It used to be all I had to worry about was that rumor I colored my hair. Nope – never. I’ve got lots of gray sprinkled in there, but it just isn’t seen on TV and I’m not sure why. But the rumor persists.
Tonight I got this email from my friend/physician Steve with new rumors.
When I pointed out that WTNH isn’t part of the Fox Network AND that I happen to know your father and (1) he hasn’t got that kind of money and (2) his name isn’t Rupert Murdoch, he stopped. For a moment.
But then he said, “and [your] father-in-law is Dr. Mel!!!”
Does Helaine know that? Did you? I asked where he got this information and he said he heard it a long time ago. I told him that I knew for a fact that he was wrong about that, too (he either thinks that you’re really young or Dr Mel is much much much older.)
Isn’t this crazy? That’s the first I’ve heard about the Fox Network, but I get the Dr. Mel father-in-law question all the time. Both, of course, not true.
Where do these things get started? In fact, why would anyone care enough to start something like this?
I often worry about the hair coloring rumor, because I don’t want people to think I’m trying to scam them by being something I’m not.
I visited the Fox lot this summer. trust me, if I owned the network, I would have had a much better parking spot.
2 thoughts on “My Favorite Misconception”
Remember- rumors only develop around people of interest. Consider it a strange compliment!
Although, the family reunions back in Australia, with you and Rupert Murdoch and Dr. Mel must be a heck of a good time!
As for your hair, all I remember is the “Geoff Fox hair curling humidity indicator.” That was real and your invention, was it not?
YIKES….can make someone paranoid, LOL