July 1, 2008

Back from Vacation!


Yes, I was off on vacay without warning. Such is life.

Now I am back and ready to get back into the down and dirty celebrity gossip.

However, I did think, while I was relaxing on the beach . . . many celebs live this way. Not like once a year, during the summer. It seems there are a handful of celebs that are always on vacation. Vacation from what, I truly have no idea. Sure, they shoot one movie, maybe two, a year. Most shooting is done anywhere between 6 and 12 weeks. Usually they take a "much needed vacation" after shooting is completed. That is, if they don't require a rehab stay during shooting. At most, many of these celebs work about 24 weeks out of the year - - compared to 49-50 weeks that most of us put in (depending on how much vacation time we get). We don't do a job for 6-12 weeks and then get a "much needed" vacation. We don't get paid obscene amounts of money for that 6-12 week job. Many of us live paycheck to paycheck. Many of us struggle with how we're going to pay that unexpected vet bill or repair the car, and spend months saving just so that we can take a vacation during the summer.

And yet some celebrities do one job, one lousy job, that doesn't even require Monday thru Friday, 49-50 weeks out of the year, and they need to relax and clear their heads?

Ugh.

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