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Posted: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 12:00 am

I think celebrities are overrated and overpaid. Celebrities get paid for the way they look, and how well they do in movies. I don't believe that acting in a movie is worth millions of dollars or makes that one person worth that much. Celebrities are corrupting our youth today. They get paid for doing crazy things and aren't even people to look up to. Celebrities are definitely overrated!

Sandra Hernandez

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

I don't think celebrities are overrated and overpaid. I think all the hard work they do is not rated enough and they should be paid even more for what they do. Celebrities take a long time to make only one song or to get their acting parts perfect. They also go through a lot in their personal lives. They deserve what they get.

Erik Torres

Teacher: Vernon Nelson

Vernon Middle School

Personally, I believe that celebrities are overrated because to be honest...when there's news on a celebrity, it's not such a big deal. We've had celebrities since God knows when. It's not such a big surprise when something happens to them. To be honest, people shouldn't even worry about that. There are a lot of problems in the world to be worrying about celebrities. They aren't taking care of the world for you.

Lucie Ann Torres

Teacher: Wenndy Pray

Vernon Middle School

Many people claim that celebrities are overrated aside with being overpaid. I agree with this statement, but only to a certain extent. If you're a person such as Hannah Montana or Paris Hilton who are just drama queens then I feel they don't deserve the credit they receive making this statement true. On the contrary if you're someone like Johnny Depp who excels in his acting ability then they deserve their credibility and income.

Rene Cavazos

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

Yes they are normal people like us. Celebrities don't deserve to get a lot of money when they only get like one scene.

Edward Shull

Teacher: Susan King

Gutierrez Middle School

WaAaAay overrated! Celebrities should be famous for their talents, instead, they are famous because of their hot bodies, bad attitudes, and partying. They are overrated because of their immoral behaviors and not because of their good singing or acting.

Kim Marquez

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

I think that celebrities are not getting overpaid because they do a very good job. I also think that they are good people. They deserve to be paid a lot because they do well in the movies.

Julio Salas

Teacher: Susan King

Gutierrez Middle School

Now day's lots of artist are overrated and overpaid. It is not by reason of their talent but due to either a TV show or eminence. In the past, artist used to sing and be known because of their talent and music they actually created. Now, artist don't have that talent anymore and it all leads to the fact that artist get overpaid because they are overrated.

Edgar Quintanilla

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

Celebrities are famous for a reason. Whether they are talented, make extraordinary decisions, or just appeal to the public, there is a reason for the stardom. I do think they are overpaid. It is absolute stupidity to have high school teachers earning wages of 40,000 dollars a year and English college professors earning 30,000 a year while Tiger Woods is getting paid millions and millions to hit a golf ball. As good as he is and as much as I idolize his excellence, I do not believe his popularity is overrated, but he is, like most celebrities overpaid.

Tony Hernandez

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

Yes because they are normal people like us. They get paid so much money just for being in a movie. I have been in a movie too and I didn't become famous. They shouldn't become famous just because they were on a movie.

Anthony Mendiola

Teacher: Susan King

Gutierrez Middle School

Celebrities are not only overrated and overpaid, but they give out a negative message to almost every teen in the nation that looks up to them. Teens idolize celebrities, seeing someone beautiful and successful, someone with no problems, but look to any tabloid and you'll see a celebrities name in highlights for DUI or drugs. Is this the image that America pays for? Celebrities having meltdowns, cheating, divorcing, and rehab trips seem to be what we're really paying for and looking up too.

Anyssa Cantu

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

I think celebrities are over paid, but not necessarily overrated. Sure they get paid ridiculous amounts of money just for acting and being beautiful, but some of them are definitely worth going to see. Gifted actors like Johnny Depp, Heath Ledger, and Catherine Zeta-Jones I could never call overrated, they are way too talented.

Jennifer De La Rosa

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

I don't think celebrities are overrated or overpaid. The fans are all behind of whether not they should be credited for what they do. Without the fans the celebrities have nothing. Celebrities entertain people all over the world. They get paid a lot because they're good at their job because

the fans said so.

Ashley Garza

Teacher: Stacey Hill

Gutierrez Middle School

Celebrities are overrated to an extant that it's just ridiculous. I will admit that there are some celebrities that do deserve to be recognized for their performance, but there are those who just don't deserve it. For example Paris Hilton, Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, and Twilight characters, who tend to be overpaid. One celebrity that deserves to be overpaid is Josh Gorban for his amazing talent.

Marina Chavez

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

I believe celebrities are overpaid and overrated because all they do is movies to entertain our people of this world. Yet, all they do is act and anybody can learn how to entertain others if they set their mind to it. They don't know what its like to suffer through the hardships everyday people go through to support their families just to put food on the table. Celebrities just have to act and make sure their movie makes progress and get paid. Unlike ordinary people who have to go to work every day, such as those living in poverty, and don't even get paid half as much as celebrities do; to me, celebrities have way too easy.

Cassi Espinoza

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

I do think celebrities are overrated and are paid too much because all they do is act or sing a lot of non famous people can do those kinds of things. Those celebrities do all these dumb things and they just have to sing or act and get paid while people actually have to work to earn

money. Celebrities just throw away their money on things they don't need. They are overrated because a lot of other people have been on T.V and they don't get paid. They are regular people just like they are overrated and over paid.

Desiree Pena

Teacher: Susan King

Gutierrez Middle school

Yes they get paid sometimes too much. They get paid in the millions and that's way too much money. A million dollars is way too much money for one person to handle. Sometimes they just waste it all. That's why they get paid too much.

Jose Salazar

Teacher: Susan King

Gutierrez Middle School

I think not because they do a great job and work hard for what they get. Instead of being home all day bored they shoot movies and photo shoots. Sometimes I think if they are volunteering why get paid? I sometimes think celebrities are overrated because it gets kind of boring seeing the same faces over and over, but then again the other actors or actresses that replace them might not know how to act.

Hollie Livingston

Teacher: Vernon Nelson

Vernon Middle School

No because some celebrities work hard to get where they are today. Some do it because they want to help the earth with their money. Others just do it to think that their better than all the rest and for money. That is what I think of celebrities.

Derrek Martinez

Teacher: Susan King

Gutierrez Middle School

I think the majority of celebrities are overpaid and overrated, but I think that there are some that truly earn their money. Some actors make good movies that actually have lasting cultural value and influence. Although they don't deserve 15 million for that one good performance, they

certainly deserve it more than actors who receive the same for performing in a mindless movie.

Carlos Gutierrez

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

No they aren't. They work for what they earn. I think they should keep having fame and keep getting paid.

Deu Watt

Teacher: Susan King

Gutierrez Middle School

They get too much money. They are acting to cool on the movie they made, so they should get paid a little.

Frank Amador

Teacher: Susan King

Gutierrez Middle School

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