About 45 minutes away from where I live, in a small town called Pointe Calumet, Quebec, Kylie Jenner will be celebrating her 18th birthday partying at a place called the Beach Club in a couple of weeks. Along with her, she will be bringing an entourage of other celebrities along with her as well as Justin Bieber who is supposed to emcee the event.
I have been to the Beach Club twice before. What started out as a small community dance club on the beach front, has turned into an apparent international sensation. It also helps that the legal drinking age in Quebec is 18. It may be the reason Kylie Jenner is coming here instead of anywhere in America since the legal drinking age is 21. Also, rumor has it she will be paid almost $200,000 to make the appearance. Pretty good gig if you can get it, I’m sure.
As with most celebrities that I have run across, she will also probably be bringing along her personal bodyguards for protection. It would be almost dangerous for big name celebrities to walk around unprotected in any public venue, although I have seen it. I ran into Dave Chappelle a couple of weeks ago at a local restaurant about a week ago for example and he was alone and quite a few sports celebrities who were alone. My first run-in with a celebrity was way back in 2003 when I met Angelina Jolie at a local Ben & Jerry’s in downtown Montreal. She too was alone at the time.
So this week’s Poll of the Week deals with personal protection. What if you were famous in the Star Trek universe? If you needed to make a public appearance, which of the security officers portrayed in Star Trek would you trust most to protect you from the crowds of fans? Head on over to the polls and vote away and let us know why you chose who you did.