Make no mistake super good guy, FYI writer Tim Engle is a fan of KC Confidential. Why else, given the chance to corner Kansas City comic Jason Sudeikis – ostensibly for a schmooze piece about his improv gig tonight at the Midland – would the crafty Engle (and his headline writing copy editor) lead with the “news” that Sudeikis is not getting married in Lawrence?
Gee, I wonder where anyone got that idea?
Sounds like Sudeikis may be a KCC reader, too, given his familiarity with the getting-married-in-Lawrence rumor.
All of that said, let’s not be too quick to swallow the line Sudeikis fed to the Timinator:
“It’s definitely not in Lawrence,” Sudeikis told Engle. “It was never gonna be. I don’t know how those things start.”
True or not, Sudeikis has been around the block enough at this stage of his career to know how these things start. He’s no babe in the woods.
If you’re inclined to buy that Sudeikis leveled with the Star, try truth checking his followup quote to Engle:
Now that’s what I call breaking news.
Meanwhile, back in the wide world of actual reporting, Lawrence merchants who have entertained Sudeikis and bride-to-be Olivia Wilde swear that they spoke to a rep for Wilde earlier this year who told them she was scouting wedding locations there.
And post the Lawrence rumor breaking on KCC, other LA folk from out of town have said the same, leaving out Sudeikis and Wilde’s names, saying only it was somebody famous who didn’t want any press.
Now anything is possible as a wedding location – including Kansas City where Sudeikis family lives – but what makes the Star think Sudeikis would level with them?
If he doesn’t want the Star (or any media for that matter) to know where the wedding will go down – or maybe just the bachelor/bachelorette action or reception – why would he rule out any possibility (unless it’s true).
It makes more sense if they were going to do the deed in upstate New York (New York Post) to be coy about whether it’s in Lawrence to help throw the press off the track.
So we’ll see.
But right now, Tim my man, all bets are still on and the jury’s still out.
You didn’t really expect Jason to confirm it to you if it was true, did you?
Tell me you didn’t.