August 21, 2009By Joe Diliberto Posted: Aug 21, 2009
Well, we finally know why GENERAL HOSPITAL's Kate was sneaking page layouts out of the Crimson offices. No, wait. Make that, we know what Kate was doing with the materials — showing editorial content to Giselle before publication — but not why she was taking page layouts. If Crimson is like most other major national glossies published in the 21st century, it is designed on computers in a process called pagination. All the articles and artwork get positioned on virtual pages that can be stored on disc. (And, since the Crimson staff has never appeared to be much larger than Kate, Maxie, Lulu and Clarice, somebody better be using computers!) Pagination should allow Kate to simply burn a CD of the layout and slip it to Giselle. Heck, she could e-mail the page files from some random office work station or Internet cafe if she was worried about Spinelli sniffing around. There should be no need to sneak a bulky portfolio out of the office — and then back into the office so that nobody misses it. (But even — if you're dealing with hard-copy pages, why not make disposable copies?)
It's easy to see how this kind of fuzzy thinking could come from the same mind that agreed to launder Zacchara mob money. Perhaps that decision came from Kate's heart, since former beau Trevor was doing the asking. But then again, why do something illegal for the guy who framed you for a DUI that got you fired and forced you to start a rival magazine to begin with? Apparently there's desperate, and then there's Kate.
Finally, big ups to LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN his Top 10 List of reasons football legend Brett Favre is coming out of retirement: "No. 9: No reason to stay home every day now that GUIDING LIGHT has been canceled." Nice CBS synergy, Dave!