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Connie's torch song

Posted by Joanna Weiss  June 20, 2006 04:11 PM

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So, while we were all busy getting worked up about the way Katie Couric mixes news and entertainment, Connie Chung was revving up the blender. For the finale of "Weekends with Maury and Connie," which died an early, ratings-driven death on MSNBC, the once-serious newswoman tried to channel Michelle Pfieffer from "The Fabulous Baker Boys." Emphasis on "try."

Dressed in a flesh-colored mermaid-style gown, Connie sang a loooong, off-key version of "Thanks for the Memories," lyrics changed to be Maury-specific. She rolled off the piano -- my stomach clenched here, because it seemed quite possible that something awful would happen -- and danced across the floor in a flourish. There were candles, and someone was pretending to play piano. You can see it for yourself on YouTube, if you haven't already (it's everywhere). Or you can look here and spare your ears the trauma.

I mean, you get the idea. She went like this...

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and she also went

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I'm not entirely sure what she'll be able to do next.

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