Celebs, They’re Kinda Maybe Sorta Just Like Us.
By Samantha Ho
Stepping over Tom Cruise’s Hollywood star everyday on my way to work, trying to side step a terrifyingly cheap version of Batman asking for pictures, I ask myself if I’ve become as jaded about Hollywood as the rest of its famous inhabitants. Just a couple weeks and I’m already walking past the TCL Chinese Theatre and complaining about the Jimmy Kimmel Live! concerts next door like they’re a McDonalds and a noisy neighbor. At this point, you’d think even spotting a celebrity wouldn’t faze me, but the Creative Arts Emmys would soon prove this theory wrong. Despite having to wake up early to get ready to wait in the scorching heat for another two hours before the long event, I can still say that I will never forget my first experience at an awards show. After watching the Emmy awards on TV for as long as I can remember, I wasn’t prepared to sit front row, center at the start of the show. All of my usual eye rolling and contempt for the celeb driven world of Hollywood was soon replaced with butterflies and quick glances. With nothing but the edge of the stage between Gina Rodriguez and myself, Allison Janey to my right, and Heidi Klum to my left, I couldn’t believe that I even existed at that moment. Each award was passed out and clapping ensued, but I never truly lost interest in the show or its presenters. While many others, even the invited guests who left early, felt unenthused by the event, I am happy say that I haven’t lost the dream of Hollywood quite yet.