March 22, 2011

TUESDAYS AT NOON: Ethne on...Celebrity Trainwrecks

Posted by Ethne~

I am a hypocrite. 

[If you call me that, I’ll deny it, and I’ll be mad at you, but you saw it here first, friends!]

So here’s the deal:  I love celebrity trainwrecks!  Special Guest Steph, Lori, Whit and I, in some combination, talk, text and email each other every day.  Our ULTIMATE FAVORITE TOPIC is celebrity trainwrecks.  When Britney Spears shaved her head, for example, we were frothing at the mouth over the news coverage.

We also LOVE brushes with fame---notice Quentin in the background.
This photo comes courtesy of Steve's LA years!

How does that make me a hypocrite, you say?  Well, I hate when celebrities get on a soap box and say their opinions about random (but often important) crap stuff (like politics) when they are no more or less qualified to blather on about these things than I am.  (In fact, I would consider myself more qualified because at least I have lots of public speaking experience – no scripts to memorize, I have to use my brain!!)  I just don’t like when celebrities are given opportunities to opine about subjects they really know nothing about.

So here’s how I’m a hypocrite.  I want celebrities to keep their traps shut and do their job (look gorgeous, memorize a script, whatever).  However, I do want them to put up with a few camera lenses so I can see them in all their cellulite and make-up free moments, too.  Hey, if you’re gonna flaunt, I’m gonna look.  Second, I want maximum Entertainment Tonight and TMZ coverage when Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan and the like go off the deep end!  Third, when Lori and I make it big with our blog, none of these rules apply to us!! J

Now unlike Whit, I am not trained in psychology, but even I can tell that there is something wrong with Charlie Sheen.  His head bobs around like he’s a chicken walking around on a farm, what’s up with that?  And who hasn’t smoked through their nostrils here or there?  (Not me, that’s for sure.)  I’m not even sure about the tiger blood – is there some mythology of its magnificence that I don’t know about?  (Do tell.)  Here’s what Special Guest Steph had to say on FB recently:  “Me too, Charlie. I'm tired of pretending I'm not special, too.”  My fitting, but rather unoriginal comment: “Winning!”

I don’t even know what to say about Lindsay Lohan except for 'that chick needs help.'  In my opinion, some good, old-fashioned rules (ie, prison) would do that girl some good.

Please don’t judge me.  I hope that Charlie, Britney and Lindsay get the help they need.  I hope their kids can live semi-normal/semi-productive lives.  If I had all the opportunities and $$ Charlie has, though, I’d like to think I’d pick a healthier path.  And donate to charity like Sandra Bullock.   

I also think part of the trainwreck phenomena is that it makes me feel better about my life.  I don’t make $2 million per episode, but I do have wonderful friends, family and children, and I don’t think there is anything more valuable.  And we have our health, too.

So here’s to you, Charlie!  Thanks for everything!

PS – who’s gonna be up with me at 3:00 a.m. CST to watch the royal wedding on April 29?  I CAN’T WAIT!  (No trainwrecks expected.)

Here's another brush with fame:  Scott, Steve, and Florence!
PPS -- Be on the lookout for a brush with fame post.  Lori and I are total addicts!


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