The Kennedy Conspiracy, Hogans Admirable or Creepy?

Mark Madden

ADMIRABLE, OR CREEPY?

Hulk Hogan and his estranged wife Linda may not agree on much anymore, but they certainly do all they can to promote their daughter Brooke. They’ve actually gone out of the way to keep their divorce proceedings in the news by trading allegations of drug use, and Linda is dating one of her daughter’s 20-year-old friends. It’s as weird as can be, and certainly as public as can be.

Why?

Because season 2 of “Brooke Knows Best” premieres June 7 on VH1, that’s why. The “turmoil” in the Hogan family will be the series’ main storyline. Headlines concerning said “turmoil,” as unsavory as they may be, are like free advertisements for the show.

Distasteful personal issues aside, the Hogans are about drawing money. The divorce isn’t a work – at least, I don’t think so – and what 48-year-old cougar doesn’t want nailed by a 20-year-old?

But controversy creates cash, to quote Hogan crony Eric Bischoff, and a well-publicized messy divorce will make more people watch “Brooke Knows Best.” The Hogans’ relentless self-promotion – no matter the cost to their “dignity” – would be admirable if it weren’t so creepy.

Think about this: Linda has accused Hulk of smoking pot with his daughter. Brooke says she no longer talks to Linda and is outraged over her mother’s cradle-robbing. Venomous charges fly back and forth. Yet Linda is expected to appear on "Brooke Knows Best."

It’s what’s best for business, you see.

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