Friday, July 06, 2007

On Celebrity Culture (Again)

Irony can be truly delicious.

Barring a cosmic radiation storm that makes the average intelligence on earth increase 10-fold, publicity will always be America's most omnipresent industry. Every day, a press release or two are written and make it to CNN, therefore becoming mainstream stories that clog up the internet. Perhaps once a week, there may be something worth reading.

Today's installment of this deals with Britney Spears, who issued what called a bizarre apology. When one clicks on the link, one finds a story where America's Sweetheart attacked a photographer's car with the umbrella. Her excuse, though, is where one finds the inadvertant comedy.

"I apologize to the pap for a stunt that was done 4 months ago regarding an umbrella," Spears said. "I was preparing my character for a roll (sic) in a movie where the husband never plays his part so they switch places accidentally."

After witnessing the picture of Britney on the website, one could argue that she has prepared her character for too many rolls over the past few months, particularly the kind that are dipped in garlic butter. But it goes on...

"I take all my rolls very seriously and got a little carried away. Unfortunately I didn't get the part."

She did, however, evidently get her part and then some at Sbarro, IHOP, and the House of Hunan.


Rev. Joshua said...

Remember when Britney Spears was the nice girl next door and Christina Aguilera was the dirty, dirty hooer? Weird how things turn out.

Nate said...

When was Britney Spears ever the nice girl next door? Even in the video where she was wearing the Catholic school girl getup, she had that hookery look to her.

Maybe that was just me, though.