Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Grass Is Always Greener......



Stolen from "The Soup Blog" post of December 5th.

In a move that has shocked and saddened film fans worldwide, actress Gwyneth Paltrow has removed herself from movie star status. The Shakespeare in Love star will be devoting her time to motherhood and the attention of her two children and musician husband Chris Martin. “I haven't starred in a film since my kids were born, and I don't think I will,” stated Paltrow. “I'll never get these days back. They're so delicious and precious, and hilarious, I don't want to miss them.”

Paltrow’s exit from stardom has opened up a vacancy in the ranks of Hollywood, a slot that Rochester, New York, housewife and mother of three Shirley Gibbons is determined to fill.
“I’ll never get these days back,” said a weary, bedraggled Gibbons to Soup Blog reporters as she clutched screaming infant son Rory in one hand and a Doral Light in the other. “My kids have pretty much stolen the last eight years of my life. The crying, the yelling, the nagging…it’s a 24-hour-a-day living hell. I’m totally ready to be a movie star. The huge paychecks, the glamorous lifestyle, the public adoration. These things are so delicious and precious, and hilarious, I don't want to miss them.”



I admire her for this decision. No, I think she's nuts. No, I admire her. No I think she's NUTS. No, I ADMIRE her. No, I..... ok, it depends on the day I'm having.

But seriously, nice options, huh? Home with my adorable babies, or starring with Robert Downey, Jr. in IronMan 2.
Decisions, decisions......

3 comments:

Jenny in Ca said...

someone will probably be offended, but I thought that was a crack-up!

we've all had days like that...

Laura said...

Um...I think you only regret what you DO NOT try...
Movie star?
Has a nice ring to it.
Why not give it a go?

Anonymous said...

I admire her. I think being with your children/family is more important than most anything.
Tammy in Germany