How To: Avoid Criticism as a Celebrity

This is a little how to on avoiding criticism as a celebrity. Just a few things I picked up from reading tabloids, watching entertainment news programs (Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, TMZ, etc.) or just social norms.

1. A celebrity should not be fat. I have learned from watching television and glancing at tabloid headlines that, no matter how talented you are, if you are a “fat” celebrity then someone is bound to criticize you. Celebrities, to many people, are looked at as being “perfect” – which explains the shock and rage when they mess up as all humans do. When someone comes around with what the public may see as imperfections, they are torn apart on television and in tabloids.

2. Do not get divorced after only 72 days of marriage. It does not matter that you no longer have the same feelings for the person. What matters is what the public thinks! The best thing to do would be to stick it out for at least two years to avoid people criticizing you when you finally file.

3. That white, feathered Swan inspired ensemble will make you famous … for having bad taste. When picking out what to wear on the red carpet, keep it classy. No one wants entertainment while they are watching award shows…

4. Be careful what you name your child. That is just cruel because now your child is being criticized… and will probably be criticized for the rest of his or her life.

5. Do not go to jail. Seriously though.

6. Do not be a jerk. If you pull a Kanye at an awards show then you will be remembered (and disliked) for it for a very long time. Beating up a girl will not make people like you very much either – and for good reason!

7. Avoid having a reality television show. Not only do reality TV shows tend to ruin marriages, but you end up on entertainment news programs and the front of tabloids frequently. From what I have seen when glancing at tabloids in the grocery store check out line, the news that you will be making is not very good.

8. Show people you care every now and then. Hey, if you have millions then why not donate some to a good cause? Even a shout out to a good cause can help.

9. Watch what you say. Sometimes saying the wrong thing – regardless of what you think – will end up hurting you. Sometimes consulting with your publicist beforehand will go a long way.

10. Do nothing. If you are not doing anything then there is no way you can be criticized, right?

The point is, every celebrity is going to be criticized because there is always going to be at least one person who dislikes them. Being criticized is unavoidable – no matter who you are. The best thing to do is to be yourself and try not to focus on what entertainment news programs or tabloids say. Besides, sometimes having a different body shape or wearing that hideous dress on the red carpet will get you noticed and help you stand out from the crowd.

Side note: I just wanted to say that, while some points were valid, a lot of this was sarcastic. I hold the belief that everyone is beautiful in their own way. Celebrities are humans. Humans mess up, humans don’t look perfect, and humans have the right to do whatever they want with their lives. I’m simply poking at the things tabloids, TMZ, and entertainment news television shows talk about regarding celebrities.

Resort 2013

Two equally as beautiful Resort 2013 collections were presented by none other than Chanel and Erdem.

Chanel

“Coco rock, not rococo.” – Karl Lagerfeld
  

It was only right that Karl Lagerfeld staged the Chanel Resort 2013 show at the Palace of Versailles. The collection gave off an 18th century Marie Antoinette with a mixture of rock sort of vibe from the beginning. Although there are quite a few critics, I absolutely love this collection. In fact, it was hard for me to pick only two feature photos because there were so many that I wanted to use. In the end, Karl Lagerfeld took a chance with this Chanel collection, and I deepy admire that. Chances are what propel the fashion industry forward. Chances are what make fashion such an art.

Erdem

  

Inspired in part by the Queen, I believe that the Erdem Resort 2013 collection speaks entirely for itself. Erdem Moralioglu also cited the Amish as an inspiration for the collection in Vogue. I find the collection to be fresh, the pieces to be flattering, chic and professional. The floral prints are beautiful and the colors are beyond appealing. I wish I could wear some of these myself.

Other Resort 2013 collections to check out:

Bottega Veneta, DKNY, Just Cavalli, Oscar de la Renta.

Note: If you want to see the rest of the Chanel or Erdem Resort 2013 collections then just click on the first picture of each section.

Alex Goot

I have to admit, I’m a YouTube freak. For years, I’ve been creeping around YouTube for new entertainment (probably because I have the attention span of a Border Collie in a tennis ball factory). I’ve always had a special place in my heart for cover artists. Something about putting a new spin on a classic (or even brand new pop song) has always struck a chord with me. Through my love of Boyce Avenue, Sam Tsui and Luke Conard (also great artists), I bumped into Mr. Alex Goot. There’s something about the passion in his voice that I just cannot get over.

I think that no matter how large our love of music is, everyone benefits from the world of music and creativity in some way. Even if you’re not a straight-up audiophile like some of us *cough*, there’s usually just something that hits home about a voice, a guitar, a painting, or maybe a poem.

Anyway, without further adieu, if you have a thing for music, covers, unappreciated artists, or just really cute nerdy looking men, I think you should check out Alex. He deserves more credit than he gets. :)

http://www.youtube.com/user/gootmusic

Need suggestions? Some of my favorites are his cover of Wonderwall (drool), and two of his originals called Pretty Eyes and Sensitivity.

Brb.

- Alias.

Too Close

Too Close by Alex Clare first graced my ears by way of an Internet Explorer 9 commercial. I did not really think anything of it, but I thought it was really catchy. I would catch myself singing it under my breath or tapping the beat out on the couch whenever the commercial came on. One day, I decided to look up the lyrics to find the song, and I fell completely in love. Next thing I knew, my friends were putting on Too Close while we were hanging out or at parties. The song was an instant hit. In fact, I am not even sure if it is a song that I am capable of getting sick of. 

If you have not heard it then take a listen.

Kudos to Alex Clare and anyone else who had a part in the making of this song (Jim Du, who co-wrote the song with Clare, Producers Mike Spencer and Major Lazer, Island Records