Who are more worthless than actors, models, athletes, celebs—or just about anybody else from the famous castes—whining about how tough their lives are? Do these people work hard for their money? Perhaps, for a little while. I mean we all hear about the 18 hour days models and actors put in when they’re doing a shoot. But the plain fact is that these stints just don’t last that long. Weeks…sure. Months…maybe once in a long while, and for their trouble these parasites get paid the kind of money that you and I won’t make in a lifetime.
Now I’m no stranger to the possibility of wealth. I’ve started my own company…and sold it. I worked 20 hour days, 7 days a week, for 14 months, taking no salary, and in the end got just enough to put a sizable down payment on my flat. Since then, I’ve worked for 3 more technology startups where each has dangled the promise of riches, but only if I kill myself to make them successful. I guarantee that most celebs don’t slave for years to get their multi-million dollar payoffs.
But now there’s a new scam in town: Whoring tiny slices of your celebrity to the media in exchange for that big payday. Most recently Brangelina got $15M bucks for the first candid shots of their new twins. Say what you will about the intelligence of a magazine that’s willing to shell out that kind of scratch for pictures of smushy-faced newborns. The Pitt-Jolie’s know whose gonna pay for their next mansion, but for that kind of money I’d expect to photograph Angelina Jolie screaming as she ejects the twins from her womb…straight into Brad’s waiting hands, and then? Nothing less than watching Brad Pitt juggle the wailing babies over a firepit. Now that’s entertainment!