Hollywood Hillbillies: Mema's 5 Tips for Successful Hollywood Living
01.31.14 by Ryan
Watch one episode of Hollywood Hillbillies and it's easy to see that that the philosopher of the family is Mema, the matriarch and grandmother of YouTube star Michael "The Angry Ginger" Kittrell. With her grandson moving out to Hollywood to see if he can parlay his online stardom to movie and TV success, Mema tags along with Michael's aunt and uncle to monitor his progress and keep Michael on the straight and narrow. As long as Michael follows Mema's rules, he'll be fine, but he'd better learn what they are first. Straight from Mema, here's five tips Michael ought to think about as he starts his Hollywood adventure.
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5. Be a Loud and Proud Fan
For as many celebrities in Hollywood, there are even more fans. And there's nothing wrong with being a fan and praising what you enjoy, according to Mema. And who is Mema a fan of? Television personality and fellow Georgian Nancy Grace. And Mema doesn't care who knows it.
4. Always See the Best in Everyone
The world is filled with all kinds of people, and Mema likes all of them. It doesn't matter what race, religion or walk of life you come from, Mema likes everybody. Take her feelings on Michael's manager David Weintraub, for instance. Sure, Mema isn't exactly sold on the famous talent manager at first, but, eventually, Mema finds an admiration for David, because, as Mema puts it, "all Jews are smart."
3. Stick to Your Roots
If there's one thing that Mema knows, it's that you are who you are. Moving to Hollywood doesn't mean you have to become a different person. In fact, Mema can't escape the fact that she's a "plain old ordinary country woman," and nothing is going to change that. So just how "country" is Mema? Let her explain.
2. Don't Shirk Your Responsibilities
Even if you're a YouTube star, it doesn't mean you can skip your responsibilities. Such is the case on the day when Mema's grandson Michael tries to make a new video for his followers but gets an earful after forgetting to do his chores. (WARNING: Language is NSFW)
1. Don't Get Mixed Up in Hollywood Romances
The singles scene can be brutal, especially in Los Angeles. Now, Mema may have been out of the dating game for 30 years, but that doesn't she doesn't understand how messy a Hollywood romance can be and, apparently, she wants no part of one. Sorry, but this means you, musician, actor and fellow-reality-TV-star Ray J.