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Old 01-25-2008, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Dallas, NC
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I'm going to play Devil's Advocate here so don't attack me, ok?

I'm just really curious if people would like it if we weren't privvy to what the stars are doing? Many posts blast the papparazzi and say how they wish they would leave the poor stars alone. But at the same time, aren't we the same ones buying Us Weekly, watching TMZ, and reading all the gossip on the internet as much as we can? Does that make us hypocrites for saying in one breath "Poor so and so, I wish they would leave them alone" and then turning around and reading or watching something about them?

I personally believe that when one chooses a career in the spotlight whether it's acting, modeling, sports, etc., they open themselves up to a certain amount of scrutiny from the masses. We, afterall, are the ones who make them rich by going to movies, sporting events, etc. However, I do think they deserve some degree of privacy too. I believe many of them "ask" for the attention.

After reading about Heath Ledger not enjoying being in the spotlight, it just got me wondering. I know they are only people but do they not understand how much of an envied position they are in with all that money and fans? And do they not realize that when they choose to be actors, they are going to be famous and fans will want to know what they are doing?
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Old 01-25-2008, 12:22 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Just because movie-stars become famous doesn't mean that fame should be the prize for being a good actor. Wanting to be the best actor, singer or whatever, is something entirely different as wanting to be famous. One could even become famous without having any talent at all.
I mean being famous means that you'll be regarded as a role model and some people don't like carrying that much responsibility. I sincerely doubt a Britney Spears regards herself a role model to her (young) fans and that could very well be because no one as ever been a role model to her. They only see celebrities, but no one they consider to be worthy to emulate as a celebrity.
I mean they probably want to imitate Michael Jackson’s talent, but not his life-style. Growing up as a celebrity is not the same as having a normal youth.
Unfortunately our society doesn't give a damn.
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Old 01-25-2008, 12:45 PM
 
Location: FULCI LIVES!!!(but not in Indiana)
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I agree with most of what the OP says.
I have often wondered why the stars get so bent out of shape when their privacy is gone when they knew very well BEFORE the fame that it's going to be that way. I see it like this:
STAR: Doing a job he/she enjoys, getting paid pretty fat salaries to do it, deal with alot of stress (just like us regular folk), and be envied and worshipped by the blind masses of wannabe's.
NON-STAR (AKA:Slaves): Doing a job he/she doesn't particularly enjoy, getting paid enough to get by, deal with a very high level of stress, and be overlooked and ignored by the fellow slave masses.
Well, that's a pretty harse comparison I just made, and I know I'm probably waaaaaay off keel there. I just always thought it would be a better quality of life to be well-off and famous than have to struggle to put food on the table. But the grass is always greener I guess...
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:17 PM
 
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Oh, boo-hoo...poor celebrities. Hollywood is so fake and so are most of it's elite star crowd. They have fame & fortune and still aren't content, they want to be left alone too ! I think those are the chances one takes when in the limelight !
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Old 01-26-2008, 06:45 AM
 
Location: on an island
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You are correct, Austinsmom, the press would not follow this stuff if there was not such an appetite for it. There must be plenty of folks out there who regularly peruse TMZ, have a subscription to People, and even buy those wacky newspapers at the check-out stand.
And people like Brittney and Lindsay provide plenty of fodder for the press.
Having said that, I don't paint all those celeb types with the same brush.
I think there are as many different types of celebrities as there are people.
Some revel in publicly enjoying their achievements, some don't.
Some of them live large, some don't.
How many juicy scandals have we read about Paul Newman, Bill Macy, Mark Ruffalo; or Glenn Close, Laura Linney, or Meryl Streep?
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:01 AM
 
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Absolutely agree with you - all these gossips around them are necessary for them otherwise they wouldn't be that rich) that's what i really think)
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:58 AM
 
Location: California
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I don't understand why people even want to know anything about these people, i could care less about any of them.
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Old 02-10-2008, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Ostend,Belgium....
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Isn't the reason a lot of people want to be in showbusiness, to be famous? It's a double edged sword maybe but a choice they made, all "jobs" have a negative side.
Famous people need to make up their mind; they cry when no one wants to know about them and they cry at too much attention. It seems like many are unsure and insecure and don't have a clue what they want to be when they grow up.
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:46 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I don't understand why people even want to know anything about these people, i could care less about any of them.

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Old 02-10-2008, 06:40 PM
 
Location: California
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Guess you didn't read Hijacking and off-topic posts


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Not really a hyjack at all, I'm posting about the topic, it's just that I don't get why so many people think these actors are so great and want to know so much about them, honestly if they don't like the attention they don't have to go out to public places, they can go to private clubs so really they must like it.
Hypocrites? sure they are. i really didn't mean to upset anyone.
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