Sunday, 13 October 2013

"I'm just an ordinary hard-working mum!" - NOT!


I'll tell you something that gets right up my nose:  'celebrities' pretending to be oh-so-normal and down to earth when they are clearly anything BUT!


I was reading an article in some weekend magazine last week about Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Abbey Clancy, currently on Strictly Come Dancing, and (whether or not this is what they really said, or just how it was portrayed by the magazine, I don't know) they were both giving it all this "oh, people think it's so glamorous, but it's not!  We have to do the school run before we go to work, then we get to lunch time and think, oh God, I forgot to pack little Tristan's recorder, and after a gruelling day we get home and have to cook dinner, just like any other working mother!"


.....um... sorry, luvvies, no you're NOT just like any working mother - and I'm guessing you know this!!!   You're beautiful, rich, married to handsome successful men (probably), you're talented (maybe), well-known, and no doubt have a whole HOST of minions running round who will get little Tristan's recorder to him, should you have forgotten to have put it in his backpack, or whatever it is children use for their school paraphernalia these days.  You go to 'work' where you are probably fawned over, and get to learn to dance with totally hot guys all day whilst earning an absolute packet.  And you don't have to do it so that you can afford to pay the mortgage, you do it to enhance your profile and secure other gigs that will pay out as much as this one does.  

Wouldn't it be great if, just once, one of them said this:  

"Yeah, I can't believe my luck!  I was born stunning, can do exactly what I want, and I've got all this money.  RE-SULT!!!"




Myleene Klass (talented pianist, millionairess, etc) - the most revoltingly smug, 'Oh, I'm just a normal working mother' of them all!!!  



16 comments:

  1. You've sent out the challenge Terry! Now ome on Jennifer, Catherine and Angelina - tell us the truth!

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  2. Ha ha, wouldn't it be great if they did! Refreshing, aaaahhh! Thanks for reading & commenting :)

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  3. I concur. I hate it when they spout the 'I'm an ordinary person' rubbish. If that's what they want, why choose to lead the lives they do?

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    1. Abso-bloody-lutely!!!! 'I concur' - you been watching Catch Me If You Can??? xxx

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  4. Ha! Well said, but do you know what Terry, baby Antonia is so much cuter than Mylene Klass's daughter! Oh well, you can't have everything!

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    1. And you're nowhere near as nauseating as Mummy, thank goodness!!! Mind you, that would be a tall order indeed!! :)

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  5. Sue was watching a programme tonight while she cooked the dinner. It was one of these American things called 'Wives' or 'Famous wives' or 'Minted Wives' or something like that. Anyway, they're all, I mean ALL, crying their f*cking eyes about something or other. They're being filmed in a house that is eight times the size of ours, with a bathroom bigger than our garden, and we're supposed to feel sorry for them. Well bollocks!

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    1. 'Minted Wives' - love it!!!! Karl - this just about says it all!

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  6. Haha, Terry, it's as if they wish they were just normal! I'm a bit far removed from the 'real' world (if that's what you call it :)) as living in NL, I don't pay much attention to the UK celebrity list, but yes, I am with you here. A bit of honesty about their good luck and good fortune wouldn't go amiss would it? I expect Dutch celebs play the same game except I don't know who they are, not having a TV and that!

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    1. I only look at 'celeb' stuff occasionally because I sometimes need to refer to it in novels, so like to keep my finger on the pulse - nothing worse than a middle-aged writer (ie, me), thinking she's making a topical reference and getting it 5 years out of date!! Re not having a TV - all I ever watch on TV is netflix, late at night, when we binge-watch mostly crime thriller type serials. I also watch films, and Coronation St but that's about it. Rarely watch any 'normal' shows - too busy writing!!!! I read the celeb goss magazines in the hairdressers! But I don't read the paper either, so I'm probably nearly as out of touch as you.Not a bad way to be, I don't think. Not of it actually matters, does it? Oh - and I'm talking the 'real' news, too, not just the trash stuff, ha ha!!!

      I'm sure those 'celebs' don't wish they were normal at all, btw - they've worked so hard for their moment in the sun....!!! xxx

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    2. You must be one of the hardest working writers around, Terry, so I'm not surprised you don't have time for TV and papers! But yes, could be embarrassing if you got your topical refs wrong…fingers on pulses are essential :-) xxx

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    3. Am I???!! ha ha - yes, though - I hate it when you see the insertion of something in a contemporary novel and you just KNOW it's because the author wants to seem 'down with the kids' - but they get it all wrong!!! :)

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  7. I hate the 'i was a poor writer and starving in a cafe and then SUDDENLY' my book, after being turned down by 203 publishers got published and now I'm famous schtick. Or the 'Dunno why I won that literary prize..it couldn't be coz I'm married to the son of one of the judges'. Same thing. Sort of. All those people in your pics have wardrobe people, makeup people and people who bring round their diety dinners. Nuff said.

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    1. I know who the first one is but not the second!!!!! Indeed, CJ, wouldn't it be great if someone like, for instance, 'actress' Tori Spelling said something like "Yeah, I look like a horse and I can't act for shit, but I was lucky enough to have Aaron Spelling for a Dad - wahey!!!" It'd be much more endearing than pretending to be just another hard-working actress, wouldn't it??!!

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  8. What? Don't all mothers have two nannies, personal hairdressers, stylists and a chef to put together junior's nourishing lunchbox?

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    1. No, I believe some of The Poor have to do all this themselves! How simply ghastly!!! :)

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