Saturday, January 14, 2006

Rula and George: Together at last

Americans of a certain age (old) probably remember Rula Lenska, the "famous actress" in Alberto VO5 shampoo commercials whom no one (in the U.S. at least) had ever heard of.

So it was interesting to learn from a commenter to this post at Biased BBC that she is appearing on the UK's "Celebrity Big Brother" along with George Galloway--and that some very bizarre stuff is going on. The commenter linked to this BBC article about last night's "CBB" installment:
George Galloway has been branded a "laughing stock" by a Labour opponent after the Respect MP imitated a cat on Celebrity Big Brother.

Mr Galloway, 51, went on all fours, purred and pretended to lick cream from actress Rula Lenska's hands, as part of a task set on the Channel 4 show.

Labour London Assembly member John Biggs accused the Bethnal Green and Bow MP of neglecting his constituents.

But Mr Galloway says taking part in the programme is good for politics. . . .

During a Big Brother task to see whether "humans can communicate with animals", Mr Galloway asked Ms Lenska: "Now, would you like me to be the cat?"

He crawled on all fours and then pretended to lap from her hands as if drinking cream, after which she rubbed the "cream" from his "whiskers" and stroked his head and behind his ears.

Earlier, Mr Galloway acted the role of "lab assistant" while Ms Lenska "read the mind" of a goldfish called Barry.
Won't try to improve on what the commenter, Ashley Pomeroy, had to say: "This is kinky and surreal at the same time, and gives me a mental image of George Galloway MP dressed up as Frank N'Furter from the Rocky Horror Picture Show, perhaps whilst being whipped by Rula Lenska."

Update: Yuck (in both senses of the word) alert: The Daily Ablution has the video, with added "commentary" by the big pussy himself.

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