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August 15, 2013  | by: Paris Close
Twitter (MileyCyrus)

Twitter (MileyCyrus)

 

Unfortunately, Miley Cyrus was very serious about her new-found love for all things hip-hop. Still, the question remains: Does she really know what she’s getting herself into, and is Liam Hemsworth ready for a rachet wedding? The music industry is already pretty harsh on female artists as it is, but posing as a hip-hop princess is far more criminal than Hannah Montana could ever imagine. Here’s why.

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August 15, 2013  | by: Paris Close
Instagram (katyperryagram)

Instagram (katyperryagram)

 

Katy Perry’s new tune gives you a little bit of everything: sass, energy and a ton of growling. Despite being leaked prior to its scheduled release date, the very first single from the teenage dream’s forthcoming record, Prism, will get fans excited for the new direction the singer is taking.

Look out Rihanna, because Katy Perry is back in full throttle mode!

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August 10, 2013  | by: Neil Protacio
Twitter (amandabynes)

Twitter (amandabynes)

 

Hollywood is hard on a gal, that’s for sure.

From Award Show fashion catastrophes, to that hot mess saunter out of a bar in West Hollywood, women are typically front and center when it comes to Hollywood gossip. Most recently, in a “I-totally-saw-that-coming” ruling on Friday, Amanda Bynes’ mother Lynn Organ was granted temporary conservatorship over her daughter while Amanda Bynes spends another 30 days in the hospital after she doused her and her dog in gasoline and proceeded to light herself on fire.

We’ve reported on one of Bynes’ crazy antics before, but what a sad sight this has truly turned out to be: Amanda Bynes may actually be schizophrenic.

It’s a tale that started with the wrong introduction. News and blogs across the nation painted Bynes to be a good girl gone bad, taking to Twitter to rant down on anyone she didn’t find attractive. Paparazzi wouldn’t let up and began following the star everywhere she went. Soon enough, the fame turned the poor girl into a living, breathing monster that nobody would have ever thought to have an illness. Her celebrity status brought unwanted attention.

Unfortunately, what the media is so good at doing is making female stars think to themselves, “how exactly will I dodge the tabloids today?” There’s so many pressures female celebrities face, from their weight, what they do… even down to just how they may appear to others.

As Pamela Stephenson put it for the Dailymail: “The reality, I now believe, is that fame is a trauma. Rather than encroaching life, it can ‘split’ the personality, change every relationship and exacerbate any problem.”

It’s a twist of fate. What was once thought of to be a shower of cash, diamond, and jobs, has suddenly turned out to be a shower of loneliness, alcohol and medication.

Recovering addict, Lindsay Lohan, the poster child for child stars gone balls to the wall crazy, could easily start an art gallery with all the paparazzi shots she’s accumulated over the years.  She offered this insight on the David Letterman show about the media onslaught brought upon her: “I’m a target, I’ve always been. I’ve put myself in this in the past in situations where, you know, I take full responsibility for it, and it wasn’t funny. And I was being immature and I was going through a phase, and I had a lot of family things going on.”

 

Creative Commons (thecelebritycafe.com)

Creative Commons (thecelebritycafe.com)

 

 

Paparazzi flocked to Lindsay Lohan the same way they flocked to Mary Kate Olsen years before when she was photographed numerous times looking like she had escaped from a coffin after years of decomposing. Skin and bones was what tabloid readers saw. In a generation that criticizes even the slightest of meat on a girl’s body, Olsen eventually landed herself in rehab because of anorexia.

Stephenson had once talked to Mel C, Sporty Spice of the Spice Girls, who was also the center of image critiques. She was once billed as “the ugly one in the back.’ She struggled with isolation and rumors about her weight, eating, and sexuality.

The fame game makes pressure never-ending, especially when you’re expected to be, well, perfect. Such is the tale for jazz singer Amy Winehouse who, at the height of her celebrity, was documented by newspapers at her very worst. She wasn’t always like this, in fact, her stylish ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil openly admitted to introducing her to heroin. This became a domino effect for the troubled singer. Stumbling out of bars, smoking what seems to be a joint, even a video of her smoking crack – all of these stories followed her to her dreadful fate and were ultimately linked to her death. She toiled in notoriety which overshadowed her Grammy Award-winning sultry voice.

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Creative Commons (enterhits.blogspot.com)

 

 

“The tabloids that distributed images of Winehouse in her worst, wasted, abused and pencil-thin, throughout her career eventually served as a prophecy for her tragic end,” said Hurriyet Daily News. “While male musicians’ and singers’ escapades with alcohol and drugs are treated with somewhat more tolerance and attributed to part of a package that is rock’n’roll, the media, more often than not, did not go easy on Winehouse, like many other female celebrities during her time and before her.”

Inversely, when Charlie Sheen’s odd behavior came to light in the midst of domestic abuse, alcohol, and drug scandals, “Tigerblood” and “Winning!” became a household phrase that, if anything, boosted his career. Those terms became associated with power and popularity while any female caught slipping up under the public eye is seen as Lindsay Lohan II. It’s pretty much a one-sided battle, especially in Bynes’ case when all the media did was lash out on her. Only when Bynes was caught in a 5150 psychiatric hold, did the news industry simmer down and take her serious.

But in no way is Bynes’ story ever going to stop the media from what they’re doing to other celebrities. I’m guessing the biggest appeal behind pop culture news is to see how far stardom can knock a girl out from the cuckoo’s nest. In any case, starlets just have it harder. Perhaps the key to becoming a successful celebrity nowadays is to just keep your mouth shut and stay inside the house.

August 10, 2013  | by: Paris Close
Instagram (beyonce)

Instagram (beyonce)

 

Queen B traded in her luscious locks this Wednesday when she unveiled her suddenly short hairdo on Instagram. Needless to say, the queen looks even more fierce than ever before and I am so diggin’ Bey’s new posh coiffure. Although we’re not quite sure what inspired the singer’s latest look, one thing’s for sure: Her hair is snatched, honey!

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August 08, 2013  | by: Neil Protacio
Twitter (MileyCyrus) The apparent new queen of Twerk.

Twitter (MileyCyrus)
The apparent new queen of Twerk.

 

 

Ahhhh, the twerk. Even William Shakespeare can’t conjure the right words to fully describe all the good the twerk has done. Once the booty goes, it captures the attention (and hearts) of many. more…

August 08, 2013  | by: Paris Close
Instagram (taylorswift)

Instagram (taylorswift)

 

It’s a no-brainer, Taylor Swift is one of the most celebrated artists by tweens across the globe. Her ex-boyfriend bashing tunes have been the soundtrack to many of our lives and there’s a certain feeling of closure that washes over us after listening to her albums.

While many may think it’s genius to turn heartbreak into hard cash, you cannot help but consider the damage Swift’s songs will do to her love life. Telling by her long list of famous ex-boyfriends–who undoubtedly scorn her–she’ll most likely become a lonely cat woman if she keeps it up.
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August 06, 2013  | by: Paris Close
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Instagram (obessionxxx)

 

The words “drugs” and “alcohol”, have been synonymous with Lindsay Lohan’s name for a very long time, until now. It appears as though that dark cloud that’s been haunting Lohan’s life has finally faded and there’s a silver lining after all.

The star’s latest decision to live a life sas alcohol seems very promising and we could not be more happy for her.

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August 03, 2013  | by: Neil Protacio
Flickr (Hollywood_PR)

Flickr (Hollywood_PR)

 

Did anybody have a vision of this happening? Well, the cat’s out of the bag now and it seems like Raven-Symoné will be waving a rainbow flag ceremoniously down the aisle when the time comes! more…

August 02, 2013  | by: Paris Close
Instagram (kristenstewart)

Instagram (kristenstewart)

 

It’s a given by now that you either love Kristen Stewart, or you don’t. Either way, she won’t take any more crap from the media; more specifically, the picky paparazzi who apparently don’t even deserve to share the same air with her. more…

August 01, 2013  | by: Paris Close
Instagram (nickjonas)

Instagram (nickjonas)

 

Today’s daily drool came in the form of washboard abs, v-cuts and bulging biceps, which was the perfect combination to set my heart on fire. In other words, thank you Nick Jonas for bringing all of our fantasies into fruition with your sensational bod.

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