Did Jessica Lange decide fame is being the stiff at your own funeral?
Current news on Natasha Richardson is that she is off life support. Beyond that no one is really sure since reports are conflicting. However former Liam Neeson co star Jessica Lange - Rob Roy - as also had an accident. Seems that Lange was vacationing at her Minnesota cabin when she had some kind of a fall. Word is that she has a broken collar bone and has a slight cut on the head. So is this a case of petty theatrics in search of hi impact publicity? It's safe to say that if Lange's head was hit, then she wasn't seriously injured (well not beyond the damage cause by some bad plastic surgery anyway).
Vacation turns into National Lampoon's Ego trip?
So what's the deal here? Is some kind of Neeson related bad mojo kicking in? Before people start inventing a new show biz curse I'd better forward my theory. I think that the pathetic old bat heard about all the press Richardson was getting and got jealous. She probably threw herself at something hoping to cash in on a wave of spin off sympathy, since the public is in a tender mood lately. I don't think it was in a fit of despair over the Al Franken senate situation - though that might demonstrate some degree of political awareness.
Purpose driven madness - Kamikaze celebrity?
Actors by and large are chronic egomaniacs, as you are aware if you are a regular reader of this blog, or simply paying attention to entertainment news. It seems to go with the territory. They are also shameless imitators. When they see something working for some one, like impulse adoption or smoking cigars (remember that craze?), they just have to try themselves, until it becomes a mad Hollywood craze. The only thing is that if Lange scores any publicity out of this then soon they'll all be doing it. Disgraced celebrities will be hurling themselves against hard surfaces like birds at apartment complex windows, or bugs on windshields. We can only pray that the next kamikaze celeb isn't Beverly DeAngelo!
Endangered species - save the American icon!
There's no shortage of disgraced celebs in need of redemption either. So the $64 000 question is how hard would Tom Cruise or Mel Gibson have to throw themselves at something, and how badly would they have to injure themselves, to get back into everyone's good graces? There's only one way to find out. Happy landings, ego trippers!
When life in the fast lane reaches terminal velocity
We can only hope, for the sake of our delicate ecology, that whatever they hit won't be too badly damaged by the stunt. Maybe if Pamela Anderson could find a way to fall on a baby seal, it might jump start her faded career? That stunt would not only have a celeb in distress, but offer the extra animal rights angle! Maybe Jane Fonda could find something hard to point herself at and head towards at full speed (with the residual bad blood from her Viet Nam days, Hanoi Jane might only have to find the right spot and wait for someone to give her a push!)? I hear her current play needs all the help that it can get. Why the poor woman has even taken to blogging. A word of advice to Jane, before you do anything rash, try Twitter! At least if you're gonna hit something, then make sure you're in the relatively protected environment of your car, like Lindsay Lohan!
Gossip is becoming hard news, or at least hi impact!
Gotta go folks - I just heard a rumour that Angelina Jolie has collided with something at hi velocity. She probably only ran into Jennifer Aniston, but it's still worth checking out!
Update: On a sad to note this whole sorry tale reports are now in that Natasha Richardson has died - confirmed by CNN and BBC. Her interviews with BBC 4 revealed her to be a fairly honest and self aware person - a rarity in her business. Though she was a talented actress from a famous family, she didn't feel the need to constant self promote. Instead she concentrated on her work, giving some outstanding performances in movies like A Handmaiden's Tale. She also frequently appeared on Broadway - theater being the type of acting where you're actually required to have some grasp and comprehension of the material you're performing. She seemed to be a serious actress and a serious person. Since she wasn't constantly trying to flog her image in public, like every other young film actress, it's safe to assume that's what she was. RIP.
Pause traveler thou knowest not the day,
when thou must meet thy end on the way.
Daily dharma - http://integral-options.blogspot.com/2009/03/shambhala-sun-dzogchen-ponlop-rinpoche.html
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