Because of recent Tom Cruise events, it is generally acknowledged that Pat Kingsley must be the best publicist in the business. I mean, it is damn impressive that she made Tom appear not insane for all those years. And as he does crazier and crazier shit, her accomplishments become more and more incredible.
But let me nominate another publicist that could challenge her for the thrown: Sean "Puff Daddy P. Diddy Just Diddy" Combs. He is averaging approximately 5 Biggie Smalls tributes a year. If you missed the "Hip Hop Honors" on VH1, then shame on you. Sure, you'll turn over there for Breaking Bonaduce but Salt N' Pepa reunite and your missing that? Come on, people, that's good stuff. Anyway, Diddy was there, so by law he did his Biggie tribute, which was not unlike the one he did at the VMA's (video music awards), the BET's (Black Entertainment Awards), the CMA's (country music awards), or the BSTA's (biggie small's tribute awards).
Every year, the legend of Notorious B.I.G. gets bigger because of this guy, and we almost forget that dude only had 2 freaking albums. Now I don't want to diss Big, I like him as much as the next guy. He had some great songs: Juicy, Going Back to Cali, One More Chance, Hypnotize, just to name a few. But I just hope that when Snoop dies of natural causes, or of bad weed, or of bad Suge Knight, I hope we hold him up in the same way that Biggie is being held up right now. Snoop can't help it that he lived to suck. I'm sure if Biggie had a couple more years he would've made an album like "Doggfather" too.
If you give anybody long enough, they will eventually suck and tarnish their image. But you have a real advantage when you die. Then people just remember the good stuff. And I would argue that though Biggie had good stuff, he did it all with Puffy producing in his prime, and he did it on two freaking albums! Ashlee Simpson looks good after 2 albums. I can't believe I just said that, I assure you that I have just punched myself in the face.
Think if Eddie Murphy died after "Delirious" and "Beverly Hills Cop". He would be comedy Jesus. But no, he had the unfortunate experience of living and making Nutty Professor, Daddy Day Care, Transvestite Hooker, and Affair with Johnny Gill.
It's very difficult to maintain your shit once you blow up. The good art comes from hunger, and once you make Beverly Hills Cop it's hard to be as hungry as you were when you were telling Shit jokes at the local Chuckle Hut. Unfortunately, Dave Chappelle suffered this same fate recently. If we could've just had Suge shoot him right after season 2 of his show, he'd be a legend. Now he'll go down in history as the dude who threw away $50 million to headline comedy tours with Dennis Miller and George Lopez.
All I'm saying is that it's nice that Ddy (his new nickname) wants to honor his friend all of the time, but it pisses me off when the general public loses sight of how it really went down. So I have a solution: Pat Kingsley needs to take the 2pac account! She needs to be his Puffy! I want to see Kingsley with Sting on the next VMA's dancing around singing "Missing You". Even though she's a 50 year old white lady, I guarantee you she can sing and dance better than Puff. Only then will it be fair.