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Lady Gaga's song "Paparazzi"
Lady Gaga's song "Paparazzi" is written in the voice of an obsessed lover. The female speaker literally and figuratively compares herself to a dedicated paparazzo, stalking her victim: "I'm your biggest fan/I'll follow you until you love me/Papa-paparazzi." On one hand, the voice of the speaker is completely submissive. She is entirely enthralled with her subject and his 'biggest fan.' However, the determination to follow him until he loves her suggests a strong, possessive quality to her love.
Paparazzi are parasites, living off celebrities rather than creating their own fame. Celebrities do not really love paparazzi but try to avoid them, even though Gaga compares her determination to be absorbed in the orbit of her lover…… [Read More]
The connotation of "tabloid" was soon applied to other small items and to the "compressed" journalism that condensed stories into a simplified, easily-absorbed format (Eva, 2010).
A tabloid is often a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local interest stories and entertainment, sometimes distributed free of charge, or a newspaper that tends to emphasize sensational crime stories, gossip columns repeating scandalous innuendos about the personal lives of celebrities and sport stars, and other so-called "junk food news." The tabloid newspaper format is mainly popular in United Kingdom and its page magnitude is approximately 17 by 11 inches (430 mm x 280 mm). Its best example being British tabloid is "Daily Mail" (Eva, 2010).
This mode of journalism and newspaper publishing has been exported to different other countries including the United States. The daily tabloids in the U.S. -which date back to the founding of the "New York Daily…… [Read More]
In conjunction with these car ads, car insurance companies took advantage of this by advertising their services as well. Car insurance companies that I noticed advertising through billboards were Safeco, Progressive, and All State. Progressive provided a catchy and positive note to its ad by having the slogan, "Happy drivers make good drivers." From what I can recall in the All State ad, it mentioned something about safe driving, again with a catchy phrase: "Safe driving bonus for not driving like a paparazzi." These car insurance ads, particularly for Progressive and All State, tackle issues relevant to motorists, their target market: both chose to discuss driving behavior, using different ad 'treatments.' Progressive addressed reckless/irresponsible driving by focusing on the ideal driving behavior and its positive outcome, that is, drivers must have a happy temperament in order to be a good driver. All State, meanwhile, chose to go the opposite route…… [Read More]
"Lady Gaga in part because she keeps us guessing about who she, as a woman, really is. She has been praised for using her music and videos to raise this question and to confound the usual exploitative answers provided by 'the media'… Gaga's gonzo wigs, her outrageous costumes, and her fondness for dousing herself in what looks like blood, are supposed to complicate what are otherwise conventionally sexualized performances" but this complication does not necessarily lead to a feminist liberation (Bauer 2010).
Still, Gaga has been embraced by a generation of women, some who shun and some who embrace the feminist label. "Lady Gaga idealizes this way of being in the world. But real young women, who, as has been well documented, are pressured to make themselves into boy toys at younger and younger ages, feel torn. They tell themselves a Gaga-esque story about what they're doing. hen they're on…… [Read More]
To say that pears was exploited or hounded by the press is understatement. It is perhaps more accurate to say she was manufactured by the press and advertising industries. While pears no doubt had problems, the extent and depth of her problems were compounded by the press and advertising media that capitalized on every possible invasion of privacy and whatever normalcy in life she attempted to pursue. omething that many of do, going to tarbucks for coffee each day, became an image of a caffeine addict who was putting her children at risk because she chose to drive herself to the coffee shop. urrounded by hundreds of paparazzi whenever she ventured beyond the security of her gated home, perhaps she was jeopardizing the safety of her children who also became targets of incessant and seemingly deranged paparazzi. Never before has the media played such an integral role in destroying the…… [Read More]
Garrett, Brandon L., and Tania Tetlow. "Criminal Justice Collapse: The Constitution after Hurricane Katrina." Duke Law Journal 56.1 (2006): 127+. Questia. 1 Mar. 2009 http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5019431816.
Images of Hurricane Katrina, found online at http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=looting%20hurricane%20katrina&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi,2005,retrieved 1 March 2009.
Images of Brittany Spears, found online at http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://judicial-inc.biz/81b.ri1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://thisiszionism.blogspot.com/2008/01/brittany-spears-rushed-to-hospital.html&usg=__uoZgO_FKCKQSYT3FQzen5-UUDYU=&h=317&w=405&sz=27&hl=en&start=1&um=1&tbnid=HnAV16M6q9DM:&tbnh=97&tbnw=124&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dbrittany%2Bspears%2Bhome%2Bchildren%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG,retrieved1 March 2009.
Bloggerhead.com, found online at, retrieved 1 March 2009.… [Read More]
Music in the 21st century was accused of being increasingly derivative and irrelevant. Interest in individual performers, in the era of iTunes, was being relegated to the sidelines as teens assembled their own 'mixes' rather than sought to embrace the output of an individual artist. It was said that the era of the great soloist and the great musical concept album was dead. ith her first album The Fame in 2008, Lady Gaga changed all of that and silenced the industry's critics. Yes, she is frequently outrageous and provokes controversy for her attire as well as her voice. But underneath all of the glam and glitter, Lady Gaga has proved that she a unique mix of vocal talent, showmanship, and social activism. She has also generated a huge following on Facebook and Twitter. Lady Gaga's fans do not simply download "Poker Face," "Telephone" and "Born this ay" online. They love…… [Read More]
Again, in the scene where William and Anna reach her hotel, he is literally shocked out seeing that Anna has a boy friend who suddenly visits her. Instead of creating a scene he silently withdraws from the place with composure. These two instances show that William is a calm, steady and a levelheaded person who is not easily carried away by the sudden sway of emotions. This is an important quality for forging true relationships. Communication is again very vital to the success of a relationship. Open and healthy communication with the partner would avoid escalation and negative interpretations. In the movie we see that at least in two situations Anna hurts William's feelings under unexpected circumstances. (When the Paparazzi encircle his house and when her earlier boy friend suddenly shows up) However, she is quick to apologize and explain the unforeseen nature of the situation to William.
One other…… [Read More]
Blog (3 SLP)
The blog I have chosen to evaluate is TMZ. It has been in existence for several years, and primarily concerns itself with covering celebrity news and gossip. As such, there are a number of followers of this particular blog. Moreover, there are several publications -- both web based and in print -- that publish news reported via TMZ. Because of its influence on popular culture, TMZ is an important blog to evaluate. The principle categories for evaluating this particular blog include its design, its writing, and its partisanship. These categories are essential for evaluating sources of news of information that is purported to be newsworthy, because they reveal how credible a source is.
TMZ's design is fairly basic, yet it is extremely effective. Each item that is blogged about is usually accompanied by either a photograph or, more likely, a video of the events chronicled within the…… [Read More]
Assembly ill 2403
The bill in cause comes to address one of the fundamental rights of a human being, the right of a person to privacy. In the context of the ever-growing aggressive paparazzi, who, under the justification that certain persons can be deemed and categorized as "public persons," find it just to spy, film and take pictures of celebrities, movie stars or politicians, this bill comes exactly at the right time and intends to cover the entire issue in question. Obviously, throughout the world, the tragic death of Princess Diana in 1997, followed towards her death by a herd of paparazzi on scooters, trying to sneak away a picture of the Princess and Dodi Al Fayed, was a direct cause of state legislators trying to fully cover the issue of privacy.
Perhaps before we address the bill in question, we need to briefly discuss the notion of privacy, as…… [Read More]
Protective Service Operations
Comparison and Contrast of the considerations and special problems the protective service agent
Providing security or protection to VIPs is still in its initial phase and has been occupied by groups and agencies, which differ in quality as well as dependability. The security provided to VIPs such as, politicians and diplomats are handled and governed by trained and skillful personnel having a uniform code of ethics and operations. While, these groups are well outfitted to do their job efficiently, they are quite dissimilar compared to those who offer security to the business executives and celebrities. As these later agencies are usually owned and governed by the ex-army-men or ex-police recruits. Whereupon, these agencies look on this area of business as a great opportunity to mature and grow as it has been their core career skills. But what these agencies lack are high technology equipments and skilled employees…… [Read More]
Live Performance: Lana Del Rey
Drawing from the imagery and themes celebrated in "Born to Die," the proposed live performance presents a pastiche of patriotism. An oversized American flag provides an ideal backdrop for a set of songs, during which Lana dons a series of outfits that invoke several different elements of American culture and history including cowboy/western-inspired fringed leather jackets and skirts, elegant but classic denim, and a 1950s/retro look replete with old roller skates. Lana will also use a variety of headdresses and accessories, including her iconic flower crown and also a Kentucky Derby-worthy hat. All outfits and sets juxtapose classically feminine aesthetics, such as the flower crown, with traditional symbols of masculinity including guns and sporting gear. Throughout the set, Lana dances provocatively with both male and female dancers and rides a mechanical bull and a motorcycle on the stage.
Lana del Rey epitomizes what…… [Read More]
608). Hence, Spears is seen as transcending from teen pop star to "vamp." Some of her fans refer to her as "slore" (the combined words "slut" and "whore") because of her move from teen cuteness to adult soft core pornography.
Although it is possible, it doesn't seem likely that Spears suffers from schizophrenia. In his book, Dr. David Barlow lists the diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia, and while Spears has shown "grossly disorganized…" behavior, to our knowledge she does not have disorganized speech, delusions or hallucinations. There is nothing in the literature about Spears that indicates she has had autistic issues or psychotic lapses, but again, schizophrenia is a remote possibility (Barlow, et al., 2008).
hat interventions may be appropriate for Spears, given the widespread believe among those close to her and professionals that she has psychological problems?
Does Spears suffer from a bipolar condition? According to Medline Plus (part of…… [Read More]
Do you disagree with any of Pope's opinions or pronouncements in the Heroic Couplets or "An Essay on Man"?
Pope is critical of individuals who "cry, if man's unhappy, God's unjust," suggesting that the unhappiest people are people who blame God, rather than themselves for all of their troubles, or who curse God because their lives are imperfect. The need to accept life's imperfections while still working to enact positive changes within the limitations of humanity is a positive message still relevant for people today.
Based on what you have read of "The Rape of the Lock," what do you think the poem's theme or central message is? What or who are the objects of his satire? Does the epic, "The Rape of the Lock" apply in any way to society today? Identify two passages that could serve as satiric commentaries on people's behavior today. Your answer should discuss both…… [Read More]
If the impact was the result of government collusion against Hatfill, then many might believe that actual freedom can only be guaranteed by forcing the press to reveal those sources, so that corruption could be eliminated from the government. However, Martin does not even mention arguments like those found above. Instead, she touts the ideals of the free press, without any mention of who the press is meant to serve, the people, and without any look into the history of journalistic freedom in the United States.
I. Introduction: Martin's fails to adequately support her thesis, which is that the courts are using a new method, financial compulsion, to silence and intimidate journalists.
Martin's describes Toni Locy's predicament.
1. Judge Reggie alton, the judge from the Scooter Libby trial, is presiding over Hatfill's lawsuit.
2. alton has held Locy in contempt for failing to divulge sources.
3. Hatfill's sued the…… [Read More]
I don't understand it, it happens all the time -- a half-way decent looking girl gets a vision of a bald shiny statuette, and it's off with the lip gloss and suddenly she's making like Angelina Jolie in some sweaty country on a bad hair day.
More info on the secret room tomorrow, but I'm getting a way important IM right now, so I'll wrap it up.
Letter 1: Main Character to Secondary Character
What's up with the new look (should I call it that)? I understand that you're trying to seriously pursue your acting art, but acting like someone who doesn't know the difference between Juicy Couture and Juicy tracksuits is no way to go! Can't you concentrate your energies on something that's really important, like finding the key to the secret room before Skye has taken up residence there for good? She'll…… [Read More]
Daniel Defoe's Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders is a compelling look at one woman's unending pursuit of true love. First published in 1722, the novel offers insights into the manners and mores of an entire age and society, while at the same time probing into the actions, beliefs, and hopes of one particular individual. Whether the motivations of the title character are unique to herself, a set of personal quirks and eccentricities, is left to the reader to determine. The feelings and attitudes of one person are not always representative of the emotions and behavior of the entire human race. Notwithstanding, Moll Flanders' enduring popularity is, it seems, a signal that Moll's adventures do indeed continue to strike a chord, playing upon themes that are universal. Stripped of those characters and incidents that are specific to the world of the Early Eighteenth Century, the story…… [Read More]
There is only a small moment of this doubt in the Gospels, when Jesus is in the Garden of Gethsemene wishing that he did not have to die. However, in this movie it is more than that. Jesus does not really understand what message his death will send, and he is just hoping that his death will have an impact. This Jesus also feels that helping people is trapping. He is disturbed to some degree by the hoards of people wanting his help, when he is surrounded by the lepers and ill people wanting healing. However, in the Gospels Jesus said that those are exactly the kinds of people he wants to be followed by: the ill, not the healthy, and the foolish, not the wise. His feelings of being trapped in the movie are more like those experienced by a celebrity being pursued by the Paparazzi than by Jesus.…… [Read More]
'hen somebody follows you 20 blocks to the pharmacy, where they watch you buy toilet paper, you know your life has changed," Jennifer Aniston is quoted as saying on AskMen.com. Undoubtedly, Jennifer Aniston's life has changed considerably since she became a superstar and Hollywood sex symbol. Although her parents are both actors, Jennifer became far more famous than either her mom or her dad. Her father, John Aniston, has played a major role as Victor Kiriakis on the decades-old television soap opera Days of Our Lives since the mid-1980s, but Jennifer has made a far bigger name for herself in prime time and on the big screen. Thanks to her role as Rachel on the hit television show Friends, and no doubt in part also to her marriage to Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston might be more renowned than her now deceased godfather, Telly Savalas, well-known as his role…… [Read More]
Halo 2 was a newsmaker as it is an exclusive game for the Xbox and can be played over its online gaming network. Microsoft's PR reminded everyone of that fact. They also let the whole world know that around 1.5 million copies of Halo 2 were already pre-ordered. The launch was very successful as Halo 2 sold more than 3 million copies within the first weekend.
Damage control is another part of PR. When Microsoft faced anti-trust allegations they initiated a major letter writing campaign to save their image from being defaced. They asked their customers to write letters to the editors send letters to their congressmen and do whatever they could to protect its good name. An important PR move is to make sure that the organization supports the right political party. Microsoft used to be a big supporter of the Democratic Party in the past. However it abandoned…… [Read More]
Photojournalism and the Tabloid press," suggests that while once tabloid and mainstream media were separated by their subject matter and style, now these styles have become increasingly blurred. So-called mainstream media has adopted the visual storytelling format from the tabloids. Once, the tabloids concerned themselves mainly with telling tales about stars and celebrities in a visual and sensational format, where the visual drew the reader in and the visual image told most of the lurid story. Now, the mainstream media uses visual images in a similar way, even when it is attempting to chronicle a sober matter of national policy.
Becker provides first a historical overview of the use of photography in different forms of journalism. She notes, as the news media business changed, the character of photojournalists and thus the character of photojournalism as a profession underwent a profound shift. The era of the purely visual and superfluous study…… [Read More]
He is a nice man, but simply that, and it is doubtful that a woman such as Anna would be attracted to him if she met him or ran into him under other circumstances. William of course, would be attracted to her wherever they met, and that is ultimately another barrier in their relationship.
The fact that Williams worships Anna is obvious throughout the film, and this is another problem with the longevity of their relationship. His friend Max is right when he says, "Let's face facts. This was always a no-go situation. Anna's a goddess and you know what happens to mortals who get involved with the gods" (Notting Hill). Indeed, Anna is somewhat of a modern goddess, and it is hard to figure out why she would settle for a "mere mortal." This dooms their relationship for a number of reasons. First, William has her on a pedestal,…… [Read More]
Jay McInerney is a writer who has had to deal with the pros and cons of being a renowned figure. Anyone who has achieved some sort of recognition, whether it be for positive reasons such as being an excellent writer, or for notorious reasons such as being drunk and slovenly on a reality television program, will be in a position where the recognition is positive and negative. There is the good kind of attention such as talk shows or interviews where you're questioned on the aspects of your interests. There is also the negative attention associated with celebrity such as with Paparazzi. In his short story, "The Business," he brings the reader into his personal world of celebrity and also explores what it is like for people who are even more instantly recognizable than he is.
The first person narrator of this story informs the reader from the outset…… [Read More]
Pornification of Women in Western Media
The Pornification of Women in Mainstream Western Media
Sexuality is a normal part of life for every male and female. egardless of where he or she lives, or even what age a person is, sex will be a need. It is a known biological fact. However, the Western media has been blamed to play a large role in exacerbating the need. Back in 1811, a novel published by Jane Austin known as Sense and Sensibility mentioned the word chaperon. It was stated that back then a young woman and young man were never left alone. Even if they were left alone, they were left in the presence of a chaperone. (Poisoned by Porn; It's" 2010, 14) why was this the case? The answer to that lies in that sex is a need for every man or woman born into this world. It was back…… [Read More]
It is impossible to read any newspaper's entertainment section this week and not read something about Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay Lohan encapsulates Marshall's concept of celebrity as requiring a "relatively stable media system," (634). Moreover, the news items related to Lindsay Lohan show how celebrities do fit the characteristics of being "out of control" with many "scandals" and lots of "gossip" (Marshall 634). Celebrity culture feeds the media, and the media feeds celebrity culture. As Marshall puts it, the relationship is "symbiotic," (634). One needs only to remember the way the paparazzi were responsible for the death of Lady Diana to understand how the relationship between the media and celebrity culture is an unhealthy one. Moreover, the reader, even without being familiar at all with Lindsay Lohan, celebrates her staunch individuality by identifying with her, and transforming the self via a vicarious look into the future because the article is…… [Read More]
Negative Impacts of Social Media
Without a doubt, social media has changed the way that we live. People all over the world are more connected and have more potential to connect with others, making friends and colleagues all over the globe. News and currents events are able to travel at lightning speed around the city, nation and world community, making us all in touch as ever. But even so, there is a dark side to social media, one which must not be ignored. For all the wealth of information that's out there, there's a ton of information which is trite, repetitive or useless. Part of the battle of social media is the need to weed through all the worthless information that's out there, in order to get to the information which is important or necessary. This is one of the milder drawbacks of social media. Social media at its most…… [Read More]
Liable is one way of preventing, someone from making false claims about another person. At the heart of these cases, is a focus on having varying degrees of proof. This means that private citizens have lower standards for demonstrating the damage that was caused (i.e. negligence). While more famous public figures and celebrities have higher benchmarks they must reach in providing their cases (i.e. strict liability). These differences are designed to give specific benefits to one group of people over others. The problem is that a double standard exists in the legal system, by providing favoritism to someone based upon the fact that they are not famous.
Years ago, these guidelines made sense, through giving the public more leeway in preventing damage to their reputations, income and standards of living. However, the rise of the 24-hour news cycle is highlighting how these concepts have become relics of the…… [Read More]
hacking of Sony's network information systems last year that led to the pulling of a big-budget comedy from theaters and the resignation of head Amy Pascal remains a current problem for businesses and not just Sony. As he Wall Street Journal reports, this incident shines a light on the protection that businesses need against hackers -- but it also highlights the need for management to communicate with more self-awareness, always considering that someone somewhere might be listening. Words do come back to haunt us, as Amy Pascal has learned the hard way. Fritz (2015) of the Journal reports that "Ms. Pascal was outraged and upset at the way her emails were picked apart by the media and even found herself chased by paparazzi amid the controversy over whether Sony would release the Seth Rogen comedy "he Interview," which the hackers -- said to be connected to North Korea -- wanted…… [Read More]