Busy Phillips Became A Celebrity Because She Had A Kid

No Drama, No Paparazzi

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No drama, no paparazzi just two happy parents, and a proud big sister. It adds to the joke Busy made earlier this year by saying she became a celebrity only because she had a kid.

Busy Phillips gave birth to a healthy second daughter on July 2. Busy told the public through her rep: “Everyone is healthy and happy.” The baby weighed in at 8.5 lbs, Busy also shared a picture of herself on twitter. Holding her newborn and the capture read:  “So this happened…” (See picture above this article.)

This was not the first time that Busy shared some new information with her twitter followers. In December she posted a picture of her confirmed pregnancy on the social media site. Busy Phillips added: “My daughter is super excited, she’s actually incredibly helpful and … she’s really understanding things, when I say like, ‘Mom can’t carry you right now because the baby in her tummy is pressing down on her bladder!’ She understands what that means and she’s cool with it.”

According to Busy she is mostly famous because she had a baby. It gave her more credibility. The actress who was on Dawson’s Creek, ER, and Freaks and Geeks, joked about it by saying:  “I only became a celebrity because I had a kid. Before I was pregnant, nobody cared,” She added “My husband has a theory that celebrity gossip feels so seedy, but if you can put a positive spin on it, like touting a new baby, then people somehow feel it’s okay. I joked to my agent that having a baby made my career,” she stated. Therefore confirming Miss Phillips became famous because she had a kid.

Some of her supporters wanted to wish her, and the Phillips family well.  Pao La said: “See? No drama on birth. No drama on releasing a pic. No drama on how much weight she’s gained. No drama about the baby daddy. Just big smiles. You have to love Busy Phillips.”

However Jess wanted to give everybody a reality check by saying: “Well to be fair, as much as I love Busy, I doubt anyone was beating down her door offering her tons of money for the first pics. She’s been getting popular lately because the tabloids and blogs will buy photo’s of anyone who’s knocked up, but she’s far from a household name. Twitter’s her best chance for max publicity.”

Anon also chimed in, and said: “Very nice. But in another note Busy did try for her own attention saying she didn’t have to worry because Simpson and kardashian were getting it. Busy has done her fair share to get some of her own.. It’s a beautiful pic absolutely and Busy plays the game like everyone else lol”

Do you agree with that? Do you think the best she could do in terms of exposure was placing the baby photo on Twitter?

Might it not have something to do with the fact, that Busy is a very down to earth mother? That she doesn’t believe in selling her family’s picture to the highest bidder? Indeed she isn’t an A-Lister or as media savvy as Miss Kardashian, but not everything revolves around money. As Busy clearly showed: she values her family and their well being. Lets hope they can enjoy this beautiful moment and be happy! And lets keep on joining in her jest, that Phillips became a celebrity because she had a kid.

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By Georgina Pijttersen

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