Stars Behaving Badly
Mel Gibson is the most recent celebrity to land in the headlines for his bad behavior. I’m sorry, but it’s just shameful. There’s no excuse for his ranting – alcohol certainly is no excuse! The sad thing is that Mel has spent years honing his image as a loving family man, a good guy, a talented actor and director – and now our perception of him is changed with this one incident. How unnecessary. Do stars have some sort of stupid gene that lands them into trouble like this?
Lindsay Lohan, on the other hand, has spent much of her time honing her image as a party girl. She’s not even 21 yet and still she is in virtually every celebrity gossip rag coming in and out of clubs at all hours of the day and night. I remember sweet Lindsay in The Parent Trap – and thinking “this girl is going to be a star!” Well, it seems there’s a difference between a star and a diva – and when Lindsay showed up late to work and called in sick one too many times on the set of her new film, her boss, the producer, called her on it in a letter he released to the public. And what happens? Her mother comes to her defense, saying Lindsay is a serious actress who will win an Oscar one day. Where was mom when Lindsay was running around partying, smoking and drinking? I’m hoping this letter was a wake-up call for the girl, and that she gets her act together before she turns into another Hollywood has-been.
Paris Hilton has the audacity to compare herself to Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana. What? Talent? Personality? I have yet to see anything of the sort from the heiress who has made an art of being famous for being famous… and rich in this case. Have you heard her song? The bulk of the budget was spent on computer enhancement for her voice – and it still sounds bad. My advice for this young lady: go out and serve. Literally. Find a charity and get to work. You have enough money – spend it wisely by sharing it with those in need. Just one of your Fendi purses would feed a village in Asia for a year. Did you know that you can buy 100 water buffalo in India for just $2,200? That’s probably what Paris spends on sushi night at Nobu.