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Paris Hilton the bad little rich girl again
Article by Anja Merret
Paris Hilton’s dancing on tables and generally acting drunk and unruly at her recent birthday party is an interesting phenomenon. Paris Hilton who has absolutely no claim to fame, manages to be a celebrity of high ranking. I think that Paris Hilton, even though one could write her off as just another blond bimbo, has worked out that the more she gets drunk, dances on tables and delivers any other semi-scandalous activity, the better her publicity rankings. If she were a demure little rich girl, nobody would bother over her. This notoriety is what allows her to host a TV show as her publicity machine is working well in her favour.
We love nothing more than to read bad press on celebrities. In fact the nasty stuff is what gets people wanting to read more and more. None of the tabloids would make money if they wrote good news stories about celebrities. It has to be nasty, character shredding, gloating over misfortune etc type stuff and Joe Public laps it up. In fact the celebrities which lead average lives and keep under the radar, are never bothered that much by the paparazzi. They are just not good for business. In fact they don’t really count as celebrities. They are just people that make a lot of money by starring in movies, or endorsing cosmetics companies, or writing mega selling books. To a certain extent they do tend to get more media exposure than mere mortals. But in comparison to the baddies such as Paris Hilton, Britney Spears etc, their press exposure is minimal.
Besides Paris Hilton there are other cases of people knowing what is good for their careers. Madonna is another case in point. Although she is famous for re-inventing herself, she somehow always has some component in the new self- invention which pushes people’s buttons. Madonna must rank as one of the arch manipulators of public interest. Princess Diana would be another example. If one were to analyse her media portfolio, it would probably show more coverage of the scandals surrounding her than all the good work she did. In her case I would not be able to say whether she manipulated this herself or whether she was a victim of the media.
The wedding marathon of second class starlet Elizabeth Hurley is another case in point. Sure the paparazzi did not have access to photos of the blissfully happy couple. But there should have been a fair number of pleasant stories available. What made the headlines in international press though, and this includes the more conservative media such as the BBC, were the fights that broke out, the protests against the use of public beaches for the festivites etc. With other words, the bad press elements were the ones that were captured by the media world wide.
The question which could be asked is why the public loves reading these stories so much. Possibly there is an element of “Schadenfreude” involved. We the readers are happy that something bad has befallen these people as they are living our fairy tale dreams. It reassures us that they possibly don’t have such fairy tale lives. Along the lines of ‘money can’t buy happiness’ thinking. This reasoning is probably also behind the story lines of soap operas. The magic formula that keeps soap operas running over decades, is the depiction of make belief wealthy dynasties, and the hardships they have to overcome and obstacles thrown in their path by script writers. Soapie addicts actually buy into the whole story, and vicariously live through the characters. In a way celebrities provide the same addictive story lines to readers and viewers of celebrity programms.
Anja Merret lives in Brighton, UK. She writes a blog which can be found at http://www.anjamerret.com
Get Your Groove on with the Tony Little Rock n Roll Stepper
Article by Star Smith
It’s a proven fact that walking is a great way to get regular exercise and to lose weight safely. Most Americans walk everyday to get to and from their daily activities. However, in order to lose a significant amount of weight and get toned, you need to walk one to five miles on average.
When it comes to walking for exercise, most of us have good intentions to get out there and stroll around the block a couple of times, or walk along the park trail or create a walking group with our friends. In most cases, we end up either doing it a couple of times or putting in on the back burner, and somehow never get around to taking those important steps towards regular exercise.
America’s Personal Trainer, Tony Little, understands how we think and his exercise products are designed to be as easy as possible to use. His easy and fun philosophy has helped thousands of people get off their tush and get moving and grooving to his uplifting workouts.
Now, Tony has done it again with the introduction of his Rock and Roll Stepper. It’s an extremely easy-to-use mini stair stepper that gives you a low impact cardiovascular workout. His stepper can be used by almost anyone and will hold up to 250 pounds.
The design is pretty cool too. There are no wobbly footpads. All you have to do is hop on and gently rock from side to side. While you’re doing that, you’ll be following Tony as he guides you through several workout movements that can be done on the stepper.
Some of the moves you’ll learn are the “Tush Push”, “Hug Me”, Bicep Boogie” and the “Squat Squeeze”, which are a lot of fun, and that’s what Tony does better than anyone else. He makes you actually enjoy exercising.
Tony Little knows from personal experience how hard it is to get motivated to exercise. There was a time when he was overweight too and suffered from major back pain, which prevented him from being able to exercise properly. Tony slowly got himself back on track with low impact exercises. All of his products are very well thought out and designed to get real results for real people.
The Rock and Roll Stepper is made for people, who come from all walks of life, who need to add a little exercise to their daily routines. If you’re looking for an exercise machine that can tone up your tummy, thighs and hips, then this is the one for you.
I own several of Tony’s workout videos, as well as, his new mini stepper, and I can tell you that there is no trainer that will motivate you more than Tony Little. He just exudes youthful enthusiasm. You can tell that he loves what he’s doing, which makes you love it too.
Keeping up with a successful workout routine is all about motivation. Every time you pop in the DVD that comes with the stepper, you’ll have Tony Little’s voice and fun personality constantly encouraging you to keep going, and to get those extra pounds off. In fact, I bet you’ll be having so much fun that you’ll completely forget that you’re doing a sweaty workout. That’s the magic of Tony Little and his fantastic exercise products.
So, get stepping and lose those extra pounds. Just like Tony says, you can do it!
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