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By S. Mark Young, Drew Pinsky

The face of leisure has replaced extensively over the past decade—and dangerously so. Stars like Britney, Paris, Lindsay, Amy Winehouse—and their media enablers—have altered what we think about "normal" habit. based on dependancy professional Dr. Drew Pinsky and company and leisure specialist Dr. S. Mark younger, a excessive percentage of celebrities be afflicted by characteristics linked to scientific narcissism—vanity, exhibitionism, entitlement, exploitativeness—and the remainder of us, particularly adolescents, are mirroring what we witness nightly on our television and desktop monitors.

A provocative, eye-opening research, The replicate Effect sounds a well timed caution, elevating very important questions about our altering culture—and presents insights for fogeys, kids, and somebody who wonders what the cult of star is absolutely doing to America.

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She celebrated the honor by becoming so drunk she had to be carried out of the party. And Tila Tequila publicly switches from girlfriend, to boyfriend, and back, keeping the paparazzi on the hook and the public titillated as she expands her entertainment empire. For the audience, the tension in watching these dramas is cultivated by a media culture that purposely delivers opposing messages: On one hand, they imply that celebrities live lives we can only fantasize about. On the other, the media wants us to believe that celebrities are just regular folk: US Weekly’s popular feature “Stars .

The studios had the power to suspend actors without pay and fire them without notice. Stars who refused to be loaned out to another studio, or complained about poor scripts, ran the risk of suspension or worse. Under the studio system, aspiring stars had every aspect of their lives managed by the studio that signed them. They were given new names, image and physical makeovers, and fictionalized life stories that were published in fan magazines. Actors were typecast in order to make films easily identifiable to the audience, and the studios decided the roles the actor would perform.

Work together and have their lives taped . . to find out what happens when people stop being polite . . and start getting real. ’ I think it’s damaging to their reputation or who they think they are. And what happens is, they see the scene, and they call you and say, ‘Oh my god! ’ . . They’re not worried about their reputation because it’s catapulting them into fame. Any attention is good attention. , reality TV producer Both reality television and the Internet have been around for more than a decade.

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