can see celebrity homes in the growing number of
"home" TV channels and also on shows that have
celebrities as guests. For example, you were able to view
Cher's home in Oprah when Cher was promoting her new CD.
You were able to view the chapel where Russell Crowe and
Danielle Spencer married also shown on Oprah.
And in the many "home
improvement" channels, some celebrities open their
homes. For example, in one show that featured homes for
sale, you were able to see Jack Nicholson's penthouse in an
upscale hotel in Los Angeles. This was soon after
9/11. The price tag? $13 million.
A note on Jack Nicholson.
A friend who is an NBA fan like myself told me about Nicholson
screaming at a Detroit player during the game in LA. I
missed this game, but Nicholson redeemed himself when he showed
up in Detroit, swallowed the loss like a good sport, and
congratulated Coach Brown.
Another example of seeing part
of a celebrity's home is in Michael Moore's documentary, Bowling
for Columbine. Moore was invited into Charleton
Heston's home and you could see those plastic basketball toys
and it reminds you of the similar "daily lives" of
celebrities. Moore, of course, chooses a camera shot of
this toy with the picture he leaves on the yard--the ironic
effect works. Sad, however, of how Heston leaves Moore out
of conflict and sad to see this great actor's present day
activities intermixed with his greatness as a film legend.
The more I write about examples
where I've peered into celebrity homes, the more I realize how
we fans are simply just curious. When you see someone act
on the big screen time and time again, it is only humanly
natural to be curious.
Should the big screen become
obsolete one of these days, our inherent curiosity will still
exist and possibly focus on other things.
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