Forget About it

Kris Humphries has filed legal separation from Kim Kardashian and a nullification from their marraige. Filing as “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the separation and “fraud” for the reason behind the annulment, he’s choosing to erase the 72 day union from his past. When Kim first filed for divorce, she gave this statement to E! News:

 “After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best.”

Sorry Kim, but I don’t think Kris wants to be friends anymore . . .

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Why Is This News?

To describe what makes up the world of a celebrity you simply need one word, everything.  Ashton Kutcher got an 87 word article on People Magazine’s website about how he was at a product launch event for Warby Parker Eyewear.  And that was it, he didn’t get drunk, arrested, or into a fight.  He simply made an appearance, tweeted a picture, and went home.  Why is this worthy of a news story?  Because Ashton is a hot celebrity that if his name is there the public will read.

Fame Comes in Many Names

The word celebrity is commonly tossed around these days, labeling actors, athletes, politicians, businesspeople, and more.  The word celebrity encompasses so many different professions it more so gives hope then desensitizes the stature of being named one.  Forbes recent list of the World’s Most Powerful People 2011 included names like Barack Obama, Dalai Lama, Mark Zuckerberg, Pope Benedict XVI, and Bill Gates.  The positions these well known people hold are much more attainable for the common people then that of top athlete or million dollar actor/actress, leaving the question of who do we know now that everyone will know later?

Celebrities on Hiatuses

In the news lately there have been many reports of celebrities wanting to take a hiatus from their careers. One of the more prominent reasons for such leaves of absences are occurring in the young adult generation of celebrities. These individuals want to take time off to start a family.

Over the past year there have been a many celebrities who have had babies, and just this month two more people want to be apart of that growing number.

Katy Perry is one of them. She is wrapping up her last leg of her California Dreams tour at the end of the month and has told her managers that she wants to take a year off to work on her family with husband Russel Brand.

It is also rumored that the Black Eyed Peas are breaking up for some time because Fergie wants to start a family of her own.

So who is next on the baby list? Celebrities should get some time off to focus on themselves. Usually their lives are non-stop and they just personal time is more important. Plus the time off creates for a good come back.

Timberlake Pays Respect

Over the summer world renowed superstar Justin Timberlake was asked to attend a Marine Corps ball with Corporal Kelsey De Santis via youtube.

Just a few weeks ago the Ball was held in Washington D.C and Justin Timberlake greatly accepted the invitation and attended. Following the event he submitted a lengthy blog post discussing his experience.

The blog post is a must read and here are a few quotations:

“I was truly moved.”

“I felt so proud to be there. I felt like I was getting a chance to be among my heroes. It’s funny too because a lot of them are SO younger than me.”

“To all of you that serve every day for us… Ensuring our freedom, I say: My deepest gratitude to you. I’ve met so many of my heroes… From Michael Jordan to Michael Jackson. And, nothing makes me feel more honor and pride than when I get to meet one of you. Last night changed my life and I will never forget it.”
Justin Timberlake not only made a young girls dream come true but also had the experience of a lifetime. Instead of being the role model that night, he got to be with one of his own  role models which doesn’t seem very common in the lifestyle he lives. His career demands to please other people. This one night allowed to live the reverse effect.
Other celebrities that have also been invited to military balls are Mila Kunis, Betty White, Kristin Cavallari, Miley Cyrus, and more.

What makes someone famous?

There are many different types of Celebrities.

In the book ” The Power Elite”, C. Wright Mills discusses celebrities alongside their reason for fame.

“Rather then being celebrated because they occupy positions of prestige, they occupy positions of prestige because they are celebrated.” – C. Wright Mills

Celebrities become famous by:

  • association
  • talent
  • social class and lifestyle.

and every celebrity has their own rise of fame.

Paris Hilton for example is famous by association and lifestyle. She is the heiress of  the founder of the Hilton Hotel chain. Referencing back to C. Wright Mills, she would be celebrated because she occupies a position of prestige.In other words she is distinguished as a celebrity because she was born under the Hilton name.

 

 

Taylor Swift on the other hand is famous for her talent. She is a celebrity that occupies a position of prestige and is celebrated for it. People enjoy her talents which makes her famous. She chooses to be famous because of her popularity.

 

 

Two different celebrities both well known but famous for different  reasons.

 

 

Jay-Z Fatherly Plans

A few months back celebrity couple Jay-Z and wife Beyonce Knowles announced that they are expecting their first child at the MTV Video Music Awards.  Since the announcement the couple has taken part in several interviews about the pregnancy and their soon to be new member or their family. Perez Hilton posted some comments from a interview with Jay-Z and fatherhood.

“Providing — that’s not love. Being there — that’s more important. I mean, we see that. We see that with all these rich socialites. They’re crying out for attention; they’re hurting for love. I’m not being judgmental — I’m just making an observation. They’re crying out for the love that maybe they didn’t get at home, and they got everything. All the material things that they need and want. So we know that’s not the key.”– Jay-Z

Jay-Z plans on being a great father when it comes to his soon to be born little girl. Even though he lives in the limelight he wants to provide his princess with the best life possible and that doesn’t mean by just providing, but with true love. He is going to take his new role in life very seriously.

This will not just be any celebrity baby, but a well rounded one!

 

Are they really selling that?

Perez Hilton just reported that items in Michael Jackson’s home are being auctioned off. The goal is to preserve them in the best way possible by giving them away to people who would pay for them instead of putting them in a museum. Items on the list include an old chalkboard, some antique furniture, and even his bed. Yes, the one he passed away in.

Creepy that someone would want to buy such an item. Is it worthy to preserve?

 

Exactly How Powerful is Mark Zuckerberg?

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and co-founder of the infamous Facebook has recently made the top 10 Forbes Most Powerful People list. He has been ranked #9 right on the tail of Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke. Do you think Zuckerberg deserves this spot? I mean he’s ranked #9 and the Pope is ranked #7….

Take Care: “Enjoy It”

Rapper Drake’s newest album, “Take Care” has leaked nine days prior to the set release date. Once informed Drake responded to his Twitter “followers” saying:

“Listen, enjoy it, buy it if you like it…and take care until next time”

Now the big question that still remains is, Will fans still go out on November 15th, 2011 to purchase his album?