Russell Brand In the TV Idustry

Popular Movie Talent Russell Brand is now taking his talents to the small screen. FX announced on Thursday that Russell will host six half-hour installments of an unscripted as-yet-untitled show in front of a live audience. This will be Brand’s first dive into the Television industry, however with as much success as he has found on the big-screen it is hard to envision him having a troubled time on TV. He is loved for his personality and his ability to draw attention to himself. This could turn out to be a great career move for Brand, and it is not uncommon to see Movie stars making the jump to television and having great success.

Howard Stern: New Job. Still Rollin in Dough

Having been a successful radio host for well over 20 years now, Howard Stern is adding to his list of thing to do as a judge on “America’s Got Talent.” What makes this an even larger announcement is that Stern will be earning 20 Million for his role on the show…..or so we think. When asked how he felt about making $20 million, Stern said “do I work for that little?” It is easy for Stern to talk so jokingly when it comes to his finances, seeing how he just recently signed a new contract with Sirius XM radio for $400 million dollars over the next five years.

Celebrity equals…. Power?

           Does celebrity equal power? If you would have asked me this at the beginning of the semester, I would have answered with a simple no. I mean just because someone is a celebrity doesn’t give them power right? Well in a lot of ways, this actually is the case. I did not realize how many celebrities in the world have the power to do a lot of things just because of their celebrity status. Some of these can be good, but others just don’t add up. For instance, Donald Trump is a billionaire entrepreneur that made his own fortune in the real estate business. He has had continued success over the decades and he is a man that gas rightfully earned his power. This is what led to him considering running for president of the United States. Now some people blew this decision out of proportion, however although he had no military background, or government for that matter, he was someone who clearly had a feel for what people wanted and if there is anything we need right now in this country, it is change. This in my opinion, was a form of celebrity power that was going to be used for a good cause.

Now on the downside of celebrity power, there are some classic celebrity train wrecks out there such as Lindsay Lohan or Charlie Sheen, who clearly let their celebrity stature get the best of them and clearly thought they had too much power. Although each had numerous run-is with the law, they seem to keep falling into trouble because they must feel they are above those who abide by the law.


So I would have to saw to some degree, being a celebrity does equal power. However, there are different kinds of power and that is why even in celebrity world, there are different classes of celebrity.

PR: In it for the long haul

Technology has shown that it is going nowhere and it is only going to keep evolving and showing continued progress. How can we deny that it will affect everything we do? This includes public relations. The public relations world will be just like the rest of the world and will continue to adapt to technology as it continues to change the way we live.

Some ways that I feel this is going to happen is through the continued use of social media’s. Social media’s have impacted the way we use public relations forever. We no longer have to wait for the paper in the morning or the evening news. When something happens and there is information to be shared, it can be found almost instantly on Facebook or Twitter.

Another direction that public relations is headed is also the continued use of search engines. Google is obviously leading the world in that department. However, is it that far off to say that individual businesses and companies may not have their own search engines to making finding information even easier for consumers and employees?

Finally I feel that public relations is going to excel in the coming years through decreasing newspapers and relying more on the web and mobile usage. From an economic stand point, by cutting down on newspaper printing and relying online, it is more efficient and it will save costs. From the outlook of someone who will be searching for news and information, technology has made the decision for us. With smart phones, Ipads, and laptops it’s almost impossible to assume that in the future these are only going to become more normally and soon everyone will have some version of one of these.

Public Relations will always have a place in the world because people are always going to want the latest news and information about everything. It is our choice as a society to steer it in the direction that will allow for everyone to be on the same page.

Alec Baldwin: Actor, Producer, Lover of Words With Friends

We must admit that we’ve all played the scrabble-like game Words With Friends at least once…and it is addicting. But Alec Baldwin liked the game so much that he was willing to get off a flight for it.

“Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving. #nowonderamericaairisbankrupt,” Baldwin tweeted .

It looks like some fans are taking a clever humor approach to the situation:

 

Gaga Goes Bigger!

We thought we have seen it all from Lady Gaga, between her incredible spectacles on stage to her beat raging lyrics.  Well, turns out we haven’t seen anything yet.  Lady Gaga wrapped up her Monster Ball tour, she is working on her new album, which will be released, and with a pretty obvious theme: all of her songs are going to reflect the idea of being “born this way”.  Gaga has been quoted saying that her next tour will be stepping it up a notch and bigger and better than we have ever seen.  Gaga said, expect it to be exaggerated and dark.  Gaga’s current success continues to sore, she is up for 3 Grammy’s, she just dropped her latest video “Marry the Night”, and has begun work on her next album.  The country is still goo goo for Gaga.

 

Fame Comes in Many Names

The word celebrity is commonly tossed around these days, labeling actors, athletes, politicians, businesspeople, and more.  The word celebrity encompasses so many different professions it more so gives hope then desensitizes the stature of being named one.  Forbes recent list of the World’s Most Powerful People 2011 included names like Barack Obama, Dalai Lama, Mark Zuckerberg, Pope Benedict XVI, and Bill Gates.  The positions these well known people hold are much more attainable for the common people then that of top athlete or million dollar actor/actress, leaving the question of who do we know now that everyone will know later?

How to Lose $6 Billion

Formerly Ireland’s richest man with a net worth of $6 Billion, Sean Quinn has recently applied for voluntary bankruptcy. Sean Quinn started out at a young age selling sand and gravel out of his fathers quarry and eventually grew the business into a multi-billion dollar mining, real-estate, manufacturing, and insurance business. His downfall began with the financial crisis in 2008 when he took 25% ownership of the Anglo Irish Bank and the investment flopped.

Wes Moore Leading Youth to Success

Overcoming challenges, strife, and heartache only leads to success. advocate, Army combat veteran, business leader and author who faced more than many people would ever think is possible. Moore visited Saint John Fisher College in the Fall of 2010 sharing his story, morals and advice with students, staff, and local community members.
Moore encourages students and youth to find motivation to make their dreams come true, along with recognizing that community service is necessary, and that giving back benefits everyone around.

Table Conversation

 

 

The Kardashian brand has become a household name since Paris Hilton introduced Kim Kardashian into the socilite scene. Kim was gained her first moment of stardom due to her sex tape with R&B artist Ray J in 2007, although this may not have been her brightest moment it definetly lit the spark for stardom.

The celebrities are the Names that need no further identification.- Mills

 

Four years later the Kardashian brand and influence has spread from Reality Television to perfume brands, and clothing lines. The success is admirable, yet my only question is, What made the Kardashian family famous? Was it Kim K’s scandle or was it Kim’s first apperance out with Paris Hilton?

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.- Mills

 

Regardless of what brought stardom to the Kardashian family or any other socilite what they do matters, and ends up at the table conversation for most families at the end of the day.