The standard of paranormal reportage has plummetted. Actor Courteney Cox has recently made news for the following incidents: Looking apparently outrageously bored in a live television interview, saying she couldn’t recall being on Friends and the seance she did with musician Carole King to try and banish the ghost of an angry divorcee from her home.
Right. So the first two can be dismissed with one word: “Gemini.” They’re easily bored and are no longer contriving to conceal it. As for not being able to recall being on Friends, the show that made her, Geminis don’t forget but they overwrite information that they consider irrelevant.
But the ghost and the seance with Carole King? This should have gotten more attention than her failure to simper on demand. I have theories but first, here is the basic scenario as told to Jimmy Kimmel:
“I didn’t believe it at first,” she said, adding that her house once was owned by burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee, as well as singer/songwriter Carole King. The “Friends” actress then revealed that King, 80, came over to have a séance with her to banish the spirit from the property. However, Cox was too awestruck by the Grammy-winner to pay attention to their supernatural activity.
“So, Carole King came over to my house and she said there had been a divorce that was really ugly, and there was a ghost in the house,” Cox said. “And I was ‘Yeah, whatever.’ But other people who had stayed there with me — like, friends of mine — said they had an encounter with a woman who was sitting on the edge of the bed.”
But Cox then revealed that the moment she actually felt scared was when a delivery man came to her door and made a spooky statement.” I opened the door and he said, ‘Do you know this house is haunted?’ “And I go, ‘Yeah, why? Why do you think that?’”
“He goes, ‘Because there is someone standing behind you,’” Cox said. “And I was like, ‘Let’s sell.’”
That’s it! No intel as to Carole King’s ghost-busting techniques, the likely identity of this phantom or well, anything useful. So many questions.
The allegedly haunted house in Appian Way, Laurel Canyon is the backdrop for Carole King’s phenomally successful Tapestry album, her singer-songerwriter debut. A triple-Aquarius (Venus, Mercury Retro and the Sun), she was post-divorce and had just moved cross-country with her kids – it was her first Saturn Return.
King also faced a barrage of criticism regarding her emerging new style and the perception that ‘mothers can’t sing.’ She recorded the album and its string of hit singles in three weeks – silencing the snark forever. With Neptune near her Saggo Moon, she embraced yoga, vegetarianism and life with her house-ghost, it seems.
Data on the burlesque performer Gypsy Rose Lee’s residence in the house is lacking but Edward Sutherland, the first owner of the house, seems like the perfect character to generate divorcee ghosts. A triple Capricorn cad, director and actor, he had multiple wives and lovers, including Louise Brooks, the iconic Scorpio.
The house entity clearly does not beam any bad career energy around – Courteney Cox got her career-morphing Friends role shortly after she moved into the house and Carole King lived there for over a decade; it would be helpful if she could expand on her experience with the phantom, as well as her seance techniques. Because notice that she said ‘seance’ not expulsion. Thoughts?