Saturday, June 5, 2010

Gossip Girl Actor’s Career Not in Jeopardy

The career of 24-year old Gossip Girl actor, Chace Crawford, has not been threatened in anyway what so ever following a Friday morning pot possession charge in his home town of Plano, Texas. Crawford, who portrays an untouchable Manhattan elitist on the CW’s hit drama, could be expected to completely forget about the misdemeanor charges as early as Sunday considering the growing national sentiment of indifference toward personal marijuana possession.
While strict supporters of Texan anti-drug laws could push for the maximum 180-day jail sentence or $2000 fine, Crawford will in all probability have the entire charge removed from his record following probation with little to no negative effect on his general fan base.
Crawford’s arrest may in fact have a positive impact on his career and that of the Gossip Girl program as such a slight criminal infraction would be typical of his handsome, roguish onscreen persona “Nate Archibald.” 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

American Smokers Least Fearful of Cancer

According to a new study by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American smokers are the least likely to fear the affects of smoke-related cancer than any other major English speaking country. Despite the presence of more cancer-causing carcinogens in domestic cigarettes than those of English, Australian or Canadian brands, Americans boldly persist in inhaling the toxic fumes with little concern about how it my later affect their bodies. The feat is made only that much more impressive considering every American smoker bravely ignores each pack’s clearly-labeled Surgeon General’s warning blatantly proclaiming the product’s ability to alter normal human life. While it is no secret Americans are known for their ability to waive fear in the pursuit of their personal freedoms, the CDC’s study shows that the only prevailing anxiety for the US smoker is the un-American fear of following.