Tagged with stardom

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

Real, Authentic Sex Scandals

While there are both many differences and many similarities between film stars and television stars, one of the biggest differences is that television plays such a role in the “demystification of the famous”. This quote from ‘The ‘place’ of television in celebrity studies’ by James Bennett and Su Holmes does a great job at summing up how … Continue reading