A Sideways Glare at Contemporary Society
A couple of weeks ago, E! cancelled I Am Cait — and not a minute too soon. Quite frankly, Caitlyn Jenner’s 15 minutes were up last year when she appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Cait is going to go quietly, but, with any luck at all, she’ll just dissolve back into the Kardashian Universe and we’ll never hear from her again.
Here are a few other celebs who’ve recently got the memo “Hey! You’re Not Famous Anymore.” And don’t worry if you don’t know who these people are — as “media whores” go, they obviously weren’t that good.
Sean Combs, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy or whatever he’s calling himself this week — Back in the day, this guy actually had a music career, but he got outrun by younger, faster and better. Ever since then, he’s been trying (unsuccessfully) to reinvent himself and has changed his name so many times even Google doesn’t know who he is.
The crowd from Jersey Shore — Will we ever forget Snooki and her friends? (I’m guessin’ yes.) Honestly, calling yourself JWoww or The Situation in 2016 is just sad.
Nick Carter — Very few people knew who this guy was even when he actually was somebody.
Charlie Sheen — The poster boy for WTF. “Hey, Chuck! Nobody cares anymore!”
Shia LaBeouf — Charlie Sheen’s evil little brother. Every since LaBeouf showcased his acting talents in Transformers, he’s made a new career out of being a jackass. It isn’t working.
Tyga — One of the ickier members of the Kardashian Universe. His claim to fame was “dating” a very underage Kylie Jenner — with, I might add, Caitlyn and the rest of the crew’s tacit approval. These days, he’s living off his rep and making headlines for getting robbed.
Jonathan Cheban — Another Kardashian hanger-on people generally referred to as “Who?”
And finally, the grandmother of them all:
Paris Hilton — The gal who invented Nouveau Skank. Paris started falling off the media radar when she dumped BFF Nicole Ritchie and people discovered just how boring she was as a solo act. These days, she’s a DJ and was seen recently, in Vegas, pumping out fake orgasms for the Thunder From Down Under crowd.
Fame, thy name is transient — thank God.