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Celebrity Obsession - Much of today’s society seems obsessed on what actors/actress, athletes, and music artist are wearing, eating, who they are marrying, dating, where they are vacationing, what affairs they are having or have had, and how they live their everyday lives. What’s so interesting about this obsession is as a society we are implacable and often place celebrities on a pedestal, only to destroy them when they are illusive or promiscuous. Media outlets are swift to report when celebrities are in trouble but quickly forget all their accomplishments....   [tags: Celebrity] 763 words
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Celebrity Conspiracy - People do a lot of ridiculous things in life. Celebrities are usually the worst offenders, and they often soapbox about what they do, much to my consternation. However, as much as celebrities' ridiculous dietary and spiritual proclamations irritate me, I'm usually not personally concerned. If they want to do master cleanses, or sleep with crystals in their rectums, or god knows what else, that's fine. They're private folks at the end of the day, living their lives. I mean, I watch shitty movies for fun, and enjoy fruit-flavored milk tea....   [tags: Celebrity] 1151 words
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Celebrity Power - Introduction Living in the twenty-first century we are exposed to media whether it is television, films, magazines, or tabloids. Celebrities play a huge role in people’s lives by acting as role models for those seeking guidance or advice. Celebrity characteristics and the way we view them have a significant impact on choices we make especially decisions regarding health. Sometimes it isn’t realized that a celebrity actually influenced a choice you’ve made. Although scholars have claimed that celebrities have influenced body image perception, they have neglected to fully appreciate the impacts that celebrities have on issues such as drug use, eating habits and cosmetic appearance....   [tags: Media]
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Celebrity Wonderland - It is no longer vital to the existence our of species to determine on the first encounter with a unfamiliar entity whether or not they are going to be friend or foe; if they bare their teeth and the hair on the back of their neck stands up, our culture acknowledges the safer bet is the latter. As a necessity, being judgmental has for the most part dissipated. Our large processing powers instead are being utilized as a means to pass judgement on the actions of others in a purely superficial light....   [tags: Celebrities ]
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celebrity worship - Everyone has an entertainer that we follow and like, but when does that like of a person become more than that. Is it possible for a person to become obsessed with an individual you don’t even know. Unfortunately it is, according to an article entitled: A cognitive profile of individuals who tend to worship celebrities, celebrity worship is a form of parasocial interaction in which individuals become obsessed with 1 or more celebrities. This obsession is similar to an erotomanic type of delusional disorder in which the individual believes that another person is passionately in love with them....   [tags: essays research papers] 391 words
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Celebrity Style - Celebrity Style The politics of Celebrity Style utilizes public popularity, lack of political interest, and media appeal to attract new voters and to gain influence in the political arena. As a child I spent many Sunday mornings watching WWF wrestling with my brother. Back then I would never have imagined that Jesse “The Body” Ventura would eventually become the governor of Minnesota. He was a public entertainer without a post-high school education, and little if no knowledge of politics. How he won the Minnesota Governor election may be a mystery to some....   [tags: Papers] 935 words
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Celebrity Politicians - The democratic government in place in the United States of America allows all Americans to have their say in what occurs in this country. Through the power of the vote, Americans can decide who they want to represent them in every level of the government. Getting elected, however, is not as easy as it sounds. It would reasonable to assume that a candidate would be elected to their position if they are more qualified than their opponents. This however is becoming less and less true. Nowadays, instead of always voting for the person who is the best at handling their prospective job, people are voting for candidates who handle themselves the best during the campaign....   [tags: essays research papers] 3207 words
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Celebrity Puppets - Celebrity Puppets The concept of using sports stars to market non-sport items has soared to new heights. Every corporation in the world is trying to get the edge over their competitors. The classic example is that of the “Cola Wars.” During the 1980s, Pepsi and Coca Cola began an advertising slugfest, in which Pepsi emerged victorious by using Madonna and Michael Jackson as puppets in their commercials. These two companies, as well as thousands of others, have taken advantage of exposing celebrities in their commercials and advertisements....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 1090 words
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The Celebrity as a Commodity - The Celebrity as a Commodity Hurst introduced the idea of a commodity in the text readings. By definition, a commodity is something that is of use, advantage, or value. More directly, Hurst showed how people by use of their skills, looks, or names, could be used as advantages in society. He uses the examples of celebrities, sports figures, and beautiful people to show that people can be commodities. All of these groups bring some sort of recognition or attraction that is beneficial to a company, firm, or individual....   [tags: Papers] 345 words
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A Mother's Struggle for Normalcy - Everyone, around the world, has their own general idea of shunning. Whether a person thinks an individual should be shunned for something as small as spreading a rumor or as large committing murder, being shunned occurs daily. Some well-known people who have been shunned include Charles Manson, Bill Clinton, OJ Simpson, Chris Brown, Kanye West, and most recently Tiger Woods. Society shuns them for murders, lies, affairs, and abuse. One of the most well-known of those shunned is Hester Prynne. She is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s character in The Scarlet Letter....   [tags: Celebrity]
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The Effectiveness of a Celebrity Spokesperson in Advertising - Many marketing companies have realized the importance of celebrity’s endorsement as a marketing communication tool. Corporations hire celebrities because they are individuals with “Celebrity Equality”. The awareness and association celebrities portray to consumer firm’s hope this branding transfer to the product they are selling. When corporations endorse a celebrity, they are taking on the possibility and risk of that the spokesperson may become involved in events that can have deleterious effects on the company and the product, they are advertising....   [tags: Advertising]
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Classifying Celebrity Gossip - Erma Bombeck once said, “Some say our national pastime is baseball. Not me. It’s gossip.” Every day, Americans buy magazines like US Weekly, People and Star or visit websites like Hollywood Gossip and omg. to get their celebrity gossip fix. For the sake of clarity, rather than differentiating between celebrity news and celebrity gossip, which would arguably be an impossible task, we will consider all material presented in the media about celebrities to be gossip. The sheer quantity of celebrity gossip in the media might make it seem impossible to apply any sort of logic or classification to it, but celebrity gossip can generally be classified based upon the content or subject matter it addresses....   [tags: Celebrities]
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Celebrity Role Models - Looking at television and magazines today, it seems that the majority of news is focused on celebrities and their appearances and lifestyles. Covers of tabloids are wrought with photos of celebrity cellulite or celebrities displaying bad habits to the public. They are often criticized by the media for any bad traits or behavior they may display, as if they will inevitably influence the men, women, and youth who dote on them. But instead, we choose to view celebrity lifestyles as an unobtainable goal....   [tags: Entertainment ]
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Celebrity Role Models and Children - During these times, once you turn on your television set you are abruptly notified on yet another absurd act that a celebrity had committed the night before. The media becomes engrossed by the despicable behavior and ravages at it as if it was the final grain of rice. Once they have completed a story that is at the right level of crudeness, they deliver it to the public. The vulgar news reaches households all across the world, and then it soon pollutes the minds of innocent and young children. At a young age, boys and girls commonly compare themselves with reference groups of people who occupy the social role to which they desire....   [tags: Celebrities, children, role models,] 692 words
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Don't Judge a Celebrity By It's Cover - Humans are judgmental creatures by nature. Since our inception it has been programmed into our brains to be this way and at one point with due cause. It was vital for the preservation of our species to make observations and respond to stimuli in our environments. However, as a necessity, being judgmental has for the most part dissipated. It is no longer vital to our existence to determine on the first encounter with a unfamiliar entity whether or not they are going to be friend or foe; if they bare their teeth and the hair on the back of their neck stands up, our culture acknowledges the safer bet is the latter....   [tags: Entertainment ]
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Celebrities in the American Media - American Media: The Bliss of the Public or the Bane of Celebrities. Throughout history, the media has caught some of the most horrific scenes on camera. While it is great that these events were documented, one cannot help but wonder how much is too much when prying into the lives of public figures. Even celebrities need a time to grieve; yet that time seems limited when they are constantly being harassed by men with cameras trying to give the best account of the situation. Since the introduction of the television, and possibly before, news broadcasters have been concerned with one objective— relaying the most interesting and informative report of the breaking story, regardless of the effects of their curiosity....   [tags: Celebrity]
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The Cult of Contemporary Celebrity - Celebrity: (noun) 1. A well known person. 2. Fame, being famous. No doubt every simian tribe of hunter-gatherers had their local celebrities: the woman who gave birth to quintuplets, the boy who swallowed a porcupine and survived, the man who wrestled with a tyrannosaurus and... well, he probably would have died, but celebrity status would have been applied posthumously. If, however, the man wrestling with a Tyrannosaurus was a modern Hollywood celebrity, not only would he have lived, he would have pocketed something like $20 million for his efforts, and earned the adulation of several billion people....   [tags: Film] 1378 words
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Celebrity Activists in Contemporary Society - Celebrity Activists in Contemporary Society Works Cited Not Included According to the book Celebrity Politics, approximately 10 percent of Americans get national political news from nightly entertainment shows such as the Tonight Show. For Americans under 30, the number is nearly five times as many (Orman and West 100). Citizens are looking to be entertained rather than simply educated by the nightly news. As David Schultz aptly put it, “ The new media cover politics, but only politics as it entertains, in part, because the audience the new media attract is a less politically interested audience than traditional news audiences” (20)....   [tags: Politics Celebrities Essays Papers Effect Cause] 3625 words
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Marketing of the Sport Celebrity - The business of sports marketing has become both lucrative and influential in shaping sport in general and the individual athletes. The desire for endorsement offers and profitable media coverage has become a crucial facet of modern sport. With a selection of athletes making millions of dollars a year, outside of their sporting arena, it is obvious to see the impact of marketing and advertising on sport. In this essay I will examine the ways in which marketing effects the athletes and sport in general....   [tags: Sociology] 2077 words
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Arnold Schwarzenegger - Celebrity to Politician - From Celebrity to Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor of California, not because he supported the issues of the majority, nor because he had a plan to solve California’s economic crisis, but because the economy was failing and he rose to the “occasion.” His popularity in the movie industry gave him the “face” he needed to win the reelection. As easy as it seemed, how did Arnold manage to be so successful in his campaign. He is a popular figure with almost no experience in politics....   [tags: Politics Actor Movie Star]
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The Price of Fame: Celebrity's Loss of Anonymity and Privacy - “Jon Gosselin caught sneaking out of lover’s house!” “Oprah is gay!” “Kirstie Ally weighs 250 pounds!” “John Travolta’s son dies on the bathroom floor!” These are just a few examples of the startling headlines that might be boldly smeared across, magazines, newspapers, and internet sites. Because of our need to know, various forms of entertainment media devote their entire attention to exposing the personal, private and intimate details of celebrity’s lives. They are captured in embarrassing moments, profound sadness, and deep intimacy....   [tags: Media, sensationalism]
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Analyzing the Relationship Between the Celebrity Endorser and Product in an Advertisement - Advertising is vital to the success of companies within society. Through advertisements, companies are able to keep the general public informed, and reminded of new products and services available to them. As a result, it allows businesses to prosper and grow. However, the strength and believability of advertisements is what draws the attention of consumers, and persuades them to indulge in the product. Therefore, this is a vital component of advertising. In this assignment the relationship between the celebrity endorser and product in a magazine advertisement will be analyzed....   [tags: Advertising] 988 words
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The Vanity of Celebrity Fame: "Sunset Boulevard" and Celebrity Reality Shows - A celebrity is not a person known for his/her talent or achievement, but an individual recognized for his/her reputation created by the media. The phase of stardom is slippery, and media may choose to represent celebrities varying from exaggerated admiration to mockery. The three texts chosen, movie "Sunset Boulevard", feature article "Over the Hilton" and television show "Celebrity Uncensored Six" are texts presenting different perception of celebrities than their usual images - either corrupted by the encircling media, overloads oneself with self-indulgence, or just mocks celebrity in a broad spectrum....   [tags: Film] 2358 words
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The Humanitarian Work of Angelina Jolie - ... Her most recent feat of winning a honourary Oscar for her outstanding humanitarian work shows how active Jolie is in the field of humanitarian and development work. Although Jolie is very active in her work in the field of development, there are many arguments as to why her involvement in development is not beneficial. A set of issues that are often brought up in regards to celebrity humanitarian work in general are how clichéd and publicized celebrity humanitarianism is becoming, along with self-promotion that results from the publicity (Kapoor 2012:19)....   [tags: celebrity humanitarianism]
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Celebrity Endorsement: An Analysis on Television Commercials in India - Celebrity Endorsement: An Analysis on Television Commercials in India Indian Culture: India is a country which has a very strong culture. The culture is been shaped through long history. Though India is diverse in cultural practices, languages, customs, but it is traditionally very strong and strict. Cultural values that prevail in India are joint family, dependence on parents, respect elders; arrange marriages, male dominance, devotion, religion, etc. Indian Celebrities: {draw:frame} India has a huge industry called Bollywood which is named by a newspaper writer to the Bombay Hindi Film Industry....   [tags: TV Commercials India Advertisement Analysis] 1996 words
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Self-Promotion and Celebrity Endorsements of Healthy Lifestyles - Self-Promotion and Celebrity Endorsements of Healthy Lifestyles In his book Celebrity and Power: Fame in Contemporary Culture, P. David Marshall states "The close scrutiny that is given to celebrities is to accentuate the possibility and potential for individuals to shape themselves unfettered by the constraints of a hierarchical society" (246). Therefore, celebrities are seen as role models for a lifestyle that might never be fully attainable by the average person, but can be imitated. What is ironic then is that following a celebrity-endorsed lifestyle does not create individuality, but reduces it....   [tags: Celebrities Advertiement Promotion Essays] 2964 words
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Ryan Seacrest - Media Personality: Ryan Seacrest When you think of famous hosts of TV shows and popular names in the media what names come to mind. Names like Alex Trebek, Bob Barker and Pat SaJac probably ring a bell and jump right out at you. Many TV show hosts have gained the respect and admiration of their audiences over the years by giving the viewers someone they feel good about, someone they can tune into everyday and trust and really feel like you get to know that person on a personal level. This is probably a good quality in what makes TV hosts widely known....   [tags: Celebrity Celebrities] 1151 words
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Media Review: Amanda's troubles surrounded by the public - ... Then during the whole clip at the bottom has a strip saying “Is Amanda Bynes the new Lohan?” as well as “All that trouble. Former Nickelodeon star Amanda Bynes in trouble with the law”. Amanda was referred to the Nickelodeon star, thus relating her back to her childhood and younger years in her life, which generally those years are still innocent with most human beings. I see this as since they categorized Amanda with Nickelodeon, they relate Amanda with an innocent identity even as she grew....   [tags: media spectacle, celebrity]
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Examining the Ethics of Media Coverage of Celebrities - How far would you go to get that story or to snap that front page picture. How far is too far. The issue of privacy has taken a new toll, where do you draw the line. The news media (Toronto Star, CTV & CBC) are all networks that I believe still respect that value of privacy with the youth act not addressing there name or picture, or when it comes to getting the story it doesn’t seem that there exploiting people for the benefit of the story, on the other hand a lot of the debate and pressure is coming from the entertainment aspect of the media where a celebrity losses all privacy....   [tags: Celebrity Obsession, tabloids] 746 words
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Advertising Agencies - ... Talk shows to television shows provided additional and free promotions because everyone was so taken with the baby. The execution framework utilized was a combination of slice of life and rationality. The agency used Ellen DeGeneres as the spokesperson for Cover Girl’s Simply Ageless Foundation. Again, an affective message strategy was used but this time appealing to the emotional aspect of aging and beauty. The execution was a slice of life but it also served as a testimonial from Ellen about the foundation....   [tags: Marketing Strategy, Celebrity Endorsement]
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Elizabeth Taylor, a True Hollywood Star - ... The two were still married at the time. Elizabeth soon fell victim, like many women before, to Richard’s witty charm, and they began to have an affair on the set of the film they were in. The crew covered for them with their spouses numerous times (Monger). After a while, they allowed their relationship to become public, but the world was against their relationship because of the issues it had. After Liz and Richard’s spouses finally gave them divorces, they were married in 1964. The couple faced hate from the public and problems within their home, but they felt like they were truly made for one another....   [tags: celebrity, beauty, filmography, Oscars]
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Celebrities - The word Celebrity is defined as "the state or quality of being widely honored and acclaimed". The Latin root of the word, ‘celebrem' (celebrity), means quite simply, "Fame". However, with the presence of definition for the word, the questions "Who is a celebrity?", and "What makes a person a celebrity?" are raised. The answers to these questions are contained within two major points, how widely reputable a person must be, and also, what a person has done to achieve this reputation. In many cases if the question "Who is a celebrity?" is asked to the general occupancy of a room, there will be shouts of big names such as "Pat Benetar" or "Jack Black", people who through some way have exposed themselves to the general population's benevolent reception....   [tags: Celebrity Famous Idols Stars] 771 words
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Lifetime Tenure for Supreme Court Justices - ... Shortly before 8:00 p.m., CBS anchorman Dan Rather declared that Vice President Al Gore, a Democrat, had won the important battleground state of Florida, seemingly assuring him victory in the presidential election. Shortly after the announcement, Justice O'Connor, surrounded by friends and acquaintances, called the result "terrible". Justice O'Connor's husband explained that he and his wife were planning on retiring to Arizona but that Justice O'Connor did not want to step down under a Democratic president....   [tags: tenure policy, health, retirement, celebrity]
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Biography of a Fictional Celebrity - Dave Digler, whose real name is Eddie Guera, was born on the 24th of March, 1960. Dave grew up in Ascot Vale, Melbourne. Dave did not attend high school as he stayed home to take care of his alcoholic father who suffered from a bi-polar disorder. His mother had left him at a young age, and Dave believed this to be because of the stress his father had put his mother under with his disorder and alcoholic tendencies. Digler set out to find his mother, upon looking he found out that his mother was dead....   [tags: Creative Writing Example] 779 words
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Laws Restricting the Paparazzi - Missing Works Cited The paparazzi - a fusion of the Italian words papatacci, meaning gnat and razzi meaning the popping of flashbulbs. It is also known as aggressive photography. The word paparazzo was coined by Federico Fellini, the name he gave to a prying society cameraman in his 1959 film "La Dolce Vita". Paparazzi photographers are fueled by large sums of money offered by the tabloid press. They try to catch the rich and famous in unflattering situations. The new breed of journalism grew by leaps and bounds after the Watergate scandal first broke in Washington, DC (Petersen's, 57)....   [tags: Celebrity Photographer Media Tabloid Law Bill] 1836 words
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Lindsay Lohan - ... She has been sentenced to 120 days in jail, but got out on a $75,000 dollar bond. In my exploration of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, I have found some very possible diagnosis for Miss Lohan. According to PsyWeb’s Online DSM IV-TR, Axis I, which relates to Clinical Disorders, Lindsay is showing multiple signs of Substance-Related Disorders, Alcohol Dependence, Cocaine Dependence, and abuse of both Alcohol and Cocaine, to list a few. In Axis II, she shows many symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder, which is characterized by a lack of one’s own identity, with rapid changes in mood, intense unstable interpersonal relationships, marked impulsively, instability in affect, and instability in self-image....   [tags: Case Study, Celebrity, Drugs] 803 words
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Media Bias - ... 'Nigella let her kids smoke dope'. [online] Available at: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/5324268/Court-hears-Nigella-Lawson-let-her-kids-smoke-cannabis.html [Accessed: 19 Dec 2013]. “’Nigella let her kids smoke dope’ TV chef lied on oath, court told” This title shows aspects of a biased nature by using slang words such as ‘dope’ to attract people of a younger generation and to make Nigella look like she’s hit a mid-life crisis. As the internet goes, there seems to be a fair few unbiased reports than there are biased, however, this is only because of the main news reporters such as BBC news, ITV news and Channel 5 News, whereas, if you look for a newspaper website, or a magazine website you start to find the biased news reports....   [tags: Perspective, Celebrity Issues]
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Advances in Parkinson’s Disease - ... He also started to lose the ability to speak clearly towards the decline of his career (Dahlberg). Ali said, “Parkinson's is my toughest fight. No, it doesn't hurt. It's hard to explain. I'm being tested to see if I'll keep praying, to see if I'll keep my faith. All great people are tested by God.” (Vaughan, 65). It is amazing that one of the toughest men ever on this earth would say that Parkinson’s disease is one of the hardest things he has gone through. That alone is a testament to how hard it is to live with a life changing disease like Parkinson’s disease....   [tags: Medicinal Progress, Celebrity Endorsement]
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Beware of Bullying - ... Preventing something that happens everyday and kills people is hard to stop when it keeps going on. Every October is the bully awareness month that people have every year and especially at schools where it happens the majority of the time. The purple ribbon represents the bully awareness to prevent it from happening because the bullies probably don’t know how it feels. Being bullied causes serious damage towards others and high school or middle school affects them a lot and drop out rates are extremely high because of bullying....   [tags: Personal Strength, Celebrity Life]
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Elvis Presley's Poor Acting Skills in Film - Elvis Presley's Poor Talents Paying Bills Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, is an American Pop Culture Icon who influenced his audience with his commanding voice and dazzling sex appeal. In the 1950's, Elvis devoted his career to singing and making music. In the sixties, however, he dedicated his time towards making movies and appearing in motion pictures. As many critics agree, Elvis had poor acting skills in his films, generally showing apathy and/or dull facial expressions. Yet, through entertainment media, Elvis was able to inspire a generation of youth to "take action" in American society from his "poor actions"....   [tags: Celebrity Actor Acting Performing]
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Avirl Lavigne Biography - Avril Lavigne was born on September 27, 1984 in a 5,000 population town called Napanee, which is located in Ontario, Canada. As the middle child, she always tried to grab the attention when it wasn't on her. Anything but ordinary. That's putting it mildly when describing Avril Lavigne. A skater-punk, a dynamic spirit, a true wild child. One of those rare creatures who started wowing people with her voice and character at around age 2. She was in many talent shows as a child. She got her first guitar at a young age....   [tags: Singer Celebrity Biography] 1675 words
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Personal Narrative: I have seen Elvis Presley - I Have Seen Elvis While driving down the expressway late last Saturday night I saw the strangest thing. There on the side of the road was an old broken-down blue Cadillac. As I passed, that's when I saw it. Out of the corner of my eye; it was him. There stood Elvis Presley, the King, kicking at the flattened tire of his rusted out Cadillac. I swear it was him. He had the side-burns, the wonderfully slicked back hair, and just as he went out of sight I swear he was doing that lip thing. As I think back on that night I wonder to myself if it was really him or if I just really wanted it to be....   [tags: Celebrity Actor Acting Performing Musician] 720 words
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Advertising and Promtion: The Effectiveness of a Spokesperson - Many marketing companies have realized the importance of celebrity endorsement as a marketing communication tool. Corporations hire celebrities because they are individuals with “Celebrity Equality”. The awareness and association celebrities portray firm’s hope this branding transfers to the product they are selling. When corporation sign on a celebrity, they are taking on the possibility and risk of the spokesperson may become involved in events that can have deleterious effects on the spokesperson company and the product their advertising....   [tags: Marketing]
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The Life of Celebrities - There are many advantages and disadvantages to a celebrity life. Some of the advantages that I will evince later on in the essay are: money, popularity, good press in magazines; however, some of the disadvantages that I, too, will evince later on are: privacy intrusions, harassment and childrens’ privacy (children of the celebrities). This essay will also discuss the impact this has on us and will debate the luscious lives of celebrities – or, some may argue, the cruel, callous life of a celebrity....   [tags: Celebrities]
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Signs That You’ve Arrived - Signs That You’ve Arrived Oprah recently bought the most expensive house in California for $50 million. That barely put a dent in her pocket. How would you like to receive the respect and treatment of royalty. How about being given anything you desire, and more. Celebrity is the ultimate asset. In this frantic age of nanosecond attention spans, fame is fortune. Hollywood stars and athletes dominate the rankings of the richest, but celebrity enriches other individuals as well: successful CEO’s, chefs, models, authors, and even the newest arrival, the non-celebrity celebrity, courtesy of reality television....   [tags: essays papers] 781 words
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Society’s Thoughts on Thoughts - Every individual has an opinion and it could be factual or it could be completely incorrect. In the United States, Americans have the ability to think and expressed their thoughts in a legal manner. The drawback is when thoughts are communicated through the media, such as on the television; and millions of people receives one person’s view in a matter of seconds. Not that stating an opinion is erroneous but how society portraits it and handles it is entirely different. Additionally, citizens throughout the United States have “claimed that celebrities, together with media professionals, have replaced both teachers and religious leaders as the most important educators of our time” (Good & Borden 14)....   [tags: Sociology ]
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I Am Famous, Therefore I Am - “Far from empowering the viewer – much less the contestant – what these [reality] shows ultimately accomplish is the act of dehumanizing society so that the lowest common denominator is held up as the greatest possible accomplishment” (Sexton). While Timothy Sexton's scathing comments about reality television may be a bit extreme, they are based on commonly held beliefs that reality television is abominable and will be (or is already becoming) the downfall of our society as a whole. Reality television may not be the most intellectual form of entertainment available, but I believe that the shift in societal norms from idol-worship to self-promotion has created an environment in which reality television's takeover is the only natural conclusion....   [tags: Celebrities ]
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Jim Morrison - I preface this paper by a consideration of why Jim Morrison can be discussed within the discourse of religious studies. I suggest four possibilities. The first is the place of religion in late modernity; that is, as individualized, subjectivated and deinstitutionalized. These factors contribute to the circumstances under which Morrison may be understood in religious terms because of the conditions they create. Religion may be deinstitutionalized (Luckmann 1967; Bibby 1990), but people are still religious (Chaves 1994)....   [tags: Religion, Culture, Elvis] 856 words
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