The reshaping of celebrity culture

By James Poulos

Thanks to the internet, the 2010s may be the decade that the era of celebrity as we know it comes to a long-overdue end.

The devotion to fantasy and the round-the-clock posturing associated with the celebrity life is now widely recognized as a steep price to pay for the big bucks and exclusive access. But online life has pushed that lifestyle cycle into the red zone, ratcheting up the amount of always-on performance while radically reducing the payoff per minute.

Just the latest warning sign for the celebrity-industrial complex came this month from the popular singer Michael Bublé, whose harrowing and humbling [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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