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I find those magazine cover stories about celebrity marriages really, really funny. You know the ones I mean, where they have headlines like 'How Sexy Star x keeps their marriage fresh and exciting' after 'Sexy Star X' has been married for all of one year. Because keeping the magic alive for 12 whole months is an achievement to to celebrated! But my particular love is for those ones that interview a star, talk about their deep and obvious love for their partner (usually with a comment like 'I felt like I was intruding on something so special that it should be surrounded with unicorns and rainbows and put in the constitution of 12 countries so true was their totally awesome love for each other') that hit the world either shortly before or at the same time as the announcement of their break up. I know one should not get entertainment out of other people's misery but I can't help but find it massively giggle-inducing. And you know that after this crushing experience they will go on to say the same things/have the same cover story about the next person who will also be the love of ages.

I also enjoy it when reviewers clearly hate the film they are forced to sit through. Like Peter Bradshaw's vitriolic review of Wanted in today's Guardian "You could gargle bitumen and bin-juice for half an hour, and it couldn't leave a nastier taste in your mouth than this macho action thriller about a secret fraternity of assassin" is only his opening salvo.

I'm off to kick some puppies now, I think.

Date: 2008-06-25 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lovinlorne.livejournal.com
I agree. Hubby and I were just talking about that the other day. People want to give props to people for achieving a year of marriage and ask what the secret to their success is. A whole year?! Wow, they must have TONS of advice for the rest of us.

And I loved those "Brad and Jen - Tru Wub 4-ever!!" mags that were on the stands right as they were breaking up! LOL!

Date: 2008-06-27 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
A high is a great achievement! I remember being told to take suggestions from Sandra Bullock after she hit that milestone.

I remember Kate Winslet having a cover story in one magazine about almost holy and sacred her love for her husband the exact same week that she split from him.

Date: 2008-06-26 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nutmeg3.livejournal.com
Hee. I couldn't agree more. What's funny is that the celebs who really do have good marriages (Jeff Bridges, anyone?) fly right under the radar and just go on living their happy unbothered lives.

Date: 2008-06-26 03:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raincitygirl.livejournal.com
Possibly because NOT blabbing about the state of your relationship in national fora is strongly correlated with having a lasting relationship? Just a guess. Plus, having your every marital squabble breathlessly reported in the supermarket tabloids probably doesn't help, but it's a bit unavoidable if you've been gushing to every news outlet about the superbness of your romance.

Date: 2008-06-26 01:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aikakone.livejournal.com
To [livejournal.com profile] raincitygirl: I can agree to that because I've experienced it in my own way. One of my first relationships with someone I met online was plastered all over the place. We were quite public. When we broke up, which we did in a matter of months, I'd decided not to do that again. The next relationship and ones since have been closer to the bone. The few I've had have lasted longer. So I definitely agree.

Date: 2008-06-27 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I think that sometimes with relationships that you're not so sure about you often tell lots of people about them so you can affirmation that you're not making a mistake.

Plus if you're a celebrity it can be great free publicity...

Date: 2008-06-27 02:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
No! Clearly the secret of true love is telling everyone about it! How else do you know it's real?

I am always conflicted about those people who clearly use their relationships to sell themselves a bit more and then as soon as it comes crashing down insist that it is only right to give them some privacy. It's not nice to have your misery posted everywhere, but can you really expect to have it both ways?

Date: 2008-06-27 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I guess it's the difference between people who are using their marriages as part of their celebrity and people who are - Matt Damon vs. Ben Afflect, for example.


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