Friday, December 21, 2007

Incomplete adaptation

Many of you asked why [Tony] Romo would date [Jessica] Simpson in the first place. After all, he could date anyone he wants, and even if he's attracted to Simpson because he has a thing for top-heavy blondes -- we don't know this for sure, but I'm guessing -- he could just as easily find an equally top-heavy Texas blonde who a.) doesn't have a Svengali father who travels everywhere with her, b.) doesn't have press following her every move, c.) isn't divorced, and d.) didn't become famous simply for being dumb, right?

Here's my theory, which we could call the Affleck/J-Lo Corollary: When people become famous, we think of them only as celebrities and forget they were once normal -- people like you and me -- who became normal people who were also suddenly famous. Now, fame eventually changes just about everyone, but a small part of every celebrity will always be in perpetual disbelief that they're famous and their life worked out the way they wanted it to work out. It's that small "part" that draws celebrities like Ben Affleck and J-Lo to each other ... they're always in disbelief they scored the other celeb.
--Bill Simmons, ESPN.com, on the origin of bad celebrity romances

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