Thursday, December 10, 2015

America's Sweethearts and how it changed my view of Showbiz

Here's the thing...
Have you watched America's Sweethearts?

I remember that time I enjoyed watching it because of the stars in the movie... I can't remember how young I was then because as far as I can remember I didn't care that the plot has really some grain of truth in it (when it comes to the movie industry and the shenanigans behind it) because I had a laugh over Billy Crystal, John Cusack and even Julia Roberts oh and Zeta! I really like that movie... Hmmmm might just go and watch it again... I kow I have it on video somewhere...


I digress....again...

Now fastforward...

I have been a fangirl as far as I can remember and as much as I can define it to me as me... I may not go all out and collect almost every other article of the celebrity I am fawning over...but... I have my quirky habits too... I went through the online adulation... the blocked screenings... even chatting up with other fans of these celebrities - and yes let me say it! - love teams! I have gone through the Twilight days and Robsten frenzy... and yes FSOG and Damie! I'm on hiatus until their next movie perhaps hahaha...
and locally I may be a bit shy to admit that I used to ship AshRald hahaha Who? Yah! never mind they have their own personal lives now... I like Jadine because of Diary ng Panget (I can't remeber now why I got to watch that movie but good thing I did coz I enjoyed it)...
I may not follow them as much but I like them too... and now... comes Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, the phenom that is ALDUB...




The latter as you can see is not the first LT I've followed... but I know for a fact that they have the distinction of making me this fangirl crazy! as crazy as I can define it to me hahaha not mental instituion crazy mind you just giddy happy crazy over them because they are my happy pill...
People need those stress relievers from life...
and they're mine as much and as long as they can supply me with the medicine hahaha

Ok now...
what's the point of this?
I don't know too...
hahaha

It was just triggered by my nocturnal stalking of my twitter timeline early this morning and my crazy phone bumming on me! Gah! I have to change my phone I think...

I digress... again!

Ok 

After the hoopla over the weekend and the mistake of people in using their social media accounts - think before you click remember? - another row fo frenzy has been bothering the AN (Aldub Nation)
and when I thought that Alden's tweet the other day would calm the waters, and how Alden and Maine defended the AN during the MBL (My Bebe Love) presscon, I hoped that everything is smooth sailing again...
And then goes another tweet using a HT that triggered different quarters in the AN yet again...
(see this to enlighten you a bit to what desperate measures and the frenzy caused overnight)
Susme! ano ba kayo?!

And now I go back to America's Sweethearts!

I like the movie yes... but I also have a point why I referenced it here...
After multiple viewing of it when I got older, I got passed my swooning over John and Julia's pairing in that movie and delved deeper into the movie plot - forgive me but I watch movies nowadays and can't help but over analyze perhaps is the correct term - so sue my profession! hahaha
And I go back over my fangirling from Robsten to my local loveteams and all that and go huh it's not only Hollywood... it happens in local showbiz too! I mean... all that PR publicity stunts and machinations?! By gawd! If you only know the other inside info I got to learn during my fangirling of the other LT's... and that does not include the fans club! gah!
It's true what they say... the fans can make or break a celebrity... 
I don't want to get into that here, I get enough of those whenever I visit my Twitter and see some FCs ... never mind...

And here we are... It's Friday (as I writer this) and I expect a lot more to happen in the AN over the weekend what with the movie promotions in full swing...numerous guestings by Alden and Maine and the rest of the cast to promote My Bebe Love - their first movie together and I hope not their last...

Oh right there... 
I think I got it... 
or have you guessed it by now? 


It's movie promotion period... 
and what better way to use the PR publicity skills to good use and sell a movie - By all means necessary - perhaps is the tagline for others...
I know it was for Billy Crystal in that movie...
so I bet showbiz machinations are at work here...
We never know... unless of course you're Billy Crystal...
or an insider or whatever...
this isn't politics... this is showbiz... but I don't deny the fact that there are also ... hmmmm
dealings and shenanigans that are better left as blind items hahaha

And let me just say this too...

Why sell a product to someone who already uses it or is an avid consumer of that product?
Why not convince others to buy your product instead?
Same with the Aldub Nation... 
for sure we will go in droves to watch My Bebe Love no doubt about it...
so do not cater to us... sell the movie to the "non fans" out there...
and convince them of what we know by now and why we support those two!


Well of course I'm no marketing sales agent or I don't have the experience anyway so what do I know about strategies and publicity stunts... I just this consumer and avid viewer and fan who can't help but blog and rant over the fact that my Twitter app on my phone isn't working!
So sue me!


And I always keep coming back to America's Sweethearts...

Whenever I get to see some rumors and such online...
I know I've grown smarter as a viewer and as a fan...
I keep telling myself that with AlDub I know they're different... they're essentially two good people who simply enjoy working and making people happy too with their work...
And I enjoy watching them enjoy their time together in the process... Who am I to begrudge them of that, right?
I'm also one with the rest of the AN who are up in arms in defense of either Alden or Maine, 
of Aldub or Maiden...
(whenever I can that is cause I don't want to be on beast mode or I usually just steer clear of bad vibes on my TL)
I'm also one who would voice my opinion on how they should handle their careers (should talaga? sige na nga... "could" handle)... but not their lives... that's theirs...
I may be a silent TNT (totohanan na toh) shipper but heck whatever destiny and God brings... I'm ok with that...

But of course I'm no manager, am not an insider, I have never been connected with anything showbiz - only as far as knowing someone who works in this building in Mother Ignacia or whatever -  I'm not with TAPE or with GMA or ABS for that matter.
These managements, they've discovered stars, handled a lot of contracts and experienced stars who've left them to change sides because of mishandling, overexposure or being used and abused solely for raking in the income...
But heck! That's showbiz!
Even the celebs can't deny the fact that it's what drive them to do work - to earn - that's their jobs - their bread and butter - hipokrito un artista kung di sya natutuwa sa natatamasa nya dahil sa pag-aartista! kaya nga andaming gusto mag-artista kasi may pera dun basta sumikat ka lang! - that or being the next president! (OMG! I don't want to get into that pit here in my post!)


Speaking of contracts...
I just have to say this too...
Would you hold it against someone who works for a rival brand if he/she is a fan of Alden or Maine the actor? 
So if JaDine for example is caught with a fan who works for McDo, what happens then? and vice versa for AlDub?
I like Jadine too... and James and Alden share one endorsement... so like when a crew from this store wants to take a photo with either Alden or Maine, they have to... what resign first from their job?!
Are there stipulations in their JD (job description) saying that you can not have pictures taken with so and so celebrity... hahaha
Well, maybe there is and I hope someone can enlighten me so that I'll tell you, you're crazy! No! Your company is! hahaha
I bet they'll come up with that now if they haven't by now!...
I also bet that these celebrities have stipulations like that too in their endorsement contracts...
Bawal ang magpa-picture sa mga fans nyo na taga ibang brand or branch or whatever!
Susme!
Bahala na si Ronald dyan, baka maglaho rin sales nila tulad ni Grimace... ano daw?! anglabo!... 


The heck! sometimes I hate and love showbiz...

I don't know why I even bother with these shenanigans if get this worked up with the things I read online... I should know better... I know I'm smart... I can decipher and discern like any normal person... and thanks to this blog... I can rant all I want and just say so sue me!
this is my personal space online...


Ok...
breathe in breathe out...
and moving on...

It's your choice whether you want to ride this crazy train that is showbiz
and its shenanigans...
Just know when to get off when you've had enough!

Oh and My Twitter app still isn't working
hahahaha



(all photos grabbed online and credit to their original owners)

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