As it turns out, Michael J. Fox was sort of glad for Rush Limbaugh’s sneering parody of him during the campaign. “I purposely didn’t engage in this,” said Fox at the Waldorf-Astoria during last week’s benefit for his Parkinson’s-research foundation. “It was great that his bullying behavior prolonged the conversation … For a week at the end of an election cycle, when everyone wants to chuck garbage and accusations about whose girlfriend did what stuff, people were talking about science. Stem cells became the second-most-popular search on AOL!” Missouri native Sheryl Crow thanked Limbaugh for “stepping in to help the cause.” Donny Deutsch did a joke announcement of Limbaugh as a special guest: “He’s very fat, he’s very stupid, and … he did give the Senate back to the Democrats.” Fox, who says he’s not looking for parts because “the toughest thing about acting with Parkinson’s is trying to act like you don’t have Parkinson’s,” did take the stage to play lead guitar on the Beatles’ “Revolution” with the Fab Faux. “Although I sometimes do it accidentally,” he said, “I don’t want to pat myself on the back. We’re not there yet.”
Have good intel? Send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.