Thursday, January 31, 2008

Alycia Lane to the WWE?

OK, this is rather gossipy of me (is "gossipy" a word?) but the Alycia Lane saga has been too much to ignore, and more enjoyable than, say, Britney. Ms. Lane is a former Philadelphia TV news anchor who got herself a wee bit of infamy when it was revealed that she sent pictures of herself in a bikini to Rich Eisen, the married anchor on the NFL Network. Problem was, Mr. Eisen's wife, Suzy Shuster (also a reporter), found them and fired back with an email of her own.

Ms. Lane responded to it all by saying that it was no big deal, and that she and Eisen have been friends for years. They often exchange photos.

Completely innocent - people of the opposite sex can just be friends...especially when sending bikini pictures. bad intentions there.

Oh, to be able to say more.

(Incidentally, hit Google images for the bikini pictures of Lane. I'll reserve any judgement.)

Anyway, as if that wasn't bad enough, Lane found herself in further hot water - this time of the legal kind, and it ultimately cost her the job at KYW-TV. In short, she assaulted a female New York police officer. Oops.

Now comes word that she has some offers (this is from the Huffington Post)
Earlier this month, Alycia Lane was fired from her position as an anchor at Philadelphia's CBS-3 TV station. Now, her boyfriend (Philadelphia DJ Chris Booker) reports that she has been offered a new job: an on-camera job with Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). From

Booker said on his show yesterday that WWE boss Vince McMahon has offered Alycia a job on camera for the WWE, but a WWE spokesman was unable to confirm this information yesterday.
Lane's firing, which came after she was arrested for fighting with a New York City cop, was just the latest in a saga that has included a bikini photo scandal and an offer from Playboy.
Incidentally, that's Booker's lap that Lane is siting on in the photo above, and there also rumors that Booker is on his way back to New York to be radio personality here again (he's been here a few times).

There's something about this story that's fascinating to me. Might be the concept of her "wild child" personality/desire to be a professional. Could be the whole "platonic friendship" thing that's hitting close to home with me. Whatever - I don't know - but either way, it seemed like another fun-filled post for my loyal readers! And aren't I just the posting machine today?!


Sean G. Kilkelly said...

I just hope that Alycia can keep it in the ring!

Rob Adams said...

I think I deserve some credit for keeping it family friendly and posting fairly clean pictures of her - although her skirt is rather short in the top shot.

By the way, I heard she was at the Royal Rumble with Boyfriend Booker.

Where there's smoke...

And DAMN! I sure do hate when platonic friendships go awry! Say something funny...