Tag Archives: Paris Hilton

Puppet Therapy: A Uncharacteristic Remedy for the Starsuckers Phenomena

19 Jun

3rd Article in our series on the Starsucker documentary.

What many should appreciate about the Chris Atkins’, Starsuckers documentary is the way the film details our culture’s obsession with celebrity status. These obsessions motivate the Paris Hiltons, Kim Kardashians, Brody Jenners and others who have sought fame from the world of reality TV. Consequently it also describes why many legitimate Hollywood actors have also sought a kind of reality celebrity. Dedicated to the film industry, LIH has discussed how the medium of television supports a reality craze that many of our writers collectively view as negative. You can witness this documentary by selecting this link.

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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