I just got an email from Bob Pagani (aka Cranky Media Guy
) pointing out that one of the female characters in Will Smith's new movie Hitch
is named Allegra Cole. This sounds as if it's a homage to Allegra Coleman
, who was a hoax movie star created by Esquire
back in 1996. Not having seen Hitch
yet, I have no idea why its creator would have wanted to include this allusion to a hoax from the 1990s. Is the Allegra Cole character fake or artificial in some way? Looking at my page about Allegra Coleman, I also noticed an eerie similarity between her and the girl from the Dusty ads. Just a coincidence, or does this have some kind of deeper meaning?