Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I'm officially disgusted by celebrity birthday parties

I don't get the way celebrities celebrate their birthdays. Why does every birthday have to be a huge party and some ultra-expensive place with a million people?

 "Today Sean 'P. Diddy Puff Daddy' Combs celebrated his 33rd birthday with his 1000 closest friends at (insert famous/trendy bar here). They sipped Cristal and 'P" serenaded them as the night went on."

Maybe I'm exaggerating a bit, but who has that many friends? They seem to invite every person they have ever met, or heard of, and they do this every year. Is it really necessary to have a huge bash for every birthday? Why can't they just go out to dinner or a bar with their family? I guess it is to show how rich they are, and to make sure that Extra covers it since their next album/movie is due out soon. It's kind of sad if you think about it.

Why am I bringing this up? Well, Miley Cyrus just had a birthday bash. Sigh. I don't really have much of a problem with her, she is just a kid, but this doesn't make me think much of her family. At first I saw the article since it said they closed Disneyland for her. That made sense; she does bring in a bunch of money for them and it is the slower season. Well, then I read on. There were 5000 people there who paid $250 each to get in. Wait, they charged people to go to her birthday party? That's weird. It reminds me of the poor soul in my fifth grade class who kept trying to give me a quarter to be his friend.

It gets better. (I'll recap here in case you didn't want to read the article.) She performed some songs. Would you sing to your guests at your birthday if karaoke wasn't involved? And booze? Okay, she's a singer; let me rephrase that. Would you do your job in front of your friends at your party?  It gets better, would you let your dad sing to them? Yeah, Billy Ray sang some songs to warm the crowd up. Ugh. Talk about using your kids. Jeez. I'm sure people didn't pay $250 to hear Achy Breaky Heart. I'd pay that much to NOT hear it.

Oh, and they had a "Hannah Montana" makeover area. Granted, she is popular and kids would like to do that. I don't have a problem with that normally, but this was technically a birthday party for her. People were dressing up like her (okay, her alter ego) at her birthday. That makes it weird. I'm sorry.

Anyway, the whole internet is invited to my house for my next birthday. I'll let you all know what to wear. I know you want to dress like me.

(I can be kind of mean on the midnight shift. And I'm not even that tired right now!)


dc said...

Yep, the parents are making her obnoxious. She's barely 16 and way too full of herself. I just want to punch Billy Ray in the face.

Cookie said...

Mike, it's about business.

That Miley girl, who won't be 16 for a few weeks yet, works for Disney. It's good business for Disney to have a "party" for her where her fans, who have parents with too much money, to see her and watch her do her thing. This is not a real party as we non-industry people know it. This is a work event where the Disney people want to get publicity for Miley.

Most of the big industry "parties" are sponsored by a company. Big name people are invited in the hopes of getting their photo taken and getting some press out of it. That's why the companies pay for those "parties". They want press coverage, so that people stupid enough to like Diddy and want to be like him will buy their products.

These are not real parties. Just media events where there were swag bags, press areas and PR handlers all over.

Oh, and you're not mean. You're being honest about what you think. And very nice compared to what I'd say on the topic. *L*

Mike said...

DC: Let's not go that far. Billy might hit you back. :)

Cookie: yeah, I realize that is the case for 99.9% of these. That makes it even more annoying in my opinion. Especially for someone this young. Thanks for telling me I'm not mean. Even if you ate lying. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow. Well here's a list of dozens of other birthdays for you