Disney’s Peter Pan Syndrome

Disney’s Peter Pan Syndrome

Didn’t Britney (at left) start out on the Mickey Mouse Club? Well, we all know what happens when puberty, and the lurid lure of modern celebrity kicks in. At the age of 15, Miley Cyrus’s handlers apparently believed the time was ripe for their charge to re-calibrate her image from a squeeky clean object of […]

Rehab Reality

Rehab Reality

Lohan, Dunst, Spears, Carey, Mendes, O’Brien…and the list goes on and on. AOL has a special section called Celebrity Rehab, and the host of the popular reality show Celeb Rehab allegedly is a substance abuser. This cartoon appears in the current issue of The New Yorker.

Low Life PR

Low Life PR

It seemed like the right thing to do. A Hollywood publicist named Michael Sands resigned the PR chores for Kevin Federline (pictured) and his lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan because the two have gone too far in the custody battle. From Hollywood Scoop: He explains, “‘This is overkill, it made my stomach turn. Every time we […]

Blackout

Blackout

I really thought I would have to eat my own words. As life took a turn to the bizarre for one crazed and deposed pop star and mom, I went on the limb to predict that she may just end up proving them all wrong. From The Flack (9/17/07): “Time, and a fickle public, have […]

Hit Me Baby One More Time

Hit Me Baby One More Time

So was it worth it? Apparently so, if you believe the demos disreputably delivered to MTV’s Video Music Awards Sunday night. Sure, there were some notable highlights, including (pictured) Chris Brown’s Michael Jackson turn, but the Britney fiasco “tainted” the whole affair, and in so doing, reaped a 23% ratings surge for the network. At […]

A Slow News Day

A Slow News Day

Not that I want to get into the habit of calling out ill-conceived PR pitches. (I’ll leave that to the Bad Pitch blog boys.) But common sense sometimes can be so elusive for a healthy segment of the PR profession. Take this PR pitch note sent yesterday to the acerbic, but entertaining folks at Jossip. […]