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    I just finished reading the last few pages here....what a mess these people all are!
    All I get from this is that we have a lot of attention-seeking giant egos who have tossed out everything in exchange for being a celeb and in the public's eye.
    Seems like things never change for celebs or "movie stars" except now with reality tv and the internet, everyone wants to be famous and it doesn't matter how they do it.
    And to me, it gets dirtier and messy-er and pathetic. There are so very few of these public figures that can be admired...they just want to be famous - infamous, really.
    Am I just an old woman or does this bode very badly for the human race?
    I think there are very few real stars. These reality stars are not really stars.When its comes down to hollyweird, they will do just about anything to stay in the limelight.
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    I think there are very few real stars. These reality stars are not really stars.When its comes down to hollyweird, they will do just about anything to stay in the limelight.
    Hahaha. We must be sisters from different mothers/fathers. Scandalous!

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    I'm watching Hard Knocks right now and, although Chad Johnson's recent issues with his wife may have played a part in him getting dumped by his team, it's not the only reason. He's playing like his hands are covered in Crisco.....and he keeps making excuses.

    He really reminds me so much of the TK character on Necessary Roughness - all talk and ego and excuses....although that character is actually more talented than Chad.
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    I did not hear him making excuses for his bad play (I did hear him being disappointed with himself for his physical shortcomings), but I do know that his problem with his wife was the third time, since training camp began, that he had to be talked to about a different problem. They, apparently, had issues with tweets he was sending out...and he is a notorious tweeter....there was the profanity-laced press conference; and then the cherry on the sundae seemed to be the domestic assault. He is at the tail-end of his career, and it is showing in more ways than just physical. He also comes with a history of, voluntarily, being a pompous pain in the ass. Actually, I think it's sad. He's always had this extreme need for attention, and I don't think that has changed.
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    Maybe I was just interpreting his bitching on the field during practice as excuse-making. He seems like someone who bought into his own public image too much and forgot why he got there in the first place. I posted that comment before I'd watched the entire episode and before the coach mentioned all of his other behavior. I think he may have slammed the team or the coaches on Twitter, which is what the coach was referring to when he was detailing all of the problems they'd dealt with. I think it's sad too. Unfortunately, it's not unusual. At least he had a longer career than other cautionary tales....
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    Critical, I have read Hollywood Babylon 1 and Hollywood Babylon 2, Haunted Hollywood, numerous other biographies of "stars" and many more books on the subject.
    I do realize that scandals etc have always occurred and not just in The Industry. It's everywhere but Hollywood shenanigans are/were always something that sells., which is obvious, given my list of reading here.

    I think having read quite a few of the pages on this thread at one time, I found it discouraging because now, not only are the "stars" continually behaving badly, we get this new breed....the reality "stars." And they bring a whole new level of values and morality.

    I'm not an innocent that thought this was new but seeing this type of behavior expanded by Regular Reality Joes who seem very far from "regular" to me, I see a lower level of crassness than before.

    Also my daughter worked in the business a few years as a producers assistant....a job that she had to quit because of how she could no longer handle seeing these people be treated like gods to the point that they believe they actually were gods.

    I so dislike that this new tribe of reality stars who seem to be dredged from the bottom of the scummy pond are seen as "role models."
    I'm referring to Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Pamela Anderson....people who came to "stardom" by releasing a pornographic "stolen" and "private video. yeah, right.
    And it's certainly the job of parents to make sure they are not role models to their kids.
    I'm so glad I don't have any teenager to raise now....I only had Madonna and Prince when my daughter was a teen, who seem rather tame now.

    I'm not sure I wrote this very clearly...am tired, should be in bed and cranky from a 3 week heat wave in California with everyday close to 100 degrees.
    Forgive me if this appears to be rambling nonsense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical View Post
    Maybe I was just interpreting his bitching on the field during practice as excuse-making. He seems like someone who bought into his own public image too much and forgot why he got there in the first place. I posted that comment before I'd watched the entire episode and before the coach mentioned all of his other behavior. I think he may have slammed the team or the coaches on Twitter, which is what the coach was referring to when he was detailing all of the problems they'd dealt with. I think it's sad too. Unfortunately, it's not unusual. At least he had a longer career than other cautionary tales....
    You are so very right. I always really admired his physical prowess, skills, abilities, and work ethic (which could not be beat, in my opinion), but I just didn't/don't like him. I loved watching him play, but I'm convinced that he is nuts! He's like a self-detonating bomb.
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    I have always thought the character on Necessary Roughness was loosely based on him!
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    Kelsey Grammer is whining that he didn't get an Emmy nomination this year because he's a Republican Um, maybe it's because your show is on Starz...or maaaaybe, it's because you're a dirtbag who cheated on and dumped your wife and then married yet another MUCH younger blonde almost immediately after you gave the last MUCH younger blonde (who you talked lots of smack about in public) the boot. I think it has more to do with him as a person that his politics. Really, I doubt ANY party would want to claim him with his scummy behavior.

    Sorry, but I've never been a KG fan. He made a career out of playing one character and the more I see of him, I think he was pretty much playing himself. I hate this kind of whiny finger pointing. You didn't get nominated because other actors were better!...and maybe because you're an unlikeable creep.
    I used to find KG's acting entertaining, but now that I know so much about him, I don't. Back in the day, there was not such easy access to information, and the stars were closely handled. He did an interview on one of the AM talk shows (I'll look for the link) talking about his prior wife and current wife as if they were chattel. It was so disgusting, because he truly thinks of them as "things." He said gave his former wife the "gift" of the BH Housewives show. Um, wow, given that he was planning to leave her. Then he said that he saw his current wife and said to himself, "I've gotta have that!" Ewww.

    I'd probably still be a fan if I was only familiar with his acting, and not his real persona.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpringMaiden27 View Post
    I used to find KG's acting entertaining, but now that I know so much about him, I don't. Back in the day, there was not such easy access to information, and the stars were closely handled. He did an interview on one of the AM talk shows (I'll look for the link) talking about his prior wife and current wife as if they were chattel. It was so disgusting, because he truly thinks of them as "things." He said gave his former wife the "gift" of the BH Housewives show. Um, wow, given that he was planning to leave her. Then he said that he saw his current wife and said to himself, "I've gotta have that!" Ewww.

    I'd probably still be a fan if I was only familiar with his acting, and not his real persona.
    I liked him in the beginning as well, but then it seemed like he was really only capable of playing one character (whether it was Frasier or not, they were all pretty much the same). Then I started to think he wasn't a very good actor and was likely just playing himself....only less sleazy.

    I think he's so arrogant that he thinks these women should be grateful to be with him and when he's done with them, he's done and off to find a new one.
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