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Wow! Celebs Are Coming To Help After Katrina!  
User currently offlineJake056 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 291 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

I feel so much better already. John Travolta is expected soon. Sean Astin was just on with Larry King (fyi--he trolled around NY after 9/11 also).

My point is NOT denigrating these people for raising money for charity, but rather rushing to the scene and getting their pusses all over tv for cheap publicity. After 9/11 it was like a trophy to say on tv, "I've been to ground zero"

Mark my words, next week or so a lot of celebs will be falling over themselves to see who can PHYSICALLY get to NO (or environs--and I give absolution to those like Harry Connick, Jr. and Ellen DeGeneres who actually have signigicant ties there).

If I'm wrong, and I hope I am, I'll apoligize. But a week or so and we'll see.

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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1718 times:

Quoting Jake056 (Thread starter):
John Travolta is expected soon

If he brings the 707 and runs some relief flights, I wouldn't mind seeing his puss down there.



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User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1704 times:

Quoting Jake056 (Thread starter):
getting their pusses all over tv for cheap publicity

Actually, there are a few 'pusses' I wouldn't mind seeing down there....but that really has nothing to do with the situation or topic.  Big grin



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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4674 posts, RR: 48
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

Quoting Jake056 (Thread starter):
John Travolta is expected soon. Sean Astin was just on with Larry King (fyi--he trolled around NY after 9/11 also).

Your source please?



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User currently offlineKC135R From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 725 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1661 times:

You know, I really don't care what their reasons are - if they help the cause, then bring 'em on, I think it's petty to think otherwise.

How dare they assist in raising money for a disaster, right?

Come on, this country has gotten so damn cynical it is repulsive - give it a rest already - let them help! Whatever their personal motives are, more money for the cause is a good thing!

By the way, regarding their personal motives - how do you know anyway? Did you ever stop to think that, in some cases, tragedy brings out the best in people? Maybe, just maybe, they really do want to help out?


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 847 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1634 times:

Sean Penn in a dingy on the streets of NO helping victims to higher ground on CNN.

Way to go Sean  bigthumbsup 

Micke//SE Big grin



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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 36
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

Why so critical. Is there NOTHING celebrities can do to help? If they donate money, or offer some sort of assistance, or go down in person to help, is it all just a matter of publicity? Even if it was, is it a bad thing? If it's making a difference, what's the problem. People in New Orleans need all the help they can get, kudos to those who go out and make a difference, whether they are your nextdoor neighbour or Brad Pitt.

edit: Although after reading about Sean Penn's plight, you have a right to express some cynicism ha ha ha...  Wink.

[Edited 2005-09-05 14:34:17]

User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1580 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
If he brings the 707 and runs some relief flights, I wouldn't mind seeing his puss down there.

 thumbsup 

I know some Girls were once rescued by Harrison Ford... could you Imagine surviving Katrina to be flown out by JT and the 707? Talk about DOUBLE Bonus!!


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

Quoting EGGD (Reply 6):
Why so critical.

We'll send ya Paris Hilton the next time there's a disaster in Kyrgyzstan.  Smile

The point of the OP, if I understand it right, is that celebrities can be opportunistic during a crisis. That's not "help" that's needed. With the exception of Ellen DeGeneres, Harry Connick, Jr., the Neville Bros., and a few others, the fewer people calling attention to themselves in a disaster area, the better. And again, I'm sure Travolta and his 707 would be more than welcomed.



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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1561 times:

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 7):
... could you Imagine surviving Katrina to be flown out by JT and the 707? Talk about DOUBLE Bonus!!

And flown directly to a Scientology compound for recruiting.



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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 9):
And flown directly to a Scientology compound for recruiting.

Ohhh Bad form, bad form....

Probably right.....


But still bad form....


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 36
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1519 times:

My bad, wasn't really awake this morning (or afternoon.. er), not really awake. My point was that any help is good help (as long as it helps.. get it? Big grin) but obviously I missed the point of the thread.

Oppertunistic celebrity publicity =  thumbsdown 


User currently offlineFlybyguy From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1798 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1476 times:

Eww. I hate celebrities... they are ALL so f*cking superficial. On the one hand they couldn't spend enough on themselves:

$10,000 handbags, private jet charters for their dogs/cats/lunch, $100,000 necklaces, $50,000 dollar dresses, $1,500 sandals, and the list goes on and on and on.

YET, they are always on some kind of telethon or charity event in their $20,000 fur coats telling their "fans" that feeding starving children is their biggest priority. I was seriously gagging when I saw Brad Pitt in an interview saying he actually cared about some malnourished kids in Ethiopia or something. WTF? Brad Pitt "actually" cares about something OTHER than himself? I think he should stick to his famous temper tantrums when paparazzi find him cheating. Oh, and on the same token, why should I hold what celebrities say in high regard when Hollywood is just some big sick adulterous/incestuous mess where everyone has slept with eachothers wives and all the children produced out of this orgy are related in some fashion?

It seems celebrities get so bored with their lives, where everything is handed to them on a silver platter, that they latch themselves onto human misery like leeches until something else tickles their fancy. If I had my way, I would put every celebrity on a leaky barge, tow them out to the middle of the Pacific Ocean and have them fend for themselves as hungry sharks tear their colleagues to pieces.



"Are you a pretender... or a thoroughbred?!" - Professor Matt Miller
User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1458 times:

Quoting KC135R (Reply 4):
how do you know anyway?

My source at the National Enquirer is very reliable.  yuck 

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 9):
And flown directly to a Scientology compound for recruiting.

Hahaha!



Crye me a river
User currently offlineXpat From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 634 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1451 times:

Quoting Flybyguy (Reply 12):
Flybyguy

Tell us how you really feel.

I'm sure some of their aid is opportunistic, and a publicity stunt, but let's give them the benefit of the doubt, just this once, and be thankful that celebrities are using their resources ($$$) and clout and getting involved unlike some (most) of us who are still able to sit comfortably in front of our computers condemning this person and that nation for helping or not helping. I'm confused at this point, is it good to help or not good to help? I'm sure most (some) of us have made our donations and done our part, but that in no way gives us carte blanche to criticize anyone who is reaching out to help.

[Edited 2005-09-05 21:18:11]


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User currently offlineKC135R From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 725 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1446 times:

Quoting Usnseallt82 (Reply 13):
My source at the National Enquirer is very reliable.

How about "I know what's in their black hearts because _____ told me"

Here's some fill-ins for the blanks I like:
Pat Robertson
Fred Phelps
Sean Hannity
Ann Coulter
Michael Savage
John Gibson
...I could go on all day, but I digress.


User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

Celebrity has to be one of the most twisted human emotions.

Just because someone is on a movie, or plays some sport really good he/she is considered to be a celebrity.
I ain´t I a celebrity, I can write my name with my pee, isn´t that celebrity material???

F*** them, celebrities or not, they are helping the ones in need, and that´s a good thing.
But in my humble opnion, if you really wan´t to help someone you just do it, don´t have to out bragging about how KIND you´r.Just me then....



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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1428 times:

I've been wondering what Oprah Winfrey was doing in response. If I was mean-sprited I'd opine that she was giving to her favorite charity - free kitchen makeovers for fat white actresses. But I went to her site and saw that she is going to do her show from New Orleans. I will leave the merit of that idea for others to debate.

Got me to thinking that the best thing these people can do is what they do. That is, they are good at drawing a crowd, filling a concert hall, etc. So what if Oprah gave ten million dollars, it might be better if she could raise far more than that. So maybe we don't need Sean Penn in a Zodiac, maybe we need them doing some giant fund-raiser. I know it has already begun, but again, that is what they are good at, and for. Helicopter pilots should not fill sandbags, celebrities should not hand out water.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20322 posts, RR: 63
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 17):
But I went to her site and saw that she is going to do her show from New Orleans.

If she does, I hope she gets run over by a hovercraft. She should be doing her show from Houston, San Antonio, or some other place where evacuees are currently residing, instead of bringing a Hollywood set to New Orleans in the middle of a search and rescue/recovery operation.



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User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1409 times:

Quoting KC135R (Reply 15):
Here's some fill-ins for the blanks I like:

Oh, and Al Sharpton.

Quoting Erikwilliam (Reply 16):
F*** them, celebrities or not, they are helping the ones in need, and that´s a good thing.
But in my humble opnion, if you really wan´t to help someone you just do it, don´t have to out bragging about how KIND you´r.Just me then....

I agree completely.

Only those celebrities who are doing this know what's within their own hearts. If they are doing this for publicity, shame on them and I hope they fall because of it. If not, then I support every abled-bodied person who's out there doing something about it...no matter how bad their last movie was or how much they support Michael Moore.

But, we all have our thoughts about who's doing what for whom. For now, they remain our own thoughts and not reality.



Crye me a river
User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11445 posts, RR: 76
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1397 times:
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Will someone photoshop the attention whore picture to put Sean Penns picture there?

Wearing a bullet proof vest (a white one outside the clothes, no other purpose but to show off) and then having a camera crew........there's nothing for that. Thousands of people are doing that kind of thing without making it a giant production and inviting the press, as he obviously did so they could take photos of him casting off......

Asswipe.

But I hope he ends up actually helping someone. Every hand is needed here.



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User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 53
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1389 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 20):
Asswipe.

 bigthumbsup 



Crye me a river
User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1356 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 5):
Sean Penn in a dingy on the streets of NO helping victims to higher ground on CNN.

What I saw was an idiot with a Solo cup bailing like a madman because he was too much of an idiot to think to put the drain plug in before hitting the water. But at least he had his personal photographer along to capture the moment. Maybe it'll be the next Kodak ad.

Quoting Usnseallt82 (Reply 2):
Actually, there are a few 'pusses' I wouldn't mind seeing down there....but that really has nothing to do with the situation or topic. Big grin

Something like Johnny and Zza-Zza (sp?)?



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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

Travolta article on the Beeb

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/4218450.stm

5 tons of relief supplies in his jet apparently


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