If you were looking forward to Pippa Middleton making the talk show rounds to promote her new party-planning book Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families and Friends (due on shelves October 30th), we have some bad news for you: the 29-year-old will be staying far, far away from the spotlight for fear of being ambushed with questions about Kate‘s topless photo scandal.
The Daily News reports that the younger Middleton has had to turn down appearances all across the board:
“Pippa has been besieged with offers from everyone in the U.S. media offering her a raft of opportunities. Offers included being a special correspondent on shows like ‘Entertainment Tonight,’ as well as interviews with Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey and Anderson Cooper.”
So Pippa misses out on her big lifestyle debut, networks pass up serious ratings, viewers don’t get the chance to hear Middleton spill her party tricks and Viking, her publisher, forgoes publicity. This is just bad news all around, isn’t it?