Monday, January 4, 2010

Mug for the Camera

I have come to the conclusion that it is very difficult to take a good looking mug shot.

Check out the close-up of Charlie Sheen. Proof Positive…NOT GOOD…very Mugly. Think about it...when have you seen a good looking mug shot? A shot when someone would say… “Damn, that’s a great pic.”

Sheen’s defiant mug was taken after he was arrested for domestic assault for going after his wife with a knife on Christmas Day. This is “alleged”…and Sheen claims he was defending himself. Good thing he was a good Boy Scout and always prepared with a kitchen knife. Merry cut-throat Christmas, Charlie.

These images have a way of sticking with the celeb…remember Nick Nolte’s mug in his shot? He was wearing wild and crazy hair…and expression…in a Hawaiian shirt (that no true Hawaiian would ever wear.) And remember the unattractive mugs of Mickey Rourke…(was he ever attractive?), Robert Downey, Jr., and the Godfather of Soul, James Brown? Even pretty boy Hugh Grant didn’t look the romantic lead part when his mug was taken.

Usually celebs are THE beautiful people…but that’s because they have “people” to make them look better than most people. The mug shot is the great equalizer.

I do have a little compassion for them. I think these characters should be given a little time to freshen up...maybe call someone in to do their hair and make-up. After all, this photo will be flashed all over the internet and Entertainment Tonight……and Kat’s blog.

“All right, Mr. DeMille…I’m ready for my close-up.”

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