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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

My Child was Nearly Exploited by Hollywood

I'm starting to worry about this Hollywood place. They will eat your young if you let them. We were at Walmart ( I suppose I deserve what I got) when we were approached by a tall, 50-something, blond with a pair of stretched back cheeks. She reminded me of Laura from the talk show of the same name, if she had been buried alive, dug up five years later, plastic wrapped and put in a pair of fitted jeans. The zombie walks up and starts telling us what a great look our kid has and how great he looks and that she does the casting for "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" (A Zamora family favorite I should add) and won't we please come down and read for them on Sunday afternoon. She says that 2 commercials will easily pay for college and that it won't cost a thing, free parking, lots of $$$ to be made. Seeing as it's in Beverly Hills we had planned to make it a day and everyone was very excited about the prospect of making lots of money off of the hard work, good looks and exploitation of my youngling and no one more than he. Man, I had visions of Gary Coleman in my head. Watchu talkin bout Papi?
The business card for "StarKidz" in Bev Hills is full colored and beautifully laminated and shows the inside of what is supposedly the inside of their actual studio; but like most things Hollywood, it is all an illusion. A little bit of research led us to the truth. These chicken hawks are feeding off the hopes of the poor, thats why the franken-scumbag was out combing the Walmarts. It turns out that StarKidz is under investigation by the State of California and has been ripping people off for years; in fact, they haven't been able to nail down the owner of the place. She is apparently a very elusive and shadowy figure. The scam is always the same, they approach, they invite, no money exchange initially takes place, then they test your kid and his scores are off the charts. Low and behold they need 2k to keep the wheels greased and of course nothing ever comes of your kids acting career. Now the upsetting thing is that they target the poor and gullible and use their own sense of hopelessness against them. In Hollywoodland one must always be vigilant. Let this be a lesson to you. Only you should take advantage of your kidz, don't let a total stranger do it, no matter what they promise you.

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