Monday, October 26, 2009

Last chance Hollywood. and other dodgy celebrity antics.

Nowadays, it's all about the "Hollywood 'Big Fame' hunters" but the majority of the "mindless media" fans have never once suspected that there may be life outside of the pages of the OK or People magazines.

It has been said that for all of their (the celebrities’) whining about being very private people, just trying to live their lives; trying to be the “sensitive and creative souls” that they are and having the press and paparazzi impose on their lives with sad, besotted fans just around the corner----it is, infact, we (the public) who are hounded and haunted by the celebrities.

People see Paris Hilton perform fellatio in night vision whilst internet-enabled fans are never more than two clicks away from a Britney Spears up-skirt shot.
Paris, Britney. Britney, Paris. For a while it seemed as if there was no escaping these two. They were everywhere; their antics filling the tabloids and taking over our news reels.

Sex tapes. Commando incidents. Ill-advised partners and stupid boyfriends. Public breakdowns. Run-ins with the law. Video encounters. Public drunkenness. Shaved heads. Driving under the influence. Custody battles (involving both children and pets).

And the, of course, rehab and reform.

Whilst we can argue about the worthiness of this rubbish on our prime time news channels….there are perhaps far more important things to discuss.

Perhaps that Britney Spears’ new biography “Britney: Inside the dream” suggests that, at the ripe and experienced age of 27; a new, more mature Britney has emerged from so called “personal struggle”.

**maybe the world does need another story about getting through tough times as a multi-millionaire but then we can just think about all of the “struggle in Africa”

Which brings us to Paris Hilton.
It was during her time of “reflection” spent in the Century Regional Detention Facility that she finally came to her senses, like so many other fallen stars, and decided to begin her “do-gooder” rein. Starting with Rwanda.
Within 24-hours of her release she was on Larry king telling the world about her new mission in life. She said that “there is so much need in that area. I feel, like, if I go, it will bring more attention to what people can do to help. I know there is a lot of good I can do by going there.”

WELL…guess that Rwanda fixed its own problems that she was so certain she could fix. She never actually got there. Instead she visited South Africa with her boyfriend and signed pictures of herself in a bikini and gave them to orphans in Pretoria.

So…is this the new Hollywood? With their attitude of “Shame, poor Africa. We’re sorry about the bombing and famine and poverty---but we’ve sent a celebrity as a goodwill gesture.”
Yes. Africa has become the target of the celebrities of Hollywood who think that adopting yet another Malawian or Ethiopian or Rwandan black baby will fix the world and ultimately bring world peace.

This is Hollywood today. The entertainment industry was an industry that made entertainment. Its workforce was requires to do quaint things like show up to movie sets, or make music.
Today, that brief has been somewhat altered or expanded. It now includes protesting for alien religions, attempting to negotiate with the Taliban, getting photographed in a manner that basically constitutes a gynaecology examination and being brought in to fix some or other refugee crisis.

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