Just Another Reality TV Star

The MTV show, Teen Mom, was one of the most watched reality TV shows when it was on air. Since the mother’s from that show have moved on and continue to live out their lives as mothers. However one star Amber Portwood, has been unable to stay out of trouble. Amber was already on probation and now she could be facing jail time.

This is clearly not Amber’s first run in with the law, however after violating practically all the term of her probation, she is now facing up to 2 years in the jail. Amber’s story is just adding to the endless list of celebrity TV stars who can’t seem to stay out of trouble.

 

No Matter the Behavior Cash is Flowing

A Celebrities success often times can be determined by the Public Relation Agency that represents them. Throughout 2011, names that have remained in the headlines are Charlie Sheen, Kim Kardashian and Oprah Winfrey for various reasons. These household names are often time topics of dinner conversations across the US, and even internationally. These celebrities have their PR Rep’s to thank for the immediate income boost, and success. Several “PR Tactics” have allowed for the extended success.

Charlie Sheen is no rookie to Hollywood Scandal. Since the early 90’s, when Sheen accidentally shot Kelly Preston to his most recent “wining spree,” all eyes are watching and waiting for the snow ball effect to continue growing.

The series of roller coaster events have created Charlie to become known as “Hollywood’s Bad Ass.” The creation of this reputation draws audiences and a group of followers that Sheen has been able to virally market his merchandise to off of his most recent scandal.

 

Sheen’s public breakdown was made very public and allowed for audiences to tune in whether it was through his Twitter account or YouTube channel. These tactics allowed for easy access to watching Sheen’s trip to rock bottom. This may seem like a tragic downfall of one of Hollywood’s elite, but Charlie has been able to make have a net worth of $35 million dollars.

The Kardashian family initially won the hearts of viewers through their reality television show “Keeping up The Kardashian’s.” The family’s fame grew from there and slowly attention was directed to Kimberly Kardashian our homegrown American Socialite.

Kim has also done several controversial things for instance PETA criticized Kardashian for repeatedly wearing fur coats, and named her one of the five worst people or organizations in 2010 when it came to animal welfare. In addition, she has been able to receive payment of $10,000 per tweet from sponsors for each tweet. Although, I would have to say to most recent and debatable controversial event was her marriage to Kris Humphries. The marriage didn’t even last six months and appeared to be a ploy to get more viewers, as well as endorsement deals. After the “unexpected” divorce Kimberly appeared responded with a podcast explaining to fans that the divorce was just as expected to her as it was to viewers. This PR move allowed for viewers to feel connected with viewers and once again was a very smart PR tactic.

Oprah Winfrey took advantage of her intimate talk show from the mid 90’s and built up her brand turning herself into billionaire through the use of Media. This year, Oprah started her own Television Network the Oprah Winfrey Network. This was not only a brilliant PR move to gain more viewers, but this network allows for recognition of her global outreach, as well as continues to support her Billionaire status. Winfrey reaches out to audiences through social networks such as Twitter, her personal Blog, as well as her Website that keeps audiences informed. Winfrey’s PR Agency set the structure for continuous success, and a strong reputable platform that other people trust and believe in. Unlike Charlie Sheen and Kim Kardashian she is looked up to for her drive and ability to reach out to audiences and in PR that is the goal: To get audience’s attention and never lose it.

~RQS

Kim Kardashian: Professional Celebrity

Kim Kardashian can be thought of as a “professional celebrity”.  C. Wright Mills explains “one type of celebrity, is a professional of it, earning sizeable income not only from working in, but virtually living on, the mass media of communication and distraction” (p74).  On her show Keeping up with the Kardasians, Kim is always ranting about certain things the media says and trying to prove them wrong.  For example, on one episode, Kim was determined to prove to the public that her butt was real so she got an x-ray.  She is completely consumed in this “celebrity” life full of gossip. 

So You’re a Celebrity, Tell. Me. Everything.

Part of understanding celebrities is that you can learn everything about them you want to feel like an actual part of their life.  Take recent news about Jessica Simpson for example, where after “being the subject of pregnancy buzz for weeks after photos surfaced of her shielding her midsection at the airport.”  Having a child is a big step in life, and is also a very personal matter.  But for celebrities any hint of a big step in life like marriage or kids gets you a larger following of papparazzi than usual. 

What do you get when you combine a spider and a vampire?

Love.

There have been rumors that Twilight’s Ashley Greene and Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark star Reeve Carney were dating, and I think they confirmed it themseves. Greene “always had a crush on Reeve and he finally was into it,” a pal explained to Us Weekly.

The two were enjoying a little PDA at the Rockefeller Tree Lighting in New York where they were seen kissing and cuddling.

Forget About it

Kris Humphries has filed legal separation from Kim Kardashian and a nullification from their marraige. Filing as “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the separation and “fraud” for the reason behind the annulment, he’s choosing to erase the 72 day union from his past. When Kim first filed for divorce, she gave this statement to E! News:

 “After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as planned. We remain friends and wish each other the best.”

Sorry Kim, but I don’t think Kris wants to be friends anymore . . .

Adam Levine tells FOX News how he really feels…

Levine of Maroon 5 has an interesting choice in words when tweeting to Fox News about playing his music on thier channel. Expressing his dislike for them to say the least. Tweeting “Dear Fox News, don’t play our music on your evil f–king channel ever again. Thank you,” Levine. Thanks for the thoughts Adam!

Jess is bringing in the bucks for the Baby!

Jessica Simpson as many of us already know is yes, pregnant! She shares her exciting news on the cover of many magazines. E! Online shares that she really knows how to rake in the cash when it comes to this baby. She is holding out the sex of the baby for the highest big from a publication to reveal if it a boy or girl! Wondering how much she will make? I sure am!!

Celebrities on Hiatuses

In the news lately there have been many reports of celebrities wanting to take a hiatus from their careers. One of the more prominent reasons for such leaves of absences are occurring in the young adult generation of celebrities. These individuals want to take time off to start a family.

Over the past year there have been a many celebrities who have had babies, and just this month two more people want to be apart of that growing number.

Katy Perry is one of them. She is wrapping up her last leg of her California Dreams tour at the end of the month and has told her managers that she wants to take a year off to work on her family with husband Russel Brand.

It is also rumored that the Black Eyed Peas are breaking up for some time because Fergie wants to start a family of her own.

So who is next on the baby list? Celebrities should get some time off to focus on themselves. Usually their lives are non-stop and they just personal time is more important. Plus the time off creates for a good come back.

and I was like baby baby baby, that kid is not mine

E! News confirmed that Mariah Yeater, the self-proclaimed baby mama of Bieber’s baby,  has withdrawn her paternity suit against the pop star. Yeater’s initial lawyers no longer represent her in this case, but it’s said that new lawyers have picked up the case to continue the paternity test. Now people are wondering if Bieber and his lawyers will sue the accuser for defamatory and false claims. Spokesperson Matthew Hiltzik said, “We’ll continue to consider all of our options to protect Justin.”