All posts tagged: fame whores

The year in Russell Simmons

The year in Russell Simmons

Recently I volunteered how Russell Simmons struck me as a “big phony,” despite scant evidence. Just a gut feeling. Score one for my gut. Since then we’ve seen Simmons defend woman-beating thug Chris Brown and identify with Occupy Wall Street (even though he owns a […]

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Hollywood vs. the kids

Hollywood vs. the kids

The cultural right’s fixation on permissiveness misses the real threat presented by the entertainment industry. Fame is the leading value emphasized by television shows popular among 9-to-11-year-olds, a major change from the past, according to a study by UCLA psychologists released today. Fame was 15th […]

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A suicide in 140 characters or less

A suicide in 140 characters or less

Not surprisingly, Carlos Estevez is involved. Last night, 22-year-old Kacey Jordan—the woman best known for smoking crack with Charlie Sheen, suggesting she aborted Sheen’s baby, and winning Howard Stern’s “Charlie Sheen Porn Star Pageant”—locked herself in a hotel room in Chicago and, over the course […]

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