It was a nice gesture for James Cameron to give the eleven principal cast members in “Avatar” a holiday bonus gift of a BLUE Toyota Prius. According to Deadline Hollywood, he spent around $30,000 on each environmentally friendly vehicle. Certainly it was an appropriate gift, but wouldn’t it have been great if he’d given cars to some of the crew members and staffers who REALLY would have appreciated them? Wealthy actors will just hand over the keys to their housekeepers to drive. At least Oprah gives out gifts to people who can really use them.

Posted by Janet on December 15, 2010

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  1. By Jerry D
    On December 15, 2010 at

    Janet, I couldn’t agree with you more! Well-said!

  2. By SebastianCanada
    On December 15, 2010 at

    I agree also. Brava for saying this.

    (Now let’s see if the Troll Defender of the Rich and Famous comes out of the woodwork.)

  3. By Patrick
    On December 15, 2010 at

    Hah, I had a blue 07 Camry, they are the worst for showing little scratches and dirt. Went to green for 2010. I thought Toyota discontinued blue after 08?
    Why didn’t he just donate that sum to the food banks instead?
    Glad his ex beat him last year. He had to suck it hard. He’s not a real Canadian anymore anyway.

  4. By SebastianCanada
    On December 15, 2010 at

    Patrick, I agree about him not being a Canadian anymore. I am not a big fan of Cameron for his movies. But I am for a response he gave in an interview.

    Someone asked him about high school reunions, and if he would ever go to his, and his response was, why the HELL would I do that? Priceless.

  5. By Helena Handbasket
    On December 15, 2010 at

    I graduated high school with “Pixar” bigshot, John Lasseter. You can bet he certainly hasn’t accepted invites to any of our motley, little reunions… even though his alma mater isn’t far from his current home in So Cali.

    But then, why would he?
    To reassure himself that he blew us all out of the water in the race to hold the title, “most successful”?

    What the HELL for, indeed. LOL

  6. By SebastianCanada
    On December 15, 2010 at

    Patrick, you drive Japanese cars in Calgary?

  7. By Reta
    On December 15, 2010 at

    Janet, As I started reading your post the very same idea you arrived at popped into my mind. Why is it the richest always get the “goodie bags”; free jewelry; designer clothing; thousand dollar shoes; and fancy new cars? And in an economy like this it’s even more disgusting. These “stars” already get millions for doing what most people consider an easy job.
    Like the old saying goes…the rich get richer and the poor get poorer…

  8. By ed3206
    On December 15, 2010 at

    I had the same thought when this bit o’ news was announced. Thanks for pointing this sad truth to the world, Ms. Janet!

  9. By cal
    On December 16, 2010 at

    I wish I could get back the $20 I spent and the 3 hours I lost watching that movie. I felt ripped by seeing a generic american movie plot, but mostly his failure to properly utilise 3D technology.

    Given that talk on th net is that he is NOT a nice guy, am surprise he bought presents for others.

  10. By cal
    On December 16, 2010 at

    And who’s to say he hasn’t donated money to charities of his choosing, although if he did, I doubt any of them would be to benefit women – look how he has treated the women in his life.

  11. By Lenny
    On December 16, 2010 at

    The rich gets the goodies because this is their heaven right here on earth and the rest of us will get something better in the future, only God knows.

  12. By Muffin top!!
    On December 16, 2010 at

    These cars are probably going to be highly collectible. This is probably his reasoning behind giving them to cast members. It really would not have meant much if he had given them to the average Joe. They will be worth more when sold by the celebrity they were given to. Hopefully they do sell them and donate the money to charity.

  13. By wim
    On December 16, 2010 at

    he likes to have a windmill park at his home town………..

  14. By Meg
    On December 16, 2010 at

    Janet you are the Queen of Marketing nonsense. Again. Prius wants exposure, and what’s better than a movie star driving your car? Oprah gives away cars to people in need and I can bet my money on this theory: they sell it and buy something used, cheaper. If someone is really in need they have bills to pay and their cards are maxed. They are cashing those cars to pay the bills. Sooo… who brings more exposure to Prius?

  15. By SebastianCanada
    On December 16, 2010 at

    Meg, to append your PR spin comment:

    The stars benefit from this because, if they keep the car, they can say they own and Prius, and earn enviro brownie points. Never mind that they make 50+ personal airplane trips a year, occupy a grand total of 30,000 square feet of living space, and spend more money on goodies in one year than an African nation could ever hope to spend on education and health care.

  16. By Patrick
    On December 16, 2010 at

    I thought “you” were in Calgary from an earlier post Sebastion. Sorry.
    I’m in Victoria. Camry’s are fine there. Just warm and wet.
    Had my 30th reunion this year. Best fucking party ever. People don’t care about high school shit anymore, they just want to see you and be sentimental. Very, refreshing.
    Lots of wealthy and interesting peeps but no pretence anymore. Just hard laughs and lots a tippling.
    Yeah Cameron showed his alumni what a swell guy he was. King of the world you know.
    I thought Avatar was just O.K.

  17. By SebastianCanada
    On December 16, 2010 at

    Haha! Patrick, Yeah, I wondered. Don’t Alberta cowboys hog-tie drivers of Japanese cars, and brand them with an “F” for “Faggot”?

  18. By Patrick
    On December 16, 2010 at

    Sebastion, I drove Chev. and Lincoln when I lived there in the early eighties. Big motors, big fast. No pink shirts allowed for sure.


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