Ah, fame. Celebrities wouldn’t be celebrities without it. For some, it comes effortlessly. For others, it comes only after the third trip to rehab. But other, less fortunate attention whores must continually bust their humps to keep their names in the blogs.
Many would-be A-listers settle for strolling up and down Robinson Avenue or eating out at Koi or the Ivy, where they know the paparazzi camp out, waiting for the scent of the overpaid. The stars arrive with great fanfare, exit their cars (often in a manner so as to draw attention to the absence of any undergarments) and frown disdainfully at the swarming paparazzi ever-so-briefly before striking various poses on their way into the building.
However, some would-be celebrities don’t have it so easy. They are forced to take it to the next level, frantically milking their curds and whey to get back into the public's ever-wandering eye. You might spend a few nanoseconds pitying their profound desperation. But then you go back to ignoring them and... oh, look! A dragonfly!
Self-proclaimed Prince Frederick von Anhalt, Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband (yes, she’s still alive), has tried a number of shockingly desperate stunts to get the attention of the press. During the peak of the Anna Nicole Smith Death Circus, he claimed to be the father of little wonk-eyed Danielynn, which bore the fruit of an interview with Republican Pervert Bill O'Reilly. A few months later, he was found naked, bound and gagged in his Rolls Royce (von Anhalt, not O’Reilly). He claims to have been approached by three attractive young women who he says asked him for a photo - that’s the first thing wrong with his story. He goes on to claim that one of the women robbed him at gunpoint, took his car keys and all of his belongings, his driver’s license - and his clothes. Magically, he was able to call the police for help on his cell phone. Hey, they let him keep his hat!
These days von Anhalt keeps himself busy by courting the paps from TMZ on a regular basis and spouting nonsense about real celebrities and how they all suck. Unfortunately, TMZ only encourages him by publishing their bits on "Prince von Ahole."
Apparently, Chinese "actress" Bai Ling has dedicated her short time on this planet and her mystery-career to the old schoolyard rhyme: "Chinese, Japanese, dirty knees, look at these!" The Nip-Slip Princess (and ain’t that one helluva nip!) occasionally gets headlines, usually because her boob "accidentally" falls out of her one-of-a-kind ensembles. Bai Ling, who has claimed that she is "from the moon," recently enjoyed some headline-grabbing action when she was detained at LAX after shoplifting about $16 worth of crap from an airport corner store. Sixteen bucks? Really? Really, you’re famous for some unknown reason and you don’t have sixteen bucks? Whatevs. After her truly pitiful mug shot was released, Bai Ling updated her Bai Blog with a message straight offa engrish.com: "Life happens to you either you liked it or not, sometimes I feel you have to be so brave to stand in front of the World, and just hope that people will have a tender heart toward you." Six. Teen. Dolla. Bi.Otch.