So, I remember, in 2004, I was 21, working a shit job.
I start watching this show Veronica Mars.
I liked it a little.
I go and get a magazine with star Kristen Bell on the cover.
The interview strikes my fancy.
So I think I am in love.
Then, after her overexposure by E! News and Entertainment Tonight.
I am like, Go the fuck away!
I then realized I never really looked at her.
I liked the show and thought I liked her.
She wasn’t even my type to be honest.
I was simply brainwashed by the media.
How the fuck did this happen?
Well, look at the facts, in 1995, it was very difficult to get famous.
However, if you did, fame and fortune followed!
Rock Bands were begging to get signed if they did not live in LA and did not play Rap Metal.
Celebrities would never dare bash one another.
Doing so would end your career.
Fast Forward to 2019,
Reality Television and online video services open up the flood gates of entertainment.
Fame becomes worth less and less.
and, in the music business, a record deal no longer meant millions of dollars.
Napster destroys CD Sales and youtube kills concert ticket sales outside of hardcore fans for years.
It was not until Facebook and Twitter that people began going back to
concerts because the rock stars would go online and talk to fans!
They make friends with celebrities and rock stars!
Something impossible in the 90s!
ROCK CONCERTS AND LIVE EVENTS ARE REBORN!!!!
So what happened was, magazines became less and less able to interview everyone!
There was simply too many stars!
I mean, common, 4,000 cable channels across over 50 services.
Some are even free if you get an amazon fire stick and internet connection.
So staying famous is even harder.
So what do you do to pay the bills and also get that movie part.
You trash other celebrities in interviews and say, He is racist, they’re fake,
he used to do porn, she used to be a hooker!
Just being an asshole to get that paid interview and score another movie part!
So falling in love with celebrities for some is impossible because
they are obnoxious, or….they are fucking everywhere!!!!!!!
So if you hate your job and dream of moving to Hollywood and becoming a screenwriter or director.
Marrying a celebrity becomes part of said dream.
‘Till that rock star marries a surgically enhanced stripper or that girl marries
the biggest deuschbag in Hollywood!
Your heart is now broken and reality sets in!
Plus, you read that magazine, and ten minutes later, that celebrity is obsolete.
Some idiot made a youtube video where he dances in his
underwear going “I am a rock star…DOOOO! DOOOOO! DOOO!!!”
So it goes viral cause he is completely out of shape and thinks he is a stripper.
Suddenly, Megan Fox and Ashton Kutcher and Gwen Stefani are irrevelant this week.
‘Till their next scandal.
Then, you look at the news and realize there is more celebrities and Hollywood
news than is virtually possible to keep up with!
I don’t know, I would rather work out and go for walks and read and work on my art career.
…and when I do read magazines it is usually a comic book or an animation magazine or music magazine.
I don’t try to keep up.
So when I do buy one….it is usually just one!
I don’t spend my whole bank account keeping up with Hollywood.
Now, I do feel for people who feel it is their life.
Celebrities are an infestation on tv and at the supermarket check out line.
Every magazine, every website.
You can’t even buy a fuckin’ gallon of milk without hearing what Blake Shelton said on tv last week.
Plus, for people like you and me, jobs don’t pay well.
You went to college for a graphic design or engineering degree and
nobody will hire you because you are not related to the city architect
or owner of that advertising firm.
So people deliver food and work construction and load trucks.
This wasn’t why we went to college….but we have student loans!
So we have to do it ’till they are paid off and we can go look for
work in our chosen filed when we quit our second job and have more
time because our debt is paid off.
You are so happy.
I only have to work 30 hours a week instead of 70.
You crack open a beer, turn on the tv. What is on?….YOUNG HOLLYWOOD ON EVERY CHANNEL!
“DAMN MILLENIALS” COMMERCIALS!
Where businessmen won’t hire anybody except their own spoiled brat kids who won’t do their jobs!
So they assume everybody else is exactly like them because most
corporate offices are in California and those dolts don’t know
what goes on outside of California.
So they assume everybody is a rich executive and nobody can possibly be poor.
Aggravating isn’t it?
There is a cure.
Stick to shows YOU LIKE!
Don’t watch anything you think you are SUPPOSED to watch.
Read only magazines YOU LIKE!
Don’t try to keep up with the entertainment news!
Just watch news you like!
….and remember, that male rocker or actress got married for publicity.
They will be divorced an one of the spouses in said marriage will be paying alimony forever!
Britanny Spears and Kevin Federline anyone?
Belive me, I used to get furious with these arrogant business people
and performers mocking anyone who isn’t them!
If it is any consolation!
They don’t look like that without the steroids or makeup or plastic surgery and heightening shoes!
It’s all fake folks!
When I go to the gym, I ingore the tv near the weight machines, barbells and etc.
I just concentrate on pumping weights.
I don’t even notice the magazines at the supermarket anymore.
Hang in there world!
Things will get better with the economy!
It has to or businesses will have no money to stay open.
So they will have to start paying more and treating people better or the executives will starve too!
….and celebrities….don’t believe a word of that magazine interview.
Most celebrities admit the editor of that book manipulated or
completely changed what they said in that interview!
Hollywood is a fake place!
Don’t fall in love with it!
Your heart will get broken!
I moved on from that trap!
You can do it too!
Go for it!
….and, as always….ROCK ON!!!!!!
Written By: Ryan Hart Soliwoda
This is Copyright: Ryan Hart Soliwoda 2021