Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Just shut up


It's probably safe to say that the less we hear from Mackenzie Phillips, the better. I find it hard to believe that very many people are interested in hearing anything she has to say. The "highlight" of her acting career was her role on the sitcom “One Day at a Time” back in the 1970s. Since then, she's been best known as a dope addict. But now, 30 years after the alleged "fact," Phillips is coming out with the allegation that her father, John Phillips of the musical group the Mamas and the Papas, raped her on the eve of her first marriage, and that they then had a decade-long consensual sexual relationship. John Phillips is dead and thus unable to defend himself. You have to wonder why Mackenzie Phillips sees the need to air this supposed filthy family laundry at this late date. Could she possibly be trying to help others who might have had sick relationships with family members? Anything's possible, I suppose. But consider these facts: Phillips issued her claims on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” just at the time when she’s releasing a book called “High on Arrival.” I'm going to go ahead and suspect that her real motivation is to make a buck. And she’s definitely not the only one who is guilty of providing too much information. As a people, we seem to have lost all grasp of the concept that some things are private and best kept to oneself. I avoid shows like “Entertainment Tonight” and “Inside Edition” like the plague because, frankly, I don’t give a damn about the private lives of actors, singers and other celebrities. Why does anyone care what these people, whom they don’t even know, do with their free time? I just don’t get it.

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2 Comments:

Blogger PRIguy said...

I'm proud to say that I have never read an autobiography of anyone in Hollywood. I don't understand the obsession with these people's private lives either. Why would Phillips think anyone would want to know the details of her incestuous relationship with her father, consensual or not???

I'm not surprised to learn that Ms. Phillips made this claim to Oprah (a sanctimonious bitch) on the cusp of the release of her book.It's all about marketing. No one knew much about Paris Hilton until her infamous sex tape was "leaked." Conveniently, it was leaked just weeks before her idiotic "Simple Life" show debuted. Accident? Yeah.

September 23, 2009 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Ditto PRlguy. (I did read Ronald Reagan's AutoBio but only because he was president.)

September 28, 2009 at 3:38 AM  

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