Rick Springfield DUI Was One Smart Move

Nicole Fabian-Weber

rick springfieldGreat, now I have "Jessie's Girl" stuck in my head -- and FYI, dear husband of mine, who I know isn't reading this, prepare to have it in yours later, too, when I continue to sing it non-stop. Damn you, Springfield!!!

Rick Springfield, who was the '80s (I don't even say "the '80s" usually -- I just say "the Springfields"), was arrested for a DUI a few nights ago. Rick! That was, like, the best PR move anybody's ever made! Nice work!

Usually, it's the young starlets doing the "DUI" thing. Rick really mixed things up a bit by nabbing one in his 60s. (Yes, he's in his 60s! Dude looks good.) Rick kept it classy, though. He wasn't "completely trashed." His blood alcohol level was a .10. The legal limit in California is .08.

Anyway, back to his awesome manipulation of the media. Dude's blowin' up right now! He's all over the Internet. Go on, Google him. I dare you. Not to be rude or anything, but who really cared about RSpring in the last few years before yesterday? Sure, we clink our glasses in his honor when "Jessie's Girl" comes on in a bar, but beyond that? How often do you talk about The Spring?

What's next for Springfield? A couple interviews with Access Hollywood? A stint on Celebrity Rehab? A ... new number one hit? Here's hoping! Hats off to you, Mr. Springfield. I think it was a nice foray back into the public eye. Philandering scandals are so passe. Going balls to wall bonkers a la Charlie Sheen is losing its allure. An elegant DUI on Sunday night -- nothin' but class.

Really, I think I'm only left with one more, burning question here: Where can I find a woman like that?

You know I wish that I had Jessie's girl, beerneerneerneerneer/Yeah I wish that I had Jessie's girl ...

What do you think of Rick Springfield's DUI? Do you have "Jessie's Girl" stuck in your head now?


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