Take one powerful millionaire who's in love with the media - and himself, add a feisty comedienne who is no slouch when it comes to defending herself and throw in a seasoned journalist and one of the best celebrity interviewers plus the creator of a show that is fast becoming "must watch TV", and you get an ever-widening escalating fued that shows no signs of burning itself out.
Perhaps the best way to evaluate the daily additions are in rounds as in boxing and today Donald Trump one of the combatants came out fighting - again, on his site no less. He claims that a letter exists whereby Walters refuses to acknowledge the content and existence of a letter he sent to her. Perhaps he's shadow fighting - perhaps he isn't. Go know. Here's "the Donald's" response on his site:
In his letter Trump provides statistics defending the debut of his show as faring well in the ratings and stated for the record that his mere appearance on the "Regis & Kelly"show made a signifigant jump in the ratings for the show. He could be on to something there. If for no other reason people may have tuned in the show in the hope of some further oil on a continuously simmering fire. In any case viewers didn't have to wait long.
The next round, today, Wednesday, January 10, featured both Rosie and Babwa in a tag-team match railing out at him, together. Wanna bet that the ratings of the show will be up again? Read about it here:
Bing! Is that the bell for the next round? Wel'll have to wait and see.