Cheryl Hines and RFK Jr. need all the luck they can get
Kennedy watchers, hopeless romantics and the rest of us cynics want to know — if Cheryl Hines can take it, why can’t we?
Hines, 48, the actress best known for her role in TV’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” is about to win the jackpot. (Some of my friends call it the “booby prize” — or worse, the “Bobby prize.’’) She’s set to become the third wife of Robert F. “Bobby” Kennedy Jr., the 60-year-old son of slain US Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and his widow, Ethel, and nephew of slain President John F. Kennedy.
The middle-aged pair is to exchange vows, The Post’s Page Six reported, in a ceremony at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port, Mass., during an annual summer clan reunion. Let this serve as a warning to the prospective bride:
Marry this man at your own peril.
As The Post’s Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein reported, RFK Jr., a lawyer and environmental activist, kept files of women’s names in his cellphone. One list included the names and phone numbers of 43 women, each notated with the letter “G,” which his late wife, Mary Richardson, believed was code for “goomah,” Italian slang for mistress.
One woman’s name contained in the digital little black book is Cheryl Hines.
Cops busted Kevin McEnroe, the son of former tennis star John McEnroe and actress Tatum O’Neal, in Manhattan’s East Village last week, authorities said, as he tried to score cocaine and prescription pills like a common junkie. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Then, folks in the drug-treatment industry came to a rapid conclusion in messages posted on the Web: The young man apparently is the “victim’’ of the genetic disease of drug addiction, which he likely inherited from his mom, O’Neal, who’s been hooked on heroin. Six years ago, she was arrested while trying to buy cocaine and crack on the Lower East Side, then avoided jail time by pleading guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct, paid a $96 fine and agreed to attend a mere two half-day sessions in a drug-treatment program.
One thing seems clear. Treating accused drug buyers like helpless sufferers of a “disease’’ only infantilizes them. It doesn’t help them.
So, this is CNN
A CNN correspondent called Israelis who she said were harassing her “scum.’’ Diana Magnay sent out this angry tweet after reporting on the Israeli-Hamas conflict: “Israelis on hill above Sderot cheer as bombs land on #gaza; threaten to ‘destroy our car if I say a word wrong.’ Scum.’’ It was later removed. A CNN spokeswoman said Magnay was reassigned to Moscow.
She should be fired for her blatant display of bias.