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?
Fourth article in our series on the Paparazzi/Gossip Industry.
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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 .
Third article in our series on the Paparazzi/Gossip Industry.
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Whether you are a star in the making, an A-list movie star, or a D-list actor, chances are you have had several “papateco or paparazzi in your face with their bff, the camera. What is a papateco? A Sicilian term for oversize mosquito or buzzing insect. Appropriate, no?
We all know that paparazzi work for the “money shots” of Robert Pattinson, his friends and family, however do you think that the paps would not hound him so much if he were nicer to them and spoke to them a little? If not, how do you think that he can make a “bad” situation better? Granted he did handle the paps decently when he was being followed endlessly in Malibu, what do you think he could do to make them understand that they need to back off a little?