feed us popcorn. Hell, I'd be really, really happy to have Diaz feed me popcorn and I hate popcorn. But it was A-Rod. If it were Derek Jeter, we'd be talking about how smoothly he did it and how well he led Minka Kelly to get just the right amount of butter and salt, but since it's A-Rod, he's mocked.
Anyway, last night Diaz was on the Late Show with David Letterman (right here on CBS, if you missed it. You know, you should never turn your TV from that channel. Tonight on The Good Wife, the firm sues a website that failed to protect the anonymity of a Chinese dissident. I think the website may have been Eye on Basketball; those guys thought the Grizzlies were going to draft him) and explained the popcorn incident. So, what was the deal with the popcorn?
"We were watching the game and I was eating and I was getting down to the last couple of pieces of popcorn and all of a sudden I see a hand coming in… and I'm like… [at this point she pantomimes pulling away a tub of popcorn]. Anybody who knows me does not put their hand in my food, especially when it's close to my mouth. And I said, 'What are you? It's mine.' And then I went, 'You know what? I love you too much, I'm going to give it to you, you deserve it." And it was the only piece of popcorn that I even put near his face and they happened to have the camera on right when I did it."
Diaz went on to say the couple had a lot of fun with the incident.
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