Case study : How B-list celebrities really earn their "Benjamins"
So i was bored one time,i've read all the news that are to be read on the net,the comedy skits that are to be seen,the sexy pics that are to downloaded,then all of the sudden,i unconsciously began to click letters of different variation which spells the magical word "hollywoodtuna.com".This is a site which embodies all the latest celebrity gossip news & paparazzi pics coupled with a short commentary by the owner himself.After fulfilling my dirty gratification of watching half-naked celebrities & some nip-slips,i returned shortly to my morally sound mind. What exactly have triggered me to enter that site? I dont know honestly,but one thing i know is that we,mere mortals have always had a thing for celebrities,whether it's news or pictures.Hell,they are social figures,our heroes,the untouchables,the beautiful creatures,the people we desire to be with. So what do people with a strong business acumen do? Make money out of them & let the wide demographic indulge themselves by reading their tabloid papers (National Enquirer,Star Magazine etc).
As of late,i've noticed a growing trend,or more appropriate,an emergence of a new breed of celebrities (e.g Paris Hilton & Kevin Federline). They have been dominating the tabloid eversince their arrival on the sacred Hollywood arena. So i questioned myself ,Who are they exactly? What about their background? Why the sudden splash on the hollywood scene? Why are they constantly featured in the tabloids?
These are the questions which have been rambling in my mind for quite some time.So straight away,i did an extensive research. After days of research,eating & napping,i finally came to a conclusion,they are employees of that very tabloid paper.Here i provide the theory behind it.
1)While i can't really prove that the two parties (celebrity & tabloid paper company) are directly linked as employers & employees,i've turned to the ever reliable biblical-like theology that "if you cant prove it,then it must be true"
2)The second theory is based on evidence.This theory contains a wider context & answers to the questions above.
Take Paris Hilton & Kevin Federline for example.Before hitting the news,they were a spoiled brat socialite & a dancer respectively.No biggie right? Another thing is that they were either jobless,out of job or both. So what do they do next? Align themselves with these tabloid companies & inject what i call the Fame Catalyst.
The Fame Catalyst derives from the old Hollywood notion which is "Controversy creates money". This piece of notion has been an open secret for folks in Hollywood.They are tailor-made for celebrities who wanted to create a splash regardless of how good or bad it is.In other words,they can instantly make you a star or make you look like a fool. But in Paris' & Kevin's case,it is the former. For Paris Hilton,the sex tape she made was a disguised vehicle towards stardom. From all the years of pedagogy,i have been taught that sex has been the queen of vices and evil (while money being the king),but now look at her,she is now America's sweetheart. Products have been marketed towards young girls & all have forgetten what she had done. For Kevin Federline, simple.Marry a top popstar & you earn a few percentage of their dough.
So now that they are celebrities in their own right(or B-list celebrities to be more specific),what do you do? Well,they better do something before their 15 minutes of fame is up right? Afterall,they have to make a living & they can't rely on their previous profession to financially support themselves. So click!click!click! there you have it,front page semi-nude sunbathing pictures by their paparazzi friend. It is common for them to publicly dislike the paparazzi. Paparazzis have been prone to attack by celebrities which they claim to be invading their privacy. But in reality,yes you guessed it right,the whole thing is played out. Stemming from the notion "Controversy creates money", there will be a buzz the next day about their alleged attack on the paparazzi which automatically,rises their celebrity status to another level. Another form of controversy is potrayed by their wild habits & weird antics. This can be easily spotted in the papers throught disguises of "celebrity fights" , "wild behaviour while drinking at parties" & others. Being the celebrity news-cravers that we are,these continuous shambles about them appearing daily in the papers will look like they are true genuine celebrities.
Another evidence is that these are the only type of celebrities appearing in the press,the B-list celebrities.Where the hell happened to the A-list like Robert De Niro,Russell Crowe,Charlize Theron,Bob Dylan & others who are genuine artist & who are real pioneers on their profession.I guess they are busy making big money directly through their artform,not through some convoluted process like the B-list do.
Case study inspired by a friend of mine who thinks Roman Abramovich is secretly behind Malcolm glazer's Man U takeover.This one's for the team. Haha!