Next week, get ready for a day off. Well, not actually a day-off day off, but a day off from incessant coverage of Megan Fox. On August 4th, manly websites across the blogosphere will stop giving the “Transformers” starlet so much attention. Doug Sheckler from 205th.com explains, “She needs to do more to earn our undying praise and affection. For instance, she hasn’t even returned any of my calls this year asking for a date. What’s up with that?”
Seriously, Megan, what is up with that? Can you believe that in the past year alone, her face was plastered to the front of Esquire, Empire, Maxim, GQ, Entertainment Weekly and Elle? If that’s not reason enough to boycott her, check out this video at Asylum on why blogs are choosing to put stories about the toe-thumbed actress on hold. [NY Daily News]
As for the Frisky, we’re totally psyched about this media blackout movement against Fox. In fact, there are a few other “celebrities” we think are deserving of blackout days. Mark your calendars.
- June 1st should officially be Speidi blackout day because that was the never-should-be-remembered date when “I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here” premiered and sent the media into a non-stop yap about Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag. In late June, E! took a vote, and 94 percent of their audience decided to expel the couple from the network altogether. To ensure that they never come back, every calendar should be marked on June 1st with an anti-Speidi symbol.
- From here on out, February 26th should be deemed Flavor Flav blackout day. That was the date in 2006 when “Flavor of Love” took a turn for the worse and made VH1 the official channel for trashy reality shows. On this day in history, the “Flavor of Love” episode aired in which Pumpkin spit in New York’s face. That fateful loogie has led to such catastrophic TV series as “Flavor of Love 2,” “Flavor of Love 3,” “I Love New York,” “New York Goes To Hollywood,” “New York Goes To Work,” and “Flavor of Love Girls: Charm School,” to name a few. For all of those wasted hours when VH1 could have been airing basically anything else, I firmly believe February 26th should go down in media history as Flavor Flav blackout day, so we can exorcise from our minds all of those bad things we’ve had to view as a result of him. [Wikipedia]
- The April 28th cover of Us Weekly still hasn’t gone away—that was the beginning of months worth of Jon and Kate Gosselin drama. The “Caught with Another Woman” issue was the tipping point for what would eventually lead 10 million viewers to watch the season premiere of “Jon & Kate Plus 8.” Since the series will never disappear from the airwaves (it’s a pretty awesome income for the family, and the Gosselin’s are celeb-whores), every year on April 28th, we shall ignore their presence. [Us Magazine]
- Besides October 31st being the best holiday ever, Halloween, it should be hailed as Kevin Federline blackout day—it was the release date of his debut album, Playing With Fire. Not only the did album flop, but it failed to send him out of the public eye. Though it was one of the worst received records in history, K-Fed still didn’t stop showing up on my RSS feed every few days. So now, every year on Halloween, this shall not be the case, and we can all remember the day that should have been K-Fed’s last on our radars. [Wikipedia]
- This final blackout day will not last for just 24 hours, but indefinitely, or at least until the actress does something substantial. Lindsay Lohan, you are going on my permanent blackout list. I’m sick of hearing about your self-tanner and your trips to London to try to win back SamRo. Until you do something with your life like eat a bagel, or get cast in a feature length film, or write a tell-all, every day will be a media blackout day for you, LiLo