14 April 2009

Frankly, I don’t give a damn!!!

I came across a copy of US Weekly magazine; the one with Jake & Reese on the front and began perusing it as I ate my Cheerios. There was an article about Lindsay Lohan and her financial woes. I read it and chuckled as she complained about not having money, being unemployed “it’s scary being unemployed…”, and finding it hard to get work. Really? What about the everyday folk who weren’t making millions? How the heck do you think they feel? Well, if she hadn’t squandered her reputation whilin out and being promiscuous or her money on $1000k + Gucci bags and such, maybe she’d have a fighting chance of being employable and might have some money in the bank.

According to the article, she had to vacate her $10k a month, (yes, I said a month) spot because she couldn’t afford to keep up with the lease. Now she’s living with former girlfriend Samantha Ronson because she apparently doesn’t have anywhere else to live. In addition, she’s basically grasping at straws to get someone to hire her. “She’s delusional and takes zero responsibility. I can’t imagine anybody is going to take a chance on her”. That’s pretty damn sad. But again I say, when your social and financial behavior is erratic why should someone believe in you. Can you imagine going to your job drunk, high, inappropriately dressed, or acting a fool and they want to keep you around? Or when it’s time for your appraisal, they give you a favorable report? Absolutely not! So, if Ms. Lohan or those like her really think they deserve another chance, then she’ll have to earn it. Just like you or I, we have to be about it; not talk about it. Actions always speak louder than words.

Lindsay had it going on for a little while and I’ll give it to her that she was young, but that’s why you get proper guidance and rely on people who’ll tell you the truth and not what you want to hear. Even though she got into the biz young, it’s not like she didn’t know the trappings that could come with it. Yes, it must be really nice to walk into a store and spend $20k like it’s nothing, but no matter how wealthy one is; being fiscally responsible is always a good look. Having money saved and/or properly invested for a rainy day is definitely a good look.

I don’t feel bad for celebrities who are living their dream, being paid mad money for it, and then they toss it away living a life of partying and excess. I don’t care how much notoriety you have, you should never squander your earnings or reputation because when you fall, you might not be able to come back from it. Unlike you’re average Joe/Jane, they do not live a life that’s not without public scrutiny, so when you fall from grace, it’s like walking around with the scarlet letter on your chest and you’re now seen as a liability. No matter who you are, you should never forget where you came from or burn bridges because when the proverbial ish hits the fan, you might have to start again from ground zero, which is often much harder than the first go around.

So, I’ve said all that to say, I frankly don’t give a damn. I don’t care about Michael Vick with his dog drama. I don’t care about Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, or any other celebrity who has squandered their lifes passion/dream on foolishness or doing foolish things. Why? Because there are so many of us who have the talent, but aren’t in the fortunate position to have it recognized or paid for. It’s the average Joe/Jane that so often do more with the little they have, than those who have money/position/notoriety. The average Joe/Jane is the backbone of this society and should be lauded for it. If I had my way, I’d create a magazine called The Average Joe/Jane, which chronicled stories of everyday people who’ve overcome great trials, who help others, or make a difference in their communities. It’s those people the damn paparazzi should be following and not these celebrities who can’t get right.

Well, that’s my rank for the day…Have a great one people!

Love to live; live to love!


Believer said...

Here's one vote for your magazine idea.

Considering the situation most of us are in, hearing about the average Joe/Jane would be more beneficial to us than those stars who may be talented, but who are certainly not role model material.

I second the rant!

Did you read about Stevie Nicks comment? Lohan will play her in a movie "over my dead body."

"She needs to stop doing drugs and get a grip," Nicks — a former drug addict herself. "Then maybe we'll talk."

LadyLee said...

I don't care either, Blu. I'll take an influx of stories about everyday people doing remarkable things with the little they have, any day of the week over this celebrity trash.

Wilfredo said...

Even when you rant you're nice, lol.

I never thought that Amy Winehouse may end up outliving Lohan, but that seems to be happening now. She's looking awful!

CareyCarey said...

Not much to say on this post. I've already said enough in your last post "open letter". If I said it was private I wonder how many people would look *lol* ...just kidding.

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Anonymous said...

Wow, you said it! I was just watching an ad spooof she did with Funny or Die. It's terrible that she squandered her money on nonsense. This is what happens when you have too much fame, can't handle it. I hope she has a lil something in the bank and didn't actually waste it all. I really was a big fan of her's. I pray she gets it together! She's human

Mizrepresent said...

You know Blu, neither do i! We all got our own row to tow. These celebrities mishaps having nothing to do with what is real...they just blew it and you know what, each an everyday i'm just trying my damndest not to blow it!

Anonymous said...

Nope, I don't give a damn either. When exactly did the crap regarding "celebrities" start dominating the news media? Even during the regular 11pm news, I hear stories of Brangelina, Lohan, Mel Gibson's divorce, etc. Wow! Seriously, that's news? No thanks!

Blu Jewel said...

@ All - it seems like the vote is in that as a collective we all really don't give a damn and wish they (news media) would give us some REAL news and not the crap they're serving up buffet style. And believe me, if I had the money, time, and resources, I really would start a magazine. In fact, I think I'm going to make it a small mission of mine to find a story about someone doing something that's at least blog worthy and post about it at least once a month.

Love to live; live to love!

Her Side said...

Unfortunately, the Hollywood "culture" rewards infamy. But I guess even Lohan pushed the limits of rewards for bad behavior.

I am particularly sympathetic to children who are lured into that culture. Where do they go from there? I will say that Drew Barrymore is an example of escaping the demons that get dumped on children in that culture.

And hey, if you actually start that magazine, best believe you have a willing contributing writer sitting here. ;-)

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