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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Post Unexpectedly Full Of Celebrities

Today I was browsing my iPod while cruising in the minivan with most of my family...

There are a few things you should understand about my iPod before this story goes any further.  It's old.  A 30-gig-er, which they don't even make anymore, making this thing officially an antique.  I didn't own a computer when I got the iPod for Christmas a few years ago, so it never had its own iTunes setup.  Basically, music got put on it completely at random and there's not a computer copy of my music anywhere in the entire world.  Plus, I haven't downloaded or added anything to the collection in at least a year (I listen to the radio or music over the internet, usually).  Add the fact that the audio output is messed up and won't play out of one ear (translating into me holding the headphone jack partway in just to hear music in both ears), and this is the saddest retro mp3 story I've ever heard.  And this relic belongs to me.  I deserve for a true music lover to beat me with a guitar.


So I was riding along looking through the artists on my "sigh"Pod when I came across Selena Gomez.  (Don't judge me, okay?  A friend put those songs on there.)  And I started thinking.

You know how young celebrities who star as lovers always seem to end up falling for each other?  It happened with Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgins (those dorks from High School Musical 1 through 1 million or however many they have now).

What about Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson?  (I thought I might have heard something about that, so I just now decided to google it to verify, and as I was typing their names in the search bar, the option "Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson dating" came up.  And the links look promising.  So it has to be official, right?  Right.)  

Basically, it happens all the time.

But I was wondering: what if someone fell in love with their costar who plays not their lover but their...brother?  :gasp!:

Because the one acting gig I know Selena Gomez does is the Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place.  And it's not inconceivable that she could fall for the guy that plays her older brother.

Nope.  Not completely inconceivable.

I imagined poor Selena collapsing on her bed and crying for hours, snow falling outside her window as she let her tender, aching heart pour out of her eye sockets.  (Okay, so maybe Beauty and the Beast influenced my imagination just a little.  I can't control these things.)  I imagined her scribbling her thoughts about her crush in a journal, unable to let the world ever see her true feelings because if the press ever got hold of this, she'd never hear the end of it.  Everyone would think of her as a sick pervert just because they see this David guy as her brother and not a potential boyfriend, and all just because that stupid Disney channel had to cast them that way!  Oh, the injustice of it all!
me writhing with the injustice of it all  
(perhaps not one of my best moments)

Aren't you glad that we aren't celebrities who have to worry about that kind of thing?

I mean, it could happen.

Blog-reader bonus:  The song by Selena Gomez that I know is good!

(I thought the song "Naturally" was kick-butt before I realized that she's the one who sings it.  So there.)

P.S. I managed to figure out how to get a video on this post, but not how to write a caption for a photo!  Pathetic.  Can anyone tell me how to do this?  Thanks in advance!


All photos found using Google.  Except for the last one.


Ethan said...

I once had an old used MP3 that used a single AA to run on. I didn't really have a use for it (who needs one if you like hearing what's around you?). I ended up giving it away to some kid to make him happy (what happened to the days when you could just give kids some candy or a quarter?).
I once thought about this star conundrum but decided it was irrelevant for two reasons.
1. Most people know the difference between reality and fiction.
2. If celebrities really cared about what other people thought then their behavior would show it. (I deem that their behavior as a whole does support the second hypothesis).

Heather said...

I guess it's because they spend so much time around each other on set. Plus those who are couples on screen have to think of the other character (with the actor's face and some mannerisms) as their love in order to act convincingly. I do hate how the press/public won't let them be.

You could also have a David Tennant, who was dating his own "daughter", who also happens to be the real daughter of "himself", Peter Davison. Try drawing that family tree. :P

Craig said...

I had a mp3 called iLo...it was huge, ran on a AA battery and held one of those 500-plus-some-change MB SD cards...I think I had about 50 songs on it and I strutted around school like I was legit. Ahh good memories :)

Jessica said...

In a popular series in the UK called SKINS a girl in it dates her brother in real life for a while. They've split up now but they did actually used to date ha, reminded me of your musing over Selena!

Decided to follow your blog :)
check mine out and do the same if you wish.
Thanks :)

Jessi Haish said...

Hahaha this made me laugh :) Fun post!!

Jesa said...

Stumbled on your blog!! Lovely!

Cheers, Jesa

Sunny Insomniac said...

Hilarious post, Deidre! (Especially the writhing pic!)
I think dating your "sibling" would be better than dating your "child" or "parent." Blech.

Thanks for the comments, I always love reading what you have to say.

Have an awesome weekend!

~Sunny Insomniac

Hannah Mae said...

Haha I loved this post! My old ipod was the same and the battery lasted maybe ten minutes when it was fully charged. Basically it was useless, but I got a new one around Christmas. I can't even imagine what it's like using that old 30 gig-er anymore.

And in response to celebrities dating someone who plays a sibling: if you've ever watched the show Dexter (I'm addicted to the dark humor) the guy who plays Dexter is married to the chick who plays his sister (though it's through adoption they are siblings on the show, but still).

Deidra said...

Thank you for the comments, everyone! It seems like everyone has a bad-mp3-player-horror-story. You guys make me smile!

Now, off to visit the blogs of all the newbie commenters. :)

the moonchild said...

i want a 30GB one! they're so cool (:

xx rena.


take a wander, follow?

Deidra said...

Rena--I'm headed there now! :)