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How Can People Get Trapped in the Fame Spotlight?

26 Jun

Last article in the Starsucker documentary series. 

Have you wondered why the media builds up celebrities than knocks them down? You’ve seen it, a celebrity built up so high they look invincible. Case in point, Tom Cruise who goes on Oprah, jumps on the couch and well the rest is history. The most recent celebrity knocked off her thrown Food Network celebrity chef Paula Deen, who was recently fired from the Food Network for derogatory comments made about African Americans.  We will come back to her later. However, in the Starsucker documentary (click here to view) they believe (in this reality television consumer age) the media has to invoke positive and negative overexposure to create the illusion fame is attainable by the consumer.  This article will explore how reality television has contributed to the fame obsessed culture today, plus how some celebrities get trapped in their own media downfall.

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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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Television Viewing and Our Psychosocial Health

6 Jun

1st. article in our 5 week series on the “Starsucker” documentary

Welcome to our five-week series inspired by the documentary film Starsucker. It looks into why we are addicted to fame and celebrities today. Click here to watch. Although, the documentary touches on television and mental health concerns this article aims to understand more in depth television viewing and our psychosocial health. Plus look into how much television impacts our critical thinking skills.

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