former singer of punky/surf band No Doubt. along the line, someone told gwen she was the best thing about no doubt; she started watching their own promo videos (where pop directors concentrated on her- sex sells) and she took all that bullshit seriously. but hey, thats what cocaine
does to you. now, shes living in la la land, has orientalised (see Edward W. Said 'Orientalism') japanese culture and is more of a softcore porn star than a musician.
her most recent single (of march25/05) 'rich girl' embodies notions of consumerism and excess. she is the tip on an iceberg of fat, sleaze ridden american popular culture.
"goddamnit, i wish gwen stefani would just go away. why do people in suits give people like her money to make records like that?"