I’m not sure if you heard the news, but taking a nap and meditating can be easily mistaken for one another. Specifically in the case of 84-year-old singer, Harry Belafonte’s, who appeared to be passing out (or dying) during an interview with KBAK in Bakersfield, California.
Thank goodness we can put our worries aside because the singer pulled a quick one on us, as his rep later confirmed that “his earpiece wasn’t working, so he took a moment to meditate before the rest of his day.” Oh right, why didn’t we think of that?
Since “meditation” is becoming more pertinent in the lives of elderly stars, maybe it would be in their best interest to take a break from performances and appearances. You know, so they can focus on laying their heads on a pillow, putting their feet up, plugging in their oxygen and snoring.
In other words, meditating.
First on the “Gettin’ too old for show biz list” goes to Jerry Stiller. The 84-year-old father of Ben Stiller, needs his rest. His next movie, which comes out in 2012, is titled “Excuse Me for Living.” We can certainly excuse him, but does he really still need to be living on screen? Sure the old, bitter, loud-mouth father role is funny, but after playing it in 150 movies and television shows, it gets kind of old (just like Jerry).
Next celeb who needs to hit the road fast is Whitney Houston. I understand that the woman is only 48-years-old, but she is 48 going on 75. Not only is she a supposed crackhead, but her voice is starting to crack as well. Did you see her 2009 “come back” performance on Good Morning America? After watching that horrid spectacle, I would like to see Whitney go back instead of come back. I was so humiliated for her throughout the entire show that I had to keep Waiting to Exhale. Sorry to say, but she just can’t handle the stage anymore.
I think it may be time for Joan Rivers to cool it too. I do love her and there is no denying that she is hysterical, both personality and appearance wise, but the woman is pushing 79 (which also happens to be the amount of times her face has been reconstructed). I’m concerned that her dramatic and rapid rants will result in a stroke and then who knows the amount of work that will have to go into that mask of hers.
The platinum big-haired, double-Z chested Dolly Parton recently appeared on a talk show to discuss her 2011 music tour. After getting over her country Barbie dolly look (pun intended), I found myself in disbelief that this woman was getting ready to embark on a tour. The 65-year-old may still have the energy and the unfortunate tacky style, but that doesn’t mean she should continue to display it to the public. Dolly needs to play dress up in the privacy of her own home.
There are many more celebrities who have overstayed their Hollywood welcome, and if I have to be the bearer of bad news, well then so be it. Someone has to do it.