Fame is a fickle beast indeed. Some of us crave to be known by all, and when suddenly that powerful wish is fulfilled, we regret ever having desired it. Monica Lewinksy? Famous or infamous? Donald Sterling known or notorious? It’s said that more people than ever want to gain fame. But at what cost?
Monica Got Famous Because of BIll
Ms. Lewinsky – Monica to her friends, and of course most definitely to Bill. Monica Lewinsky – no matter what else you think about her – gained an enormous amount of fame. The fact now, as she turns 40, fame has been more than an albatross around her neck – a millstone not by God, but fashioned by a political scandal, makes her seem less villain and more victim. The debacle was urged on by a media machine and a world who couldn’t help but make her eternally attached to the fabled Clinton Dynasty.
Donald Sterling – Billionaire & Famous Hater
Donald Sterling didn’t bite the hand that fed him. It was more a case of a wealthy man mistreating and hating a prized toy – an NBA basketball team. Even though Sterling may make mucho dinero from a sale of the LA Clippers, the fact is his great wealth beyond the pro hoops makes the transaction moot, financially that is. In terms of image and reputation, the man played ball with the public’s perception of him, then did a slam dunk full of fouls and errors. Even the Harlem Globetrotters would be hard pressed to spin this basketball in any way but one – damaged goods.
Photo Shop British Royal Baby – Tender Age, Mega Fame
Yes, dear baby, even little newborn YOU needs airbrushing. Your fresh faced puss isn’t immune to the digital scalpel. You’re a Royal – not just a royal. Your parents insist you look your best always, because your grandparents insist and your adoring public awaits your perfectly coiffed form at every turn. Back in the day, that adoring public were your ‘subjects’ – chasing you around for a glimpse at your royal cuteness. Now it’s the paparazzi whom eternally chase you to increase your fame. Somewhere, maybe in another cosmic realm, grandma Diana is shaking her head at history repeating itself.