Yesterday, we were shocked and appalled by Christie Brinkley's robotic spouting of random platitudes on the witness stand during her divorce trial. "Children are our future," she said at one point, and at another, "Science has shown the importance of good nutrition." Ghastly. If she was using language like that at home, we wondered, what was she saying to her children? They could be in terrible danger of growing up severely boring!
Today, on day four of the trial, it was even worse. This morning, Andrea Peyser, bless her angry heart, called Brinkley out on several more exceedingly banal statements from yesterday:
"I believe in karma," she said.
"I believe in the golden rule. I believe in positive encouragement, whenever you can."
She also reportedly wished the media a happy Fourth of July, adding:
"I'm looking forward to my independence day."
Honestly. What is going on here? Has she been programmed?
But the most chilling moment of all was yet to come.
Today, Brinkley's "expert" witness, a psychiatrist named Dr. Stephen Herman, appeared on the stand to dissect Cook's character:
He said his narcissism was "deep-seated."
"He needs constant reassurance that he is a terrific guy, handsome, accomplished, etc."
"Where most people need some quiet 'feeding' with their egos, Mr. Cook has an insatiable appetite." [Emphasis ours.]
Does this guy also speak in clichés? Or is it contagious? Jeez, Louise.