In today’s day and age, it can be easy to get stuck in a rut – and that’s not something we want to be stuck in. Sure, we’d love to be stuck in a vat full of Ben & Jerry’s, or stuck in a room with Leonardo DiCaprio, or stuck in Sephora for hours on end, but there’s no way we want to be stuck in a rut. Nowadays, we spend most of our time in a vicious cycle: we wake up, we go to work, we earn our paycheck, and then we spend our paycheck on rent, food, and bills. Then, we repeat the whole thing again. On the rare occasion that we do have a weekend break, we might treat ourselves to a Turkey Twizzler or a few Potato Smiley Faces (AKA the best foods ever), but that’s about as exciting as our lives get. We know, it’s totally lame.
However, we do have one form of escapism – our favorite celebrities. The life and times of the celebrity is something we will never understand in our lifetime. Yep, we’d love to find out, but with no acting talent, singing talent (or talent in general) it’s best that we just leave it to the professionals who know what the heck they’re doing. Nevertheless, there’s nothing better than following the lives of the rich and famous and seeing how the other half live. With their fame, fortune and fantastic friends, these celebs are living the dream. Whether it’s just catching up on the latest blockbuster, watching a reality TV show that follows their lives (of course, no show will ever beat Keeping Up With the Kardashians) or just catching up on the most recent news, it’s easy to feel as if you personally know the celebs in question.
This unrequited close bond with a celebrity is a blessing, and a curse all rolled up into one emotional sandwich. Sure, you can become the president of the Bruce Willis fan club (because you’re the coolest kid around), or lead the petition to give Judi Dench allllllllll of the Oscars, but nothing will prepare you for the day that your favorite famous face sadly passes away. Luckily, we have their famous last words to remember them by…
Michael Jackson was the King of Pop. Period. No matter your thoughts on Michael Jackson’s personal life, you can’t deny that the guy was a genius and made incredible music both with the Jackson 5 and as a solo artist. At the time of his death, Jackson was in chronic pain and asked for the only thing that helped the pain – a cocktail of pain-relief medication he called his ‘milk’. His last words were, “More milk.”