Fans think celebrities have everything and maybe they do. Everything that makes them a potential target for extortion and blackmail. Click here for legal definitions.
For celebrities, the cost of preserving one’s image and privacy is worth giving in to the blackmailer’s demands.
Many celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Paris Hilton and Bill Cosby have been victims of blackmail. Other victims have included politicians and athletes.
According to celebrity publicist, Michael Levine, the problem has worsened over the last ten years due to the internet which allows for the immediate transfers of photos, videos and texts. The issue has also worsened because of the insatiable public and media appetite for their “Hollywood Obsessions”.
The public rarely hears about these blackmail situations because of copycatting possibilities and also bringing it to the forefront would draw out information the victim does not want to be made public.
In the end, it may be in the best interest of the victim to beat the blackmailer to the punch. Everyone makes mistakes. We’re all human. Lives go on. Sometimes its better to tell the truth in any way that is possible then to continue to live with lies.
Following on from last week’s must see biopics, we thought it would be interesting to look at the soon to be release biographical feature films. Although a lot of these films are limited release they may be released wider nearer to awards season or if they prove to be popular or money makers!
A lot has happened in Hollywood this week. We had the first presidential debate where many tuned in to watch Big Bird get bullied by presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Then earlier in the week Oprah and Tyler Perry announced their collaboration together. Plus female directors get ignored and not one is hired to direct for the majority of prime time dramas, comedies, or reality series airing on ABC, CBS, CW, Fox, and NBC? So we will revisit these events and ask you to share your thoughts.
- BIG BIRD GETS A PINK SLIP
- OPRAH & TYLER PERRY TEAM UP
- WOMEN DIRECTORS IGNORED BY MAJOR NETWORKS
Welcome to the 2nd. article in our five week series on Women in Hollywood.
In Hollywood Beauty: Part 1 & Part 2 articles, we have discussed how Hollywood defines beauty in both men and women. What the media tells us how we look determines our overall happiness and success in life. Our discussions have included aging, the impact it may or may not have on an actor, and how aging of an actor could influence the average persons own body image.