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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 - ... They attempt to be just like Elvis. The second form of identification is called reciprocal role identification and defined this as, “the roles of two parties are defined as reference to one another” (Kelman 64). This second form is illustrated “in the case of soap opera characters and his or her fans, in which both parties understand their respective roles in the relationship, played out in a soap opera magazine or on soap opera websites” (363) according to W.J.Brown. Identification is the more powerful form of social influence out of the three theories of involvement....   [tags: Media]
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Celebrity Wonderland - ... Unfortunately, we do know some of the most popular celebrities on more intimate terms than we do most of our family. Mr. Harris makes the observation that: …[W]hile they are physically absent and rarely seen in person, we are nonetheless nearer to their bodies, through close-ups, nude scenes, and simulated sex, than we are to anyone outside our immediate family… In "Basic Instinct", Sharon Stone uncrossed her legs during a notorious police interrogation scene and gives us a clear shot of her pantyless crotch, bringing us closer to her genitalia than many men venture to those of their wives and girlfriends." (432) The ability to obtain this familiarity with people only viewed through the printed ink on a tabloid and illuminated pixels on a screen creates a gateway for the true levels of intimacy to be misconstrued, adding to the shock when skeletons in celebrities' closets are ousted....   [tags: Celebrities ]
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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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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 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 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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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 - ... Critics call this behavior vain and say the celebrities are merely trying to hold onto their youthful beauty and maintain their thinness. Even if this is true, Americans can likewise just be called fat and lazy for not having any motivation to exercise or eat healthily. Regardless of the reason for celebrities’ health consciousness, albeit possibly vain and selfish, it would be in the best interest of the majority of Americans to adopt this attitude and a healthier diet. If Americans need a more righteous reason to diet more like celebrities they merely need to look at the obvious health risks that go hand-in-hand with obesity such as liver disease, stroke, cataracts, cancers, heart disease, and osteoarthritis, among others (Finkelstein 12)....   [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 - ... The general population is awarded front row tickets and VIP passes to the live's of their favorite musicians or actors through the social media networks that the present day in age has made commonplace. At any given point in time through out the day, @taylorswift13 can share with her 8,607,057 followers on Twitter.com exactly what she is ordering at her favorite restaurant or her appreciation for how loud the audience was at her last concert. Anyone can go on google and type in "Justin Bieber's favorite things" and the list: 75 Things You Should Now About Justin Bieber featured on longislandpress.com is the first link presented, revealing such information as Mr....   [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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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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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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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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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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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 - ... By the time West emerged on the telethon it had been live the entire time. West took this opportunity to articulate his anger and views about George W. Bush’s actions after Hurricane Katrina struck. He stated how “George Bush does not care about black people” (Good & Borden 9). Once people witnessed this there were mixed feelings in the air and the setback with this was since it was live the producers did not have time to blur it out. They did, though, have time to blur it out when the west coast watched the telethon....   [tags: Sociology ]
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I Am Famous, Therefore I Am - ... Check in on Facebook. Lunch run to Chipotle. Check in on Facebook and FourSquare. Is someone picking their nose at the next table. Compose a disgusted Tweet about #grosspeople. On the drive home from work, post a Tweet/Facebook status about how bad the traffic is because everyone is on their cell phones. At home, post six separate status updates while watching this week's episode of Glee, then take pictures of themselves as they get ready to go out for drinks with their best friend, making sure to tag several people when they upload them to Facebook....   [tags: Celebrities ]
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Jim Morrison - ... religious sentiment . . . has migrated into many strange and unexpected places, from New Age trinketry to manga movies to the cult of the famous dead . . . we need to take religion seriously in all its dimensions because of its centrality in the modern world.” Further, religion as individualized and subjectivated (Hervieu-Léger 2000) allows people to create their own systems of meaning and transcendence. Dead celebrity, using Morrison as an exemplar, is one system. The second possibility follows from the first....   [tags: Religion, Culture, Elvis] 856 words
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Limitations of the Paparazzi - ... “Before medical emergency units had arrived on the scene, witnesses had already sentenced the paparazzi to death, and shortly, so did the world. The paparazzi were the first ones to blame for Diana’s Death” (Diana’s). Diana did in fact fear that the government intelligence-gathering organization was keeping tabs on her. Even when she was behind the wheel she would be concerned that the cars behind her were paparazzi stalking her. Which in most cases was true, considering the paparazzi were following her most of the time (Simmons)....   [tags: Entertainment ]
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The Fame - I. Introduction “The extent and quality of celebrity news in the media appears especially inordinate today, multiplying and intensifying at such a rate that “legitimate” news has fallen in precedence.” a website author revealed of celebrity news promotion in the media. Meanwhile, Aleister Crowley described Hollywood stars to be “cocaine-crazed sexual lunatics”. Eminent historian Daniel Boorstin defined “celebrity” in his 1961 survey The Image, which he considered American devolution, as a person who is known for being well-known....   [tags: Celebrities ]
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Society and the Media Build up of Celebrities to Tear Them Down - 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 build them up only to tear them down. Media outlets are swift to report when celebrities are in trouble; accomplishments are hardly reported unless they have passed away or an awards show is being telecast....   [tags: Media, Celebrities, USA, standards,] 713 words
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Should Employers Dictate What Employees Wear Outside of Work? - In today’s society looking good is important, especially in the working environment. Every occupation has some sort of dress code for employees to follow. Dress codes can range from wearing suits to gym shorts depending on one’s occupation. Employers decide if the candidate is qualified for the job based on appearance, and then what you wear for the job based on the company’s dress code. The question is can one’s employer dictate what is appropriate dress outside of the job. Employers should only have a say of what one wears while representing the company....   [tags: Ethics]
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Death and the Maiden - “There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” –Oscar Wilde Death and the Maiden discusses Princess Diana, her media, and her public from the point-of-view of Maureen Dowd. Was Diana the “spendthrift of her own celebrity”. Is the media a market of vultures feeding off of Diana. Does the public actually have any remorse for the Princess. There is no right or wrong answers for these questions because they are merely opinionated. Whether or not Diana was a victim of celebrity culture or the creator of her own demise is debatable, and even though Dowd thinks the coverage of Diana’s death was awful she felt she brought on a lot of the other attention herself....   [tags: Ariel Dorfman] 630 words
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The Persuasive Text - The purpose of a persuasive text is to change or alter the viewpoint of the reader for it to agree with the author’s perspective. The intention of this specific text is to persuade the reader to help end poverty today by joining ‘Make Poverty History’ and it uses persuasive language and techniques to do this – this essay will explain the effect on the reader and will focus on analysing persuasive language. Pronouns are an effective persuasive language technique because they address the reader directly....   [tags: persuasive text] 835 words
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Special Treatment for Celebrities: The Law Should Apply to All - Ever picked up a newspaper and read about a celebrity drive while being drunk, then they get pulled over are accused of being offensive to the arresting officer and other people. then several weeks later you hear about this same person being only charged with a minor offense when you remember it was a DUI (driving under the influence). Why does the law help these celebrities. Being a celebrity exposes them to the public, and many celebrities take advantage of this in many ways. from endorsing sportswear to sunglasses, sometimes you even see them supporting politicians....   [tags: argumentative, persuasive]
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Have we replaced journalism articles with mindless gossip columnists? - ... Instead of focusing on what is happening with Australian finance or with local issues or with outside issue in other countries. Currently, Australia's number one selling magazine is Australia's Women's Weekly (gossip magazine) whilst the more education Time Magazine is ranked 41st (worldwide news magazine). Most people are interested in gossip rather than the news that is happening. Media owners, producers and editors are dropping journalistic material in preference for celebrity gossip, lifestyle and sports stories as this is where the public viewers are casting their 'dollars' towards they see gossip as something that is more interesting to read or watch rather than listening or reading about real life problems and real news....   [tags: Journalism ]
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Major Advertising Strategies - ... 1). Some comparative ads have also proven to be misleading and made to tarnish the reputation of a known competitor or lesser brand. Complete information is not given in the advertisement; there is a suppression of the true facts and some facts are completely unsupported or exaggerated (Rajput, 2008). When comparative advertising is used in the morally correct ways, it builds the popularity of a brand and increases the potential consumer base. Celebrity testimonials have proven to be a very influential strategy for a firm....   [tags: Marketing]
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Analysis of COVERGIRL™ Advertisement - ... The details that are presented in this way are stereotypical to femininity because those who are more feminine find the celebrity appealing, but are given textual information, and also multiple images, pertaining to the product, where as those who are more masculine do not necessarily care for small details. People There are several key parts in the positioning and photographing of the woman in this advertisement. Everything from the camera angle, to the way she is positioned, must be taken into account in order to create a powerful and effective advertisement....   [tags: Advertising, Blond]
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