One set of words that drives me up a wall and reveals in what a sad world we live is “Realty TV Star”.
The word “star” means something different in England. It seems to be applied to anyone that plays a role in a film. I keep noticing headlines, captions, or introductions about someone who is a “star” in, for example, a latest James Bond film. I have never heard of the person and do not recognize the face. I’m certain that I can find the name buried in the titles at the end, but would still not label them a “star”.
Of course, the title has lost much value in the United States from its ring of glamor in the past. I cannot become excited about--or even interested in--anyone labeled a “Realty Star”. Not all stars shine...despite their own wishes or efforts of the PR staff.
I noticed a headline about some “famous” person her their hands into wet cement on some sidewalk in Greater Los Angeles.
First of all, I cannot understand what part of the ego drives someone to do this. Money cannot play a role, because visitors can walk the streets without paying.
Second, I can understand even less why anyone would travel to said street, walk the unattractive sidewalk, and look at handprints of people who’s names might or might not be familiar. I can imagine no greater waste of time.
This is one more example of human inanity...
_ Have you noticed? The gutter press (an internet news sites) likes nothing better than a celebrity death. (Of course you did not, because you do not waste time on such trash.) You can take my word, because I scan front pages for you and form my learned opinions. A death alleviates the need to make up stuff about celebrities, real or hopeful ones.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.