Breaking news on the StarLit. page– Thanks to celebritiesindisgrace blog star Linda Sienkiewicz, we receieved permission from the great poet Thomas Lux to post his ‘star-inspired’ poem FRANKLY, I DON’T CARE. It’s on our StarLit. page. Thomas Lux is the author of over 10 books of poetry, a Guggenheim and NEA fellow and a brilliant writer. His poem (READ IT ALL on our StarLit. page) ends with these haunting lines, quoted by Linda in her own StarLit. piece:
“We the people, the day-laboring citizens, need to love
those of you larger than us, those whose teeth
are like floodlights against loneliness,
whose great gifts of song, or for joke telling,
or thespianly sublime transformations,
take us, for whole moments at a time, away
Lux brings up burning questions, if you’re hooked on celeb. gossip. To quote Nancy Kerrigan: Why, why, why? Share your thoughts/poems/writings/rants. Are you an unwilling celeb. addict? Is it ‘just fun’ or have you ever reached ‘stalker’ or ‘gawker.com‘ level? Do you hide any celeb. obsessions? I’m interested in the shame/fame connection. Is there ‘shame’ on both sides of obsessions with ‘disgraced celebs’? Do celeb.s help you ‘forget yourself’? Or the opposite?
A friend believes you can have a ‘celebrity self’– hers is Madonna. You follow your Celebrity Self through the years and relate to them as a warped reflection of you. Do any of you have celebrity selves? (Feel free to post under any name, folks). WDYT?
PS: I love what we’ve gotten about First Celeb. crushes. Keep ‘em coming– & read all about Harrison Ford fantasies, Ann Margaret epiphanies, Cinnamon on Mission Impossible & more– in comments on the FIRST TIME ‘Post’ below & on StarLit…