The courthouse schadenfreude of wellness blogger Belle Gibson shows how dangerous the platform of celebrity can be for the unqualified and irresponsible.
Back in my youth, I travelled to New York and was amazed to score a writing job for a celebrity public relations company. The reality was quite different.
The cash-for-admittance college scam in America should not come as a surprise. However, while it has little to do with education, it has everything to do with status.
One of the greatest crimes of the internet is the elevation of famous faux-experts. But there’s a reason why Gwyneth Paltrow continues to cash in.
Burt Reynolds the man might be gone, but the version of him we know still lives on. When a celebrity passes, we’re subject to the same behaviour: a reminder of time passed.
Crowdfunding is questionable at the best of times, however, when a celebrity of questionable celebrity gets on board, look out.
Presumably consensual fumblings in a public forum might seem banal. The celebrity, no matter his fame, was equipped with a power differential to leverage. Which he did. I complied, until I didn’t.
Celebrity gossip is a strange phenomenon. No matter how large our brains might be, we all fall into the trap. So why is it so effective? A recent study endeavoured to find out.
Shame is a common part of our lives, but we’re fortunate because we suffer anonymously. The famous among us are not so lucky. So, I’ve decided to quiz them on what proverbial dirt they’ve kept hidden.
In response to Hurricane Harvey, JLo took to social media to donate $25,000. Considering what she earns, the Internet was not best pleased. Would you give a comparative amount?
While Hollywood digs a good murder story, it pales in comparison to the love felt when it happens for real. What a town.
While the public is still debating on whether climate change exists, the actual experts are well beyond that question. I blame Leo DiCaprio and the plastic media rhetoric for this gap in our understanding.
It goes without saying that 2016 has claimed many people of genius…but we’re saying it anyway. We’ve combed the writing staff to see who they miss the most. Bring a hankie and a beverage to raise in respect.
Two friends, two separate responses from the public. Kanye West is fighting the same demons as Kid Cudi, so why do we not care as much?
The stuffed shirts at Yale University have figured out why we’d pay $6.5 million for a dress. It’s worth it, if it’s got a bit of that Monroe contagion.
Kanye West has reiterated his desire to run for Presidency in 2020. So what would his actual portfolio look like? To find out we sampled his lyrics.
The phenomena that made President Trump lie at the feet of Kim Kardashian, Mark Zuckerberg and ourselves. Are we not entertained?
Kim Kardashian: A much maligned, buxom figure with a strict control of her image. Sounds familiar?
Morning! Hot off the electric presses, Long Reads features the brains behind Trump, a summation of the Panama Papers and celeb club appearances.
As Rob Idol explains Mitchell Pearce’s actions are his own, but we are also to blame for popularising them.
In our new segment, Bianca Farmakis will be exposing the light show that is pop culture. First up, faux pas season. Who’s tongue will slip at the Oscars?
Richard Jackson’s Long Reads this week showcases the reality of jury duty, the vacuousness of celebrity and the tactics of a polarising litigator.