Friday, July 01, 2005

Because it's like, duh! Omigod. It's, like such a publicity stunt...

Unless you've been living in Easter Island for the last six months or so (I tend to not have a lot of faith in news circulating around in a country that has only one ATM machine), there is very little chance in you missing out on the hot news of the hour.

Apparently Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise are "so in lurvvveeee". They've been basically going out for all of what 5 weeks, and suddenly they're engaged. Interesting. Did you hear about 'ol Mr Pitt and Miss Jolie as well? What with the whole hoo-ha the paparazzi were creating around the two, one would have thought that between the both of them Jesus had come around to being reborn on Earth again. Hmmm. Although maybe that would be featured more on 'Christianity Today' or something to that effect. Oh well.

What is with Hollywood? Time and time again, Hollywood and it's participants insists on insulting the our intelligence. We get it! In Hollywood, marriage isn't exactly a very sacred ideal. We swear if properly analyzed, studies will show that Hollywood is responsible for half the divorce, separation and annulment numbers in the world. Seriously. So you think we're a bunch, actually a pair of, cynical, unromantic fellas? Not really. We just happen to think that in Hollywood, the only true everlasting love that can possibly exist is between Sarah Jessica Parker and her Manalo Blahniks, as well as Kevin Federline, that's Mr Britney Spears to the ignorant, and his trucker caps. Yes, he displays a strange affinity to those ugly piece of clothing some might consider caps.

Take this for example. In Hollywood, staying in the spotlight usually equates to wild antics and controversial behavior. Say, Paris Hilton. That alone is enough said. Sadly, marriage life does not present the same opportunites. For example, Drew Barrymore. We occasionally see or read snippets of information regarding her in the press. But the frequency of her press sightings is usually drastically decreased during her marriage periods. Let's take her brief marriage with Tom Green (who is NOT related to Seth Green in any way). During the time they were married, hardly any news regarding the two emerged in the news. After they divorced, pictures of the newly single actress starts circulating around in tabloid magazines, especially after the release of Charlie Angels 2. Maybe some of you can't remember this far back. No problemo.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. And the whole fiasco with Jennifer Aniston. After 3 years +, the blonde couple parts ways with allegations of Brad having an affair with Jolie while shooting Mr and Mrs Smith. Naturally, the press plays it up; showing pictures of the two canoodling while another depicts the gaunt features of Aniston. Coincidentally enough, all the hype around 'Mr and Mrs Smith' causes the public to flock to the opening, thereby securing it a pretty hefty return in box-office tickets. The film opened at number one, raking in $50 million in a single weekend. Considering that this movie isn't exactly thick plot-wise, and the acting was merely sub-par, how weird is it that it managed to drum up that much amount of money? Hollywood executives first rule of money making: create interesting conflict, eg. love story = publicity generated = say hello to money! It's as easy as burping the alphabet!

Ahhh. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. The current 'It' couple. Before all this, I swear I don't think I've ever seen Holmes in the limelight this much before. What a coincidence.. Batman Begins was coming out on June 15. And Cruise... War of the Worlds, anyone? Now if you think that love is possible between the two, read this interesting bit of info. As reported in The Malay Mail, Tom Cruise actually asked Jessica Alba if she wanted to 'date' him a couple of days before he and Katie Holmes blew up the front pages. Alba declined (I think you could already guess that much) and now we have Cruise-Holmes, the new love-child of Hollywood. How many ways can you say publicity stunt?

Last but not least, I can't possibly end this post without a jab at dear 'ol Paris Hilton. Who, for those who are out of the loop, is currently engaged to Paris Latsis. Some billionaire's son who's good eye candy. Paris and Paris. Sigh.. Marketing director's wet dream. P2P will have a whole new meaning once these two hits the marriage carpet.

Right. Give us a shot of reality please.

We're not that dumb.


Blogger Conspiracy Chicks said...

Okay, I'll do the honours and get the ball rolling this time.

I intentionally kept the post as short as possible cause I didn't want you guys to have to suffer through another long one like the one before. Hmmmm. Marriage and Hollywood. I suppose you can sorta say that the intense pressure the couple faces in public and through the paparazzi could sorta contribute to the demise of the marriage.

But really! Those kids just don't try hard enough to make their marriage work. At least that's what I think. Everyone's too damn concerned with remaining popular and in the limelight. Take Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft. They remain married for God-knows-how-many-years until Bancroft's demise just recently. How's that for true love and honouring the sanctity of marriage?

Or even Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. They've been going pretty strong for at least 20 years now. And I suppose if you want someone sweet, yet strangely dysfunctional at the same time, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne. Although, I actually don't know what to say about the two of them. Someone more modern, you've got Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillipe. Been together 5 years + and still going alright.

So maybe it's nbot all doom and gloom. There remain a handful among the lot who could make it through. It's just seeing couples like Jessica Simpson and whatever-his-name-is and Britney and her husband, Freeloader... If these are the prime examples of love in the modern century.. urghh. I dread our future. What a whole lotta crap the two couple are. What a complete and total farce marriage has become.


July 1, 2005 at 5:29 AM  
Blogger ChenChou said...

that is why we need role models like mandy moore...the real fake shits =)

i know u guys are gonna blast me fer this comment..ahaha

July 1, 2005 at 9:23 PM  
Anonymous YM said...

I'd like to point out, Bono & his wife (unfortunately that's not me!) has been married for the past 21 years. And that must be some sort of record for a modern day rockstar! Haha.

July 2, 2005 at 12:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Role models like Mandy Moore and ex- Andy Roddick who fondle each other in public.

Remember the picture you showed me?


July 2, 2005 at 8:59 AM  
Anonymous tcc said...

heyy at least they were in..they didn have to hide anything...they were just living their lives....anyways blame it on the horny andy

July 2, 2005 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Conspiracy Chicks said...

But how do you know that Mandy was the 'innocent' one? I mean, sure. Roddick does sorta look like a really hairy, horny ape sometimes but maybe Mandy was the one responsible.

And please larrrrrrrrhhhhh. I highly doubt Mandy Moore should be the designated role model for modern age chastity. I mean.. she isn't exactly hot news so maybe the paparrazzi couldn't care less about what she is up to; therefore not reporting on her exploits. Lol. Sorry Chen Chou. Couldn
t resist that.


July 2, 2005 at 4:27 PM  
Blogger Conspiracy Chicks said...

Chester and his wife-y!!! Kimberley? Kimmy? I can't remember her name... Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgewick. Michael J. Fox and Tracy Pollen. Sting and Trudie Styler. David E. Kelley and Michelle Pfeiffer. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Sean and Robin Wright-Penn.

Notice how all these people are old Hollywood?

July 6, 2005 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger Conspiracy Chicks said...

That was Ad by the way. And so is this...

July 6, 2005 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Conspiracy Chicks said...

And in response to the Tom and Katie (I can't believe the paparazo nicknamed them TomKat. Lame) affair. It is SUCH A PUBLICITY STUNT. I mean, heck! Something like 68% of dumb ol' America believe it's fake. Americans!!! If there's any one bunch of people gullible enough to believe in crap, it's them. So 'nough said.

And Chen Chou. Mandy Moore??? No picture, no sound from that side of the world... She's still around???

- Ad

July 6, 2005 at 11:11 AM  
Anonymous chenchou said...

hahaha duh..just walk into a coach store n u'll see her face everywhere

July 6, 2005 at 7:03 PM  

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