Monday, June 11, 2012

the 140 characters BLOW OFF

I honestly have no idea why anyone would want to be famous these days.  Celebrities can't do shit in public without worrying it will end up on the internet.  Hell.  I got pissed when a friend of mine tagged a picture of me on Facebook that I specifically asked her not to upload when she took it (I wasn't naked or doing drugs, but I was wearing a cotton jumper thingy from Victoria's Secret while getting my hair and make up done pre-wedding.  I wasn't wearing a bra, the shorts were riding up my pasty thighs, hair and make up was in its very early stages.  It wasn't pretty).  ANYWAY.  Enough about me. 

This post is about what happened to actor Brian Presley last week.  Presley was on a red eye flight from LAX to JFK and was sitting in first class next to model Melissa Stetten.  These are the details of the story we know to be true.

According to Stetten's Twitter feed, Presley started hitting on her.  And unbeknownst to him, she was live tweeting the whole exchange to her 20,000+ followers.  Read her tweets as follows:

So, Presley started his career as a soap actor on the show Port Charles (the General Hospital spin-off about vampires.) His wife, Erin Presley was also on the show (she was also in the running to be a co-host on The View, but that job went to Elisabeth Hasselbeck.) I worked at ABC Daytime when Port Charles was still on the air and I only heard wonderful things about both of them. A few of my old colleagues who I'm still in touch with are good friends with them and said this story (other than the pair sitting next to each other on the plane) is completely false.

I really hope that's the case, but I'm on the fence. You would have to be a serious diabolical psychopath to make this shit up about someone.  Or be seriously desperate for more Twitter followers (Stetten's followers have doubled since these tweets surfaced).  Stetten claims Presley lied about being married, took off his wedding ring, and drank three beers even though he publicly claims to be sober. If she's actually telling the truth, well, then maybe it's not a bad thing for married dudes to worry that their straying ways could be exposed on a social networking site. But then again, if we've learned anything from all the internet scandals of the last couple years (Anthony Weiner, anyone?) it's that men who are inclined to cheat don't learn.  And it seems like it's always the holier than thou religious peeps that aren't practicing what they preach.

Here's what Brian posted on his Facebook fan page about the whole thing:

I love that I took a red eye flight to NY, had a 10 minute friendly conversation with the person sitting next to me, had some food, and went to sleep! I learned today this person has been tweeting about me drinking beer in the airplane bathroom, and trying to commit adultery with her on the airplane. Really absurd and quite funny! ... They Even took pictures of me while I was sleeping. A little WIERD! I was on a soap opera for years and never did the writers write something this good:)

None of what this person said happened is true! I guess in today's age you have to be careful who you say hello too.

Sobriety, God, & My Family are the most important things in my life! My Wife Rocks, My Kids Rock, and Sobriety Rocks!!! I will pay this no more attention and I encourage all of you to do the same. God Bless all of you and thank you all for all your support! - Brian

Hmmm.  Who do you guys think is telling the truth here?  Based on his statement, the tone of their conversation in the tweets sound even more accurate.  Whether it's true or not, the good news is he can turn all this over to Jesus.


  1. In my opinion, this is so surreal. I don't know who to believe because they each could be sleazy in their own way.

  2. you're totally right. the whole thing is just all kinds of strange. i just really hope i never do anything that gets blasted all over the internet. that is one of my worst nightmares.

  3. There's something about Virgin America first class and Twitter. I spent an entire flight home from Seattle listening to a C-list actress and a C-list athlete flirt the whole time. By the end of the flight, I knew everything that would be on this chick's IMDB page by hearing her talk about it. And when they walked off the flight, they were reading each other's tweets about the flight to each other. So weird.

  4. i want names Lucky D! Hilarious.