Gawker lays the smackdown on Zach Braff
Listen, I can understand how Mr. Braff might not be everyone's cup of tea; even though I liked the movie, many people thought Garden State was a bit too precious for their tastes (I mean, I like The Shins and all, but their song from that movie did not change my life, as Natalie Portman's character said it would). And I've personally seen that his comic persona on screen doesn't necessarily translate to real life; to say that the man is introverted would be an understatement. But this takedown is a bit much, even for Gawker.
In the post, written under the pseudonym "The Stalkerettes," the folks at Gawker write that if a celebrity isn't talented, he or she should at least be attractive, and that Braff is neither. "If all that's required to be famous these days is a bulbous nose, weak chin and average acting chops, why don't we just go ahead and make everybody a celebrity?" they ask. They also lump him in with Julia Stiles and Yahoo Serious (!) as equally untalented people who have not earned their celebrity status.
Jeez, Gawker... see a guy hang out with a hot blond and you just go into a jealous rage, don't you? Lay off the guy... I mean, what shy Jewish kid wouldn't want to grow up to be one of the richest actors on television and surrounded by hot babes, all at the relatively tender age of 32? Wait... maybe I understand where the Stalkerettes are coming from...