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Hollywood Starlets

Hollywood Starlets English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jul 11 2007

Themes: Pop Culture

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It can be pretty fun to follow the misadventures of young, Hollywood starlets like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears as they go in and out of rehab, jail, and disastrous relationships. Adults can look at these unstable entertainers and simply marvel at their strange and decadent lives. But children might imitate or idolize these celebrities, mistaking the attention they get from websites and magazines as a reflection of talent.

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Dialog

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Mason

Mason

Amanda

Amanda

Mason:  Remember that time I was telling you about that website, the Superficial?

Amanda:  Yes.

Mason:  Well I’ve almost stopped reading it now.

Amanda:  Why? It’s still good.

Mason:  It’s just, every single time it’s like Lindsay Lohan did this. Paris Hilton did this. Britney Spears did this. And I don’t really care anymore. As far as I’m concerned, all of those girls are certifiable, we should just throw ‘em in straight jackets and I just don’t need to hear about it anymore.

Amanda:  You know what bothers me is if we had a daughter that age…

Mason:  Yes.

Amanda:  ...knowing that these three girls are role models. That’s what kills me.

Mason:  They could be role models for her and she could have a buzzed head and be…I don’t know…At least she’s not hanging her baby over balconies yet, but…

Amanda:  Well what’s interesting is with those three women, none of them really have the talent to be where they are today, really.

Mason:  Britney had it once.

Amanda:  Did she?

Mason:  She had something. I was never really behind it, but at least she did something. I mean Lindsay Lohan, she was a cute little girl and then Disney just kind of got behind her.

Amanda:  And then bam! Bam!

Mason:  Bam?

 

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Discussion

Mason used to find celebrity gossip entertaining, but he’s tired of it now because it all seems to be bad news. He half-jokes that Hilton, Spears, and Lohan ought to be put in a home for the mentally ill.

Amanda worries that young girls might idolize these wild starlets. Mason jokes that if he or Amanda had a daughter old enough to follow Hollywood gossip, she might shave her head like Britney Spears. He says that at least Britney hasn’t hung her baby over a hotel balcony because Michael Jackson once did just that.

Amanda says that she doesn’t think Hilton, Spears or Lohan have the talent to deserve the level of fame they have. Mason thinks that Britney might have it once, but that Lindsay Lohan was just cute and then made famous by Disney. Amanda says that Lohan grew up and “bam!” She makes a gesture to indicate that she grew big breasts.

Who were your childhood role models? How do you think today’s Hollywood starlets compare?

 

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englion

France

great

01:41 PM Aug 13 2012 |

Ahshan

Ahshan

China

which one do you want to set as your role model depends on what kind of thinking you support!

as for me ,i am a common person,i want to live like myself , rather than following others who do not know what they really want! in the point of my view ,when you fall into such kinda situation ,it will be miserable for you.

totally,to be yourself,cus the god makes human beings differently in the first! being yourself is an important point in ones single life!

03:58 AM May 30 2010 |

aoyunhui

aoyunhui

China

 the Bad Boys of Hollywood have turned into Bad Girls.Sex, drugs and jail used to be a male preserve,but now they become the girls'.Hollywood eats its young.it's just one sign of changing behaviour across all of America.

01:35 PM Aug 27 2008 |

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Iraq

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