Monday, June 25, 2007

The Celebrity-Industrial Complex

Ron Rosenbaum has a great dissection of the pseudo-literate celebrity profile. Well worth your time.

If you read enough of these magazines you will, once in a blue moon, run across a celeb profile that's pure hit-piece. The infamous GQ cover on Mira Sorvino comes to mind, as does the first Vanity Fair piece on the Hilton sisters many years ago. Those things are always quickly flushed down the memory hole, but when they happen, they're beautiful to behold.

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