Essay about The Fame

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I. Introduction “The extent and quality of celebrity news in the media appears especially inordinate today, multiplying and intensifying at such a rate that “legitimate” news has fallen in precedence.” a website author revealed of celebrity news promotion in the media. Meanwhile, Aleister Crowley described Hollywood stars to be “cocaine-crazed sexual lunatics”. Eminent historian Daniel Boorstin defined “celebrity” in his 1961 survey The Image, which he considered American devolution, as a person who is known for being well-known. Moreover, Newsweek contributor Neal Gabler stated that celebrity or fame is a new art form that competes and triumphs over more traditional entertainments such as books, plays, television shows and movies. Out…show more content…
Furthermore, these unpleasant occasions are more of liabilities than assets because they are not in favor of the stars. For an example, Paris Hilton, the hotel heiress known for her sex tapes, had profited from them. After trying to prohibit the further leakage of the tape, she agreed to the release and she even put them in commercial DVDs. Even if she benefited from her own scandals financially, she received a damaged social status through her bashers in personal blogs and in other forms of media. To prove that controversial celebrities obtain more damaging outcomes than advantages is the primary aim of this paper. Another objective is to explain how the internet and paparazzi possess the power over the celebrities that with one click of a mouse or a shot from the camera and celebrities go through an ephemeral career. Also, it is to explain why people talk about these “victims of media” and how they recuperate. II. Statement of the Problem The researcher would like to answer the following problems to prove the thesis statement of this paper: • How does a celebrity become controversial? • What are the common controversies addressed to celebrities? • What benefits do celebrities attain from the controversies they get into? • What are the possible negative consequences of these
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