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Jillian Reynolds Pretends to Cry While Bidding Adieu to 'Good Day L.A.' Co-Anchor
Anchorwoman Dorothy Lucey is leaving KTTV's morning talk show "Good Day L.A.," and as co-hosts Steve Edwards and Jillian Barberie Reynolds bid her farewell today, Reynolds launched into what has to be one of the phoniest cryfests ever televised.
The brunette reporter forced some tears down her face as she apologized for all the shitty things she's ever said about Lucey, before telling Lucey that "I think that's what made this show what it is; that you and I have not always agreed, but we are like sisters, and...I love you."
But here's the twist -- Reynolds' apologetic comments weren't made as part of some sudden burst of remorse. Rather, they were in response to a post published at the LA Times on Tuesday, which pointed out that Reynolds hasn't always been kind to Lucey. Reporter Greg Braxton wrote:
There has been friction on the set in the past. Reynolds in recent years has made unflattering comments about Lucey on Howard Stern's radio show, and has also made outrageous sexual comments on that show ranging from how many celebrities she had "done" to bragging about engaging in fantasy sex games with her husband using a gun.
One has to wonder exactly what in that paragraph upset Reynolds so much.
Anyway, as she wept tears of repentance, Reynolds also managed to get in a dig at the paper. "They had to go a little nasty at the end," she said of the Times post, between sobs, "and I get it, you guys, Channel Five is owned by you, I get it, [but] why did they have to go that route?"
Lucey sniffled along with Reynolds, looking no more genuinely sad, and responded with an equally un-heartfelt "I love you too."
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