Tag Archives: Paparazzi Reform

Paparazzi: To Blame Or Not To Blame?

19 Aug

Red Carpets, Awards, Money, Fame and Adoration: Everyone dreams of having these things.  Some people have achieved what many people dream about. Does anyone ever stop to think about the mental and emotional factors these put upon actors and the average entertainment consumer?

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Advances in Paparazzi Technology

17 Aug

Fourth article in our series on the Paparazzi/Gossip Industry.

By Comic Relief

Though this article was meant to discuss technological innovations in the craft of paparazzi/celebrity stalking, it’s very hard to discuss the trend without discussing the almost independent culture that encourages it.  Most will agree that British Princess Diana’s death did cause a temporary slowdown of the practice of stalking celebrities, yet it’s also true that this practice has returned to its previous fervor far exceeding the previous excesses in the practice. Even worse many private citizens have joined the herd of celebrity stalkers as though the practice of collecting images was a legitimate leisure pastime.  So prevalent is this activity, that Andreas Tzortzis of the International Herald Tribune coined the term the “reader-reporter” to distinguish the way insatiable tabloid customers have increasingly become producers of this content [1].

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Hollywood Spin-Doctor: Part 2

20 Jan

By: Open Book

Part-1 of this series covered celebrity scandal and the rising demand for it in network news today.  Due to this problem, publicists a.k.a Hollywood Spin-Doctor’s are necessary to navigate the waters for celebrities. However, one of the aspects to a publicist job is managing crisis PR.  Crisis PR is the art of creating diversions or shifting focus off the real issue, which can do the most damage to a celebrity’s public image/interest.  In other words, because the real threat stems from an outside source, it can require a publicist to take more precautionary measures to manage the immediate crisis. Typically, it involves immediate “Shock &  Awe” tactics, which often resembles extreme positive or negative reactions to the situation. Continue reading