If you're a celebrity with the constant glare of the media spotlight in your face, it's probably very easy to forget that all those lights cast a very long shadow. After a few years, celebrities might push certain products they've endorsed, or movies they've produced, or personalized mansion gates they've purchased to the backs of their minds–but the public, the very people subjected to those products, and movies, and photographs of tacky gates, will not. Simply put, the public doesn't forget. With that in mind, here are a few recent celebrity quotes in context: Lily Allen:
I don't go shopping in the paparazzi hotspots , so please leave me alone . Write about something interesting , and that actually needs to be alked about . I don't want to live in a world where the most interesting thing is Paris Hilton and " how shes doing in jail " . Why do we care , seriously ? Guys the world is MELTING , we are KILLING innocent people , so we can steal their oil , killing them. 400000 people are dead and 2.5 million have no home in Darfur ………….. but then again Lindsay did work out at the gym this afternoon and thats what really counts .
writes Lily Allen on her MySpace blog, only one post down from talking about what really needs to be talked about: her, Lindsay Lohan getting arrested, and where to get the best massage in New York City. Angelina Jolie:
I recently had an op-ed published in a newspaper. And at the end, it didn't say I was an actress. It said that I was a UN goodwill ambassador–that's all. And I was really proud.
Tomb Raider actress Angelina Jolie told Esquire in an interview for a cover story to promote her new movie, A Mighty Heart.
I said, 'Hey, Brad [Pitt, who is a movie star of stratospheric proportions, maybe you've heard of him?], I'm not just an actress anymore.'"
MC Hammer: On a recent episode of Fox News' Hannity's America, MC Hammer, who once had gates emblazoned with the words "Hammer Time," said that the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq should be
fast, but not precipitously so.
Hammer then discussed "Bring Our Brothers Home," a new politically minded rap he wrote around 15 years after that one about the Addams family. Jennifer Aniston:
I even brush wash–brush my teeth while I shower. Every two minutes in the shower uses as much water as a person in Africa uses for everything in their life for a whole day!
Exclaimed Jennifer Aniston, who–in addition to memorable roles in Picture Perfect, Along Came Polly, and that awful movie about The Graduate being real–is now the "face" of Smart Water, a product that doesn't waste any water at all in its manufacturing.