You don’t have to look very far to see the glorification of drunken behavior. Whether it is on your Facebook timeline, the celebrity rags or even in our peer group, there is a subtle acceptance of drunken tomfoolery. It is seen as cool, edgy and desirable. It is just how it goes.
Every celebrity who nurtures their “demons” is simultaneously presented as troubled, yet hip. It is actually career-enhancing in the show is world. Charlie Sheen is celebrated, Mickey Rourke is adored and Lindsay Lohan owes her infamy to chemical abuse. There are countless others who have made their legends based on abusing their bodies and minds. Somehow we identify more with people who are just as messed up as the rest of us, identifying with their tortured psyches and the desire to disappear into an alcohol-fuelled haze.
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Gotta love NYC television.. where you step out of the room for a second and the kids are cracking up over swear words from a hospital commercial. Hilarious.
In 2005, Shayne Ward was he standout performer in the UK’s version of “X Factor.” He had the look, charisma, the judges were up his backside (metaphorically, at least) and he nailed every performance. He was destined for superstardom, having won the show and a heap of plaudits. No sooner had the confetti been cleaned […]
Just happened to catch this commercial while watching “Dallas” off of the DVR. Always have to give props for actors like this.. because for every Carly Foulkes that is trying out for the role of T-Mobile girl and enters an audition surrounded by other beautiful women.. there is the flipside. A kid like this that […]
Well, according to the dailymail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2179120/Why-Robert-Pattinson-say-Kristen-Stewart-affair–yet.html Robert Pattinson is still in shock over Kristen Stewart cheating on him with her Snow White and the Hunstman director. Now sure, you could say that their whole relationship has just been a publicity stunt and they were contractually obligated to be “dating” until the last of the movies […]
As soon as a tragedy strikes, it is inevitable that debates will rage about gun control and the influence on society of violent video games and movies. It becomes a tired topic, steeped in political ideology and pop psychology. Experts get trotted out on talk shows, all wanting their fifteen minutes of fame, all attempting […]