Kim Kardashian recently told V Magazine that she'd like to be the first reality star to land on Hollywood's Walk of Fame:
I think there was a quote where somebody said that reality stars will never get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. So, of course I'm so competitive that I think that it would be a huge achievement and a goal that anyone would want. I would love to break that mold.
Naturally, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce scoffed at her aspirations (along with the rest of us):
She has not been nominated. She is a reality star. We don't do reality stars. She needs to get a real acting job then come to us.
Much to the Internets' delight, IMDB writer Jon Hopwood profiled Kim Kardashian in a thoughtful, well-argued roast of an IMDB bio.
Kim Kardashian is emblematic of the shallowness of American culture in the first two decades of the new millennium. While some cultural critics call her the prime avatar of the "famous for being famous" faux celebrity crowd, she along with Paris Hilton is a new breed of cat whose celebrity comes from the release of a sex tape and the canny exploitation of the resulting publicity. Like her good friend Miss Hilton (their relationship predates Kim's "celebrity", Kardashian is possessed of photogenic good looks but is short of any other discernible talents outside of the bedroom. Both expanded their celebrity by becoming reality TV "stars". Pr0n pioneer Harry Reems has commented how surprised he is at how pr0n stars like Jenna Jameson are accepted now in mainstream culture. His life was ruined by his participation in porn in its "Golden Years". As for Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian, the release (accidental or not-so-accidental) of boudoir tapes didn't result in shame but celebration. America like ancient Rome seems to have shuffled off the moral coil of virtue of the Republic and is now enjoying its Imperial self in an orgy of ignominy. It's always more fun on the toboggan ride down the hill than it was schlepping up it in the first place.
Celebrity Beef of the Day: TV's Don Draper is the latest celebrity to come out swinging against the growing trend of rewarding vapid, valueless individuals with unwarranted attention.
"Whether it's Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated," Jon Hamm told Elle UK. "Being a f*cking idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you're rewarded significantly."
Last year, actor Daniel Craig made a similar splash when he took issue with the Kardashians making millions off "behav[ing] like a f*cking idiot on television."
In the same interview, Hamm also bemoaned the modern model of "beauty," which he believes should be closer to the curves of co-star Christina Hendricks. "Those of us who live in real life realize, especially as we get older, that beauty isn't just 22 years old, blonde, skinny with big t*ts."