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Being Famous for nothing



Snagged this photo from Buzzpatrol.com because I feel it makes my point for tonight

I was watching some prime time television on a random local channel and I saw Tila Tequila, speaking out on some domestic abuse. Apparently her then football player boyfriend who's name evades me beat her up and forced her to take Ecstasy. Now I immeadiately thought hmmm, trying to ride the Rihanna domestic abuse badwagon to 15 more minutes of fame. Then my mind posed to me a very pertinent question, why is she on television? I really cannot pinpoint what her talent is, or what she achieved that was so great that she deserves celebrity status.

In essence I am probably just jealous because I am not rich and famous for no apparent reason. I guess I must be a sucker to think that hard work and determination still lead to glory. Should I give up on writing, put on 30 pounds of muscle and jump in hot tubs until one day I make it to an MTV hot tub.

Another person I don't really understand why they are in the public eye is this dude, Perez Hilton. I think as a writer he is all washed up. Granted he still pulls a very specific crowd to his niched blog, and he does sell ad space on said blog for commendable amounts, I still feel like he is getting by on just having a big mouth. Why do we praise the talentless? I remember when fame meant something. When people were fans, and stars were untouchable, they were perfect at their crafts and had bodies sculpted by the gods. I remember when there was a come up to fame, you had to "arrive" now it's all about pulling a large crowd on Myspace, or twittering millions of useless twits and then bam bitches I'm on T.V.

If I become famous, I want it to be because I am good at what I do, and people acknowledge that, I feel like having an actual talent will help me to prolong my career. Producing well into old age and remaining relevant, not just till I'm about 30 and someone younger and more interesting but equally as worthless takes my place.
I do think Tila has an interesting look though. She is attractive in an from out of space kinda way, maybe thats why she is famous!

Thought of the day: Fame anyone may have it for any reason. To achieve it, one must be.


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