Tuesday, March 8, 2011
WINNING-Control Freaks and You
Ahh....the topic that has been on everyones lips since October...
No I am not talking about the BP Gulf Oil Spill or the human rights atrocities in Egypt and Libya, I am talking about the one and only CHARLIE SHEEN.
Everyone in the Hollywood industry is quick to judge -- from Dr. Drew to TMZ to even CBS and in my honest opinion I am sick of it. Here is why.
Charlie Sheen since the beginning of his career made it quite known that he is a party monster that loves sex, drugs, and porn stars. He is not hiding who he truly is and for that I applaud him. In fact how many talented celebrities had to hide who they truly are so they could get a job? In fact Two and a Half Men is a fictionalized account of his life off screen. Here is the plot summary of the show: Two and a Half Men is an American television comedy series which premiered on CBS on September 22, 2003. Starring Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, and Angus T. Jones, the show is about a hedonistic jingle writer, Charlie; his uptight brother, Alan; and Alan's growing son, Jake. Charlie's free-wheeling life is complicated and altered when his brother gets divorced and moves, along with his son, into Charlie's beach-front Malibu house. How can CBS be angry with that? They saw how Charlie is and they made it into a hit show. How about this story for size of another famous actress who the Hollywood industry tried to keep down.
Judy Garland (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969) was an American actress and singer. Through a career that spanned 45 of her 47 years, Garland attained international stardom as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist and on the concert stage. Respected for her versatility, she received a Juvenile Academy Award, won a Golden Globe Award, received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her work in films, as well as Grammy Awards and a Special Tony Award.
After appearing in vaudeville with her sisters, Garland was signed to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer as a teenager. There she made more than two dozen films, including nine with Mickey Rooney and the 1939 film with which she would be most identified, The Wizard of Oz. After 15 years, Garland was released from the studio but gained renewed success through record-breaking concert appearances,including a return to acting beginning with a critically acclaimed performance in A Star Is Born (1954), a critically acclaimed Carnegie Hall concert in 1961, and a well-regarded but short-lived television series (1963–64).
Despite her professional triumphs, Garland battled personal problems throughout her life. Insecure about her appearance, her feelings were compounded by film executives who told her she was unattractive and manipulated her on-screen physical appearance. (Re-read that sentence. FILM EXECUTIVES TOLD HER SHE WAS UNATTRACTIVE. She was given speed pills to boost her metabolism. Yeah...) Garland was plagued by financial instability, often owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes. She married five times, with her first four marriages ending in divorce. Garland died of an accidental drug overdose at the age of 47, leaving children Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft and Joey Luft.
In 1997, Garland was posthumously awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Several of her recordings have been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 1999, the American Film Institute placed her among the ten greatest female stars in the history of American cinema.
So for many years, the Hollywood industry wants to bring you entertainment at the expense of human beings who are, in slang terms, trying to keep it real. That is all what Charlie is doing. Yes he might have gone off the deep end and I truly hope that he slows down as well as I am not promoting anyone to take drugs, but instead of looking for the negative here; lets look for the POSITIVE. He is a Cuban American male who is telling it like it is, in his own way, and has no shame of his identity. I applaud him for sticking to his identity and not allowing the Hollywood industry control freaks to do to him what it has done to other famous talented people.
Keep it up Charlie, and keep on WINNING! Bring It!