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Posts Tagged ‘Sandra Bullock

Our Hearts Belong to Oscar

March 8, 2014

          The annual gush over hunks and chicks strolling a Red Carpet (why not the Yellow Brick Road?) is because they are our royalty. We’ve never gotten over losing that when we broke up with the Brits.           Now we pick from a cast (pun intended) of hundreds at once, very much alive and mugging […]

Bored for 83 Years

March 1, 2011

Many of us weren’t born when this nonsense started–meaning, the Academy Awards and the slavish adoration of people with otherwise messed-up lives who have a talent for appearing normal, even heroic, on a silver screen. This bears saying again: the obsession with celebrity is our  way of re-creating a royalty that was briefly sacrificed by […]