Vain Celebrities

Vain Celebrities Do the stars find themselves as fascinating as their fans do? Yes, says a forthcoming psychological study of Hollywood’s celebrity class. It is not just money or career that makes them seem different: it is their extreme levels of self love and their compulsive need for public attention.

Two Los Angeles psychologists have produced the first scientific evidence that many celebrities sincerely believe that they are better than the rest of us. 

Men Are New Inventions “I think men were a new invention. They have new ideas, but they’re erratic, you can’t count on them. They haven’t settled down yet. You have to agree, there’s a kind of solidity about women. They’re sort of heavy and rooted, even if we don’t think like that.” Doris Lessing

“They [feminists] were so dismissive of women. They talked about women who had no careers as if they were just so much rubbish. It did an immense amount of damage.”

Italian Father's activist's suicide attempt on live TV foiled

Italian Father's activist's suicide attempt on live TV foiled

[ 11 Dec, 2006 2203hrs ISTAGENCIES ]

ROME: He had reunited recently with his 18-year-old son after a separation of 12 years. Strangely, what should have been ecstasy, turned out to be a almost fatal disaster as he tried to self-immolate on a live television show.

According to the ANSA news service, the Italian fathers' rights activist motive for the suicide bid was to call attention to fathers unable to see their children for long.

The news service had reported that Nicola De Martino, who was a guest on the current affairs show Dieci Minute or Ten Minutes on state TV station RAI on Thursday night, tried to self-immolate.

De Martino doused himself with gasoline and then threatened to light a match. Show host Maurizio Martinelli and the activist's son were horrified.

After a desperate attempt, Martinelli and crew of the studio snatched the match from him, and De Martino was taken away from there.

Later, De Martino said that he had suffered a lot, and the fatal action was the result of that agony of separation from his son.

"I cannot bear the thought of anyone else having to go through what I went through,"he added. The Italian association for fathers' rights, Figli Negati (Children Denied), has condemned the act.