As much as we like to adore famous couples (as mentioned in a previous blog), there’s something more fun about hating a couple. It’s the delicious joy of loving to hate. C’mon, you know you love to do it as well. Whether it is how they look or act together, something with their circumstances make you just want to root for their failure. It’s not very nice, but public figures are fair game. And let’s face it… it’s fun!
My most hated celebrity couple hasn’t changed in the past seven years: The Brangelina. I think they might have even been the couple that started the name combining revolution! Much like everyone else, my dislike stems from the breakup of the perfect Hollywood “it” couple: Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt. She was so cute in Friends and he was just so HOT in…EVERYTHING. They looked great together and defined the American Golden Couple. Then the weird but hot little Angelina had to come along and wrecked it all. It amazed me that this is still a topic of celeb gossip to this day, yet here I am still talking about it! Angelina was always so strange. She kissed her brother on the red carpet, wore a vial of blood around her neck and married Billy Bob Thornton. Ewwwwwww! She seemed more like a match for Marilyn Manson. However, she seemed to mature into a very giving person. She is a Goodwill Ambassador and seems to want to create a family that looks like an advertisement for the United Nations. I won’t deny she has done some great things. I just wish she had done them with another man on her arm – not Jennifer Aniston’s! And Jolie’s weirdness has seemingly rubbed off on Pitt. His appearance just isn’t what it used to be. Now he grows out long, straggly beards and wears strange hats and sunglasses. What happened to that gorgeous clean-cut look we fell in love with in Ocean’s Eleven? Now the Brangelina clan has grown to six kids who travel all across the world for school and playtime. It must be nice. I think my happiness rests in Jennifer Aniston’s happiness. Once she settles down with the new love of her life, I will feel more content. Maybe I’ll even give the Brangelina my blessing. But since it’s been 7 years, 3 kids and an engagement, they don’t seem to be splitting up anytime soon. Darn.
Another celebrity couple I am not too fond of is Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. It all started when Tom made some bad publicity decisions (jumping on Oprah’s couch?) and seemed to become a bit… unhinged. All that crazy scientology talk didn’t help either. He really seemed to alienate his fans and even other celebrities (poor Brooke Shields) with his rants. What happened to that charming short guy in Jerry Maguire and Top Gun? What sent him over the deep end? On the other hand, we had adorable Katie Holmes. My generation grew up with her as Joey Potter, the “girl next door” on Dawson’s Creek. Holmes and Cruise started dating so quickly that it seemed like a fling. But then she had a baby and they got married. I guess it wasn’t a fling. With all the craziness Tom had been spouting, it seemed like Katie had no choice but to go along with everything. I guess the 16 year age difference doesn’t really help their case either. Ever since their marriage there has been a lot of speculation of Tom’s control of Katie’s actions and such. Though it is all based on gossip and rumor, I can’t help but wish Katie Holmes found someone more… normal. And that Tom Cruise can revert back to his 30 year-old self.
As always, it is fun to judge, but of course we regular people never know the full story of anything. All we can do is speculate and gossip, gossip, gossip.
It is rude and mean; but there isn’t any sport in making fun of poor people.