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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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Is Celebrity Culture Beneficial or Harmful to Our Society? - What are celebrities. Today, we live in a society that tends to drown our everyday lives in mass Medias such as tabloids, reality shows, newspapers such as the New York Times and personal-interest magazines, like People and Us, to get a glimpse of the interesting lives of everyday celebrities. Some might say that a celebrity is someone who we idolize while Daniel Boorstin, author of the book The Image: Or What Happened to the American Dream, states that a celebrity “is a person who is well-known for his well-knownness” (Epstein1)....   [tags: celebrity, talent, culture, fame]
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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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Analysis of Josuha Zeita´s Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern - ... Dating revolves around “public leisure” which requires commerce and romance. An automobile also allowed easier access to amusement parks and theatres. The creation of amusement parks was an expansion of technology and several attractions like the Tunnel of Love or Cannon Coaster enhanced the physical attraction between women and men. Technology brought the “ready-to-wear revolution” to the people. The spinning jenny and the power loom makes mass production of clothing effortless. Various clothing and sizes were now available to everyone....   [tags: media, consumerism, celebrity] 958 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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The Effects of Celebrity Centered Journalism - In our modern day society, media is dominated by celebrity centred journalism which has developed significantly in the last century. Journalism is often focused on people’s personal lives, mainly celebrities which include people from the film and television industry, models, musical artists and other well-known people in the entertainment business. It is clear that celebrities are a very popular topic to write about in the news as they create entertaining stories and this is what the public want to read....   [tags: debasing the public sphere] 786 words
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Celebrity Worshipping: Good or Evil? - The characteristics of being invisible like gods or untouchable like natural forces were once perceived to be the essential elements for the formation of any religions. However such view had changed over time, like the arguably most successful US comedian George Carlin once challenged: “I pray to Joe Pesci, and the chance of getting what I want is still 50/50, like praying to the invisible guy in the sky”. Until recent years, the phenomenon of worshiping celebrity stars dramatically overthrown the traditional idea – Millions of people nowadays worship celebrity stars from different fields of the market, chasing and updating any sightless details given night and day....   [tags: sociological analysis, phenomenon]
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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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The Good, the Bad, and the Celebrity - ... For instance, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows made a profit of 1.33 billion dollars. The main character, Daniel Radcliffe, was paid twenty-five to forty-five million dollars. That is less than five percent of how much the movie made. It very logical why celebrities are being paid millions of dollars. But, the reason why movies and television are earning so much money, is because American people simply want entertainment. Who else could be capable of producing such films, if not done by a gifted thespian....   [tags: entertaintment, actors, payment] 568 words
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Celebrity Culture and Fashion Trends - ... When he was first spotted wearing a Harmax suit in 2009, sales rapidly increased for the company. Hartmax took advantage of the immense opportunity and advertised on their official website “Dressing Presidential. Pick your power suit. President-elect Barack Obama found his at Hart Schaffner Marx” (Jones 1). Since using President Obama, sales in suits has rapidly increased saving the nearly bankrupt company. Furthermore, men of all ages have increasing been influenced by celebrity endorsements used by the fashion industry....   [tags: actors, actresses, politicians, musicians] 798 words
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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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What are Celebrity Brands? - ... When asked ‘how influential to a purchase decision do you think celebrity endorsement is?” only 15% of the 232 respondents said ‘very influential’, whilst 30% said ‘influential’. Whereas 55% of people said the only found it ‘somewhat influential’ or ‘not at all influential’. This negative association was found particularly in the 45 - 54 age bracket, where 65% of respondents said they were hardly influenced by celebrity endorsement when making purchase decisions. However in the 25 - 34 age bracket almost 50% of people said that they were ‘influenced’ or ‘very influenced’....   [tags: consumers, t.v., advertisements] 1855 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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Nature versus Nurture: Celebrity Status - ... Is a star really born or created. Pop artist Andy Warhol first famously coined, “everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes” (2) in a Time article that we can now reflect and agree with the statement. Reality TV and youtube opened new doors for waves of people that could become famous overnight. Reality stars are a prime example of the type of stars that have no talent and are often times just ‘regular people’. These people get put in a living situation in which the camera keeps rolling until they get anything entertaining that can be cut and edited into a show....   [tags: genetics, image, entertainment] 554 words
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The Celebritiy Sam Patch - During this time in reference to Sam patch and the 1800-1837; the Industrial revolution is taking place. Large Factories are being produced in large costal cities. Production of new and old products are on the rise and as well as the demand. People are working day and day out in the factories just live another day but hoping ultimately to be able to afford the products they create themselves. However with that being said obviously those who own these growing ever so Elusive companies where making very obtainable money and power....   [tags: classes, celebritiy, poverty] 705 words
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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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F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Post-Modern Celebrity - F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Post-Modern Celebrity Following World War I, there was a shift in society’s attitude toward life. Both males and females had their styles of living affected by World War I. The women demanded their right to vote and began wearing shorter dresses, adopting the name of Flappers. As for the men, they became bootleggers in response to Prohibition making alcohol illegal. At the helm of this time period which he would coin the “Jazz Age” was one man: Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald....   [tags: successful, write, author] 2268 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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The Presence of Celebrity can Affect and Influence Consumer Buying Behavior Positively - ... According to Kurzman et al, (2007), celebrity is an omnipresent feature of society, blazing lasting impressions in the memories of all who cross its path. The use of celebrities to advertise the company products as to increase sales and recall the value of a brand is known as celebrity endorsement. McCracken (1989) defines celebrity endorser as any people who enjoy public recognition and who used his or her recognition on behalf of a consumer good by appearing with it in an advertisement (MarComs)....   [tags: design, sign, symbols, image] 598 words
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Relationship Between Media Bullying of Celebrity Attractiveness and Body Image of Adolescents - Parental permission and Assent and letters (Appendix 1a and 1b) were sent home with the students asking for volunteer participants in a study about attractiveness and body image. The parents and children were told about the exposure to gossip magazines and the potential risks that they posed to their daughters. They were also told that participation was entirely voluntary and that there was neither benefit to join, nor any penalty to drop out or decline. The study was conducted during second period social sciences class....   [tags: self perception, influence of gossip magazines]
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The Rise and Fall of A Celebrity in Alice Walker’s Nineteen Fifty-Five - ... The reader learns nothing of his mother or father and the deacon that is seen at the beginning of the story does not appear anymore after that encounter in Gracie Mae’s home. This could be compared to the modern day artist Marshall Matthers or better known by his stage name Eminem. Eminem’s life has not been a smooth one due to where he grew up and the constant struggles his mom and not having a father in his life. The movie “8 miles” is a reference in which fans got to see the struggles of living in Detroit that Eminem had to survive every day....   [tags: music, death, marrige]
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The Role Of Endorsers In Advertising - INTRODUCTION According to the Economic Times, advertisement is a way to communicate with the users of a specific product or service. In a simpler way, advertisement is a message that has been paid for the intention to inform and influence those who receive it. Nowadays, advertisements are pretty much exist in many form at everywhere whether through print and broadcast as well as via online. There is no business that does not have marketing activities involving advertisements in the world today....   [tags: celebrity endorsement] 1013 words
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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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Endorsements: The American Sports Brand - Endorsements are a manifestation of promoting that uses well known identities or big names who summon a high level of recognition, trust, and appreciation or mindfulness among the people. Such individuals promote for an item loaning their names or pictures to advertise an item or organization. Sponsors and customers trust such support, or underwriting by a celebrity, will impact purchasers positively. There are many risks in using celebrity endorsements but group research for Nike has proven that the rewards outweigh the risks....   [tags: celebrity, nike] 565 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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Medias Influence on Body Image - Equally important is the next research study done by Maltby and Day (2011) to find out whether celebrity worship led to cosmetic surgery in young adults. The researchers hypothesized that celebrity worship leads to the recent increase in young adults having cosmetic surgery done to enhance their body image. 137 participants were asked to partake in a questionnaire dealing with a celebrity who the person admired. 8 months later the participants were then asked to report if they had undergone plastic surgery or not....   [tags: surgery, celebrity, cosmetic] 525 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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The Stressors that Come with Fame - ... At all times celebrities clothing, language, hair and even partnerships are being scrutinized. Many celebrities are criticized for imperfections as they strive to be perfect for their fans. However unattainable that goal is because no one hundred people hold the same idea of perfection. Donna Rockwell, a recognized scholar at the Michigan School of Professional Psychology, mentions different aspects in her journal study called “Being a Celebrity: A Phenomenology of Fame” (Rockwell, Donna. 174)....   [tags: Britney Spears, being a celebrity] 948 words
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How Ehrhart Was Viewed as a Student - ... No one was ever rude to him and students seemed interested in Ehrhart’s story. Ehrhart just wanted the students to understand his hardship and the struggle that went along with being in the Marines for three years, which played a major role in his life because Ehrhart truly wanted to serve for his country. As time progressed, however, Ehrhart realized that a “pattern to the process began to emerge” (Ehrhart 9). Ehrhart began to have doubts about celebrity status. During this brief time of celebrity status, Ehrhart was experiencing internal conflict with himself because he only wanted to live a normal life and forget about the war....   [tags: celebrity, veternan, normal, college] 815 words
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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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The Influence of Media on Our Body Image - Choice of Topic: Influence of media on our body image Background: Media influence the way teens see themselves. TV, movies, magazines and the internet all bombard teens with unrealistic images which are air-brushed versions of models who weigh 23% less than the average woman and influence about what their bodies should look like. It even reinforces unrealistic body weights, encouraging “10% body fat for young girls but realistically 22% body fat is healthier. Nevertheless, millions of teens believe the lies and resort to unhealthy measures to try to fit themselves into that impossible mold....   [tags: appearance, celebrity, diet] 566 words
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The Economics of Being Famous - Did you know that being famous can be for better or worse. Even though it had been proven a tremendous number of times that being famous can be dangerous people still aspire to be famous. This paper will tell you about the ups and downs that famous people have, as well as the economics trials and tribulations of being famous. What is the cost of a celebrity time and privacy. “Celebrities chose to be publicized. I say that some celebrities even purposely tell paparazzi where their location is so that they can be photographed....   [tags: celebrity, privacy, money]
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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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