Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Curse or Expectation

So now that Whitney and Bobby are the latest of the "reality tv" breakups, I have to say that I'm getting tired of hearing that there's a "curse" on couples that star on reality tv shows - showcasing their ridiculous lives. Let's take a look at the list - Jessica & Nick, Whitney & Bobby, That drummer guy and the beauty queen (Barkers I think) - and I know there's more that I'm not remembering.

Now really. Are we shocked that these couples didn't make it???? Are you living under a rock?????

I think the networks knew exactly what they were doing when they put these people on tv. They weren't hoping to show how Hollywood couples struggled, loved and thrived under the bright lights and pressure of being famous. Heck no! They picked people they knew sooner or later were going to self-destruct, with the hopes that they'd catch it on a live feed. It's like having the paparazzi living in your house with a set of tv cameras.

But it goes to show how silly Hollywood people are. They actually believe people are interested in watching them eat Thanksgiving dinner or debate the merits of whether Chicken of the Sea is chicken or tuna.


Jaye Wells said...

I'll admit I watched Nick and Jessica's show. That girl is a piece of work. But you're right, who didn't see a divorce in the cards?

As a romance writer, I believe in happy endings. Unfortunately, I've become so pessimistic about any relationship between two famous people. It all seems like a publicity stunt.

Jana DeLeon said...

I just don't think two egos that big can exist in the same relationship. Most of them are doomed.

I tried to watch the show, but found it to rank barely ahead of that Anna Nicole fiasco of a series - (shudder)

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