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When It Comes to TV, Everything That Rises Must Converge

By Rob Christopher in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 15, 2007 6:32PM

2007_2converge.jpgWe beg Flannery O’Connor’s forgiveness from the great beyond for that headline, but a few tidbits we stumbled across recently just go to show that, in the weird world of TV, all paths eventually cross. You just can’t make this stuff up:

Tonya Cooley of MTV’s “Real World Chicagohas gone soft-core, appearing in the Cinemax opus The Erotic Traveler 02: Lost in Ecstasy. (We would argue that “Real World” is itself soft-core, but what do we know?) In the course of the 27-minute episode Miss Cooley apparently takes a walk along the beach in her full birthday suit glory and receives a garden variety of … personal attention. (If you’re really curious, click here for a somewhat NSFW glimpse.) Our take? Well, a girl’s gotta make a living. Even if it means faking it. What’s next? It’s enough to make one speculate about who from the current season is destined for Cinemax.

Meanwhile, Buffalo Grove High School senior Josh Golden has gotten his foot in the showbiz door the hard way: by actually doing something creative. With some of his friends he created a 23-minute parody of “The Office” and sent the tape to the show’s writers. They were duly impressed and ended up inviting Golden and six of his friends out to L.A., where they sat in on a taping of the show and even got tickets to see Jay Leno. Golden is interested in pursuing a film career, and he’s certainly off to a great start.

We’re still firm believers in the old-fashioned method of putting your talents to use in order to get ahead. That's what Josh is trying to do. Perhaps if you stretch the definition of "talent," Tonya is as well.

Image via Unhindered by Talent.