I don’t want to say that all celebrities think they are above the rest of us, but … they totally do. From demands of several brand of bottled water in their dressing room (Mariah Carey likes to have a tea service for eight people available in her dressing room — and insists that only Poland Springs water be used for the tea. But for drinking water, she likes another brand: “Please note that 16-oz. plastic bottles of Evian are the only acceptable bottles of water for the dressing rooms,” reads the backstage rider to one of her tour contracts.) to avoiding pesky inconveniences like jail (Lindsay Lohan), celebrities wave their magic wands (sometimes these magic wands resemble blank checks) and their troubles seem to disappear.
Most of the time, this particular brand of smug comes with the territory; and we accept it for it is- slightly annoying, yet not surprising. However, there is at least one thing that inescapable… When celebrities find themselves knocked up, all bets are off!
Pregnancy is the greatest equalizer of all time. It gets every girl, every time. How many times do we see a newly pregnant celeb prancing around in designer shoes and tight dresses? I sit back and smile, as I know the ‘best’ is yet to come. I get a secret thrill every time I see a preggo celebrity suffering from cankles, a bigger butt, and dark circles from lack of sleep. Things seem more right with the world when I view pictures of giant pregnant women waddling through Target in bedroom slippers and dirty yoga pants pushing carts full of diapers.
Some celebrities have found the exception to this rule and employ surrogate mothers to carry their children; thus escaping from all the ‘perks’ of pregnancy. (Please don’t misunderstand- many women have volunteered themselves, giving the ultimate gift to those women who physically cannot carry a child. Thank God for them; what an incredible sacrifice.)
I have recently become a Kardashian Fan. Yes, fan. And before you get all Judgy McJudgerson, let me remind you that while almost no one admits to being a fan of the show, almost everyone actually watches the show.
” The 7th season finale of Keeping Up with the Kardashians on Sunday, September 16th, 2012, from 9pm-10pm delivered the show’s highest-rated and most watched episode of the season with a 2.61 Household rating and 3.6 million Total Viewers, ranking it as one of the Top 25 most-watched telecasts on E! ever. (TV by the Numbers).”
In between Netflix, the constant marathons on E!, and the magazines in the checkout line at the grocery store, I am well versed in everything Kardashian. Let me tell you though, that keeping up with them during multiple seasons was more difficult mentally than it should have been! (Unless you have tried it, I do not want to hear your judgements.)
The Kardashians, for all their fame, are proving unable to escape pregnancy and her vicious claws…