Tagged with Reese Witherspoon

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

To Be, or Not to Be, That is the Question!

Peterson argues that there is a concerning contradiction for stars in today’s media. The contradiction she argues has to deal with authorized and unauthorized media and how the first gives birth to the latter. Peterson uses Reese Witherspoon as an example and how Reese and her publicist carefully planned her release of wedding photos and … 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