Posts Tagged ‘Culture’
The man behind the Real Housewives writes about his lifelong love affair with pop culture that brought him from the suburbs of St. Louis to his own television show
From a young age, Andy Cohen knew one thing: He loved television. Not in the way that most kids do, but in an irrepressible, all-consuming, I-want-to-climb-inside-the-tube kind of way. And climb inside he did. Now presiding over Bravo’s reality TV empire, he started out as an overly talkative pop culture obsessive, devoted to Charlie’s Angels and All My Children and to his mother, who received daily letters from Andy at summer camp, usually reminding her to tape the soaps. In retrospect, it’s hard to believe that everyone didn’t know that Andy was gay; still, he remained in the closet until college. Finally out, he embarked on making a career out of his passion for television.
The journey begins with Andy interviewing his all-time idol Susan Lucci for his college newspaper and ends with him in a job where he has a hand in creating today’s celebrity icons. In the witty, no-holds-barred style of his show Watch What Happens Live, Andy tells tales of absurd mishaps during his ten years at CBS News, hilarious encounters with the heroes and heroines of his youth, and the real stories behind The Real Housewives. Dishy, funny, and full of heart, Most Talkative provides a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the world of television, from a fan who grew up watching the screen and is now inside it, both making shows and hosting his own.
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In honor of Django Unchained and its many delightful references to the retro phenomena of slavery and casual ethnic slurs, CollegeHumor has put together a supercut of all of Tarantino’s prior pop culture nods to date–arranged in chronological order by reference. Turns out the guy really likes referencing pop culture!
From the new celebrity culture that has emerged from reality television and the Internet, to the paparazzi-filled endgame of Princess Diana and the bizarre trials and tribulations of Michael Jackson, The Celebrity Culture Reader documents the significant role that celebrities occupy in contemporary culture.
Combining classic essays and contemporary writings, The Celebrity Culture Reader investigates the cultural implications of this complex contemporary phenomenon.
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Roenick, Wagner lead at Tahoe celeb golf
STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Former NHL star Jeremy Roenick and actor Jack Wagner shared the first-round lead with 26 points at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe on Friday.
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Arrests in French heiress scandal
Four people including a celebrity photographer are arrested in a tax-evasion investigation into France’s richest woman.
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The gospel on celebrity and pop culture
As anyone who’s visited the Ministry’s pro athlete archives knows, jocks are celebrities too — so it’s only fair they get their shot at shiny statuettes, just like actors and singers do.
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