Sunday, December 17, 2006

When faith lets you down......

Now, I like to think I can hold my own when it comes to being cool and collected.

But I let myself down regularly.

One of the gaping holes in my sophisticated facade is a weakness for pop celebrity culture. I can always remember the names of actors in films. I love reading about which celebrity is doing what. I tend to know who's married to who and who's getting divorced and who's rumoured to be up to no good. I can't get enough of looking at pictures of Kate Moss (which is a non-erotic kind of looking, you understand, but she is extremely attractive and that's partly why I like looking at her.....make of that what you will). I'm really happy about the fact that Posh and Becks are still together (and will probably take an emotional knock if they ever divorce....) I get star-struck really easily and seriously considered joining the Keanu Reeves fan club when I was 16.

Fortunately, I am married to a man who suffers visible physical discomfort if anywhere near I'm a Celebrity, Strictly Come Dancing, Big Brother, etc. And who has genuinely sophisticated tastes, which I can borrow on social occasions if necessary.

Anyway, the point is that I am struggling to watch my main hero of several years, Britney, having some troubles. She stepped in for me when I really needed previous idol had been Jacko. I do appeal to anyone reading this not to judge her too harshly. She's had a childhood and young adulthood in the limelight, on tour, surrounded by cameras and semi-clad dancers and adulation and a sexuality-obsessed media. Maybe if we all focus our happy thoughts on her she'll come through the current phase ok......and stop allowing her ample bosom to flop around to quite this extent.

And, after all, The Bishop of Southwark can't quite seem to hold things together. Happens to the best of us.....


Rich Burley said...

I'm enjoying reading your blog. I like celebrity stuff more than I let on sometimes, but don't tell Mel. Although I can't take too much of it - day after day of Big Brother really annoys me.

If only I liked Big Bro and Mel liked cricket - wouldn't that just be perfect.

Martin said...

You can't box Strictly Come Dancing with Big Brother and I'm a Celebrity!

Instead, take up ballroom dancing; its great fun!

AnnaP said...

And now Eminem has got divorced again. Another blow. (Although the fact that he described murdering his wife brutally in one of his tracks means I'm not that shaken by this one)