Well, in addition to all the bad news from the stock market comes word this week that all the rumors have finally come true. Holly Madison has broken up with Hugh Hefner, and you know what that means: the end of their silly Girls Next Door hit TV show.
This is really sad news, the breakup of Holly, Bridget and Kendra with Hef. This is like the end of the Beatles.
Don't feel sorry for these three ladies, though. Each one of these girls is going to get a spinoff TV show, and you can bet their fans will follow them. The strange thing about this show they had going was the fact that it had a big female audience, following these three girly-girls on their adventures. These three babes were really getting to live the American dream: living in a mansion and using reality TV to become rich and famous. Just as previous Hef girlfriends like Barbi Benton, Shannon Tweed and Brande Roderick became rich and famous.
The really good news for these three girls is they'll be able to go after any guys they want now -- hopefully closer to their own age. And don't feel too sorry for Hef; apparently he's got some new girlfriends now, a couple of twins. Rumor is they may even keep this Girls Next Door show going with new replacement girlfriends, which quite frankly would be the biggest jump-the-shark move of all time.
It'll be too bad when Holly, Bridget and Kendra leave the show (it just started its latest season on E!), because it really is so-bad-it's-good television. It had a lot of common with another piece of schlock, Baywatch, that just so happened to have a lot of women in it who appeared in Playboy. Like Baywatch, The Girls Next Door is guilty pleasure-schlock entertainment, the perfect way to relax your cranium after a hard week of using your brain on the job. Because you don't need to use your brain to watch it.