When celebs give and publicize it, that can encourage more people to give. From all reports, Angelina donates at least half of her income to charity. Plus, she and Brad have established charities in each of the countries where their children were born (the children will oversee the charities when they are old enough). If they want to spend a million on an engagement ring - which Brad designed - then I say, good for them. They don't strike me as frivolous people and they're not 22 year old idiots who just met.
Apparently, the initial reports about Ryan O'Neal were not correct. He has stage 2 prostate cancer:
Ryan O’Neal Says Stage 2 Prostate Cancer ‘Under Control’: ‘Nightline’ Exclusive - ABC News
According to the article, he's also got a melanoma on his nose. He's had a rough couple of years with Farrah passing and his son in and out of rehab and prison. I hope he can beat this.
Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.' - Isaac Asimov
I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"
Well I still think a million dollars for a ring is obscene, I don''t care who gives it to who.
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person
I'd rather they spend a million on a ring as opposed to a million on drugs, as some celebs do. If I had their money...omg...I would have jewelry, purses, and shoes coming out my ears.
I hate when the cops throw me in the back of the squad car ....like they didn’t hear me call shotgun.
Boy (n) : Noise with dirt on it.
How other people spend their money is no one's business and should not be judged. I sure don't want anyone meddling in my bank account! My grandma was right, doggoneit! "Never discuss your money with ANYBODY!"
"...each affects the other, and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one." - Mitch Albom, one helluva writer.
When you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, you know which one you hit by the one that yelps!
"You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling"
I think it's gorgeous! and I don't care what they spend their money on. They've certainly have oodles to spend.
On another subject, has anyone else wondered if Mel Gibson has somehow lost all his marbles?? I'm not really a fan of his...he's just "there" like many other celebs. But with all his rants that have been taped, including this last one with Joe Esterhaus...he doesn't seem like there are any normal brain cells left in his head. Just weird. I'm assuming that he was somewhat normal because we never really heard about anything outrageous in the past...then he leaves his wife, goes on a drunk racist rant, the horrible stuff he screamed/threatened with his next wife, and now this....It's like a real life Invasion of the Body Snatchers and he grew from a pod.