Last week, it felt like a mixed bag when it came to everyone's opinion on America Ferrera
. This week, I hope to stretch some more thought out of you concerning the popularity (and ultimately, the necessity) of yet another Hollywood blonde. I hope you choose to play along for yet another week.
Because I don't want to bias people with any candid shots of Cameron, I thought I'd start with what she looked like in the first movie we were introduced to her in, THE MASK. Sure, everyone can recall the short, cute little haircut from THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, or the dancing bootie in the Underoos in CHARLIE'S ANGELS, but think back to when Cam was still a smoldering model who no executive would have banked on for ending up with the career that she has now.
Without repeating myself, we all know what were some of Cam's highlights in her career. Not many people remember SHE'S THE ONE, FEELING MINNESOTA or A LIFE LESS ORDINARY. Until she'd gotten a breakout chance (and what a chance it was) in MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING, I would venture to say that most people had written Cam off. Then, of course, the strange explosion in her career, the multiple 3 year long relationships (the last of which with Justin Timberlake, in which she placated her broken heart with a joint on the beach with Drew and dying her hair dark) and now the highest income for a woman in Hollywood last year.
Still, there's something amiss about the Cam who walks the streets and surfs the seas these days. Something just... well, kinda off
about her. I don't want to pin it on age, as there are many actresses who have proven to have the longevity to defy the industry's odds. I don't want to blame it on her personal life or purported personality, as I've never had a run-in with her. But I can't bring myself to call her hot if you were to pose that question to me today. Back in 1999, I wouldn't have faltered for a second with a positive response. But that was then.
What are your thoughts on Cameron Diaz?