There is a German phrase, schadenfreude, which loosely translated means "shameful joy" or "pleasure at the misfortune of others." That might best describe how I felt finding out that Jennifer Lopez' new album Rebirth is tanking. It's on the verge of dropping off the Billboard top ten only three weeks after release. Even Kelly Clarkson and Now That's What I Call Music 18 are out-selling her. Lopez is reportedly devastated by the album's failure and fears it (combined with her disastrous movie career) signals the end of her popularity.
Why was I so happy to hear this? Maybe it's because she unleashed Gigli on the world. Maybe it's because I got so sick of her and Ben Affleck doing the wedding tease. Maybe it's because I think her butt is way overrated (for example, compare Jennifer Lopez and FHM model Vida Guerra). Maybe it's because the gossip columns all claim she's a selfish diva. Or maybe I just enjoy watching people other than me fail. Either way, I'm looking forward to seeing her disappear forever, leaving only big-butt references in her wake. Now all we need to do is get rid of Britney Spears, Ashlee Simpson, and Paris Hilton, and the world is a better place.
On another topic...when did I get so catty? I need to go drink some beer and watch football.