Tagged with privacy

A Paparazzi Game

Who really cares where George Clooney went for dinner or when Jennifer Aniston is working out in the gym or what Kim Kardashian is eating or why Chris Brown and Rihanna are on and off again? Sadly, we do. And we even want minute-by- minute updates. It’s astonishing to see that on Twitter, the top … Continue reading

What’s private may not stay private for long!

Many stars believe themselves to be very lucky to be living the generous life that they have been given; however, stars like Reese Witherspoon believe that stardom has taken a huge toll on their privacy. Peterson argues, “this simultaneous embrace and disavowal of publicity is at the heart of stardom”. Publicity is often used as … Continue reading

Are you hiding something or is it all an act?

Richard Dyer, in Heavenly Bodies speaks on the importance of both authenticity and ordinariness. Transparency and authenticity are important because of the ‘relationships’ we build with celebrities. Just as we would find it hurtful if one of our friends was not honest with us about who they were, we would be hurt and feel mislead … Continue reading

Jodie Foster on Celebrity Privacy

There is a significant tension between stars, who serve as public figures, and their desire for privacy. At the same time stars yearn for privacy, they continue to expose themselves to the public eye through films, interviews, press releases, etc. The fact is the more a star’s image remains at the forefront of the public’s … Continue reading

Go Home Eva.

Shameless self promotion. We as a society, generally speaking, do not approve of the celebrity who champions themselves at every turn. It’s like the overplayed commercial or the song you hear on every station. Celebrities are meant to be ubiquitous, but not because they try to be that way. Anne Helen Peterson makes the argument … Continue reading

Walking the fine line of stardom

In this week’s reading, Petersen makes the argument that the “simultaneous embrace and disavowal of publicity is at the heart of stardom.” This quote is about the contradictory feelings between loving the publicity as a star yet at the same time wanting to have some privacy too. Yet according to Peterson, both aspects are necessary … Continue reading