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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Dancing with a...wannabe!


I have a confession to make. I love celebrity gossip. I am not ashamed of this. It is not a secret. Those that know me know how excited I get when my latest issue of Us Weekly arrives in my mailbox (yes, I subscribe). I read stuff online and even receive email updates of "breaking news."

That being said, I am NOT a fan of so-called "reality" TV, with the exception of The Amazing Race. Hubs and I love it but more so because we love to see where they are traveling to. And I sometimes watch Dancing With The Stars. Hold on to your seats, folks, because the rant will now commence.

Kate Gosselin. Where the eff did this vapid, obnoxious, condescending bitch come from?!? I know she had that Jon & Kate Plus 8 show and all that, but still? So she is now "famous" for being nothing more than a bad mother? I am disgusted with ABC for putting her on their show. Why does our media continue to give this woman another 15 minutes....over and over and over again? There came a point where I seriously considered canceling my Us Weekly subscription because either she or her equally obnoxious ex-husband were always on the cover.

As much as I enjoy celebrity gossip, this is the problem I have with it. The media continues to give people like her, or that Octo-Mom freakazoid, or those looney toons Spencer and Heidi, exposure. Why? And why do we feed in to it. I know it can be said that I feed in to it with my confession of enjoying celeb gossip and reading Us Weekly. But I consider celebrities to be the people I watch on TV and in the movies. Unfortunately, so-called "reality" TV (there is nothing real about it, people) has saturated the airwaves, leading ordinary, all too often obnoxious, jerks to think they are famous. And the media perpetuates it! And so does the American public!

Which brings me back to Kate Gosselin. Her being on Dancing With The Stars is just one more thing that will feed in to her delusion that she is important. To my knowledge, in all the seasons DWTS has been on, none of the dancing professionals have ever thrown off their microphone in disgust and threatened to quit. Kate's partner did. Can you blame the guy?! I mean, c'mon, the poor guy even flies back and forth from CA to PA to practice with her there! Still, she never smiles. She just pisses and moans and complains and rolls her eyes. She rolls her eyes at the judges. She does it to her fellow competitors. She always has such a disgusted look on her face. She and her ex-husband need to get themselves out of the limelight and concentrate on raising their kids! They need to grow up and be parents first and foremost because there is no doubt, from what I have seen and read about those kids, that they are suffering. And I will say it again....she is NOT a star!!! Why is she even there?!? I know some will argue that others on the show are not "stars". For instance, Buzz Aldrin. OK, not a star, per se, but the man (adorable! love him!) is a legend. A true American patriot! ALWAYS smiling! ALWAYS having fun despite the fact that he is not the best dancer. He is just loving life and it shows. HE is the type of person we should be looking up to. Or Niecy Nash. Not a huge star, those she is known. And look at her! She is clearly a plus-size lady yet she embraces her curves and gets out there and out-dances even the skinny chicks! And she is ALWAYS smiling! And she is ALWAYS having fun! And she is so obviously grateful for the opportunity.

We can only hope America wakes up and votes Kate's miserable ass off the show!

OK. Next. You thought I was done, didn't ya? Nope. I got another celebrity rant swirling around in my head.

This is what I don't get....when did it become OK to cheat on your spouse then try to garner sympathy by calling yourself a so-called "sex addict"??? For real??? Is this how people sidestep personal responsibility. And I know this isn't limited to celebrities...i am sure it happens with everyday people, too.

"Yes, honey, I did cheat on you many many times, but it is not really my fault. I am a sex-addict and I need rehab..."

What a load of crap!!! Why is it that these days people try to explain away every transgression by claiming they have some sort of addiction? Or some disorder? It even happens with kids. How many people claim this kid or that kid has ADHD when, in fact, a lot of them are, plain and simple, spoiled brats? I know there are plenty that do suffer from this affliction, but it just seems like our society is so quick to label everything as a way to avoid having to take any kind of personal responsibility.

So now people like Tiger Woods and Jesse James are actually getting some sympathy for their dirtbag behavior by checking in to clinics and claiming they have an addiction? Luckily it seems that Sandra Bullock is not going to stand for it and is kicking Jesse James to the curb (though, as much as I enjoy her in movies, I have to wonder what possessed her to marry him, considering almost all of his exes were either porn stars or strippers...). Tiger got lucky. For now it seems his wife is standing by him. If that is what she feels she needs to do, then more power to her. I could never do it....and I probably would have done far more damage with that golf club than she did!

Personal responsibility, people. Sadly it is another thing we are lacking in this country...

You know what really cracks me up?!? People are so quick to judge rockers and other musicians, what with their longish hair, tattoos, and loud music. Yet, some of my favorite rockers have the longest, most enduring, and seemingly very loving marriages. Take Jon Bon Jovi for instance. He married his high school sweetheart, and they are still married  some 20+ years later! Bono from U2 married the woman he started dating at the age of 15. 30+ years later they are still very much together, happily raising their family out of the limelight in Ireland. In fact, all of the members of U2 are in long-term, stable marriages. Bruce Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa....married around 20 years. They are pretty much together 24/7 since she is in his band and they are still going strong. Even Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have been married 25+ years, happily and very much in love! I know there are many more. Don't judge the rockers!!! :-)

Well, I guess I will get off my soapbox now. I promise I have some posts lined up about much lighter, though no less thought-provoking, topics! Coming soon.....

16 comments:

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

I think that as long as people continue to discuss Kate, negative or positive, she won't go away because people make money off of her...I don't know why Jake from The Bachelor is on DWTS either. I find him really annoying.

Deer Camp Diva said...

Whew, you said a mouthful!

I don't keep up much with these crazy folks - hell I don't even know who Spencer and Heidi are...

I think you should do a weekly rant on celeb gossip - you're fantastic at it and I could keep up to date on what else is going on in the world outside of Podunk.

Elle said...

I absolutely agree with you on Kate Gosselin and other reality stars. They are not famous, and their behavior only continues because it is encouraged by the media and the American people. It's stupid.

I also agree with you on personal responsiblity. It seems practically no one has it anymore! It's gone out the door, along with common sense and selflessness.

Terri and Bob said...

Yeah, you go girl!

I am sick and tired of Kate.

I am also sick and tired of men like Tiger and Jesse who think they are above the rest of the world and that their actions are above reproach. Those are real women they hurt, and I despise them for their actions.

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Christa said...

Wow girl...that was a mouth full! LOL..I agree on the Kate Gosselin that she doesn't belong on there...but it is funny to see her TRY to dance...she doesn't have the passion for it...I am a reality tv girl...but you knew that...LOL...I do agree with the fact that reality tv has taken over...it would be nice to have some good old sitcoms on like when I was little...

I also agree with the rehab crap too...they think if they can blame it on an "addiction" it will take the responsibility off of them for their actions...doesn't work with me...

Pam said...

Even though I am not into celebrity gossip, I agree with you completely on all counts. I can NOT stand Kate Gosselin and wish she would just go away already. Sex addict, my @ss! And I am madly in love with Bon Jovi and the fact that he is a devoted and loyal family man, only makes me love him more! Great post!

New England Girl said...

This post is one of the many reasons why I love you so much!!! :) I agree with everything. I read PerezHilton occasionally, and I like gossiping about celebs as much as the next, but I know where to draw the line. I feel that with a large majority of Americans, the line is nonexistent. It's no longer there because celebrities and their daily doings are far more important than the real news, the real heroes, and the real people who make up the fabric of what this country is supposed to be.
And the sex addict thing? Such a load of BS!!!!

BONNIE K said...

Well I admit that I subscribe to People (I share it with a lady at work, for the past 20 years). And I love celeb gossip. I think everyone agrees with you on Kate. But the sex addict stuff really amuses me. I had never heard of these facilities til Tiger went to one. Now it seems the "in" place to be!

Monica said...

A weekly rant on celeb gossip...You should! Kristen, you rock!

Kathleen said...

AMEN!

2busy said...

I've always thought Kate seemed like a biatch. I've never closely followed her, but I thought she treated her ex like crap...

As far as reality TV shows go...I can't miss an episode of Biggest Loser, and sometimes I try to tune in to Idol, but they run opposite each other.

Loagan Ranch said...

amen sistah! I don't know who Spencer and Heidi are either, but preach it girl on everything else!!

Sex addicts! I feel so sooooooorrry for them. gag.

Jodi said...

Kristen...you rock girl. This post just proves why I'm so happy I found your blog. You and I think alike. You are SO right about what you said about kids and rockers. You go girl!!!!!! I just thought of another one...Sting and his wife Trudy. He is supposed to be addicted to sex...but guess what America..it is with HIS WIFE!! Go figure. Tiger and Jesse should both be ashamed of themselves.

carma said...

Now I love you even more after you admitted to being a fellow celebrity gossip lover *fist pump*

I've been watching DWTS and have to agree with everything you've said about Kate. She sure has a big sense of her own self-importance.

You may want to strike Bruce from your list, though, as I've read he's currently the "other man" in a divorce case for some dalliance on the side. I should say 'allegedly' ;-)

Aunt of 14 said...

I really, really, really hate reality shows. I don't like Dancing With The Stars either. The only show I might watch occasionally is "so you think you can dance" and america's got talent. But otherwise, reality shows just rub me the wrong way.

Having said that... I agree about Kate. She needs to GO AWAY.

I couldn't stay with a man who cheated on me repeatedly either. I mean, gross!!