Celebrities are in the spotlight 24/7 being photographed, idolized and impersonated by fans everywhere. It may sound exciting at first but there comes a point when lines are crossed. Halle Berry, like many other admired celebrities has encountered problems with a stalker. Her peace of mind and sense of safety continues to be threatened as he pleads not guilty.
Lindsay Lohan sued Pitbull recently this year because of his song “Give Me Everything” in which he says “I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan”. She is suing him under New York civil rights due to her name being exploited for means of commercial benefit. According to her, it damaged her reputation.
However, Pitbull has decided to counter-sue Lindsay Lohan. To his defense, he claims she has been living in California since 2004 and that he is not lying when he says locked up since she has indeed served time in jail.
Mom of the Kardashian empire, Kris Jenner, is under fire from an American Indian and Alaska Native organization after using the term ‘Indian giver’ on Good Moring America. She used the term after talking about how Kim will be keeping her $2 million engagement ring she received from her soon to be ex-husband, Kris Humphries. “I hate an Indian giver,” said Jenner “It’s a gift- you keep a gift.” The two organizations have invited the entire Kardashian clan to learn more about the culture during Native American Heritage Month.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and co-founder of the infamous Facebook has recently made the top 10 Forbes Most Powerful People list. He has been ranked #9 right on the tail of Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke. Do you think Zuckerberg deserves this spot? I mean he’s ranked #9 and the Pope is ranked #7….
Missing footage of an interview with Steve Jobs that took place in 1996 has recently been uncovered and will be the basis of a documentary film. The footage shot in 1996 was a little over an hour long and only about 10 minutes of which was used. This documentary will be shown in theaters around the country.
“In America, this system is carried to the point where a man who can knock a small white ball into a series of holes in the ground with more efficiency and skill then anyone else thereby gains social access to the president of the United States.” – C. Wright Mills
In a professional sport, or even collegiate athletics, to be a champion is one of the greatest feats a team can achieve. After the game is one, a great present awaits them. That present is going to Washington D.C. and meeting the president because they are now a champions. Only in America can someone thrive in athletics and eventually shake hands with the commander in chief of the United States. We as Americans are so quick to fall in love with sports teams and figures all over the nation that even the government sees it only fair that the champions should have the right to come to D.C. and broadcast their success with the president.
“Whatever they do has publicity value. More or less continuously, over a period of time, they are the material for the media of communication and entertainment.” – C. Wright Mills
As most of us know at this point, Lebron James is one of the best basketball players in the world. He is known all over the globe and always puts on a show for basketball fans everywhere. Amazingly, even at a time when the NBA is not even playing, Lebron remains the spotlight of many sporting news outlets.
His recent talk of a possible NFL career has people buzzing all over the nation, and waiting for what Lebron may say or do next. The media is obviously eating all this buzz right up.It is a sports reporters dream come true when a superstar of Lebron’s caliber speaks of a decision that could rock the sports world as we see it. However, the league and team that has made him millions of dollars remains in the off-season, but Lebron James news coverage never sleeps.
“Here is the money talking in its husky, silky voice of cash, power, celebrity.” – C. Wright Mills
What celebrity out in the world is one who is viewed as a celebrity with money, power, and a high demand for excellence? Who better fits this description better than Donald Trump himself. The billionaire entrepreneur who made his celebrity status the good old fashioned way; making his own luck. As a real estate expert and marketing genius, Donal Trump has turned himself into one of the greatest self-success stories ever. Now with financial security, and an on-going successful Reality T.V. show, what could possibly be left for Trump? The White House perhaps?