Last Five Minutes Of Fame

“Celebrity is obscurity waiting to happen,” says Carrie Fisher in her one-woman show Wishful Drinking, now on Broadway. And truer words have ne’er been spoken. She should know. When Andy Warhol said, “In the future everyone would be famous for fifteen minutes,” he was the Nostradamus of his day. Last Five Minutes Of Fame is a new weekly column for I MEAN..WHAT?!? that will highlight the plethora of people that fall into this category. Either their celebrity is waning, has waned, should wane, will wane or something therein. Surely this column will be celebrity publicists’ worst nightmare…but hey…no one tells them to handle a D-Lister…or worse. With the onset of reality television there is now a double dose of wanna-be talent, never-was talent, always-wish-they-maintained-their talent, and washed-up talent that can easily be added to this list. The goal is to add my weekly candidates and you, the lovely viewing audience will send in your suggestions that will be posted. Deal?

Melanie Brown was a Spice Girl. Period. Excuse me for thinking that your being in the Last Five is a high compliment.

Melanie Brown WAS a Spice Girl. Period. Her being on the Last Five list is a high compliment.

Can Pamela Anderson do anything esle besides show up on runways in New Zealnd and here at the Hollywood Life Stye Awards? No, I loves me my Pam but you are not a style icon and you need to do something quick in order to get off this list.

Can Pamela Anderson do anything else besides show up on runways in New Zealand and here at the Hollywood Life Style Awards? I loves you Pam, but you are not a style icon and you need to do something quick in order to get off this list.

Let me space you boht the painful process of exctinction. Here we have Chad Rogers of Million Dollar Listing and Patty Stanger of Million Dollat MAtchmaker...both of whom are reality stars...a.k.a. already extinct...just no one told them yet.

Let me spare you both the painful process of extinction. Here we have Chad Rogers of "Million Dollar Listing"and Patty Stanger of "Millionaire Matchmaker" both of whom are reality stars...a.k.a. already extinct...just no one told them yet.

Correct me if I am wrong, but when a rapper shows up at a Yodeling Contest...wel...you tell me...not even Five Minutes.

Correct me if I am wrong, but when a rapper, Ryan Leslie, shows up at a Yodeling Contest...well...you tell me...not even Five Minutes.

Charis B, Playboy's Miss February of 2003 cleary is on this list. But shouldn't we put in place some kind of rules, like when food gets bad after a certain date...so do Playboy Bunnies?

Charis B, Playboy's Miss February of 2003 cleary is on this list. But shouldn't we put in place some kind of rules, like when food gets bad after a certain date...so do Playboy Bunnies?

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2 Responses to “Last Five Minutes Of Fame”

  1. Funny says:

    What a bunch of losers. Our celebs are so mediocre..I'm bored!

  2. Ericka says:

    agreed, Funny. i purposely avoid channels like E! VH1, Bravo, and Oxygen, so I am saved the commercials for these 'reality' shows. and they aren't even reality! when my producer was shooting his pilot, he had to do so many takes of the same thing it wasn't even funny. "Do it this way now." "maybe you can say THIS instead."

    and its not even just those shows, as evidenced above. it seems like regular celebrities are using the paparazzi and tabloid media to make their lives a sort of twisted train wreck of fame for fame's sake. can we get back to talent, please?

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