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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 addr...   [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 Obsessed Media: Effect on Society - In modern Britain, we live in a celebrity obsessed society powered by the media. Everywhere you see a celebrity’s face, whether it’s plastered across magazines or advertising the latest product. Many people, particularly teenagers, aspire to be like the celebrities they obsess over and it completely controls their lives. However, many famous people have a positive effect on society by being excellent role models and inspiring people to follow their dreams. So does a celebrity obsessed media have a positive or negative effect on society as a whole....   [tags: society, unrealistic images]
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Celebrity Politics And Politics Of Celebrities In The Philippines - Compared to the makibaka generation of the 70’s, ours is relatively apathetic to political matters. This is somehow attributable to the modern set-up of Philippine news broadcasting and advertising. Do you know what PDAF is. How about a storm surge. Before the Yellow Revolution in 1986, a distinct line was established to separate the primetime news from show business news. To keep yourself informed in both, you have to watch the professional reporter Harry Gasser in NewsWatch and the entertaining chikadora Inday Badiday in Eye to Eye....   [tags: makibaka generation, advertising]
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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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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] 1623 words
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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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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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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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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 effect...   [tags: Celebrity]
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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 on Politics] 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 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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Relationship Between Media Bullying of Celebrity Attractiveness and Body Image of Adolescents - ... They were asked to rate “how much they liked” each articles on a Likert test with a scale of one through ten (Appendix 3a). They were then shown three images of average looking women with healthy but average looking bodies (Appendix 4a-c). They were asked how they would rate the women on a Likert test on a scale of one through ten with one being unattractive and ten being very attractive (Appendix 5a). Group B - the control group, was given the same exact packet as group A, except that they were first given images of Van Gogh’s art instead of gossip magazines....   [tags: self perception, influence of gossip magazines]
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The Humanitarian Work of Angelina Jolie - When most people talk about celebrities it is usually related to their latest fashion statement, the new movies they are starring in, or the new song they released. However, what is becoming increasingly more popular for celebrities to be associated with is humanitarian and development work. Through their use of songs, documentaries, and publicized field missions, the celebrities that partake in humanitarian work utilize their fame to attract people to support certain relief efforts and organizations....   [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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Why Fairytale Weddings are So Desirable - Celebrity weddings enable the media to sell more magazines because of the impact of celebrity culture in America. “Americans’ acceptance of weddings as visual entertainment and their vicarious enjoyment of the social lives of the rich and famous,” encourage media to continue covering celebrity weddings and life in general in great detail (Jellison 113). People want to copy the images of celebrities and often have a famous person they like to refer to as an idol or an inspiration. So, if a certain superstar incorporated something extravagant into their wedding, their fans want to follow in their footsteps....   [tags: celebrity weddings, culture, entertainment]
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Media Review: Amanda's troubles surrounded by the public - Looking towards the media with regards to the spectacle and particularly the spectacle in relation to celebrities, I find that when the spectacle focuses around celebrities, they usuaually focus on their rise and falls of being a star. Celebrities are everywhere, and the public strive on them, whether they are a good influence or bad influence. The public is attracted to anything celebrity related, they want to be consumed by the gossip. Therefore, I choose to do my media review on Amanda Bynes on the Showbiz Tonight show clip....   [tags: media spectacle, celebrity]
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Erin Matthews Stalked by Michael David Barrett - 2. Celebrity case – Erin Andrews a. Erin Matthews was stalked by Michael David Barrett in 2008. Barrett followed Andrews to hotels in Nashville, Tennessee and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he proceeded to tape a nude Matthews via the hotel room peepholes, which he enlarged. A few months later Barrett posted one of the videos and it proceeded to go viral, bringing it to the attention of Matthews, who then filed a case with the authorities. Barrett was arrested on October of 2009 for interstate stalking by the FBI....   [tags: stalking, celebrity, lawsuit]
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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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The Facts About Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery - We see those girls walking, we see those celebrity that looks very perfect in every way we want them to be, we see those big breast in the bathing suit and we see those perfect shapes and appearance. Plastic and cosmetic surgery have become a “consumer good” and people are buying them mostly non-stop. The people that plan to get plastic and cosmetic surgeries are the one that should really think about it and also people that can’t even afford it. It’s because they don’t know what the outcomes are....   [tags: celebrity, surgeries, self-esteem]
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Elizabeth Taylor, a True Hollywood Star - “I’ve been through it all, baby. I’m Mother Courage.” Elizabeth Taylor has been through the worst of it with her numerous marriages and illnesses, but she toughed it out and kept pushing forward. Her “I can conquer the world” attitude got her through all of the obstacles she faced. Elizabeth stayed in the spotlight from the time she was nine years old until the day she died. Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was a true, old-fashioned Hollywood celebrity that overcame many hardships in her life. Elizabeth Taylor, or Liz for short, was born February 27th, 1932 in Hampstead, London, England, UK to American parents, Sara Warmbrodt and Francis Taylor....   [tags: celebrity, beauty, filmography, Oscars]
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Oscar Pistorius - ... (Nation Master, The Eighth United Nations Survey on Crime Trends and the Operations of Criminal Justice Systems, 01/04/03, Web, 04/11/13) With these somewhat astounding statistics in crime, it was still shocking news to find out that famed super model Reeva Steenkamp had been murdered, shot down, in her own home. The kicker however was the identity of her assailant, Oscar Pistorius. The South African Golden boy has now found himself on trial for the murder of his girlfriend while the public questions whether malicious intent comes into play....   [tags: celebrity status]
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Postmodernism in Pink Floyd The Wall - Pink Floyd The Wall Postmodernism And The Concept of Celebrity Culture This essay will look at how Pink Floyd The Wall can be perceived as a postmodern film and will attempt to further analyze certain characteristics and influences of a postmodern culture through illustrated examples within the film. By considering the significance of postmodernism within the television industry, music and arts, Pink Floyd The Wall will be effectively deconstructed to exemplify what a postmodern film consists of....   [tags: film, celebrity culture, tragic event]
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Lifetime Tenure for Supreme Court Justices - The Honorable Jonathan Yates, former deputy general counsel for the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight of the U. S. House of Representatives, writes, “This lifetime term now enjoyed by justices not only contravenes the spirit of the Constitution, it counters the role intended for the court as a minor player in the equal judiciary branch of government. Term limits are needed to adjust the part of the court to the intent of the founding fathers” (Np). Judge Yates explains that the greatest powers of the Supreme Court did not originate from the Constitution or Congress, but from their own rulings (Np)....   [tags: tenure policy, health, retirement, celebrity]
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Carrie Fisher Bibliography - Celebrities are put on pedestals and all aspects of their lives are put in the spotlight; even the bad things. In addition, until something bad about a celebrity is exposed, they are viewed as better people who couldn’t possibly have anything wrong with them. Celebrities give other people the impression that they are living the good life, and that they are completely normal; however, this is rarely the case among celebrities. They are humans, just like everyone else and most of them have problems that a lot of people can relate to....   [tags: drug addiction, celebrity, princess leia]
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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 Examples] 779 words
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Advertising Agencies - Advertising is the primary source of communications between a company and consumers. Companies may choose in-house advertising or utilize an outside advertising agency. The amount of money that has been allocated for advertising plays a large role in whether a company uses an in-house source or an outside advertising agency. Utilizing an outside agency has several benefits including: • Reduced costs such as less employee time spent on promotion and design • More expertise • An outside perspective • Access to talent (Clow & Baack, 2014, p....   [tags: Marketing Strategy, Celebrity Endorsement]
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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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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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The Bacteria Clostridium Botulinum and Botulism Condition - Botulism is a rare but serious condition caused by toxins from bacteria called Clostridium botulinum (Botulism, 2012). Botulinum neurotoxins or, as abbreviated BoNTs, are some of the most extreme and dangerous substances that are known to the human population. There are 3 forms of botulism which include infant botulism, food borne botulism and wound botulism (Botulism, 2012). This specific genus of Clostridium causes “flaccid muscle paralysis by blocking acetylcholine release at nerve muscle junctions through a specific and exclusive endopeptidase activity against SNARE proteins of presynaptic exocytosis machinery” (Kukreja & Singh, 2005)....   [tags: neurotoxins, celebrity, serotypes]
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Oprah Winfrey: A True Hero - ... She has accomplished making a television show, T.V. network, schools, and starting charities. Even though Winfrey has done much more than that, those few things make her a hero. Hankin said, “In the year 1996, Oprah received the prestigious George Foster Peabody’s Individual Achievement Award” (Hankin). This award is given to people that have distinguished achievements and accomplish great things on television like Winfrey has done. She is a hero for accomplishing so many things that help and inspire people everyday....   [tags: Donation, Philanthropist, Celebrity]
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Advances in Parkinson’s Disease - About seven million people worldwide, one million people in America, and about 60,000 new people every year are all affected by one disease (Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, Statistics). That disease is Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s takes away little things like movement that many of us take for granted. Lives are changed because of Parkinson’s, but there is hope. Through medical breakthroughs discovered in recent years, my grandpa and many others suffering from Parkinson’s disease have a chance at a better life....   [tags: Medicinal Progress, Celebrity Endorsement]
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Beware of Bullying - Bullying is very important because it affects people life when they get bullied and other people they can’t stand up to them. Bullying happens everyday in the United States and it isn’t right for people to be harmed for no reason. Bullying leads to death when people get so tired of it and eventually it’s the cause of depression. People that bully may have a lot of anger towards someone but they take it out on other people that are smaller than them. There is many types of being bullied, this is just the start of the many reason for someone to get hurt worse....   [tags: Personal Strength, Celebrity Life]
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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 t...   [tags: Celebrity Famous Idols Stars] 771 words
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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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