In a picture that I can’t unsee, Geraldo Rivera took the Craig Glazer “Battle of the Best Bods” contest a step too far.
In the early hours of Sunday morning, equipped with nothing more than a cell phone and clad only in his rose colored glasses and a towel barely around his waist, Rivera shot this self-portrait.
I’m just hoping it was a tequila infused lapse of judgment, because otherwise, he’s taken his Trayvon Martin anti-hoodie movement two or three pieces of clothing a little too seriously. If you’re seeing the pubic region with the towel slung that low, it crosses the line from, “I’m hot for 70” to “I’m a 70 year old perv.”
At least Craig had the good sense to wear a sleeveless shirt and dark shades.
No wussy rose lenses for him. And I’m guessing right now, Rivera’s world isn’t looking so rosy, given the tone of some of the callers and multiple comparisons to disgraced former New York pol Anthony Weiner.
After Rivera hit the Twitter send button, he reports his first thought was, “Erica and the family are going to be so pissed…but at my age 70 is the new 50.”
Which I guess makes 80 the new 60. Or something like that.
Rivera’s daughter’s first words; “Dad, you have to get rid of that!”
Rivera’s far younger wife Erica called the show and in what sounded like staged, obligatory good humor, said, “This is what happens when I fall asleep first…but I have the hottest 70 year old husband there is!”
That was followed by a call from his Mom in which Geraldo noted that when his mom married her husband he converted to Judaism and underwent a circumcision. To which his Mom had said to the doctor doing the procedure, “Save enough for me!”
So it may all be in the jeans…I mean genes.
In a world of Anthony Weiner and Brent Faavra, (Something About Mary reference), why would you take that risk sober? But then again, this is the guy who hyped Al Capone’s hidden vault for weeks and we watched as the door opened to a dusty, empty room full of embarrassment, very similar to Geraldo’s bathroom at 2:30am Sunday morning.