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Account of Ashley Judd in Africa - saved from the lawyers!
Trevino's Blog | Josh Trevino

Posted on 07/14/2006 2:30:37 PM PDT by Ritwngr

Josh Trevino (a la Tacitus) wrote this account of uber-celebrity Ashley Judd on a trip to Africa. Someone's lawyers didn't like it - so it was removed from its initial page. Luckily for the world at large - I saved a copy.

Whom the Gods Would Destroy....They first make jaw-droppingly attractive and immensely famous. Exhibit A: Ashley Judd, world-renowned actress, would-be leftist political agitator, and self-regarded humanitarian. I see in the latest issue of Glamour -- because someone showed me -- that Ms Judd has had some troubles. Deeply personal troubles. Inner, psychological troubles, including Ò[c]odependence in my relationships; depression; blaming, raging, numbing, denying and minimizing my feelings.Ó These things are, curiously, Òaddictions.Ó

As I read the Glamour piece, familiar things came back to me: Her need to mention her Òperfection.Ó Her relaying of third-party affirmations of her attractiveness and personal integrity. Her desire to make others' suffering about her. Her sly digs at her sister. And of course, her need to tell us all about it.

You see, dear reader, Ms Judd and I have spent some time together. Do read on.

To set the scene, I should note that in early 2005, my then-employer was a major donor to YouthAIDS, an ÒawarenessÓ organization that does some AIDS-prevention work abroad, but mostly appears to function as a sort of clearinghouse for the easing of the celebrity conscience. (For a sterling example of that, see its latest campaign.) One of its periodic publicity tactics is the sending of its celebrities on junkets to the wretched corners of the Earth: that's how Ashley Judd came to do a three-nation tour of Africa in the winter of that year. YouthAIDS invited the president of my employer, who didn't want to go (Africa-phobia being a common affliction of the less-traveled businessman). He passed it down to his subordinate, who passed it on to hers, who passed it on to me. For my part, several days in South Africa with a movie star sounded like a swell deal. And so I found myself on a very odd trip with a very odd person. Given that Ashley's ambitions of turning her online trip journal into a book have come to naught -- in part, no doubt, because the YouthAIDS staffers kept having to scrub it of bizarre details like rhapsodies on the tactile joys of cheetah testicles -- history must know the truth of that voyage. Or at least, my version of it.

And what, you ask, was travel with Ashley Judd like? For starters, there were the little things:



TOPICS: Education; Food; Government; Politics; Travel
KEYWORDS: africa; ashleyjudd; trevino

1 posted on 07/14/2006 2:30:41 PM PDT by Ritwngr
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To: Ritwngr

Quite the experience. I must say I also like the idea of how the blogosphere lends itself to such first-hand reporting on behind-the-scenes "pretty picture" trips of celebrities and so on.

I'd dare to venture that some celebs will think twice about doing the humanitarian thing if they think their real selves will be broadcast to the world.

No loss, though.

Why do NGO's court these dog-and-pony shows?


2 posted on 07/14/2006 3:07:22 PM PDT by wouldntbprudent (If you can: Contribute more (babies) to the next generation of God-fearing American Patriots!)
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To: Ritwngr

bump for later ... sinful curiosity ... hyperbolic rodomontade ...


3 posted on 07/14/2006 3:17:13 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Have some hyperbolic rodomontade, and nothing worse will happen for the rest of the day!)
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To: Ritwngr

"Meanwhile, her older sister, Wynonna, spiraled into food addictions."


Addictions? Lack of self-control with respect to food is not exactly the same thing as an addiction.


4 posted on 07/14/2006 3:46:31 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: Ritwngr

Josh you are an imbecile. jesus. It is so ridiculous when someone comes into contact with fame or celebrity when it is outside of thier normal scope of work. Listen, if it was not a celebrity you wouldn’t have been trying so hard to be her “buddy” or feeling some entitlement that she owes you something, friendship, favors? In any other work situation you would make anyone feel icky if you were trying to insinuate yourself into thier space. You’re used to getting the attention aren’t you?


5 posted on 05/27/2007 7:01:49 PM PDT by wunu (Sheesh.)
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To: wunu

He he. Signed up for one post, Wunu? What else do you do for Ashley? I’m reminded of Bart cutting Patty and Selma’s toenails.....


6 posted on 02/08/2009 11:54:50 PM PST by Byron_the_Aussie (Michelle Obama, The Early Years: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBYGxBlFOSU)
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To: Ritwngr
Thank you Josh Trevino and thank you Ritwngr (right-winger?) for posting.

I love this stuff, exposing the poseurs of Hollywood.

7 posted on 03/18/2009 6:08:18 PM PDT by happygrl (BORG: Barack 0bama Resistance Group: we will not be assimilated)
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To: happygrl

It’s always so fun to see how the ‘perpetually Progressive and over pampered’ get so aggrieved dealing with us common folks when they are away from their managers, handlers, stylists, dressers, personal assistants, limo drivers, cooks, trainers, accountants, yoga instructors, agents, and all. It’s called life, ever try it sometime? These people suffer in their own silly self-made hell. ‘Judd’ or Ashley Tyler Ciminella born April 19, 1968 in Granada Hills, California, USA


8 posted on 12/09/2012 3:54:43 PM PST by cowboy_code (Note for visitors at Arafat's grave - first dance, THEN pee.)
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To: Ritwngr
This is hilarious

A profound love for humanity, but no time for humans: the very picture of the narcissist celebrity leftist.

A true picture of ALL leftists. They hate humans individually but proclaim to care oh so much about humanity as their ideaology causes mass famines.

9 posted on 12/09/2012 4:28:09 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Ritwngr

is there a link?


10 posted on 12/09/2012 4:31:10 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Ritwngr
Bump in total honor of the possiblitly that the wonderful, luminous, generous, caring, self-absorbed, narcissistic Ms. Judd might actually run for a KY Senate seat.
11 posted on 03/17/2013 10:49:18 AM PDT by Stoutcat (I aim to misbehave)
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To: definitelynotaliberal

Ashley Judd expose


12 posted on 02/02/2015 10:36:13 PM PST by definitelynotaliberal (Go, Cruz! Go!)
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