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December 06, 2004

On Celebrity

What’s the worst insult a celebrity can suffer?

According to the Associated Press, the Robert Blake trial is scheduled to begin today (Monday December 6th, although it could be postponed). And, according to the Associated Press, the trial “fell out of the spotlight.” In other words, the press doesn’t care because they believe the public doesn’t care. Not about celebrity trials – about Robert Blake.

Jeez, what does it take to get some attention in Hollywood today?

Posted by Mike Gold at December 6, 2004 10:08 AM

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Maybe if Blake had done something in the industry in the past decade or so, it would have had longer legs. Or maybe if he had a better "alibi" than "I went back to the restaurant to get my gun, and somebody shot her." Reminds me of the Randy Newman song "Naked Man," inspired by a news story in which a naked man was arrested for purse snatching. He claimed that he was walking down the street (naked) minding his own business when a different naked man ran up to him, thrust the purse at him and ran off.

Posted by: Rick Oliver at December 6, 2004 04:59 PM

Maybe I'm horridly cynical, but looking at the celebrity trials that HAVE become Big Deals, the victim was very pretty, and Blake's wife was not. I dont' see why the Scott Ptereson trial has become such a big deal, other than the fact that it was in California (which tends to give us all of the Big Trials) and Laci was very pretty.

I just hope that I'm wrong. I'd hate the think that we're really that shallow.

Posted by: Cory!!Strode at December 7, 2004 12:05 AM

Apparently, to get noticed you have to flub your lines while lip-synching or do steroids. Oh well.

Posted by: Alex Segura Jr. at December 8, 2004 08:51 PM

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