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The scene and the herd

People.comThe style experts at People magazine have determined the best and worst of this summer’s fashion trends (the “best of the worst” being the half-glove worn by Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan.) But fashion isn’t the only thing that seems to be subject to stupid trends these days. There is also some seriously bizarre A-list behaviour going on that has even the savviest star-stalkers stumped:

Walking the streets barefoot
Sienna Miller, Keira Knightley, Nicole Richie – they can all afford shoes, but evidently, money can’t buy common sense. You’d think they would have learned a thing or two after Britney Spears stepped on a hypodermic needle in a parking lot. Perhaps a public service announcement is in order.

Orange tans
It’s commendable that fewer people are cooking the crap out of their skin to achieve a fleetingly darker share of pale. But actually flaunting the fake orange glow seems to be a relatively new and baffling phenomenon.

Smoking “sexy,” say socialites
In an interview with GQ magazine, Lindsay Lohan, who suffers from asthma, had this to say about her habit: “Smoking is a dirty habit. It’s a dirty habit for a dirty little girl.” Her nemesis, Paris Hilton has been quoted as saying: “Smoking is so sexy.” To all the young people and even the misguided old people who look up to these two, just remember: these are the same people who brought you the half-glove (see above).

Going to Starbucks
No longer just reserved for boring dates, going for Starbucks is all the rage in Hollywood. Is it an innocent attempt to re-gain some semblance of a normal life, or a trendy photo op? You decide.

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Giselle Melanson Tattrie is a writer and researcher who has worked in TV, film and print. She is currently the features editor for Popjournalism as well as the technical and content editor for Drawspace Publishing. Giselle lives in Nova Scotia with her husband and two children.
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