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Celebrity Schmelebrity February 23, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — meganclose @ 4:39 pm

I work for a company that makes their money off of the lives of celebrities.  Sometimes it all feels a little ridiculous, but at the end of the day, I don’t feel sorry for too many of the “celebrities” out there.

Everytime I hear some actor or actress complaining about being photographed, I roll my eyes.  Yes, the paparazzi go above and beyond to snap a photo of some famous person and a club or picking their nose or with their kids.  But it’s a matter of supply and demand, folks.  People want to see photos like that, people want to be a part of a lifestyle they will never experience for themselves.  If there wasn’t such a demand for it all, photographers would leave these people alone.

What really gets me is when they act like they haven’t brought this on themselves.  You want to be a movie star?  You want to make millions for a movie?  Then suck it up.  The President of the United States gets photographed everywhere he goes, it’s comes with the job.  But he doesn’t hold a press conference and cry boo-hoo because someone snapped him coming out of CVS (okay, he probably doesn’t go to CVS, but you see my point).  You get swamped by fans?  Those fans are the people who buy your CD or go see your movie.  Maybe they’re crazy, but you’re a little crazy too for getting into this business.

 This has been happening since the beginning of time.  People are fascinated by the lives of famous people.  But what separates the early Hollywood from the present Hollywood as far as scandal is that today’s celebrities have no problem bearing all.  Drug and alcohol problems seem hip in today’s society.  You don’t want to get all the attention?  Wear some underpants or a skirt that can cover up your “area.”

This is a hastily written rant, but my feeling is this.  Give me several million a year and I will pose for photographers all day.

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The Best Things About Los Angeles February 5, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — meganclose @ 12:19 pm

Food:

  • Matzo ball soup with noodles at Canter’s on Fairfax
  • Cupcakes from Sprinkles on Little Santa Monica
  • Macaroni and cheese and cornbread from Marie Callendar’s on Wilshire
  • Pasta carbonara from Bossa Nova on Sunset
  • Sandwiches from Cow’s End on Washington in Venice/Marina Del Rey
  • Martinis (especially the PMP and Clockwork Orange) from Lola’s on Fairfax
  • The rolls they serve at C&O Trattoria (either location)
  • Hot dogs from Pink’s (although I can only do it like once a year)
  • Doughnuts from Bob’s Doughnuts and pizza from Patsy’s in the Farmers Market
  • Pepperoni pizza from Big Mama’s & Papa’s on Martel
  • The Carol C special at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles
  • Red velvet cake from Doughboy’s on 3rd

Recreation:

  • Sitting in Hancock Park on a nice day
  • The beach in Marina Del Rey
  • Beach in Santa Monica

Shopping:

  •  The Grove!  (Especially the Barnes & Noble and Duck Soup)
  • The Traveler’s Bookcase, The Cook’s Library and the Second Stone Age on 3rd Street
  • Pulp and Illiterature on LaBrea
  • 3rd Street Promenade
  • Westfield Century City on a nice day (be sure to stop by Crabtree & Evelyn and tell them I say hi!)
  • Amoeba Music

Miscellaneous:

  • When it’s a really, really beautiful day
  • The beaches
  • Getting to see the Hollywood sign everyday
 

Winter, winter, go away! February 2, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — meganclose @ 4:54 pm

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Me in Santa Monica…

 I can’t wait for it to be real, honest-to-goodness beach weather again!  Did the groundhog see his shadow or what?

 More updates this weekend…