|Freddie Prinze Jr.|
Here is a sample of what most look like..."OMG, just pulled up at Starbucks in line behind Freddie Prinze Jr.!!!" Another favorite is the spotting and the subsequent judgement...."Just saw Paula Abdul in Malibu, and she is not so pretty without makeup...get a better dress Paula."
I have a few theories...perhaps celebrities represent something unobtainable and yet when seen in person they become mythical, god-like beings incarnate. Perhaps celebrities (and their misadventures) represent personal qualities either felt or yearned for by non-celebrities? An example of this logic would be something like I want to be a pirate so when I see Johnny Depp, I feel as though I am seeing a real pirate...or that I fashion myself a pirate or having pirate qualities so this pleases my psyche.
Maybe this is psycho-babble and people are just starstruck.
It does beg the question if I would be starstruck...and by whom? I have given this thought and came up with a name. It is not some hockey player (I've met a few) or a politician (I've met many and they mostly suck) or even some starlet. David Beckham.
NO, I do not have a man crush on David Beckham. Yes, seeing Becks in person would prompt me to at least snap a picture and post to twitter. Why? Well he is an international playboy/athlete with devilish good looks. Additionally he has a good looking family, donated a multimillion dollar salary to a charity in France, and is the most famous athlete on the planet.
Does this mean I want to BE David Beckham...No, but more like him maybe. It could not hurt. So who is on your starstruck list?