Courtenay Semel Might Join ‘High Society’

Move over, Tins. Rumor has is that producers have asked fame whore and sometime Casey Johnson girlfriend Courtenay Semel to play a starring role on the her CW reality show High Society. “There is so much drama in her life that she’d be great for ratings,” a mysterious source who’s knowledgeable on such matters told Page Six. Because if there’s anyone people in the middle of the country care about more than gold-digging New York socialite Tinsley Mortimer, it’s the slack faced Yahoo heiress whose only claim to fame is that she dated another heiress who is now gone.

It’s not yet clear what role she’s being cast in. Maybe she and Tinsley will pretend to be friends. Or maybe they’ll pretend to be more than friends. The Tins doesn’t strike me as someone who swings that way, but she does have potential for the type of “lesbians for attention” act that sorority girls the world over have perfected. The Tins loves attention. Some people might worry about how Semel will represent lesbians on the show, but I don’t think they should. The more kinds of gays we show on T.V., the better. We need to show gay kids they can grow up to be whatever they want, whether it’s a nice, funny lady like Ellen Degeneres, a super smart newsperson like Rachel Maddow, or a wreck like Courtenay. It’s important to have options.

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