Oy vey. What a difference a day makes. There is a book out today called Celebrity Inc. that speaks to the tacky ways people make money off their fifteen minutes of fame. Written by Jo Piazza, writer for the New York Daily News, he is already predicting Kim Kardashian‘s fall from grace and her trajectory spiraling downward similar to that of Paris Hilton‘s demise a.k.a “the slippery slope to becoming the brunt of the joke then more painfully, obscurity”. Sure they still love Paris in Tokyo, which sounds like an oxymoron. But here, Paris can’t… well… can only get arrested. Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan went to the School 0f Hard Knocks and majored in How To Fuck Up Your Career In One Fell Swoop. Let me put it you this way, when Spencer Pratt starts writing editorials about how transparent you are, as seen in today’s The Huffington Post, then surely it is time to curl up your gold lame tent and occupy some other landscape. To quote Carrie Fisher from Wishful Drinking, “Celebrity is just obscurity biding its time.”
What Kim Kardsahian proved with her recent sham marriage is that crafting your celebrity without actually having real talent is like building a house made of sand. One tide rolls in and you are homeless. In this case, one false press move and there is nothing substantial to back you up. Say what you want about Angelina Jolie when she was acting Koo-Koo for Cocoa Puffs at the Oscars making out with her brother or her blood lust for then husband Billy Bob Thornton, everyone still admired her acting chops, not to mention her Oscar. There was more than something there there. In the kase of Kim, there’s not much there there really, except what, beauty? OK. Ass? Even Kris Humphries is rumored to beg to differ. Let’s give them the benefit of the doubt, and say that Kim and Kris’ marriage was not a sham, as the Kardashian Matriarch insists on her national book tour, which coincidentally aligned with the divorce news. The fact that Kim pulled a Britney Spears makes it seem like a shame in the public’s eye. Britney, for all her hijinks and madness had her career and talent to fall back on. And did. The unraveling that we are seeing at the Kardashian Kastle is that we are sifting out the unending blather of her day-to-day moves and returning her to where she belongs, the fewer style sheets and gossip rags and before long, inside the pages, not on the cover. The Kardashian obsession may finally and hopefully be waning. Seems like the Kardashian’s may have overshot their load with this wedding debacle.