A day after storming backstage (and shattering a window and a glass bottle) after being interviewed on Good Morning America, R&B artist Chris Brown publically apologized for his actions. His reason for the outburst was that ABC’s interview exceeded the guidelines which the interview was to follow. He stated that he was disappointed in himself, and apologized to anyone who may have been startled by the incident. However, he went on to emphasize that no one was hurt, and he just had to “release the anger he had inside of him” that was brought about by the mentioning of his past relationship with Rhianna. ABC News was then quoted stating that "Chris Brown was invited on 'Good Morning America' to perform and to be interviewed. There were no talking points offered.” which is a different story than that of Brown. Despite whether any interview guidelines were discussed, this has not been the first time Brown has acted out violently.
At this time, ABC is not pressing any charges for the damaged property. Why, you ask? They are claiming that, since Brown and his crew left prior to the damage being discovered, they cannot directly blame him for the incident. Isn't his apology for the mess he made enough evidence to be able to press charges? However, i digress, as previously stated, Brown has a history of violence. This beginning with his abusive relationship with Rhianna and currently relating to his outburst on ABC. I think this incident makes it clear that Chris Brown is NOT by any means ready to jump back into the public eye. If he does so now, I believe we will be seeing more outbursts in the near future.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
On Monday, Warner Bros. announced Charlie Sheen’s dismissal from the hit TV series Two and a Half men, which is to be effective immediately. How did Sheen react to his removal? Quoted from TMZ magazine, Sheen stated the following: “This is very good news. They continue to be in breach, like so many whales. It is a big day of gladness at the Sober Valley Lodge because now I can take all of their bazillions, […] and I never have to put on those silly shirts for as long as this warlock exists in the terrestrial dimension." Personally, the wording alone of his statement makes it quite clear that Sheen is just completely losing it.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Natalie Portman received a great honor at the Oscar’s this year…but at what cost? For her performance in Black Swan, she portrayed a distraught ballerina who lets the pressure she is under overtake her. Throughout the filming of the movie, Portman lost twenty-pounds by means of a grueling diet. Considering the fact that she is already thin, can this really be healthy?
As one can guess, she is not alone when it comes to dropping the pounds for a role. Among her are actresses such as Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, and Megan Fox. People are beginning to become concerned; will these stars develop eating and health disorders due to their constant weight loss and gain? I mean, clearly, the act is not healthy, but as actors they must be engulfed by the character they are portraying.
The health of the actors and actresses alone is not the sole reason for concern. Lanae Brody, entertainment reporter and media expert from Fox news, surfaces a good point. Many women really do watch the lives of some celebrities quite closely. Is it possible women could develop these unhealthy habits due to their admiration for top-notch celebrities? They may simply think “Oh, well if *insert well-known celebrity name here* does that, then I should, too!”
One cannot blame the celebrities for any ignited health issues among women among their audience. They are simply doing their job—and that is acting the part. However, I do agree that such diets are not healthy and should not be demanded of these actors and actresses.