People are H8ing on Miley

Popstar Miley Cyrus has had yet another controversial photshoot, this time for the NOH8 campaign, which protests California Proposition 8 (eliminates the right for same sex couples to get married). Miley posed with her signiture peace signs and in a sheer shirt.

This is all happening right after Miley addmitted that she smokes “way too much weed.” But people are wondering if this statement was her just being a practical joker, making jabs at her Salvia scandal, or if she’s actually a pot-head. But either or, it seems Miley loves the attention.

Don’t Fade Into the Background – Stand Out

According to C. Wright Mills, “If the members of the 400 do not become part of this national system, they must withdraw into quiet local islands, living in another dimension that that of industrial and political power. Those who would now claim prestige in America must join the world of the celebrity or fade from the national scene.”

The Hilton family has been a family of wealth for decades but the Hilton daughters, Paris and Nicky, have taken their celebrity status to the next level triumphing the fashion, acting and socialite world. They are successfully keeping their elite family status from fading into the background.

When in Doubt: ‘Look to the Stars’!

Celebrities are often recognized for their new movie, or hit song, or personal accomplishment.  Their ‘celeb’ status gives them an appeal to the public that can be used for good or for evil.  Celebrities have been caught making poor decisions and scandals, however sometimes celebrities are also caught doing charity work.

As we have discussed in our COMM 270 class celebrity endorsements can greatly help a company.   When a celebrity makes a donation or helps out a not for profit, that communicates to the public that it is a worthwhile cause.

A great place to catch celebrities helping the community is on www.looktothestars.com.  This website highlights many different charities that celebrities are involved in.  The top causes include: children, health, education, risk/disadvantaged youths, and homelessness.   The top charities are UNICEF, Red Cross, PETA, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Save the Children, Oxfam, Feeding America, and The Art of Elysium.  The top celebrities featured on the website are Annie Lennox, Elton John, Bono, Bill Clinton, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney, and Ellen DeGeneres.

For more information on these celebrities and their causes visit: www.looktothestars.com!