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Subject: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/12/14 at 6:16 pm

I am a bit perplex as to why some people have obsessions with celebs. I'm not talking about having a crush. I'm sure everyone here knows that I have always had a crush on Bill Bixby. And yeah, I think I shed a tear or two when he died. But, I do not devote my life to him. In fact, I don't even think I have a pic of him in my house. Ok, I had his pic on my wall as a teen but I was a teen. Hadn't had pics of celebs on my wall since that time.

There are some people who lives their lives around the life of one celebrity. Others are obsessed to the point of stalking them. And others have to dress like them. There was this guy who lived in this area who was dressed like Elvis. Haven't seen him in many years but I used to see him in our local K-Mart.

I know there are a few people on this board who are obsessed with celebs (and you know who you are). I want to know why? Why are these people-many who you have never met, will NEVER meet, have such an important place in your life? I wonder if it is because your life is so lacking that you have to grab on to someone else's life? 

I am not starting this thread to start any argument, accuse anyone of anything and I certainly do not mean to offend anyone but I just want to know why entertainers are so important in people's personal lives that they get offended if someone says anything negative about their celebrity(s) of choice.

Can someone please enlighten me?


Cat 

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: Dagwood on 01/12/14 at 7:05 pm

I think with some people, it is an escape from reality.  I think the draw of the public image of the celebrity seems better than real life.  I know when I have a really bad day, I like to get lost in Youtube...helps to get away from the crap that can be real life.

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: snozberries on 01/13/14 at 12:03 am


I am a bit perplex as to why some people have obsessions with celebs. I'm not talking about having a crush. I'm sure everyone here knows that I have always had a crush on Bill Bixby. And yeah, I think I shed a tear or two when he died. But, I do not devote my life to him. In fact, I don't even think I have a pic of him in my house. Ok, I had his pic on my wall as a teen but I was a teen. Hadn't had pics of celebs on my wall since that time.

There are some people who lives their lives around the life of one celebrity. Others are obsessed to the point of stalking them. And others have to dress like them. There was this guy who lived in this area who was dressed like Elvis. Haven't seen him in many years but I used to see him in our local K-Mart.

I know there are a few people on this board who are obsessed with celebs (and you know who you are). I want to know why? Why are these people-many who you have never met, will NEVER meet, have such an important place in your life? I wonder if it is because your life is so lacking that you have to grab on to someone else's life? 

I am not starting this thread to start any argument, accuse anyone of anything and I certainly do not mean to offend anyone but I just want to know why entertainers are so important in people's personal lives that they get offended if someone says anything negative about their celebrity(s) of choice.

Can someone please enlighten me?


Cat



I guess we have to look at it in stages...

the stalker (a true stalker - not my level of stalker) is a demented individual who believes they have some real connection to the celeb... the celeb looks into a camera and the person thinks they are looking at them they love them and if they cannot have them no one else can either... that's a true psychological issue that cannot really be explained and has no bearing (I hope here) I don't think anyone here has lost their minds to the point of stalking/slaughtering their beloved celeb.



blind devotion to a celebrity I also don't get.... again I am obessed with celebs (and I'll get to that in a minute) but I also separate appreciation from the craft with obsessing over the persona.  I LOVE Shemar Moore... people claim he's gay... I don't know if he is... I don't know if he isn't... I don't care.. it does not change my love for him.  If (and only because the discussion is happening elsewhere) if he was accused of a specific crime similar to say a gloved one had been accused of...it would break my damn heart.  I would feel horrible....for the kid in question... and if he were acquitted I would spend the rest of my life wondering if he'd been wronged or gotten away with it.... does that change my commitment to him now? no... he hasn't come under that scrutinity and as for the rumors I'm not going to defend his orientation- it's not my place to do so... honestly it's no one's business and does not make him any less hot... and I will say this now--- and it disgusts me to say it---- I don't know if I would look at him with any less lust in my eyes if those accusations came to be... I would hope that I would but he's so damn tasty i might say I hate what you did son but you're still hot :-[ but i wouldn't defend him tooth and nail.





Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: 80sfan on 01/13/14 at 12:51 am



I guess we have to look at it in stages...

the stalker (a true stalker - not my level of stalker) is a demented individual who believes they have some real connection to the celeb... the celeb looks into a camera and the person thinks they are looking at them they love them and if they cannot have them no one else can either... that's a true psychological issue that cannot really be explained and has no bearing (I hope here) I don't think anyone here has lost their minds to the point of stalking/slaughtering their beloved celeb.



blind devotion to a celebrity I also don't get.... again I am obessed with celebs (and I'll get to that in a minute) but I also separate appreciation from the craft with obsessing over the persona. I LOVE Shemar Moore... people claim he's gay... I don't know if he is... I don't know if he isn't... I don't care.. it does not change my love for him.  If (and only because the discussion is happening elsewhere) if he was accused of a specific crime similar to say a gloved one had been accused of...it would break my damn heart.  I would feel horrible....for the kid in question... and if he were acquitted I would spend the rest of my life wondering if he'd been wronged or gotten away with it.... does that change my commitment to him now? no... he hasn't come under that scrutinity and as for the rumors I'm not going to defend his orientation- it's not my place to do so... honestly it's no one's business and does not make him any less hot... and I will say this now--- and it disgusts me to say it---- I don't know if I would look at him with any less lust in my eyes if those accusations came to be... I would hope that I would but he's so damn tasty i might say I hate what you did son but you're still hot :-[ but i wouldn't defend him tooth and nail.


Sometimes some people just label a star 'gay' or 'lesbian' because of jealousy.  ::)

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: snozberries on 01/13/14 at 1:04 am




as for my particular type of obsession... it's a discussion I often have with  my friends.  It may be a culture unique to LA (well except for the fact that my Canadian friend is equally obsessed)  It's like a drug. the endorphins and adrenaline kicks in and you just can't beat that rush... 


why? I don't know why... it's different for many people...like why did you smoke or why does someone drink? It feels good to you... you derive pleasure from it, it helps you forget the things that drag you down in your day to day world, it's a chance to meet people doing a job you admire and it's escapist fantasy fulfilled at the highest plateau


For me? I grow up a sad and isolated kid... my dad was in the military and I moved a lot look at the blurb just below my user name and above my avatar...  "they might live inside your tv but they are still your friends"  that is the motto of my life... my location always changed... my tv shows did not... move to a school in the middle of the year and you have some challenges making friends... move to a school fulll of racist assholes as the only black kid and you find yourself isolated for 8 months... the only place I found comfort was in the characters on TV... I leaned on them to make me laugh, give me a different reason to cry, to drag me out of the real pain I felt (through various bad experiences I had) and give me something to dream about...some to live for...some place else to go  even if it was just for a few hours..... 


the TV guide is my bible and the TV is the alter that enlightens me...  mock me if you will but that is where I have always found my solace and that is where I prefer to spend my time... 


but... as I grew older and more discriminating I began to not just appreciate the shows but the writing, directing producing and acting... I used to watch the talk shows and wanted to hang with the people the way they hung with Johnny or Joan or dave or arsenio or oprah.... I wanted go to the Emmy (check  8) )  I wanted to be at the big hollywood premieres (check  8) )  and more than anything I wanted to live the big hollywood lifestyle where my nights were spent galavanting with the stars I loved to watch on TV (check  8) )



Why is it important to me? It's a hobby... it's a past time... it's like collecting baseball cards.. i want to meet them all...well not all of them.. I do not want to meet a few...but I do want to meet most of them. I think if I sat down and made a list of the celebs I still wanted to meet (or meet again) I would be writing for days...


why do I do it? why do I want to do it? What do I get out of it?
one the aforementioned rush... it's exciting when you are with fans and you're all yelling for someone...even if they don't come it's exciting...  have you ever been at the concert (rock concert) of your absolutely favorite band? you know that rush before they come out... the energy of the crowd? the buzz in the aair...the excitement?  and then the screams as they hit the stage?  you know that moment when they play your favorite song?  that's what it feels like when you're in an autograph crush

what is an autograph crush? this is me at Paley in an autograph rush waiting for Season 1 Walking Dead Exec Producer Frank Darabont to get to us... it's not as frenzied some of the one's i've been in and i can find pics but I wasn't in them so  :P

http://i.imgur.com/ezxKx.jpg

another angle... Let's play a rousing game of where's Tq...  lol

http://i.imgur.com/UnAOn.jpg


It's like being in a mosh pit... but a really cool mosh pit you never wanna leave...  I don't know what the equivalent would be for you Cat... it would be like if JK Rowling said hey Cat... i'm thinking about writing book 8 of harry potter and I really want to sit down with you and talk about the characters and see what you 've got in mind for them...  Basically it's mind blowing....  that's an autograph fan event.... that's minimal access... that's like the poor man's (even tho paley fest is expensive) it's the poor man's celeb fix.  it's like speed dating... you have a few seconds to let the person you admire know what it is you admire most... you want to impress them and you want to sound really intellegent or at least not like a dork..and you want to come up with that one thing that impresses them because you know they will remember you... 

I first met Melissa mcCarthy (Bridesmaids) season one of Gilmore Girls of paleyfest. we had a conversation that was unique so she remembered me... well when I met her years later at the pilot of Mike and Molly she didn't remember me (as in she didn't say you are the girl who said this) but she remembered the conversation... when i went back a few weeks later she remembered me... we are not friends but i am a person she recognizes when she sees me... do I think she knows my name?  no I don't but I know if there's ever a crowd vying for an autograph I can probably get her to come sign mine before most others....  the ones who remember you... that's like scientology baby... it's a higher plain of existence (or whatever it is they beileve)  that is a special connection... it's rare so it is cherished like a kind word from a hard teacher or a compliment from a cruel parent...  you feel special... you feel like the chosen one and it is amazing....

I do not know if I told if I told this story but I met Gladys Knight a few days before Christmas.  there were a few hundred people in the theater but she happened to cross my path... two things happened that gravitated her to me... one. I applauded her as she passed by me...she was just going to her seat... she was not performing... the theater was humming with people realizing she was RIGHT THERE... I caught her eye and I put my hands together in silent respect. but she gave me that big beautiful GK smile and said thank you.  then the man next to me stopped her and got her to talking... it gave me my second moment... they were talking about food. I said what I normally would 'AW man now you're making me hungry'....  she looked at me and laughed and said I know.  I said we should go out and eat. Ms Knight  I will buy you dinner.. she smiled and said we should exchange information so I said great.  then she said no really  I mean it as she was being escorted to her seat... my friend said you know she just sait that because you gave her no other option.. I was like whatever dude I just talked to gladys knight... that's a good story...  the next thing you know GK's publicist is tracking me down to give me a business card... I don't have mine (idiot) so I say i will email it.  (btw the whole time Denzel Washington is 8 seats away from me and I never saw him not until he got onstage.  ::)    anyway after the event the publicist came back and said gladys will be mad if you don't email me please email me.. I promised... then I saw gladys one last time and she hugged me and told me I had better get in contact with her.  the publicist has been emailed and has already responded that "we will be connected" I dont know when I don't know how but I know I will be there!


It is a rush... you feel good... you feel excited and you feel special... there is no other way to explain it...


Steve and I were at the premiere of a film. we met a few oscar winners, some directors, a few actors and a writer who used to be an actor on Buffy (our favorite show) and gilmore girls.... and I saw Oprah...  and we were talking about how to anyone else that night would be really special... a moment to treasure and to us...it was just Wednesday.  ;D


I don't know if that explains me at all... I know it's long as hell and i'm sorry... 





Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: snozberries on 01/13/14 at 1:07 am


Sometimes some people just label a star 'gay' or 'lesbian' because of jealousy.  ::)


this is true, but there are also actors who are gay who haven't come out because, despite no longer being as taboo as a decade or so ago, it can still be dangerous to their career---- can they play a leading man can they be straight... agents worry and producers over think it... it's stupid but it has backfired on some.... but not nec. others....  my point is I don't care either way but some fans may get really defensive and demand that the actor they are "protecting" is straight!

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: Howard on 01/13/14 at 7:36 am

I think some obsessions could lead to stalking.

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/13/14 at 10:23 am




as for my particular type of obsession... it's a discussion I often have with  my friends.  It may be a culture unique to LA (well except for the fact that my Canadian friend is equally obsessed)  It's like a drug. the endorphins and adrenaline kicks in and you just can't beat that rush... 


why? I don't know why... it's different for many people...like why did you smoke or why does someone drink? It feels good to you... you derive pleasure from it, it helps you forget the things that drag you down in your day to day world, it's a chance to meet people doing a job you admire and it's escapist fantasy fulfilled at the highest plateau


For me? I grow up a sad and isolated kid... my dad was in the military and I moved a lot look at the blurb just below my user name and above my avatar...  "they might live inside your tv but they are still your friends"  that is the motto of my life... my location always changed... my tv shows did not... move to a school in the middle of the year and you have some challenges making friends... move to a school fulll of racist assholes as the only black kid and you find yourself isolated for 8 months... the only place I found comfort was in the characters on TV... I leaned on them to make me laugh, give me a different reason to cry, to drag me out of the real pain I felt (through various bad experiences I had) and give me something to dream about...some to live for...some place else to go  even if it was just for a few hours..... 


the TV guide is my bible and the TV is the alter that enlightens me...  mock me if you will but that is where I have always found my solace and that is where I prefer to spend my time... 


but... as I grew older and more discriminating I began to not just appreciate the shows but the writing, directing producing and acting... I used to watch the talk shows and wanted to hang with the people the way they hung with Johnny or Joan or dave or arsenio or oprah.... I wanted go to the Emmy (check  8) )  I wanted to be at the big hollywood premieres (check  8) )  and more than anything I wanted to live the big hollywood lifestyle where my nights were spent galavanting with the stars I loved to watch on TV (check  8) )



Why is it important to me? It's a hobby... it's a past time... it's like collecting baseball cards.. i want to meet them all...well not all of them.. I do not want to meet a few...but I do want to meet most of them. I think if I sat down and made a list of the celebs I still wanted to meet (or meet again) I would be writing for days...


why do I do it? why do I want to do it? What do I get out of it?
one the aforementioned rush... it's exciting when you are with fans and you're all yelling for someone...even if they don't come it's exciting...  have you ever been at the concert (rock concert) of your absolutely favorite band? you know that rush before they come out... the energy of the crowd? the buzz in the aair...the excitement?  and then the screams as they hit the stage?  you know that moment when they play your favorite song?  that's what it feels like when you're in an autograph crush

what is an autograph crush? this is me at Paley in an autograph rush waiting for Season 1 Walking Dead Exec Producer Frank Darabont to get to us... it's not as frenzied some of the one's i've been in and i can find pics but I wasn't in them so  :P

http://i.imgur.com/ezxKx.jpg

another angle... Let's play a rousing game of where's Tq...  lol

http://i.imgur.com/UnAOn.jpg


It's like being in a mosh pit... but a really cool mosh pit you never wanna leave...  I don't know what the equivalent would be for you Cat... it would be like if JK Rowling said hey Cat... i'm thinking about writing book 8 of harry potter and I really want to sit down with you and talk about the characters and see what you 've got in mind for them...  Basically it's mind blowing....  that's an autograph fan event.... that's minimal access... that's like the poor man's (even tho paley fest is expensive) it's the poor man's celeb fix.  it's like speed dating... you have a few seconds to let the person you admire know what it is you admire most... you want to impress them and you want to sound really intellegent or at least not like a dork..and you want to come up with that one thing that impresses them because you know they will remember you... 

I first met Melissa mcCarthy (Bridesmaids) season one of Gilmore Girls of paleyfest. we had a conversation that was unique so she remembered me... well when I met her years later at the pilot of Mike and Molly she didn't remember me (as in she didn't say you are the girl who said this) but she remembered the conversation... when i went back a few weeks later she remembered me... we are not friends but i am a person she recognizes when she sees me... do I think she knows my name?  no I don't but I know if there's ever a crowd vying for an autograph I can probably get her to come sign mine before most others....  the ones who remember you... that's like scientology baby... it's a higher plain of existence (or whatever it is they beileve)  that is a special connection... it's rare so it is cherished like a kind word from a hard teacher or a compliment from a cruel parent...  you feel special... you feel like the chosen one and it is amazing....

I do not know if I told if I told this story but I met Gladys Knight a few days before Christmas.  there were a few hundred people in the theater but she happened to cross my path... two things happened that gravitated her to me... one. I applauded her as she passed by me...she was just going to her seat... she was not performing... the theater was humming with people realizing she was RIGHT THERE... I caught her eye and I put my hands together in silent respect. but she gave me that big beautiful GK smile and said thank you.  then the man next to me stopped her and got her to talking... it gave me my second moment... they were talking about food. I said what I normally would 'AW man now you're making me hungry'....  she looked at me and laughed and said I know.  I said we should go out and eat. Ms Knight  I will buy you dinner.. she smiled and said we should exchange information so I said great.  then she said no really  I mean it as she was being escorted to her seat... my friend said you know she just sait that because you gave her no other option.. I was like whatever dude I just talked to gladys knight... that's a good story...  the next thing you know GK's publicist is tracking me down to give me a business card... I don't have mine (idiot) so I say i will email it.  (btw the whole time Denzel Washington is 8 seats away from me and I never saw him not until he got onstage.  ::)    anyway after the event the publicist came back and said gladys will be mad if you don't email me please email me.. I promised... then I saw gladys one last time and she hugged me and told me I had better get in contact with her.  the publicist has been emailed and has already responded that "we will be connected" I dont know when I don't know how but I know I will be there!


It is a rush... you feel good... you feel excited and you feel special... there is no other way to explain it...


Steve and I were at the premiere of a film. we met a few oscar winners, some directors, a few actors and a writer who used to be an actor on Buffy (our favorite show) and gilmore girls.... and I saw Oprah...  and we were talking about how to anyone else that night would be really special... a moment to treasure and to us...it was just Wednesday.  ;D


I don't know if that explains me at all... I know it's long as hell and i'm sorry...



Thanks for answering. I appreciate it.



Cat

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/13/14 at 12:37 pm

For me looking at celebrities is a form of escapism.  Most celebries do have lives on Facebook as a way of connecting with fans but some people can be just downright scary.
I have some groups that are dedicated to some of the bands that I like for example Platinum Blonde, Duran Duran, and Tears for Fears.  I think that's all I really need.  I have never actually stalked the celebrites that I'm associated with but I did become overzealous a few times.  And that's lead to me being blocked or taken out of a few Facebook pages and groups.  But that's neither here nor there.  :)

I think it's perfectly natural to feel the way that we do about celebrities as long as you don't let it be the be all to end all.  I've seen people on Facebook who are just downright scary with their celebrity obsessions and they don't even realize that it's happening until they get blocked.

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: warped on 01/13/14 at 12:49 pm

Good topic, Cat.

I found this on the web. Celebrity worship syndrome. Never heard of that before

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celebrity_worship_syndrome

Another one: 20 Signs You’re Obsessed With Your Celebrity Crush

http://www.buzzfeed.com/angelabraza/20-signs-youare-obsessed-with-your-celebrity-cru-cbbv

It's a fine line sometimes whether you just "like a celeb a whole lot" or are obsessed with them.  I think if different people over a period of time tell you that you are obsessed with the same person...a light should go off in your head and this is when you should listen to them. However when most people are already that obsessed....they won't listen...they brush it off and often dive even further into this obsession...which is very scary and unhealthy.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/13/14 at 4:18 pm

What I said about my perfectly healthy "obsession" with New Kids On The Block was "I'm not obsessed! Just devoted!"

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: Foo Bar on 01/14/14 at 11:35 pm


I am a bit perplex as to why some people have obsessions with celebs.


I see it as a variant on fandom, in which the object of one's obsession isn't any individual person, but the world around a certain TV show, fictional universe, or sports team.  Nothing wrong with it; it's basically a hobby.  The difference between the guy who hosts the Super Bowl party and the season's ticket holder who applies face paint and goes to the pre-game tailgating party for every home game is merely one of degree.

I grew up playing Dungeons and Dragons, a subsequent generation of nerds played Magic: The Gathering, and many of my co-workers play fantasy football.  It's all good.

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: Howard on 01/15/14 at 7:34 am

some people go all out as to dress like their favorite celebrity.

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: Dagwood on 01/15/14 at 7:37 am


I see it as a variant on fandom, in which the object of one's obsession isn't any individual person, but the world around a certain TV show, fictional universe, or sports team.  Nothing wrong with it; it's basically a hobby.  The difference between the guy who hosts the Super Bowl party and the season's ticket holder who applies face paint and goes to the pre-game tailgating party for every home game is merely one of degree.

I grew up playing Dungeons and Dragons, a subsequent generation of nerds played Magic: The Gathering, and many of my co-workers play fantasy football.  It's all good.


But there is a point where it goes past hobby.  When it takes up every waking hour of your life, it is too much.

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/15/14 at 7:47 am


But there is a point where it goes past hobby.  When it takes up every waking hour of your life, it is too much.


I agree Dag.  When it gets to the point where you have no life outside your home is when you should be concerned.  I think there's a fine line between a normal crush on a celebrity and just being downright scary and obsessive.  It's a line that fans shouldn't ever cross.

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: snozberries on 01/16/14 at 5:17 am


There's also the amusement you get by making complete strangers jealous...lol

Went to a taping of Mike & Molly last night.  I haven't seen the cast in a year.

Melissa McCarthy said welcome back it's great to see you
Billy Gardelland I had a nice convo about his stand up
Nyambi asked where I'd been
Both Reno and Katy hugged me and said they missed me.

The woman beside told her friends - she's knows all of them  :o .  I said, no...they know me  :D



Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: Howard on 01/16/14 at 7:56 am


But there is a point where it goes past hobby.  When it takes up every waking hour of your life, it is too much.


some people do that and they do too much of it.

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/16/14 at 4:50 pm

I think that if the celebrity thinks that you're going too far it means it's time to take a break from posting in fan pages for a while.

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: snozberries on 01/17/14 at 12:18 am


I think that if the celebrity thinks that you're going too far it means it's time to take a break from posting in fan pages for a while.



this is the problem with Twitter and other social media outlets... it gives fans unprecedented access to their celebs.  They get to read their personal thoughts at the moment they are thought, they feel like they are part of their lives because they know how they feel about Pinks Lord of the Rings Frank (IT'S AWESOME BTW)  they get to read their funny posts/tweets/whatever and....then they get to post/tweet/reply back to them.  The ultimate high is if the celeb reads/quotes/retweets or replies to them...

I don't know why people get so excited over it. I mean I have talked to several celebs via twitter but I'm not delusional enough to think that it means we have a connection.  It is funny because I first connected with Yvette Nicole Brown through twitter... I was at in line for a community event at paleyfest. she tweeted she was excited about it. It was 9am, the event was at 7pm... my friend dom and I tweeted that we were already in line...she asked us to tweet a pic...we did...that night from the stage she looked at us and waved. When Dom asked a question she said- "that's one of my twitter peeps"
later I was on set at Community...when she saw me she said "it's my twitter friend!" and gave me a hug.  Later I was at a taping of the Soup. I didn't get to talk to her but when I tweeted that I was sorry I didn't get to say hi she said she saw me there and knew what I was wearing and where I was sitting.
It was cool.  but I'm not delusional enough to say we are friends... that our connection goes much deeper than that...

I talk to other actors and actresses via twitter too. some of them recognize me when meet but generally not because we tweeted each other but because we met before.

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/17/14 at 1:55 am



this is the problem with Twitter and other social media outlets... it gives fans unprecedented access to their celebs.  They get to read their personal thoughts at the moment they are thought, they feel like they are part of their lives because they know how they feel about Pinks Lord of the Rings Frank (IT'S AWESOME BTW)  they get to read their funny posts/tweets/whatever and....then they get to post/tweet/reply back to them.  The ultimate high is if the celeb reads/quotes/retweets or replies to them...

I don't know why people get so excited over it. I mean I have talked to several celebs via twitter but I'm not delusional enough to think that it means we have a connection.  It is funny because I first connected with Yvette Nicole Brown through twitter... I was at in line for a community event at paleyfest. she tweeted she was excited about it. It was 9am, the event was at 7pm... my friend dom and I tweeted that we were already in line...she asked us to tweet a pic...we did...that night from the stage she looked at us and waved. When Dom asked a question she said- "that's one of my twitter peeps"
later I was on set at Community...when she saw me she said "it's my twitter friend!" and gave me a hug.  Later I was at a taping of the Soup. I didn't get to talk to her but when I tweeted that I was sorry I didn't get to say hi she said she saw me there and knew what I was wearing and where I was sitting.
It was cool.  but I'm not delusional enough to say we are friends... that our connection goes much deeper than that...

I talk to other actors and actresses via twitter too. some of them recognize me when meet but generally not because we tweeted each other but because we met before.


I just recently had a really bad encounter with someone claiming to be an ex of one of the Platinum Blonde band members and she said "tell S----- that I'm still better looking than he is. Hahaha!"
I said "What are you e-mailing me for? I don't know S----- G---- personally." 
She said "Oh! Then why do you have so many pictures of him? Sorry!"
I said "Because I'm a Platinum Blonde fan!"
I really didn't feel it was any of her business why I have pictures of this one member of Platinum Blonde.  I don't want him to think that I'm some crazy fan girl.  :P Needless to say this ex upset me.  Talk about being delusional.  ::)

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: snozberries on 01/17/14 at 3:49 am


I just recently had a really bad encounter with someone claiming to be an ex of one of the Platinum Blonde band members and she said "tell him that I'm still better looking than he is. Hahaha!"
I said "What are you e-mailing me for? I don't know anybody in Platinum Blonde personally." 
She said "Oops! Then why do you have so many pictures of him? Sorry!"
I said "Because I'm a Platinum Blonde fan!"
I really didn't feel it was any of her business why I have pictures of this one member of Platinum Blonde.  I don't want him to think that I'm some crazy fan girl.  :P Needless to say this ex upset me.  Talk about being delusional.  ::)



she sounds like she has some issues

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/17/14 at 9:32 am



she sounds like she has some issues


Oh yeah.  No doubt. I know I shouldn't let things like this upset me but I don't know Platinum Blonde personally.  I only know them on Facebook and Twitter because that's how I communnicate with them.  I couldn't think of a nicer way to communicate to this girl that I don't know them personally? But I did stand up for myself and I'm proud of myself for doing so.  It could have been that she was jealous? I don't know?
I certainly wouldn't say if I knew them and if I met them personally.  Just because it's none of anybody's business.  That's just the way I feel about it.

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: snozberries on 01/17/14 at 9:48 am


Oh yeah.  No doubt. I know I shouldn't let things like this upset me but I don't know Platinum Blonde personally.  I only know them on Facebook and Twitter because that's how I communnicate with them.  I couldn't think of a nicer way to communicate to this girl that I don't know them personally? But I did stand up for myself and I'm proud of myself for doing so.  It could have been that she was jealous? I don't know?
I certainly wouldn't say if I knew them and if I met them personally.  Just because it's none of anybody's business.  That's just the way I feel about it.



Good for u.

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/17/14 at 1:38 pm



Good for u.


Thank you.  :)

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: Katluver on 01/19/14 at 1:12 pm

Does watching cats on YouTube count as a celebrity obsession?

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/19/14 at 1:28 pm


Does watching cats on YouTube count as a celebrity obsession?
Only if the cats concerned are celebrities.

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: Howard on 01/19/14 at 4:48 pm


Does watching cats on YouTube count as a celebrity obsession?


I don't think so.  ???

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: apollonia1986 on 01/20/14 at 4:40 pm

Is it Grumpy Cat?  ;D Too much Grumpy Cat?

http://www.deargrumpycat.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Grumpy-Cat1.jpg

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/24/14 at 5:24 pm

I still stand by what I think.  You're fine as long as you don't let it be the be all to end all.  :)

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: tv on 05/31/15 at 11:45 pm

I was never obsessed with any celeb. Yeah I have a crush on a few of the women celebs though which Is healthy.  I wouldn't take it personally if somebody bashed a celeb though. Maybe they just don't like that celeb's work on the TV or in their movies. That's ok if you don't like their acting ok its not your cup of your tea. I think its not healthy in their personal interest just to bash the celeb personally for no reason though. 

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 06/01/15 at 1:08 am


I was never obsessed with any celeb. Yeah I have a crush on a few of the women celebs though which Is healthy. I wouldn't take it personally if somebody bashed a celeb though. Maybe they just don't like that celeb's work on the TV or in their movies. That's ok if you don't like their acting ok its not your cup of your tea. I think its not healthy in their personal interest just to bash the celeb personally for no reason though.


I would.  I think it's not right to just bash somebody that you don't like.  It's okay if you hate that person's acting or if their style of music isn't your thing but to just bash somebody I just.... :P..... no! :P

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: snozberries on 06/01/15 at 11:41 am


I was never obsessed with any celeb. Yeah I have a crush on a few of the women celebs though which Is healthy.  I wouldn't take it personally if somebody bashed a celeb though. Maybe they just don't like that celeb's work on the TV or in their movies. That's ok if you don't like their acting ok its not your cup of your tea. I think its not healthy in their personal interest just to bash the celeb personally for no reason though.


I agree that the troll behavior of bashing celebs is out of line and going on Twitter to call them names or provoke a fight is uncalled for


By the same token some fans take their like for a celeb too far judging people because a person doesn't like the same celeb they do....or taking it personally when someone critiques a celeb they worship.


I LOVE TLC. I've been a passive fan but this year with the Kickstarter and their tour with nelly & NKOTB I've become a little obsessed...not gonna lie. Meeting them has been a dream and they were so awesome I had to do it many more times.  But I have a lot of friends who don't like them or don't know who they are. It doesn't bother me just so long as they understand that I am happy.

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: 80sfan on 06/02/15 at 12:32 am

I honestly had to stop reading celebrity sites/blogs/forums at times, because it's so toxic a lot of the time! Even to the point I actually feel sorry for celebrities I hate. It's like damn, the claws are coming out today!

I may still dislike them but venomous and dark, scary things, scare me.  :P




Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 06/02/15 at 1:30 am


I honestly had to stop reading celebrity sites/blogs/forums at times, because it's so toxic a lot of the time! Even to the point I actually feel sorry for celebrities I hate. It's like damn, the claws are coming out today!

I may still dislike them but venomous and dark, scary things, scare me.  :P


I agree with you MM.  It can get to be a problem if all you're obsessed with is celebrity.  I try not to be too obsessed with people that I like but sometimes I can't help myself.  :)

http://archive.petenema.com/concert-photos/2008/12/05-Thornley/content/bin/images/small/DGD_2008_C65426.jpg http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/55283091.jpg

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/qkxH-Q7_sbk/hqdefault.jpg http://i.ytimg.com/vi/IYaLUpb1Eqo/sddefault.jpg

;)

I find myself being emotionally attached to Sergio Galli there.  He's quite a hottie to me and I've become more than a bit obsessed with Platinum Blonde.  For some reason I get a little bit jealous of other girls, competitors if you will, that climb all over him. Then I think why are these married bimbos putting their hands on someone whom I consider to be my man?  :-[ :-[ I don't even want anybody else to touch him.  That's how badly I'm crushing on him.  :-[ :-[

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: 80sfan on 06/02/15 at 10:43 pm


I agree with you MM.  It can get to be a problem if all you're obsessed with is celebrity.  I try not to be too obsessed with people that I like but sometimes I can't help myself.  :)

http://archive.petenema.com/concert-photos/2008/12/05-Thornley/content/bin/images/small/DGD_2008_C65426.jpg http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/252/55283091.jpg

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/qkxH-Q7_sbk/hqdefault.jpg http://i.ytimg.com/vi/IYaLUpb1Eqo/sddefault.jpg

;)

I find myself being emotionally attached to Sergio Galli there.  He's quite a hottie to me and I've become more than a bit obsessed with Platinum Blonde.  For some reason I get a little bit jealous of other girls, competitors if you will, that climb all over him. Then I think why are these married bimbos putting their hands on someone whom I consider to be my man?  :-[ :-[ I don't even want anybody else to touch him.  That's how badly I'm crushing on him.  :-[ :-[


Thanks for agreeing.  ;D

The closest I ever got to obsessing over a celebrity was Britney Spears, but even my obsession with her has fizzled out a bit.

I could relate to her mental health issues during her breakdown and her going through a hard time.

Subject: Re: Obsessions with Celebs

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 06/02/15 at 11:50 pm


Thanks for agreeing.  ;D

The closest I ever got to obsessing over a celebrity was Britney Spears, but even my obsession with her has fizzled out a bit.

I could relate to her mental health issues during her breakdown and her going through a hard time.


Well I like Sergio because he's shy and keeps to himself when he's out of the public eye but when he's on stage he's a completely different person.  I also relate to Mark Holmes because we both lost someone with whom we were very close. 

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