Celebri-spiral™: Enough Already

Our culture is in a celebri-spiral. We're conflicted over our ridiculous, growing celebrity culture consumption via magazines, websites, and TV shows. In 2007, my love/hate conflict made me take to the blog-o-sphere. All writing on this site © Dave Singleton 2009.

Friday, April 27, 2007

April 27, 2007: Celebri-spiral Role Model of the Week-Julia Roberts

From Pretty Woman to pretty quiet woman, Julia Roberts is still a major box office star and every bit as sought after as younger, more attention-needy-and-in-your-face actresses. Here's a recent shot of her, pregnant with her third child. But do you know anything about her really?

She holds our interest without being an idiot, and she's the queen of the entertaining but unrevealing interview. That's why she's our Celebri-spiral Role Model of the Week.

I love Julia, and have seen her up close and personal as she strictly deals with rabid fans. I was impressed. Yes, she's been there/done that, and we've celebri-spiraled with her over her romances and dramatic, broken engagement to Kiefer Sutherland.

But now she manages to stay in the limelight, appear witty and cheerful, and never reveal a damn thing about herself. I don't know of any celebrity who deflects invasive, personal questions with as much wit and style as she does, often at the expense of some hapless interviewer, who is no match for her quick, condescending wit. She is not one to suffer fools, encourage invasion of her privacy, or complain about the media.

Every week I'll choose one celebrity who exemplifies anti celebri-spiral qualities such as:

  • Productive, with the attention focused on the work.
  • Entertaining, without leveraging personal life.
  • Smart, but not sanctimonious or snotty.
  • Clearly human, highly likable and relatable , without overstepping TMI boundaries.
  • Celebrated, but without taint or scandal looming like a black cloud.
Read about the most recent celebri-spiral role model Matt Lauer.

Who would you nominate for future Celebri-spiral Role Models?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say Diane Keaton...bad sense of style, it's true, but she is a lifelong A-lister, Oscar winner and an original who couldn't care less how she is perceived by the masses. And I am still campaigning for the Jerry Orbach Role Model Hall of Fame, by the way....

Friday, April 27, 2007 1:15:00 PM  

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