How To WIN At Social Media

Christopher McGuire | Posted 17.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christopher McGuire

OK, to the untrained eye, it may appear that all we need do is put up a post about, oh, I don't know... baked beans, every now and then, and our followers will lap it up, maintaining our status as internet superstars.

Why Are We So Obsessed With Celebrity Relationships?

Kristina Adams | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Kristina Adams

For some of us, celebrities take up almost as much space in our brains as our closest friends. We know everything about them (or everything that they're willing to share or that a journalist can dig up). We lap up their latest films, TV shows, or music, and we refer to them by their first name like they're our best friend. 

Celebrities Are Only Human, But Should We Allow Them To Be?

Paul Marshall | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

Children say and do the stupidest things. Adults say and do even stupider things. But no one says and does stupid things in quite the same way as cele...

I Used To Want To Be Famous

Stephen Bailey | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

I just got back from the local pub quiz with my friend Hannah and we came sixth!! That never happens to me - we won a vinyl that cost the quiz master 50p (they left the price on) and we also won a packet of ginger nut biscuits (which has been torture as I am doing the 5:2 diet and today is a two day, which means NO GINGER NUTS).

Are We Living In A 'Fame' Crisis?

George Taylor | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
George Taylor

The industry is lacking in authenticity. Now, people want to be famous for the sake of being famous even though they don't necessarily have the talent in a particular area, so the world of 'celebrityism' has been filled up with Big Brother winners and X Factor dropouts.

Are Celebrities More Prone To Addiction?

Dr. Mark Griffiths | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dr. Mark Griffiths

One of the most common questions I am asked to comment on by the media is whether celebrities are more prone to addiction than other people. To me, wh...

Does 'Celebrity Worship Syndrome' Really Exist?

Dr. Mark Griffiths | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dr. Mark Griffiths

This month sees the DVD release of the film Kill The King (also known by the title Shangri La Suite) which tells the story of two 20-year old damaged ...

Tears and Teen Idols: Why Fans Can't Let Go

Marie Maurer | Posted 13.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Marie Maurer

Celebrities need fans: they're essential to their survival. If Zoella takes a selfie in the middle of a forest and there's no WiFi connection, does she still exist?

Who Else Still Secretly Keeps a Diary?

Chloe Cox | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Chloe Cox

Those were just a few of the reasons for why I personally choose to keep a diary. I'm sure other people have better, more logical motives but I would still totally recommend it. It's definitely a worthwhile thing to do, and the best part about it is there's no binding contract. You can write in it as constantly or as infrequently as you want. It's your diary, your life! Be proud; I intend to keep a diary for the rest of my life!

Yeezus 2020 and the Art of Diplomacy

Zahid Ayden | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Politics
Zahid Ayden

Since 1984 the MTV Video Vanguard Award also known as the Lifetime Achievement Award is given to musicians who have had a profound effect on MTV cultu...

We Create Fame - Want to Join Us?

Philip Trippenbach | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Philip Trippenbach

You've probably never heard of the company I work for. But our product is all around you. In fact, it's inside you. We make ideas, and we put them in people's heads. Essentially, we create fame.

The Blink-182 Drama

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

So I'd imagine that most people have heard about the Blink-182 drama that hit the news this past week. As a self-professed music addict, I thought I'd chip in my two cents on the story. I'm not going to rehash the whole affair - a quick internet search will get you up to speed - and what I'm going to say doesn't have to only apply to this specific band.

This Five-Year-Old Is Almost As Popular As Cameron Diaz On Instagram. How?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

On the face of it, Breanna Youn looks like any other cute five-year-old. But the reality is, the half-Korean and half-Filipino youngster is actual...

The Cult of Celebrity

Rae Duke | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Duke

We have created a culture that, on mass, rejects spiritual belief yet deifies the famous. Our new, modern day religion is the focal point of many people's lives. A whopping 11.7 million people trawl through the celebrity gossip pages of the Mail Online every day!

Is Reality TV a Credible Route to Fame? I Meet Ross King

Harry Maxwell | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Harry Maxwell

Getting into the public eye has never been easier, but is reality television a credible and sustainable route into show business? I recently spoke with Good Morning Britain's LA correspondent, Ross King, to get his take on the subject.

Why One Direction (And Their Fans) Need to Grow Up

Carina Maggar | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Carina Maggar

All hail an internet crisis is upon us! If you are of the age of fourteen or below and a One Direction fan, the chances are that you're either crying in a corner somewhere right now, or you're busy tearing up your concert tickets to their next gig. My final guess is that you're recording a YouTube video whilst simultaneously doing the above.

Becoming an Overnight 'Phenomenon'

Monica Porter | Posted 02.06.2014 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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 17.08.2015 | 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.