Celebrity Essays

Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, dancer, entertainer and recording artist. Referred to as the King of Pop, he is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time, and one of the most influential. His contributions to music, dance and fashion,[1] and a much-publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. Alongside his brothers, Jackson made his debut in 1964 as lead singer and…

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Scandal and Controversy

Scandal and controversy are a true recipe for commercial success. And with the format of the Big Brother being such that everyone in the world can see what a person does in private, the people get naturally interested. The commercial success of any program depends on the number of users it gets and the public debate it generates (read: media coverage)-more so for a reality TV program like Endemol’s Big Brother. Since its inception in Netherlands, the show has spread…

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Public Figures and Celebrities

Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Television, newspapers, magazines, and other media pay too much attention to the personal lives of famous people such as public figures and celebrities. There has been a conversial issue regarding the fact that television, newspapers, magazines, and other media pay too much attention to the personal lives of famous people such as public figures and celebrities. However, I do not agree with this statement because of these following reasons. Firstly, a…

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Ethical Responsibilities of Celebrities

Do celebrities have ethical responsibilities to set good examples for young people? Young people nowadays need role models more than they ever needed before. We can see that crimes rates involving youngsters are increasing worldwide. One of the possible causes is that parents are more consumed with their careers and their children are left unsupervised throughout the day. Young people spend their leisure time watching movies, updating themselves on the latest trends and gossip concerning celebrities. With the publicity surrounding…

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Harry Jay Knowles

Harry Jay Knowles is not a celebrity, a director, or a producer, but despite that, he remains a leading authority in the entertainment business. Well, his face may not be recognized by the people, but with what he does for a living, he could either make or break an entertainment project. Harry Knowles can be considered as one of the most respected movie critics that the entertainment industry has today. Whatever he publishes, people will read. Anything he says, people…

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Celebrity Endorsements

From Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall advertising Robert Burns Cigarillos and Betty Davisselling Lustre Cream Shampoo to Bill Cosby and Jello Pudding, companies have long loved using celebrities to endorse their brands. And who can forget Brooke Shields’ famous line, “You wanna know what comes between me and my Calvins? ” It’s true: Celebrity endorsements can reap huge rewards for a brand. Yet they have numerous pitfalls that companies should consider before developing an endorsement program. The Benefits of Celebrity…

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Activism Awareness

Do you think celebrity activism is a positive or negative thing? That’s the question. To me, I think celebrity activism has a very positive effect on society and should become more popular. More celebrities should become activists because activists have a long successful history, celebrity activism helps draw attention to all different kinds of issues & activism gives celebrities an opportunity to use their wealth for the good of something greater than themselves. Celebrity activism really helps out the less…

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beyonce_ an Inspiration to All

Beyonce Giselle Knowles-Carter, or better known as Beyonce, is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Beyonce would be considered an African-American figure of musical inspiration because she is the epitome of hard work and dedication. For over 16 years, Beyonce has proven to be an icon in the female music industry, not to mention African-American female music industry. Even through family issues, marriage, and business complications, Beyonce today is one of the leading artists of the millennium and a woman of…

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What Happened to Macaulay Culkin_

Macaulay Culkin captured hearts of millions as the cute kid in Home Alone, but the 31-year-old actor is now striking fear into the hearts of his fans with his startling weight loss. In images obtained by Entertainment Tonight, Culkin was snapped looking pale and gaunt in New York City when he stopped to sign autographs for fans, while drinking the energy drink Red Bull. Sporting sunken cheeks, scraggly hair, pale skin and glazed eyes, he was barely recognizable as the…

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Celebrity Big Brother in Uk

Scandal and controversy are a true recipe for commercial success. And with the format of the Big Brother being such that everyone in the world can see what a person does in private, the people get naturally interested. The commercial success of any program depends on the number of users it gets and the public debate it generates (read: media coverage)-more so for a reality TV program like Endemol’s Big Brother. Since its inception in Netherlands, the show has spread…

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Oprah Winfrey Bibliography

Oprah Winfrey was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi on January 29, 1954. Her name was supposed to be “Orpah” Winfrey, but the name was spelled wrong on her birth certificate, and pretty soon everyone was calling her Oprah. As her mom looked for a job in the North, Oprah lived her grandmother, who taught her to read and write. Once her mother, Vernita, found a job as a housemaid in Milwaukee, Mississippi, Oprah was sent to live with her, whose friends…

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Marilyn Monroe

” I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful” Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Baker on June 1, 1926. Her mother’s name was Gladys Baker Mortensen. Baker being the name of her other two children and Mortensen the name of her last husband who disappeared just months after their marriage in 1924. Although Edward Mortensen was Gladys’ husband at the time of Norma’s birth, he was not her father. No one knows for sure who…

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Celebrities Responsibility to Act as Role Models

To begin with, stardom, fame, wealth and glory never comes alone. It brings a tremendous burden of standing mannerism and cautious attitude. Those who fail to do so, not only put into danger their position in people, but are also responsible for promoting negative trends in their followers. Hence I acknowledge the statement that the celebrities bear huge responsibilities to act as role models. As we are living in a world of media today, it is not surprising that these…

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Celebrity Gossip

In middle school, it was not uncommon to see girls, crowded in a small space chatting noisily and gossiping. As the internet and people developed, it had gotten worse, instead of better. Nowadays, there are thousands of sites about celebrity gossip in the internet. Also, you can find in grocery stores, convenience stores, and etc. stacks of tabloids and magazines with covers that have ridiculous and false statements which all focus on a particular celebrity. Some may argue that this…

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Double Consciousness of Celebrity Gossip

The first and foremost task of a journalist, according to the journalists’ code of ethics, is to provide the public with facts. Facts are meant to be true. Hence, “gossip” does not necessarily fit into the definition of truth. However, celebrity gossip in newspapers that were essentially created only for news on current events – makes a great deal of money for the newspapers. This is because celebrity gossip is easier to digest for more people than are current events…

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