Tagged with TV stars

Cory Gets Support From Glee Family

Glee’s Cory Monteith, who plays Finn Hudson, recently admitted himself to Rehab for substance abuse. In 2011, Cory confessed that he dropped out of high school at sixteen and struggled with substance abuse. He was supported by fans and friends and praised for coming  this far after overcoming his personal struggles.   But, why are we … Continue reading

What do they do?

I remember watching The Cosby Show with my family when I was little. The Cosby family seemed like a genuinely happy family. I didn’t realize that it was just a TV show then, because it just seemed so REAL. Just like my dad, Dr. Cliff Huxtable (Bill Cosby) was this strict, serious, but often times, … Continue reading

The Celebrity Hierarchy

Film and television stars now-a-days are not as differentiated as they used to be. As Bennett and Holmes described in their paper, television stars used to be looked at as the lesser of the two celebrities. Television stars used to be looked at specifically and negatively. As the media has grown and more celebrities are … 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