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When Pseudo Celebrities Cry Wolf
Khloe Kardashian is pregnant, oh wait, no she’s not. Jon Gosselin’s apartment was ransacked, oh wait, no it wasn’t. When pseudo celebrities cry wolf – Don’t Get Me Started!
It’s bound to happen and we have no one to blame but ourselves. After all, I watched Jon and Kate (pre and post separation) and I’ve even taken to watching a few episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Although these so called celebrities do things like host evenings at nightclubs, let’s face it, these people have no real talent nor are they really celebrities. So when ratings start to slip or even when there are just less paparazzi (which they go on and on about hating but begin to crave like a crack addict) is anyone really surprised that these pseudo celebs have to find new ways to get everyone’s attention? I for one am not.
Try as he might, now that the divorce is final from Kate, I have a feeling that old Jon boy is discovering what we all knew all along, A) He’s not interesting enough for anyone to care about when it comes to media coverage and B) he’s a douche. If he really wanted to do something for his children he would go get a job and try to get back some of that stuff called self worth instead of sucking off the media’s tit for nourishment and attention. Like most women Jon, that tit is drying up pal so it’s time to start feeding yourself, kiddo.
The Kardashians are amazing at their media savvy but perhaps it’s just Mama Rose (or in this case Kris) who is really keeping that circus in the spotlight. The problem is that the tone of their show is taking on a spoiled brat quality that is barely bearable in the six year olds on Toddlers and Tiaras, let alone in so-called adults. And while Bruce Jenner plays the long suffering seemingly doddering patriarch he’s just a poor man’s Ozzy Osborne in this role. They need to keep coming up with surprise weddings and Kris drugging her son by mistake with Viagra if they expect to keep anyone interested. But can you go lower than those two incidents? (That’s rhetorical, I’m sure they can go much lower)
The thing is that what we need to be showing kids is that these pseudo celebs are not what they should aspire to be because although Andy Warhol talked of everyone being famous for fifteen minutes, in the grand scheme of things, these people get about 3.5 seconds. Better you should stay in school and invent a cure for cancer. I know that it may not seem as glamorous at first but think about it this way, you’d be helping mankind AND your name will be remembered far longer than someone who was on a reality show. But perhaps that’s the problem right there. Perhaps we need to not wait until “Sully” makes a miraculous landing of a plane on the Hudson, maybe we need to start looking at the everyday heroes we have in our lives and making a bigger deal out of them than a reality star’s move to Miami.
I’d like to end this on a hopeful note but as I’m writing this there are episodes of a show called, “Jersey Shore” airing that take pseudo celebrities to a new all time low. We have a thirst as Americans that just can’t seem to be slaked when it comes to making people think they’re special just because they got on television. Maybe that’s why “Balloon Boy’s” parents thought it would work for them. Should we really throw them in jail or instead throw the “creative” teams at VH1 and MTV who come up with the ideas to create this crap programming in jail instead? After all, they are the dealers that serve up the “fame” crack and while it is true that you can turn the channel, we as a culture have become so addicted that it would be like asking a hoarder to stop hoarding without giving them a proper intervention and treatment. Instead of Celebrity Rehab, perhaps the pseudo celebrity Dr. Drew should help cure the American public’s unquenchable thirst for crap television? I know I’d watch for an hour a week if I thought it would get me off of watching say the Housewives of Atlanta or Find My Family! But he’s a dealer of sorts too so I doubt that will happen. So I guess we have to face the fact that when these pseudo celebs lose the spotlight they’re going to do all sorts of crazy things to get it back. Sort of makes me miss those simpler days when child actors became drug addicts, at least they were someone at some point. When pseudo celebrities cry wolf – Don’t Get Me Started!
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