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Old 09-12-2017, 09:12 AM
 
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Lon Chaney, Jr., was good.

No problem with Carrie Fisher or Michael Douglas.


Not particularly impressed with the music made by Hank Williams, Jr., Julian Lennon, or Sean Lennon.


Check this abbreviated lip-synch of Dino, Desi, and Billy, doing their hit, "I'm a Fool".
As far as I'm concerned, Jakob Dylan is way better than his dad, Bob.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:28 AM
 
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Nepotism -- or more politely -- children of actors following in their parents footsteps for a career -- isn't new.

Think the Barrymores, the Redgraves, the Carradines, Danny and Marlo Thomas, Dub and Buck Taylor, Fred and Keenan Wynn, etc.

But today with the parent him or herself likely not even being that talented or famous -- AND with people becoming famous for doing nothing other than being famous or being able to get enough hits on social media.....I feel that yes, the children of celebs -- an even wannabes -- ARE being pushed down our throat.

But.....that's life, and as I said it's not really new.

I've seen Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin's girls. They are NOT model material. But they're famous so they're hired. The Hadid sisters ARE gorgeous. But then again beauty is subjective and in the eye of the beholder, isn't it? I never thought Tyra Banks or Cheryl Tiegs were anything special. Walk down the street any day of the week and you could find more gorgeous women.

But, again.......that's life.

Hey, if a parent can help their kid with a pre-made career.....why wouldn't they?

The ultimate example of riding on parents' coattails is Melissa Rivers. BUT, people who defend her say she really is smart and talented and did produce her mom's shows. That may be. But the bottom line is she wouldn't be where she is IF she weren't Joan Rivers' daughter. Heck her real last name should be Rosenberg after her dad. Why take her mom's STAGE name as her name? I'd much more respect her and other celeb kids if they DO NOT use their famous parents stage name. Get a gig on your own with no one even knowing who you are...THEN I can maybe give you some credit.
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:59 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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Gwyenth Paltrow's daughter looks almost exactly like her mother.

Gwyneth Paltrow's Daughter Apple Turns 13, Is the Spitting Image of Her Mother
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Old 09-16-2017, 08:27 AM
 
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It IS amazing how those kids really are spitting imagines of their parent. Which I know can happen, and does happen a lot.

(Being part of a blended family, I didn't grow up with (none of us look like each other) that so identical parents and children have always just blown my mind)
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Old Today, 10:47 AM
 
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Nepotism -- or more politely -- children of actors following in their parents footsteps for a career -- isn't new.

Lots of bad things aren't new but that doesn't make it right

Think the Barrymores, the Redgraves, the Carradines, Danny and Marlo Thomas, Dub and Buck Taylor, Fred and Keenan Wynn, etc.

But today with the parent him or herself likely not even being that talented or famous -- AND with people becoming famous for doing nothing other than being famous or being able to get enough hits on social media.....I feel that yes, the children of celebs -- an even wannabes -- ARE being pushed down our throat.

But.....that's life, and as I said it's not really new.

I've seen Lisa Rinna and Harry Hamlin's girls. They are NOT model material. But they're famous so they're hired. The Hadid sisters ARE gorgeous. But then again beauty is subjective and in the eye of the beholder, isn't it? I never thought Tyra Banks or Cheryl Tiegs were anything special. Walk down the street any day of the week and you could find more gorgeous women.

But, again.......that's life.

Hey, if a parent can help their kid with a pre-made career.....why wouldn't they?

Some parents make their kids be independent and make their own money. Its called the right thing to do. Pulling strings is pulling strings. True in this case you could say only art suffers vs. say some parent using clout to get their drunk kid off DUI time and again till they kill someone. But wrong is wrong and I like TV and movies and want the best content.

The ultimate example of riding on parents' coattails is Melissa Rivers. BUT, people who defend her say she really is smart and talented and did produce her mom's shows. That may be. But the bottom line is she wouldn't be where she is IF she weren't Joan Rivers' daughter. Heck her real last name should be Rosenberg after her dad. Why take her mom's STAGE name as her name? I'd much more respect her and other celeb kids if they DO NOT use their famous parents stage name. Get a gig on your own with no one even knowing who you are...THEN I can maybe give you some credit. Except many do use their more obscure parents name but that doesn't stop them from jumping the line. Its a closed community, producers, CEO's, writers, casters etc. know who they are.
Nicholas Cage is an example. Through his father, Cage is also related to director Francis Ford Coppola (uncle), actress Talia Shire (aunt), director Sofia Coppola (cousin), actor Jason Schwartzman (cousin), and actor/musician Robert Schwartzman (cousin).
At fifteen years old he tried to convince his uncle, Francis Ford Coppola, to give him a screen test, telling him "I'll show you acting." His outburst was met with "silence in the car".[13] By this stage of his career, Coppola had already directed Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Gene Hackman and Robert De Niro. To avoid the appearance of nepotism as Coppola's nephew, he changed his name early in his career to Nicolas Cage, inspired in part by the Marvel Comics superhero Luke Cage.[14]
I admire his intent but I don't believe that his last name really being Coppola wasn't know and didn't help. I do give him credit though.

Early last week (so the 11th or 12th? of Sept) the show E Pop was covering fashion week and the subject actually came up! Gee we sure are seeing lots of famous kids on the Runway! Lots and lots of famous kids! Whats gong on here? Then they interviewed famous mom with kid and I can't even remember who, she was, someone I recognized as fairly big, anyway the famous Mom was gushing about her daughter (who was at that point just attending with her mom) being so smart she was going to be a Dr and the daughter butts in "Dr. model, actor, we'll see!" Yep, go for the easy gig for sure why not?
So the E Pop people are discussing and Dr. Oz's daughter was a guest and of course she's all why not as is the other woman who is pregnant. Only the black guy thought it was wrong. Couldn't find a clip to load.

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Old Today, 07:43 PM
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Celebrities hardly corner the market when it comes to nepotism.
Very true. We have only to look at the White House to know that.
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