I have been wondering this for awhile and after I just read an article about Lindsay Lohan suing Rapper Pitbull over a lyric in one of his songs I have to ask; WTF are some celebrities thinking???
Seriously, first she sues E-Trade over a commercial that wasnt even talking about her (the one with the milkaholic baby named lindsay). How in the hell can she claim she has first name recognition like Madonna; Cher or Oprah?? I check a couple of name popularity websites and here is what I found: Madonna is the name of one of the most famous singers of the past three decades, and she has a popular name. The only thing is that her name was popular from the early 1900s to the late 1960's. Madonna was born in 1958 so this makes perfect sense since she, but not many people have used the name for their children since the late 60's. Cher was popular for a couple of years in the 70's thanks to Cher's success (Her birth name is Cherilyn for the record, she shortened it herself, most likely causing the name fad in the 70's.) Every site i check didnt have any records of the name Oprah. All three of these women have worked their asses off to make a name for themselves and that have earned their first name recognition (For the record, I am not a fan of these women, but there is no denying that they have worked for what they have and have earned it)
Now we come to Lindsay Lohan, who's first name is the most popular out of the 4 women ive mentioned, and guess what. its not because of her at all. Between the mid 1970's to this year, there have been over 100,000 women born with the first name lindsay, with its biggest rise in population in the Early 80's before she was born.
My point is that she has an extremely popular first name, so first name recognition is just upsurd. Before reading this article, if you were to think of the name Lindsay, chances are she wouldnt be the first name to pop in your head. Ive never met anyone who had the name Cher (not short for Cheryl,) Oprah, or Madonna but i have met probably 100 different lindsays. Hell, I graduated with at least 4. She isnt even the first name that pops up when you search the name Lindsay on IMDB
Now she is suing rapper Pitbull for a lyric he wrote in one of his songs, stating that "By virtue of its wide appeal, condemnation, excoriation, disparaging or defamatory statements by the deffendants about the plaintiff are destined to do irreparable harm to the plaintiff." Everyone knows that she went to jail, rehab and went on house arrest. There are more people that know that then who have probably heard that song. I'm not saying pitbull isn't famous, but the trials of lindsay lohan were covered by every news network (I dont believe this gives her first name recognition for the record.)
All the line is "Hustlers move aside, so I'm tiptoein', to keep flowin' I got it lucked up locked up like Lindsay Lohan." Seriously, thats what she is suing over. This is like a statement of fact then defamatory. She feels like this is ruining her career, when she is doing that herself. She did the drugs and lost control which sent her career in a downward spiral. Her last real movie that made money was Machete, a movie that would have been just the same if her character wasnt even in it. I really dont think it would have made much difference. Her last movie that actually made a good bit of money (didnt flop) where she was the lead was Herbie: Fully Loaded in 2005 which was a pretty blah movie, and her last good role was Mean Girls (which had alot to do with Tina Fey's well wrtten screenplay).
Don't get me wrong, I don't wish her any ill will at all. If she can get her career back on track I wish her all the best, but the fact of matter is, she is the cause of all her personal problems. People are not out to get her. If she believes that, she must be big believer in conspiracy theories like that 9/11 was planned by the U.S. government and that the Apollo moon landing was a hoax.
Now the next part of this blog, which I promise wont be as long, but at least should be covered.
Kim Kardishian, one of the most famous women in the world for doing nothing. Her wedding is reportedly costing $20 million. ARE YOU F[RI]CKING KIDDING ME!?!?!? I understand that you want a big wedding. Thats cool, I totally understand that, but $20 million? Come on, do you really need that kind of wedding? That money could go to such better use then her wedding. It pisses me off that she can just blow money when there so many people that money could be helping. She must live by Gordon Gekko's saying "Greed is good"