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09 August 2009 @ 02:35 am
LOL FANDOM, LOL.  
I just read that ~*~OMG SO HORRIFIC CASTING SPOILER~*~ in Supernatural that people were freaking out about recently, and here is what I have to say...

Reading that Paris Hilton will be a guest-star in the fifth season of Supernatural has become something of a hot topic for most people, and I can understand why to an extent. Not everyone favors socialites who are only famous for being in the Hollywood spotlight just for being, well, either rich and famous. Some even classify putting such celebrities as guest-stars in their shows more of a cop-out reason to gain ratings or whatever, or purely as a joke. However, I think people are blowing this way out of proportion, as fans usually do when they don't have all the details or have seen the final product.

This may seem unpopular as opinions go, but I actually don't mind Paris Hilton that much. In fact, I like her well enough that she's tolerable in my eyes. She's not in the spotlight that much anymore, and I think many are going by what the tabloids and headlines have said about her. Hey, I was with everyone else disliking her long ago, but I've overcome that once realizing hey, she's not all that bad as some people think she is. Just overhyped. She may not have great acting range that may be true, but from what she's done such as guest starring on Veronica Mars and her role in Repo! The Genetic Opera, she's exceptional (I also enjoy her music too, what? Guilty pleasure okay?)

And hey, Jared Padalecki knows her when they did House of Wax together. It could've just been a "hey, wanna guest spot on my show if you're available?" kinda deal.

Also? Kripke isn't stupid. He knows the reactions his audience will have to his casting choices, it isn't to smite us or make us go "why?" at him. This role was given specifically for her and it'll be one of this parody, fun irrelevant-to-the-plot episodes which will be fun. And hey, she loves the show and will be working with Jared again. I'd say go for it, girl.


Either way, fandom is crazy and insane and made of lulz. Just saying. This is the only spoiler I have actively sought out (mainly because someone posted about it without a cut and I was about to be pissy, but found it rather amusing than irritating). So NO MORE SPOILERS FROM NOW ON! PROMISE.
 
 
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thandie: dean: really?thandie on August 9th, 2009 10:14 am (UTC)
Hey! Tbh I was happy to discover a lot of people are taking this very well...at least in the posts I checked. I think this was a cool casting choice, and imo we've had way worse guest stars, in terms of acting skills, she's not bad at all from what I've seen. It's not like they'll have her play Shakespeare.

And now I'm thinking about that interview where Jensen was telling about seeing Paris and her sister in front of him at the MBV premiere, and that they were having the most idiotic conversations ever, lol.

In short, they'll probably pull the highest ratings on that ep, Kripke is not stupid at all.
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 9th, 2009 10:24 am (UTC)
I've only come across a few that were disapproving in that "omg why" tone, but I have little doubt there are others that don't mind her being cast at all. It's not like she's going to ruin the episode or the show for people, in fact from what I've seen of her acting she blends well with the role/atmosphere she's placed in. I think overall it'll be kinda fun seeing what she does in the show.
thandie: i can't carethandie on August 9th, 2009 10:36 am (UTC)
Yeah, some of the 'omg no' comments I saw were ominous and apocalyptic in tone, as usual with SPN fans, and all despairing already for the dark future of the show that is apparently whoring out for casting a simple actress for a guest appearance.
Thank god they were a minority!
lloyd, i'm ready to be heartbroken: maybe I gotta see you laughsapphirestar_ on August 9th, 2009 10:19 am (UTC)
ahahahaha, oh fandom.

and, in a way, i'm really looking forward to that episode. i don't care about paris hilton either way (even though i disliked her a few years ago, too) but it's cool she's gonna be on the show and i'm thinking this episode's gonna be fun, and i love spn's fun episodes. so yeah, certainly no complaints from me. :D
Renée: DH. Alpha. People day.rogueslayer452 on August 9th, 2009 10:26 am (UTC)
My thoughts exactly. It'll be more of those lighthearted MOTW episodes in breaking away from the srs bsns of the Apocalypse and whatnot, so it'll be all in good fun and I'm sure that Paris will do great in her role.
Gem Vakarian: [DH] Bad Examplegembat on August 9th, 2009 10:29 am (UTC)
This was a refreshing read. <3

I don't mind her that much either. XD
Renée: Hyori Lee.rogueslayer452 on August 9th, 2009 10:52 am (UTC)
That's awesome. :D It's great to see others not minding her as much. A mutual or indifference than just blind dislike.
srs bsns: castiel crab ariel urielibroketuesday on August 9th, 2009 10:42 am (UTC)
PERSONALLY, I THINK IT'S THE MOST FUCKING HILARIOUS THING EVER. I NEED TO SEE MISHA AND PARIS ON THE SAME SCREEN.
Renée: MISHA COLLINS BITCHES!rogueslayer452 on August 9th, 2009 10:49 am (UTC)
IT WOULD BE KINDA LOLARIOUS, WOULDN'T IT? XDD
srs bsnsibroketuesday on August 9th, 2009 10:57 am (UTC)
KINDA? TOTALLY.
Renée: DH. Alpha. People day.rogueslayer452 on August 9th, 2009 11:03 am (UTC)
FOR REAL NOW. I CAN JUST IMAGINE THE WTF EXPRESSION ON CASTIEL'S FACE.
bullet to the beast: [HOUSE] Stupid hurts Wilsonthevinegarworks on August 9th, 2009 10:51 am (UTC)
OHGOD EPIC. I'M NOT SURE HOW I WANT TO FEEL ABOUT THIS YET, BUT - STILL. EPIC.
srs bsns: castiel crab ariel urielibroketuesday on August 9th, 2009 10:57 am (UTC)
All I want is a fanfic spinoff: MISHA AND PARIS. THEY FIGHT CRIME.
bullet to the beast: [LULZ] Check this shit out.thevinegarworks on August 9th, 2009 11:01 am (UTC)
Oh I can smell the crackfic a-brewin' already.
Renée: MISHA COLLINS BITCHES!rogueslayer452 on August 9th, 2009 11:15 am (UTC)
Maybe Misha will beat us to the punch and Tweet about it....
(no subject) - thevinegarworks on August 9th, 2009 11:20 am (UTC) (Expand)
bullet to the beast: [SPN] Holy Trinitythevinegarworks on August 9th, 2009 10:53 am (UTC)
I just hope they use protection, cause damn.

I think, as usual, this is a case of fandom being too easily offended. I personally don't like the chick just from other stuff I've seen her in and the fact that a fucking potato has a higher IQ, but this sounds like it'll be one of those loltastic eps we all know and love so much. I'm interested to see what they do with it.

And besides, like ibroketuesday said? Misha and Paris on-screen at the same time? THAT IS ONE EPIC WTF MOMENT RIGHT THAR.
Renée: DH. Alpha. People day.rogueslayer452 on August 9th, 2009 11:01 am (UTC)
I think people can take or leave the whole Paris thing however they wish, because obviously like you said it'll be those loltastic kind of episodes that'll have us rolling forever and ever. Like how Kripke did with Ghostfacers and with "The Monster At The End Of This Book", it'll be something we'll all gather and laugh about and it will be epic, for sure.

Particularly if there's going to be some jokes made by the boys about it because, man, will they have a freaking field day with all of that. XD

Misha and Paris on the same screen? I don't know if that'll happen, but OMGOSH THAT WOULD BE PERFECT FOR THE CRACKIEST CRACK EVAH!
bullet to the beast: [SPN] Misha pwnsthevinegarworks on August 9th, 2009 11:22 am (UTC)
Of course there will be naysayers, because there are always is since the majority of fandom are constantly salivating over something to whine about, but I think it's going to be fantabulous. We'll definitely be lol'ing our way straight through till the next Thursday.

I WANT A CRACKFIC OF THIS SO BAD, OHGOD WORDS CAN'T EVEN - GUH. THERE ARE NO WORDS.
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Robyncakes: Jensen// smishable and cute!bitterbird on August 9th, 2009 11:18 am (UTC)
yes I agree so hard with this comment!

and I am kind of curious if she is aware of what Jensen said about her when he was on Chelsea, LOL

fun times all around really!
Just a story in the end.: SPN- Zachariah Jazz Handswingsunfurled on August 9th, 2009 11:25 am (UTC)
When I first heard the news I immediatedly freaked out...after a few moments and rationality kicked in though I am actually rather amused and intrigued to see how this turns out.
Renée: Castiel. Cute and sneaky.rogueslayer452 on August 9th, 2009 11:38 am (UTC)
It's just amusing watching fandom FLIP THEIR SHIT and then calm down realizing it'll probably be for the lulz (or not, people do hold grudges against celebrities for the oddest reasons). I just want to see how they have this episode planned out and if Castiel shows up at all during her scenes, now THAT would be lolarious.
Just a story in the end.: SPN- Castiel head cockwingsunfurled on August 9th, 2009 11:59 am (UTC)
and if Castiel shows up at all during her scenes, now THAT would be lolarious.

I HAVE to see this, lolarious is an understatement. I wonder what Castiel's celestial opinion of Paris would be. XD
flood_and_fire on August 9th, 2009 11:25 am (UTC)
i think PH is basically everything thats wrong with celeb culture today, and feel sad when young girls want to emulate her, but at the same time i have no problem with her being in SPN because you know the ep is going to be fun, and she has acted in the past, shes not so awful, at least it means shes actually working, and in a show i love, which makes me dislike her a little less!
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 9th, 2009 11:34 am (UTC)
For me it's how the media automatically makes her the picturesque person in the Hollywood spotlight that I dislike, mainly because such tabloid nonsense always places bad things into the spotlight and advocates it for publicity reasons. I don't think Paris is a role model by any means, but I also think she's not as horrible as many people think of her to be and could actually be a decent person despite all the glitz and glam and the paparazzi all over her all the time, y'know?

Then again Paris has gotten onto my Not So Bad list since not too long ago, so she's all good for me.

Hearing she'll be on SPN puzzled me a bit, but now I'm actually rooting for this episode because it will be HILARIOUS either way! :D
noybusiness on August 9th, 2009 11:46 am (UTC)
It should be very, very funny. A Hilton monster!

On a totally unrelated note, livejournal user Cujoy posted a small article saying that it will be explained in The Plan why Six is the only model with different looks and names.
Renée: Six. It's good to be a Cylon.rogueslayer452 on August 9th, 2009 11:53 am (UTC)
There will be plenty of jokes made in that episode, I'm sure of it.

I already know why: BECAUSE SIX IS FIERCE AS HALE, FOR REALS! ;D
*: SPN: Fangirlangi_is_altered on August 9th, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
The best part. You know her death will be nice and grusome ;)

No,no...it will be funny. Kripke hasn't let me down yet. His sense of humor is TWISTED!
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 9th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
Since she admits to loving getting death scenes, she loves watching herself die onscreen. So this should be a perfect win/win.

His humor is definitely twisted, I'm just laughing at fandom where some people are actually offended if she's guest-starring. Hello, it's not like she's a recurring role or whatever. It's just a humorous guest-spot for ONE EPISODE where she is basically mocking herself, and all the jokes made about her also (being a demonic monster/beast/whatever? Come on, definitely self-mocking right there).
Tracy: Casalexwhitman25 on August 9th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks to ONTD, I know about her guest spot too. I have no clue about which episode or anything though.

I totally agree with your stance. I'm not what I would call a Paris fan at all, but all the same I'm totally fine with her guest spot. The only thing I've actually seen her on was when she was on Kathy Griffin's My Life on the D-List and she seemed to have a great sense of humor about herself. Honestly, I think the chick is a lot smarter than people give her credit for and plays into a lot of things. Do I think she is a good role model? No. But I don't see what the big deal is about this. I think the most WTF calm down thing I have seen hasn't even been out of fandom, but Jensen's gf Danneel Harris posting about it on her Twitter that Paris should play a piece of gum that Dean and Sam stomp on. Really? You are going to go that route? I'm really glad most of the time that I'm not really into the Supernatural fandom, and reasons like this are why.
Renée: Echo. Yoga.rogueslayer452 on August 9th, 2009 10:49 pm (UTC)
The only thing I've actually seen her on was when she was on Kathy Griffin's My Life on the D-List and she seemed to have a great sense of humor about herself. Honestly, I think the chick is a lot smarter than people give her credit for and plays into a lot of things.

This, so much. I understand that people will get into the media gossip and make assumptions based on what others have said and what's in the tabloids and whatnot, but sometimes people get too into that and just making their judgments based solely on those alone. I was one of them, believe me. I hated Paris because everyone else did, too. But I do think Paris isn't a bimbo dimwitted attention-getting social climber as everyone makes her out to be thus hating her for it. I don't know, while she's certainly not on the good role model list she's not a bad person or even worth hating for no reason. People just do that because she's well-known in Hollywood, a socialite who hasn't had much credible sources to be worthy on such a show like Supernatural, which in a sense I understand it but on the other hand who really cares? It's not gonna ruin anything, especially the self-mock role she'll be in anyway.

I also agree about having a great sense of humor about herself. I remember her commenting in an interview somewhere that she loved watching her death scenes in films (House of Wax, I believe?) because she loves getting roles where she dies. So hey, if she dies in SPN it'll be a win/win situation! Her acting isn't great, but it's better than some I've seen from other actors who should know how to act.
Reb Bonodict: Sophia Bush:: pretty in pinkcallie_828 on August 9th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
I've been spoiled for this already as well, though I don't mind so much because it's a very minor casting spoiler.

Personally, I don't think Paris Hilton has ANY talent whatsoever. And yes, I've seen some of her work. I think she's a social climber, which is a completely justified position considering she was "famous" before she did any entertainment work whatsoever. She was a celebrity simply because of her name. From interviews and public appearances, she comes off as vapid, self-involved, and shallow. And I didn't form this opinion because the media told me to. I genuinely feel this way based on my own observations.

Also, I love Kripke and the show and I'm sure the episode will be hilarious and all that, but it absolutely IS a ratings-whore move. Obviously any casting move like that on any show is a stunt of sorts. She didn't get the part because she's a great actress who auditioned for a guest spot and won it on merit. They knew she would draw attention. Which is fine. If Show gets more attention and more viewers, I can't really complain. I think it's giving off the entirely wrong impression, but whatever.

My point is, though, that I'm not flipping out over it. I think it was kind of a douchebag move and I do think people are justified in not embracing it. I'm just not gonna throw a fit over it. But you know, it's not like this is the first time fandom has needed to chill out and relax. lol
Renée: DH. Echo. Blank slate.rogueslayer452 on August 9th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
That's understandable and hey, people can take or leave the whole Paris Hilton deal. I know there are people that absolutely hate her and think she's some talentless hack or whatever, and that's perfectly fine. She's the most popular for being on everyone's blacklist so I understand the reactions from some. I think this is more mockworthy than anything because she'll be portraying herself in a sense, so whether it's a douchebag move or not doesn't seem to matter because it will bring the lulz, for sure. And hey, once that episode is done and over with the show will continue to be all srs bsns with the Apocalypse so, really, it's no biggie for me.

In any case, do I wish people wouldn't automatically freak out because of casting spoilers, even with the minor cast spots like this.
icecoldrain: Stock - Cupcakesicecoldrain on August 9th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
I laughed when I saw that she was going to be on supernatural. I was spoiled about it because it wasn't under a cut and was like what? lol! about it.
Renée: Six. Relaxation.rogueslayer452 on August 9th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
It's more lol-worthy because you KNOW the episode will be epic. ;)
icecoldrain: Stock - Cupcakesicecoldrain on August 10th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
I know right? The whole season is going to be epic I can't wait for it to start.
Renée: Castiel. Guardian angel.rogueslayer452 on August 10th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
IS IT SEPTEMBER YET?!?! *looks at calender* DAMMIT! I WANTS MAH SHOW!
jellojelost on August 9th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
I didn't read your cut, but your reaction gives me hope that everyone is just overreacting and flailing for no reason, like Jump the Shark.

Fandom, it is funny.
jello: dean: vintage badassjelost on August 9th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
Ok, no wait, I read it after I commented. And, uh. This isn't something that I would consider a spoiler.

Why the hell is everyone so worked up over this? Who cares? All I care about are storyline spoilers. This isn't a spoiler, this is just dumb and has nothing to do with anything important. XD
Renée: DH. Echo. Blank slate.rogueslayer452 on August 9th, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
LOL, IKR? This isn't much of a spoiler for anything about the season plot/storyline -- which I AM staying away from until the season airs, still holding strong! -- so I was like "really, this is what people were freaking out about, seriously?" XD
sunshine: scc: cameron and johnaliasagent on August 9th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
Personally, I quite like the idea of her guest starring in an episode. I think it'll be fun and somehow I think it's very much in line with the humour that's on the show (haven't they mentioned her once or twice on the show in like season one or something?) - I think it'll be hilarious :D
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 9th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, they have made cracks about her on the show before. Dean particularly in season one with his infamous, "do I look like Paris Hilton?" with the night-vision camera thing. But yes, it will be hilarious.
a child dizzy on lemonade: psych quotefalsebeginnings on August 9th, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC)
I don't care for Paris Hilton but if they cast her for a reason then I trust Kripke & Co. to use her properly. She did guest star in an episode of VMars playing essentially a version of herself and people made a big fuss over that and it turned out alright.
Renée: Echo. Yoga.rogueslayer452 on August 9th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
Dude, exactly. Everyone groaned about that and yet, afterward, people thought she did a pretty nice job considering.

It's just I don't think it's about the ratings though, even if it might attract more viewers Supernatural has risen pretty damn well in the ratings department since last season. I don't think they need help boasting it up more than it already has, especially with Misha Collins on board and all. This is just going to be a fun, little episode that will bring the funny. That's all it is to me, at least.
avaserenity: Dean 1avaserenity on August 9th, 2009 10:32 pm (UTC)
I guess it's because even on small scale she's not even a slighty credible actress. I've seen fruit that had better acting ability. I really can't stand her because she is so vapid but as others posted she'll probably play a vapid demon so it will be good for laughs. Plus I trust the show runners to do a great job.
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 9th, 2009 10:58 pm (UTC)
It'll be more self-mocking of a role than anything, which I think is why I kinda like some of the roles she's done which essentially mock herself in form or another. You gotta appreciate celebrities that enjoy making fun of themselves and aren't too serious with what the media say about them. Being a "demonic creature" is something worthy of mocking, so why not go for that?
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Renée: Hyori Lee.rogueslayer452 on August 10th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
Seriously! After seeing her in Repo! was pleasantly surprised as well. She can do amazing things if people give her the material to work with and place their biases aside. I mean, I'm not fanatical about her but I do think she deserves a tiny bit more credit for some things like that role.

Yeah, I've read what Danneel had to say and I do wish she'd have a bit more class when doing it, but oh well. Not my call to make on her behalf.
Jennifer: oth_leyoton2jenniferkaos on August 10th, 2009 03:45 am (UTC)
Girl, you know I love you and all, but I just can't agree with you on this issue. When I heard that Paris Hilton was going to be a guest star on the show, I immediately thought, "What the hell is Kripke thinking?!" And after thinking about it, I still feel that way. I just think Paris Hilton needs to stay far away from my show. Haha!
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 10th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
While you have the right to your opinion, I really hope you'll at least considering giving Paris the benefit of the doubt on this. I trust in Kripke wouldn't place her in the role unless it was for a reason, and for the self-mocking purposes I think she'll be just fine.