Wednesday, October 26, 2011

money and celebrities

I'm in such a strange mood, and I really just feel like word vomiting, and since this is my blog, I'm going to do it (and yes, that was a run on sentence, and I don't even care).

Yesterday I was getting gas and the tv above the gas pump told me that Michael Jackson made $275 million this year. 
I don't make $100,000 (I wish), but I just wanted to remind myself of the above.
Does this frustrate anyone else? Does this seem fair? My initial thoughts when I heard this included, 'where is this money going?' and 'how can I get in on it?'. 

Then, this morning on my way to school I learned that Lindsay Lohan has agreed to pose for Playboy and is earning $1 million. 
That disturbed me more, I think. I'd be willing to contribute to the fund to see that she doesn't pose in that magazine. I think the things that she does and the way that she acts are atrocious, and it makes me mad to no end that people will continue to let her act this way and pay her. 

And although this probably isn't news to anyone, as I've read it three times in blogs in the last hour, Jessica Simpson wants $500,000 for the rights to announce that she's pregnant.
Do we look like idiots? Are celebrities having a hard time making money right now too? But Dear Lord I'm just worried some news source is going to do it. And then where does that leave us as a society?

I'm not a celebrity (clearly, I can't even make $100,000 alive), but that doesn't stop me from living like one. Speaking of which, I've got to go make sub plans for Friday, do the dishes, and lick my own engagement party envelopes.

Any other celebrity gossip I haven't accidentally caught up on? I normally don't know these things (or care), but this has all been thrown at me in the last 24 hours. Thought I'd share. And I apologize in advance for continuing to refer to Michael Jackson making $275 million dead.

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Jessica said...

I feel the same way! It's craziness

Meghan said...

First of all, I cannot believe how awful Lindsay looks! Eek. And I couldn't agree more. Some celebs are so greedy!

Carolina On My Mind said...

I feel the exact same way! I also don't understand (entertain shouldn't cost that much) that NFL and NBA players make so much money, and teachers, police officers, and fire fighters have to stretch their already very tight budget. Doesn't make sense to me.

Amber said...

This is insane. I heard about Forbes' list on the radio this morning and I was shocked!

Jenny said...

This made me laugh, although I'm not sure that was your intention. But I laughed because that is all ridiculous!

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