But now little girls look up to Paris Hilton and Lauren Conrad. People who are famous for...oh wait, NOTHING. These women have no talent, mediocre personalities, and less than desirable reputations. Some if not all of them are famous for their looks, wealth, and/or family name, all or some of which allowed them short or far overdue stints on some realm of reality television.
I would be a hypocrite if I said that watching these duds on television was a waste of time, because I obviously am guilty of tuning in. But there is a difference between watching a show for entertainment purposes or envying their haircuts or handbags, and full-on idolizing them.
Back in the day, an idol was someone or something to which religious worship was addressed. Now when adult women actually go on a television show to try and earn the honor of being Paris Hilton's BFF, I actually have to force the bile back down my throat. That is preposterous! She isn't an idol at all. She is just the daughter of a man who owns several hotels. Woo-hoo. (She did try to act a few times but all of her appearances were vomitous, including her infamous sex-tape. Stay classy Paris.)
Ok, so maybe I've been drinking some major Paris haterade but believe me, there are other equally as irrelevant-but-for-some-reason-relevant people to also hate on.
The non-talented section:
Lionel Richie. She was best friends with Paris Hilton, and some imbecile gave the two of them a reality show called The Simple Life. During the show they lived with families in rural America and try to adapt to what life was like outside of Los Angeles. Apparently their were 5 seasons of this horrendous show. She then stayed in the headlines by dating other semi-celebrities, becoming anorexic, and having children with bizarre made-up names.
She is one of the original cast members of MTV's The Hills. She just happened to live in the same building as the shows' star, Lauren Conrad, and POOF! Now she's famous for being young and
twins and sextuplets thriving. The part that always made you want to change the channel was Kate's constant complaining and bickering. She exploited her children for five years so that she could reap the benefits and not have to work for the rest of her life and
These people were handed fame and fortune for doing nothing.
Lucille Ball was one of a kind. REAL actresses look up to her for her talent and try to emulate her in their craft. These women are on television for legitimate reasons and have earned their fame by possessing innate abilities to perform and entertain professionally. They are the people we should pay attention to.
The talented section:
Will & Grace, her quirkiness and impeccable comedic timing had people referring to her as a modern version of Lucille Ball. Now that is a compliment if I've ever heard one. She is also intelligent. She attended college and would actually be able to do something outside of acting if she really wanted to.
hilarious actress. I literally laugh out loud at this woman. Even though the plots of her movies are usually terrible, she is always funny. Her timing and improvisations are always right on the mark. She also has range. She acted in and produced several of her films including her most recent, The Proposal. Sandra is also a college graduate and can add intelligence to talent on her repertoire. What a gal.
If you find yourself in the non-talented section, you are perfect for: reality television, tabloid scandals, and a limited time of fame or infamy. You should not be admired or emulated by anyone. You are there for people to laugh at.
So try to be like Sandra Bullock kids! Don't try to be like Nicole Richie.