Big Screen Bling

Anytime something “blingy” hits the news, our belly bling staffers are on it. The most recent buzz has been all about the new movie The Bling Ring. Based on a true story, it stars Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Claire Julien, and Emma Watson as a group of Southern California teenagers obsessed with the sparkling lifestyle of celebrities. To grab their own little piece of the glitz, they burglarize the homes of several stars, including Paris Hilton, Audrina Patridge, Rachel Bilson, and Lindsay Lohan, and make off with more than three million in jewelry and designer fashions.

What struck us (besides our beloved Hermoine pole dancing in Paris Hilton’s Nightclub Room!), was the realization at how obsessed we are with celebrities and how the media can make them seem so accessible. The heists took place after the teens checked TMZ.com for events so they could be sure the celebrity would not be home, then just Google mapped their address. And keep in mind, this happened nearly five years ago. Now with the growing popularity of social media like Twitter and Instagram, it’s the stars themselves sharing with us on a daily basis- from their designer gowns to their body bling. Case in point: two recent posts from Kim Kardashian and Audrina Patridge on Intagram:

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Did you see the movie? Tell us what you thought! We’d give it a B+, mostly for the bling factor, like this:

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If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the trailer:

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