Fame

Becoming an Overnight 'Phenomenon'

Monica Porter | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK
Monica Porter

The book contains much else besides the titillating fact that as a 60-year-old I had intimate encounters with a few of London's 'hot young dudes', but that was the focus of all the media attention. Of course I know how newspapers work and I understand tabloid-ese. I just didn't think that this revelation was something to get so lathered up about in 21st Century Britain.

Hollywood Hypocrites Who Reject Celebrity Are Doing What They Do Best: Acting

Jamie Tabberer | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Tabberer

A-listers aren't just famous for their hard work and talent - they're famous for winning the genetic lottery, they're famous for being in the right place at the right time, they're famous for the privileged starts they had, that allowed them to explore and hone what talent they had and make the necessary connections to get ahead in life.

The Science of Selena Gomez

Carl Packman | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Carl Packman

I was struck in a recent interview in the Guardian by the groundedness of Selina Gomez. Despite the fact that she has 15.6m Twitter followers, millions in album sales, tens of millions in box office dollars, she is not the stuck up enfant terrible that the professors would suppose.

The Art of Getting Attention: Has Attention Become Our Most Valuable Commodity

Planet Ivy | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Planet Ivy

Attention has become a valuable commodity, especially its hairier cousin, fame. We live at a time where mass communication is ubiquitous, so getting people to notice you is easier than it has ever been. But despite the well-known phrase, not all publicity is good publicity.

How to Be Facebook Famous in 11 Simple Steps

Leigh Clark | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Tech
Leigh Clark

Taking the bins out or feeding the cats is just a mundane duty to most of us, but we all know some people who do these everyday chores and receive wide recognition and rapturous applause. These people are Facebook Famous. They're the winners of the most competitive popularity contest on earth and every aspect of their life is so damn fantastic that it needs to be shared with their legions of adoring friends. But how the hell do these cocky little upstarts do it and how can you achieve similar glorification from your online acquaintances?

'I May Quit Music - Fame Doesn't Make Me Happy'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Rebecca Ferguson has revealed she may quit the music industry after her next album. One of The X Factor's most talented and credible exports has t...

Would You Rather Be Famous Or Live A Long Life?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

A shortened life may be the price of fame on the stage, screen and sports field, new research suggests. Actors, singers, musicians and dancers, as ...

Are You Famous Enough? How to Attract People and Business - and Charge More Too

Martin Loat | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK
Martin Loat

Advertising makes brands famous. But how do you earn attention if you don't have a huge budget to amplify your message? How do you punch above your weight and get noticed by your peers and clients?

What Is a Poet For?

Rick Holland | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Rick Holland

Poetry for me is now gloriously blurred with colours, images, musics, streaming video, satellites. It is time to give it a new name. It is no longer 'hard', it is not elitist, it is not rarefied or magical or the arena of a select few, it is a safe environment to play with anything you want, without boundaries or judgement.

More Lasting Than Bronze

Caragh Little | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Caragh Little

So it's Oscar time again. I used to love the Oscars. I used to look forward to seeing the stars' red carpet appearances, examining the details of the...

More Than Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Naomi Hefter | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

I don't have it in me to go and ask for a photo or an old fashioned autograph. I don't want to be not remembered as another giggly face shyly kissing the arse of someone who shits and farts just like the rest of us.

Ten Reasons to Give Up Your Job

Hannah Cox | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Cox

....and only do what you love. So, what qualifies me to do this? Well I took the plunge to be self employed when I had no money or idea what I was g...

Fame and Sexual Exploitation

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

Is it possible to detect the sexually exploitative earlier? Various TV documentaries may broadcast accusations and confessions, but if there is a mass of evidence available now - why were signs not picked up before?

Fame Should Be A Reflection Of Success

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

This desperation for fame is flooding football, as if the money they earn isn't enough, so many sport stars crave front page stories. Clearly it's not for the pounds and not necessarily for the women, these guys have more money and women then they can handle.

Celebrity Big Brother Launch: Scraping the Barrel

Kelly Holgate | Posted 15.10.2012 | Home
Kelly Holgate

Cheryl and Julie were the first two to enter the house, and were soon told by Big Bro to create a real life soap opera, by following the instructions given via earpieces... I remember the days when the drama wrote itself and did not have to be directed like one big episode of The Truman Show.

Are You on Twitter? #FollowMe

Scottee | Posted 25.08.2012 | Home
Scottee

For this reason I love Twitter and freely share the ins and outs with my life with anyone who wants to follow me. Twitter allows you to revel in your own ego under the banner of 'keeping up to date with your friends lives' and for this I'm truly thankful, but underneath it all are we just procrastinating with hashtags?

International Celebrity, Luka Rocco Magnotta

James Mahon | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK
James Mahon

In a society that tells us being famous is perfection, becoming a celebrity is a goal and true success comes in magazine covers and news headlines one man has achieved all he ever dreamed of.

The Paparazzi Versus Celebrities: Whose Side Are You On?

John Wight | Posted 10.06.2012 | Home
John Wight

Back in 2004 I was living in Hollywood and in need of a job. I got a start with a well known and notorious celebrity news agency. The atmosphere in the place was near-feral towards celebrities, who were hunted round the clock by photographers commissioned by the agency. It was truly surreal.

Fast Track To Fame

Kelly Holgate | Posted 11.04.2012 | Home
Kelly Holgate

I believe most people would like to have a taste of fame, and I am guilty as charged to that crime, but I would like to be recognised for my writing ability and not for appearing on Prancing On Ice as a failed X Factor contestant who once slept with a footballer.

Am I A Star Yet? Filming In LA Part Two - Showtime

Chris Cox | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Chris Cox

The whole premise for the pilot is that it's shot in the real world, so I found myself at a beautiful racetrack just outside of LA talking to jockeys, trainers, owners and punters as I attempted one of the biggest scale tricks I've ever done. What was it I hear you cry? Well I can't tell you... yet. I know, I'm such a tease.

Am I A Star Yet? Filming in LA - Part 1. Getting There.

Chris Cox | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK Entertainment
Chris Cox

This is what happened to the lucky skinny b***ard from London, who was given the chance to pretend to read minds in America. For TV. Boom!

Michael Le Vell - The Name Game Has To Stop

Peter Howitt | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK
Peter Howitt

Once again, a man has been tried in the court of public opinion and in the minds of some, found guilty, regardless of the fact that the nation's appointed arbiter of such things, the Crown Prosecution Service, has deemed there to be no case to answer.

Ricky Gervais Slams Britain's 'Fame-Hungry' Society

PA | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK Entertainment

Ricky Gervais has criticised British culture for stifling aspiration and hit out at today's "fame-hungry" society. The creator of The Office and Ex...

Dear Wannabe Well-Knowns

Jo Rourke | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK
Jo Rourke

I know you'll have heard in the news about women stripping/posing/glamour modelling their way through university and how this makes them "empowered women". I also believe that in your private moments, unfilled with noise and devoid of delusions, you know this is wrong.