Well, the Golden Globes have been going all political! There's Meryl Streep railing against Donald Trump and being tweeted about by him. An "over-rated" actress who doesn't know him at all has no right to criticise him, or so he says. Cue for masses of people to tweet and twitter lists of all the awards the "over-rated" actress has won. Oh, dear! Poor President-elect Trump is going to have to develop a thicker skin. I'm pretty sure he'll come in for a lot more criticism when the United States of Trump gets going.
Then our own Hugh Laurie put in his two-penn'orth. He expressed concern about the future of award shows. Accepting his award he said, "I suppose it's made more amazing by the fact that I'll be able to say I won this at the last ever Golden Globes. I don't mean to be gloomy it's just that it has the words ‘Hollywood,’ ‘Foreign,’ and ‘Press’ in the title. I just don't know ... I also think to some Republicans even the word ‘association’ is slightly sketchy." And then he accepted the award "on behalf of psychopathic billionaires everywhere.”
Tom Hiddleston just got criticism for suggesting that he was proud to have been able to provide entertainment for doctors and nurses from Mèdecins sans frontières" in South Sudan who binge-watched The Night Manager. This led to a storm of criticism on social media, accusing him of something called "humblebrag", presumably pretending to feel humble while actually boasting! It's a hard life for these rich and famous people!
An old friend and I had a bit of a rant on the bus yesterday about the state of the world - refugees, Blair, Brexit, Trump, you name it, we ranted it - but we are not celebrities and therefore did not get tweeted or twittered!
Celebrity watchers will be relieved to learn that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have reached an agreement to handle their divorce in a private forum. Well, maybe the celebrity watchers will be disappointed not to see a lot of dirty linen washed in public but the rest of can be relieved.
On another kind of celebrity-related matter, I read that there has been a 41% rise since 2011 in the use of botox among young women in the USA. I assume you have to be pretty rich to afford it. Apparently you have to start in your twenties to combat ageing and then it becomes almost addictive. And some people, such as Danni Minogue using botox to hide their feelings. Well, that's what they say. And I suppose that if you physically can't frown, you can't show your annoyance.
I wonder what happened to self control and not over-reacting!