Apparently the fact that celebrities desire money is just ... super offensive to her delicate sensibilities.
Now, we like Kristen Stewart -- we really do. She's enormously talented and she's gotten unfair criticism for years. But, um, this is a little much.
"People who are interested in selling a life as if it's a comic book story? It's just money, money, money, money. It's just bull---t distraction, and a lot of people make a lot of money on that, because we wanna get distracted."
First of all, this is one of those weird instances where people use the word "distraction" instead of "entertainment." They usually do it to undercut the value of whatever mode of entertainment they're describing. And that's, you know, a very deliberate slight -- not just at whatever form of media, but at the people who enjoy it.
Don't get us wrong -- hate on somebody's preferred form of entertainment all that you like, but don't use word games to be dismissive about it.
We feel like maybe Kristen's missing the fact that not every celebrity is as in-demand as she is. Sometimes they want to expand their popularity and fame. And yes, sometimes they want money. There's nothing wrong with wanting money. And, usually, the only people who feel like doing something for money is dirty or dishonest are the sorts of people who don't have to worry about their finances.
Also, there's the storytelling angle. There's a lot of interest in telling the story of somebody's life. And even just being in some sort of reenactment or a Lifetime movie can be the launching point for somebody's career.
But by all means, please feel free to be disgusted by people pursuing their own interests.
Who would have thought somebody like Lena Dunham -- or, you know, Lena Dunham herself -- could bring out all the candor in a woman that we assumed was one of the fakest kids going?
We're still trying to wrap our heads around this day altogether, what with all that Bristol Palin business, but it's coming together ... and this is why we're probably still feeling so raw and tender, enough so that we're really seeing Tori Spelling. What is this day?
About her relationship with cheating Dean McDermott -- prior to children -- Tori says, "We had this thing that was fairy tale, amazing, newlywed period, honeymoon, unbelievable. All of a sudden, we got pregnant, and then I saw a different side of him. ...
Poor Rob Kardashian, y'all. All it seems he wants to do is grow up and grow as a human being out of the spotlight, but because of his last name, folks just can't let well enough alone. When is enough enough?
New reports are emerging that the only male Kardashian is still struggling -- and let's be realistic; we probably would, too, if all we wanted was a little peace and quiet, but our family basically prohibited that at all costs along the way -- and that he's dealing with ...
"About 80 people [at our wedding]. Small wedding. I hate celebrities. ... No celebrities will be there."
--Jenny McCarthy's insufferable pompousness now that she's actually getting married, and apparently not realizing that she, herself, is nothing but a "celebrity," too. Surprise!
Jenny had a plethora of classless things to say during a recent interview with Howard Stern, and while that's not too surprising -- considering her history of bawdy filterlessness -- the bit about hating celebrities was the icing on the cake.
You guys have to listen to this audio -- Jenny sounds ... well, she just sounds really full of crap, guys, sorry to say. Jenny sounds like she's just full to the brim with BS that's about to hit overflow levels, and the part where she snidely quips "I hate celebrities," well ... rumor has it that fiancé Donnie Wahlberg's brother Mark Wahlberg "hates" celebrities, too, but only celebrities by the name of Jenny McCarthy, and now? Well, now maybe we know why.
"Celebrity is so not part of my life. If I'm walking around and somebody comes up with a camera, it terrifies me. I can imagine that if you are Johnny Depp, for years you've had such a level of fame that you are somewhat accustomed to it and you expect it when you go out. ... I've managed to avoid it to the extent where I sometimes get trapped in situations that I don't know how to deal with. I feel overwhelmed. But I'd rather be overwhelmed in these moments and enjoy my life privately. I've been able to have the life I want. Compared to other people in the business I do live a normal life. I can't get off set and away from it fast enough. I leave and I don't talk to anybody in the business at all for a couple of weeks. I hate the beach. I don't like travelling. I'm not being evasive. I just don't like the things that most people would like."
--Joaquin Phoenix on his life outside of film, and man -- how completely perfect is this guy? Yeah, he could stand a good hair-washing, and maybe some new clothes to boot, but Joaquin sure has his priorities right and his head on straight, and no amount of cleanliness or style could ever eclipse that kind of beauty.
That's all. The end.
“... I don’t think I had a care in the world at 25 ... That all started in my 30s, my awkward phase. I’m a little bit of a late bloomer! But it doesn’t matter to me because it just gets better. They do say youth is wasted on the young, but I feel just as youthful now — if not more — than I did when I was 25. I’m more in my body; I’m more in my mind. Life is full. Life is wonderful. We’re very, very fortunate.”
--Jennifer Aniston on what her life was like in her 20s, her 30s, and now, in her 40s, and if this little snippet doesn't make you love her kind of just a little bit, then sorry -- you're just not being open-minded enough.
Yeah, Aniston is usually pretty good for coming across as the pitiful martyr, and clingy and sometimes pretty desperate, too, but something within her must be changing as she ages, because she's even becoming more likable as she gets older.
Get it, girl. We're in your corner (today).
"My attitude to money? On a 1980 TV series called 'Bosom Buddies' I made $5,000 a week. If I had made that kind of money for the rest of my life I would have been happy, honestly. But I have been getting ludicrous sums of money for quite some time. The best part is not owing money to anyone. Money, though, has never been my driving force. You can live in the biggest and best house in the world but it can be s--- if you are unhappy.''
--Tom Hanks -- better known to some people as Forrest Gump, though this girl right here vividly remembers being a small child while watching "Bosom Buddies" at her grandma's house back in the mid- to late-eighties, and even then thought he was an adorable, talented man -- on his massive fortune, estimated to be around $350m, give or take a few "ms."
Oh, and he's pretty wise, too -- this is another thing he said about violence in modern-day movies, and it especially should speak to the generation that glorifies games like the "Grand Theft Auto" (and its obvious mass popularity, just based on its recent record-breaking sales) and movies like "The Last House on the Left" and "Kick-Ass 2":
''We got into another era where it becomes the kind of glamorous it can be to fire guns and blow up buildings and stuff like that. And I understand that to a a degree, but even when I was young I wanted to see films that somehow reflected my world or the world as I understand it or an authentic take on how complicated we all are. While there's always room for a fabulous James Bond movie with a great action sequence in it, there is without doubt another type of film out there that is not that interested in it, there's no moralization that goes on, and I simply don't choose to see them."
See? Told you. Forrest "Forrest" Gump -- the voice of a (saner) generation.