For those of you anxiously waiting a DudeSpin update on Heroes teen actress Hayden Panetierre after Joel's disclosure of his visit later this week with Hayden's personal assistant, you're in luck. DudeSpin favorite Anya Sostek again checks in with an update on Hayden, apparently: she "has tons of Duke connections. Her grandfather, or great-grandfather was dean of the law school and there's a wing named after him (so she said on the Today Show... she'll be attending Santa Monica College, but apparently there was family pressure to go to Duke instead... no word on whether she actually applied)."
So Hayden, if you are reading this blog, drop DudeSpin a line and tell us whether you actually applied and why you declined to go. One thing that has always troubled me about Duke is that despite the school's okay reputation and relative long history, it has an incredibly dearth of famous alumni relative to our peer institutions. I had Ken Starr's son in my UWC class; and of course, the Undude and I had Jason Williams in the best class we ever took at Duke (thanks Yak!). But for some reason, the Natalie Portman, Chelsea Clinton and, now, Hayden Panatierres of the world never seems to want to come to Duke. If I were running the admissions committee, I'd start writing letters to Malia Obama right about now.
Stay tuned for a DudeSpin update on Hayden after Joel's visit.