August 21, 2003


END OF THE AFFAIR D'BLAIR: The saga of America's most hated teenager, Blair Hornstine, is coming to an end, as the South Jersey valedictorian has settled her lawsuit with Moorestown Township, over their decision to make her share the title of valedictorian with another student. In the deal, Hornstine will receive $60,000- a mere drop in the bucket for the loaded, high-tax-base town- though the majority of the sum will cover attorney fees. Harvard's rescinding of Blair's acceptance, however, stands.
Watching the movie "Say Anything" for the first time in awhile the other week, it struck me how much Blair has in common with that movie's fictional heroine, Diane Court (played by Ione Skye). Both are young, semi-attractive, super-brainy high school valedictorians, whose smarts, lack of social skills, and f-d up relationships with their sleazy fathers have caused them to become social outcasts. Maybe all Blair needs to solve her problems is a Lloyd Dobler in her life; though I can't imagine many of her classmates would object if she took off for England for awhile.
Yet despite all this, Blair Hornstine remains only the third most-controversial Blair of 2003, after Jayson and Tony.

Posted by Stephen Silver at August 21, 2003 09:10 PM
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