Thursday, December 31, 2009

Yesterday, somewhat in honor of Brittany Murphy's death and somewhat because I just felt like it, I watched Uptown Girls. Like most people, I'm rather curious about the circumstances of her death, and after searching the web, I've come to no further conclusion. Most of the articles I found were on fan sites or tabloids. Anyone know anything else? The fact is, pretty much everyone wants there to be some outside influence - drugs, alcohol, whatever - because she was so young. And thin and seemingly healthy. I think that's what Hollywood has taught us to think. So for now, we're all searching for answers.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Paris who?

The other day I was reading the news on my phone, which just says something because that's the only time I actually read the news, and CNN had an article about Paris Hilton. I kinda forgot about her, and didn't really care to be reminded, because I'm struggling to wrap my head around what she's done that's really been worthwhile. However, the article is even more ridiculous because it was written based almost entirely on the premise that Paris dropped off the face of the Earth and hasn't been in the media scene for quite some time. The correspondent devoted probably 2/3 of the story to a discussion of why this is, what might be going on with Paris, and if we're going to see her again. He redeemed himself only by mentioning that she just launched hair styling products a few weeks ago. And now that CNN told us, it's not such a quiet, intimate release, is it? Nope.