In the U.K., they have Wills and Kate, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, etc. Even Pippa Middleton. These are actual royals (or royals by association), so you can at least somewhat understand the fancy-pants position they're put in by their public -- and the world. Here, we worship pop stars, movie stars, and tabloid staples. So it's no wonder our appetite for Beyonce's baby news has been out of control. Baby Blue Ivy is the heir apparent to her parents' hip-hop Hall of Fame thrones.
But as true as that all may be, it doesn't excuse parents B and Jay-Z for acting like totally selfish schmoes while welcoming her into the world. The latest on Camp Carter is that the couple paid $1.3 mil. to rent out an entire wing of Lenox Hill Hospital for the birth ... and in turn, their security blocked other parents from visiting their newborns. Ewww. And we thought other celebs' diva behavior was obnoxious!
It wasn't that long ago that Alec Baldwin caused anguish and frustration for other American Airlines passengers when he got all worked up about having to shut down his electronic device like everyone else. As much as I love him, Jason Bateman thought he could get away with cutting the iPhone line in L.A. a while back. And remember when Kim Kardashian had Vera Wang shut down her store in July so she could get her bridal dress shoppin' on? Really -- who do these people think they are?
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To be fair, it is sort of a chicken or the egg type situation ... Do celebs feel entitled to behave like this, because we put them on a pedestal and also because fans and paparazzi make it impossible for them to live their lives in a normal way? For instance, just for argument's sake, let's say B and J hadn't rented out that entire wing of Lenox Hill ... Maybe just had a suite or even two suites. Would a photog somehow have gotten all up in B's first breast feeding session?
I'm sure that's what they were freaked out about, but ehhh ... I dunno how much they really needed to worry about that. I still feel like they could have still had security without it being this crazed, "we're going to own 1/4 of the hospital" deal that locked a father out from seeing his preemie twins! And the same is true for the rest of these celebs who think they can get away with "I'm such a VIP" behavior. Sure, they're entitled to privacy as much as anyone else, but more often than not, their attempts to protect themselves -- or be treated differently than everyone else -- go too far.
What do you think about Beyonce and Jay-Z's "diva" behavior at Lenox Hill? Do you think celebs deserve to shut down stores, cut lines, prevent flights from taking off, just because they're famous?
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