Are They Celebrities?
Posted 22 July 2008 - 04:27 AM
Personally, I don't think so. Perhaps in their own minds. And in the minds of admirers.
Few have really ever had more than their fifteen minutes of fame then faded away. We all catch ourselves snapping our fingers trying to recall their names. Perhaps they need their own title of sorts? Ideas?
Posted 02 August 2008 - 06:16 PM
Posted 30 September 2008 - 05:04 AM
Since most of them are just "Attention Whores", how about Whorelebrities?
OR, since they've fulfilled their destiny, and been used and abused for our ultimate amusement or horror, how about Crash Test Dummies?
Quickly now! Name a song that Billy Ray Cyrus is famous for! He was a "One Hit Wonder" with 'Achy Breaky Heart' of course! Billy ray would have just drifted off into obscurity if not for Walt Disney Productions coming up with Hannah Montana and casting his little Miley in the title role. Heck, he'd have never even made it onto DWTS if not for Miley! His only other claim to fame was his mullet for God's sake! So why not just call the reality "Stars" Billy Rays?
I kinda like this thread and think we've got some pretty smart people here at Morty's! Let's help Wickie come up with a new favorite snarky term for these wannabee's!
Posted 30 September 2008 - 06:12 AM
Celebrity = Paris Hilton (Kills me that she is one but, at this point... nothing I (we) can do about it. ) or Donald Trump type.
Wannabe = Boogie, Dick, Coral, etc. Basically any reality person that has been on multiple seasons and/or doesn't let go of the season they were on where they were the "star" of it. Trying to prolong that 15 minutes.
Nobodies = Any reality personality that went onto obscurity. But, if we saw them we'd be like... he/she was on (insert reality show) but, I don't remember their name. (Or the other way around.)
Posted 30 September 2008 - 07:49 AM
Accept that they had there 15 minutes and go home and live your dull little lives.
Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:32 AM
These people that have come out of the wood work because of the popularity of Reality Shows is nothing but "15 minutes of famers". Sure theres a few that have 30 minutes of fame, but all are forgettable after a while. Most I wouldn't walk across the street to see.
I laugh my butt off when I watch BB and the HGs think the world loves them and they're gonna get agents. For me they're entertainment at the moment.....but there's gonna be plenty more coming along to replace them.
Posted 30 September 2008 - 10:26 AM
All these people who have appeared on reality television only become popular by those who have watched those shows. There are many people who do not spend any time watching reality television and wouldn't know one of 'em if they passed them on the street.
IMO people become stars by constantly being in the news due to their public appearances, movie & television appearance, connection to music or having a really great publicist like Paris Hilton apparently seems to have (why, I have NO idea).
Being a star or celebrity should mean you have a body of work a large portion of the public recognize. That would not include anybody appearing on a reality show IMO. There are very few people who have been on a reality show that the public at large would know or recognize. About the only exceptions I've seen for this are people who have been exposed by American Idol and they are appearing on that show to further their career due to their talent.
Posted 30 September 2008 - 12:30 PM
Some shows have "launched and/or "relaunched" Celebrity Status -
Re-launched: Kathy Griffin, Ozzy Ozborne, Tyra Banks, Billy Ray (and several other DWTS contestants)
Launched: Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, The other Osbornes, Jeff Probst, Christian Siriano, Dr. Will (Dr. 90210)
Some people I have just become a fan or found really interesting during their Reality Shows.
Yau-Man (Survivor) , Chris March (Project Runway), Kathy Griffin, Jackie Werner (Work Out), Monkey the Cat (Flipping Out), Dr. Will Big Brother, Evel Dick Big Brother, Dr. Fitzgerald -The Tap Dancing Vet (Animal Planet Emergency Vet).
One thing I have been wondering about is what happened to past Big Brother winners - Adam just disappeared in a cloud of (probably Angel) dust, Maggie, Jun, Lisa, etc. Just wondering how it changed their lives and for how long. Where are they now?
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