… or they will be when, not if, they get together.
Celebrities fascinate many of us. Even those of us, like myself, who profess not to be as interested, take notice from time to time. And, face it, they are important to the good of the country. After all, how would People and Us magazines stay in business not to mention Entertainment Tonight, TMZ, the late night talk shows and innumerable blogs and websites.
Of course, our fascination is nothing new, but with the myriad ways to disseminate celebrity information it sure seems that way. So I wonder in my weaker moments who are the greatest celebrities? Bear in mind, this is totally unscientific and probably reflects some of my own biases( I know you are completely shocked by that!) both pro and con.
For my purposes, I drew very random and totally meaningless, almost, criteria. Who are the greatest celebrity couples? Well, there was Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, a childhood favorite. There was Marilyn Monroe and fill in the blank ( probably Joe DiMaggio). We have had Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and in the minds of many the elite of the elite, Mr Pitt and Ms Jolie.
But I believe that the Couple of couples has yet to pair up, that is with each other. They are very famous of course and each has and still has, high-profile relationships. They are of course Jennifer Aniston and George Clooney. Each is beginning to age, he better than she, I think. Just think of the headlines and star power and she could finally have revenge on Brad Pitt for dumping her. Perfect! There is one minute problem. People Magazine has a picture portfolio of Ms Aniston that numbers 504 images while Mr Clooney has only 280. Perhaps, that would need to be addressed.
Once again, I got the urge to share a few quotes from a couple of famous individuals. One of the individuals is an actress, the other a politician.
#1 This quote comes from actress Jennifer Aniston and for our purposes we shall call it the profound quote. This was in response to a Russian journalist who had the audacity or temerity to ask her a question about love/marriage/men. Her response: ” Love is love and family is what is around you.” Wow, is that deep.
His first quote we call characterize as an intellectual quote. This one was actually about 3 weeks ago and came at a press conference announcing that this year’s ambitious climate legislation would shelved. We don’t have the votes he said. ” It’s easy to count to 60. I could do it by the time I was in eighth grade.” Shucks, Senator , I believe I learned it way before then.
Finally, this one could have a couple of names. Maybe politically unwise or maybe I just don’t care what they think. This was at a campaign stop in Nevada , speaking to a Hispanic audience. ” I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican. Do I need to say more? ” Apparently, he did. Just a day or so later comes this from his campaign. ” Sen Reid’s contention was simply that he doesn’t understand how anyone, Hispanic or otherwise would vote for Republican candidates.” Because after all they oppose all the good things that Democrats are trying to do. Perhaps the senator could ask some folks in November. Or , do you think he just believes in a one party system? Nah!
Read on USA Today, today, about something called the Celebrity Heat Index. The first thought that came to mind was that it had something to do with algore, alias the goracle. Maybe not the first thought, but up there close. Alas, there was no mention of the prophet from Tennessee but there was interesting info nonetheless.
The article or more precisely, the list refers to the paper’s tracking of what it considers the most popular celebrities. I am unsure of the criteria or qualifications that are used but I was immediately intrigued. As I age, I am almost amazed to learn that I am not as aware of who is “in” and who is not as I once was. This list reaffirmed that quite well.
I was pleased to note that I was familiar with the person occupying the top spot, which she has held for 4 months in a row. That would be Sandra Bullock, formerly Mrs Jesse James and MTV smoocher of Scarlett Johansson, aka, the”smoochee.” Also on the list for June are Mrs and Mr Angelina Jolie, sorry Brad Pitt; the late Gary Coleman and Jennifer Aniston. Those are the five with which I was familiar. The others were connected to the Twilight movies and various reality( actually unreality) television shows.
Beginning with January 1 the list was led by Bullock, Jolie and Pitt. Not sure what I think of this, but of the 300+ people on their list,most if not all of the Jolie -Pitt children were included. Just to prove my long-expected theory that there is an actual phenomenon of celebrity overload, I tried a number of times without success to access their all time list.
We are indeed fascinated with the comings and goings and ” doings” of the celebrities among us, both the good and the bad and even the living and the dead. Although they often complain about it and bemoan their lack of privacy, one suspects that their tune would change if far less attention were paid.
Although I do not read People and rarely watch Etertainment Tonight, I shall probably return to USA Today’s site, but only for a peek, ok?
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