I might as well just give up all pretense and post a weekly entry on which celebrities have gotten on my last goddamn nerve. At this point, that's what it feels like - at least once a week, I feel the need to rant about a celebrity or celebrities that piss me off.
Sooo, this week!
~First up, Oprah Winfrey. Okay, I'll admit that I don't quite get the whole "James Frey is a dirty LIAR!" furor. I haven't read the book, but from what I've heard, everyone who has read it absolutely loves it. Sure, maybe he shouldn't have portrayed it as truth when it wasn't all truth, but in the end, what does it matter? Does it suddenly become a shitty book because it was part fiction? I don't understand that. If you were drawn into the story and amazed by the writing, then shouldn't you still be drawn in and amazed by the writing when it's fiction?
But, you know, whatever. I guess I can accept that people feel betrayed and lied to, even though it doesn't really make sense to me. What pisses me off, though, is Oprah. She went on Larry King Live and defended the guy, but when her audience turned on her, she completely changed her tune. That just seems really weak to me. Either she jumped to his defense without getting all the facts, or else she was too afraid her audience might get "mad" at her so she turned on him. Either way, it really kind of sucks. Make up your mind and stick to it.
I don't know, maybe there is more to the story, but it really feels to me like she jumped to his defense and then panicked because, for once in her career, her audience wasn't going "Yeah, go Oprah, we love you!" So she turned it around and confronted him in order to save face.
~Apparently, George Lopez made a joke about Nick Lachey and because he was afraid he insulted poor wittle Jessica Simpson, he sent her flowers and an apology. Excuse me? Shouldn't he be sending Nick
flowers and an apology? I mean, for god sakes. Why on earth is Jessica Simpson getting painted with the victim brush here? It's bad enough when she
files for divorce and then every single magazine reports about how "sad" and "heartbroken" she is. But this doesn't even make sense
. Personally, I think it's pretty damn insulting. Jessica's worthy of an apology, but Nick isn't - when the joke was actually about him
~This week's People cover: How Jennifer Aniston Is Coping. OH MY GOD JUST LET IT GO ALREADY. They've been separated for over a year now and she appears to be moving on with her life just fine. But oh my god, Evil Evil Brad hooked up with that homewrecking tramp Angelina and now they're having a baaaaaaaby! Oh my god, poor wittle Jennifer! Whatever will she do!
I'm not going to say that I expect her to be like "Aww, Brangelina - so cute!" But I'm just getting tired of the constant victim act. Yeah, I'm sure a lot of it is just the media twisting things. But you can't deny that this is great publicity for her (especially considering her movies are tanking). So whether she's actually wallowing in her tears like they say she is or not, I think she's perfectly content to encourage that visual because then the world will go "Poor Jennifer. How is she coping?"
Say what you will about Brad and Angelina, but they do seem to be genuinely good people. Angelina Jolie does more for the world than a lot of other Hollywood actresses - Jennifer Aniston included. I'm sorry, but when I see people like that who give so much of not only their money but their time, I can't completely write them off as Evil and Bad.
~If Kanye West sweeps the Grammys, my heart will shatter into tiny little pieces. It's not so much that I want Mariah to win (even though I kind of do, since it will piss everyone off), it's just that I want ANYONE WHO IS NOT KANYE WEST to win. Though admittedly, if Gwen Stefani wins, I will probably still bitch. Because I was sick of Gwen Stefani, like, two years ago. If I have to choose between Gwen and Kanye, though......*sigh* Damn it. I guess I will have to go with Stefani and her crazy-ass clown clothes.
~This is actually somewhat unrelated to the theme of "I hate celebrity bitches", because, while I consider Guza and Pratt bitches, I refuse to lend them the importance of calling them celebrities.....but what is up with the Virus That Ate Port Charles? Okay, I'm pretty sure I know which two people are going to die, and one of them kind of surprises me. Just because......ah, hell, I might as well just cut it. ( Is there really a monkey running around onscreen, or was that just a Maurice joke that I didn't catch? )