Top Earning Woman in Music: GAGA

Forbes just posted their list of the top-earning women in music.  Lady Gaga came in first making $90 million in 2011! Taylor Swift ranked second with $45 million grossed.  Also on the list was Katy Perry, Beyonce, and Rihanna.  It’s surprising that Rihanna isn’t higher on the list.


Planking Their Way to the Top?

Planking, the trend of laying completely flat face down on an interesting surface has not only become a social media trend, but it has reached celebrities as well.  Many celebrities have been recognized for their planking efforts.  These celebrities have gained followers as well as many views on their pages because of these funny pictures.  A few celebrities that have been “caught” planking are Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Chris Brown, and the Olsen Twins.  Who would have thought that such a ridiculous trend/phase would catch on, even in the celebrity world?

The celebrities of the celebrity world

“…The professional celebrities of the entertainment world have come fully and continuously into the national view.” -C. Wright Mills

In the entertainment industry, only a select few “make it big” and can make an honest living within the business.  But what do you consider an honest living? and is it all about the money?  In the entertainment industry, there are different categories like the C-List, B-List, and A-List… but then there’s a step just a bit higher.  Recently Britney Spears joined some of her fellow super celebs at the 10 million twitter followers mark.  That is obnoxiously impressive… how are they able to achieve such monumental status?  They have obviously figured out something that the rest of us are oblivious to and have discovered the secret of being a professional celebrity.

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.

Top Celebrity Halloween Costumes

Still stuck in a rut trying to figure out what the heck you’re going to be for Halloween this year?  Don’t worry- just pick a celebrity!  There are so many to choose from, whether you want to go as a blast from the past such as Elvis or Marilyn Monroe, or current such as Katy Perry, Lady Gaga or “Pregnant Beyonce.”  The cast of Jersey Shore is proving their celebrity status with Snooki and “The Situation” costumes being sold online and in stores.

What a Birthday Wish

Happy Birthday to one of the leading pop songstress Katy Perry!

This week Katy celebrated her 27th birthday and for anyone who wanted to send her gifts she requested donations towards The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).  She tweeted out to her fans that she set up a page where they could graciously help make a difference.

Who doesn’t love a celebrity with other motives then just becoming famous and making it big in the money business. Katy Perry is a great example of one a celebrity who holds a charismatic charm that can help change the world. Props to Katy!



Tweet Tweet

How many twitter followers do our most loved celebs have. Britney Spears was the 6th person to hit the 10 million twitter mark. Other celebs ringing in the followers, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry and Kim K. Something I found rather interesting. That number of followers is the same number of people that populate Belgium!! Why we love our celebs? Because they are “professional celebrities of the entertainment world”- Mills.


Self Expression or Publicity Statement

Celebrities thrive off of good publicity. Some celebrities go the extent to make an extreme statement just to get attention, fans, and popularity.

C. Wright Mills focuses on celebrities of the first half of the 20th century in his book “The Power Elite”.

He refers to several gossip columnists throughout his work and he quotes Elsa Maxwell speaking about how to stand out and grab attention:

“The trick was to look so bizarre and so extreme that the truck drivers gasp but the ever present cameraman will be bound to flash a bulb.”

Now at the beginning of the 21st century you see a lot of celebrities making some kind of statement.

A few celebrities that cry out from this quote are Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, and Katy Perry. Are these celebrities making an extreme statement to stand out and gain attention or are they harmlessly doing it to express themselves in a unique way?