Friday, September 17, 2004

Well, I'm back from the ACL festival and it was just as hellish as I thought it would be, but luckily Solomon Burke WAS AWESOME so it was all worth it, and now I'm back indoors where I belong, bathed and hydrated and with a towel turban on my head. Aaaaaaah. Thought I would just peruse the old internet, see what happened while I was communing with nature, pot-smokers, hippies, and frat boys; and what do I see? Another former child actor in some extremely unglamorous part of the USA, makin' trouble. It's an epidemic! CNN reports:

"Actor Macaulay Culkin, who gained fame as a child in the smash hit "Home Alone," was arrested in Oklahoma City Friday for possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, police said.

Culkin, 24, was pulled over around 4 p.m. when the alleged drugs were found, according to police. Further details were not immediately available.

He was booked in the Oklahoma County Jail, and bond was set at $4,000...

In an interview on CNN's "Larry King Live" in May, Culkin acknowledged he consumed alcohol and smoked marijuana over the years, but said, 'I never had a problem.'

'Everything that I do for some reason becomes this big crazy thing, you know, even though any normal person does it. Like, yes I'm a kid, I had a beer, I smoked a joint. Big deal,' he said."

Well, you know, I hate to point this out Mac, but you are kind of famous, and people do tend to make a bigger deal out of any stupid thing a famous person does, for good or ill. Look at those "Stars--they're just like us!" spreads in Us magazine--Renee Zellweger uses a cellphone! Lindsay Lohan drives a car! Val Kilmer eats! And eats! And eats! So, well, if if Edward Furlong gets into a K-hole and sets lobsters free in some hick town, or if you get arrested for drug posession in Oklahoma, it is considered rather a bigger deal than if say, I were to puke in the drive-thru line of Whataburger. See, I'm not a star, and you are. Even if you were forced by your stage dad into it, even if you wish you were a normal person, you are not. You are a celebrity. Try and buck up, little guy! Look on the bright side: You probably look really great in your mug shot!

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Oh. Well, there's no such thing as bad publicity, right? Right?

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