Lindsay “Media Scapegoat” Lohan

Over the past few years the iconic Lindsay Lohan has been in multiple run ins with the law and time after time she has skipped out on her community service and failed to meet the court’s requirements.  Is it too late to see this once prominent actress rise above her troubled past and once again takeover the pop scene?

She received much praise for her role first starring role in The Parent Trap at the age of 12 and her career skyrocketed thereafter in the mid 2000’s.  However, her true notoriety came from her personal antics, which involved but were certainly not limited to drugs, promiscuity, lesbianism, and dating much older men.

Her most recent roles depict her as a sex symbol and play to her off screen behavior and it would seem that this would work for her, however they are usually mitigating roles that only present her in negative light.  It is not to say that she deserves more given her “bad girl” behavior but its as if she accepts such roles and feels that they define her as a woman.

What has also poured all over the media surrounding Miss Lohan is whether or not she will pose for Playboy.  There is much buzz that says she has agreed to a spread in playboy but there is still word as to when or what issues she will be featured in.  This does nothing to help her reputation, however for her the exposure would most likely send her off to much more infamy.

You’ve Been Spoofed

In the world of ,” It’s all about the apps”, it really is all about the apps, there is an application for almost everything you could possibly imagine or even in your wildest dreams not imagine. An application named “Spoof” has came about to ultimately keep the anonymity of the modern day phone call.

Now, not only can someone block their number, they can change the very caller ID to be that of another person and or business. There are many uses for it, however many people who do not wish to be identified use this as a means of unprivate calling instead of the age old manner of blocking their number.

There is also an added feature of recording the actual call and archiving for later use as well as sharing via Twitter or Facebook for all the net to hear. This link shows how to appropriately install the application on a number of phones.

Black Friday

Thanksgiving comes but once a year and so does Black Friday.  Year round there are these sales that are advertised through multiple media outlets but the most notorious of them all are the ones that take place the day after Thanksgiving or “Black Friday”.  This is the day when companies allegedly mark down their merchandise and practically “give it away” for a steal and they market these sales accordingly.

With the wide use of social networks such as Facebook and Twitter companies have began to market their Black Friday sales with social media which reaches a wider audience that they may have never reached before.  The savings have been advertised in magazines and newspapers since the beginning of the Black Friday madness however Social Media has skyrocketed news of their “savings” on to the online community. Online buying has grown 25 percent this past year, however it increased 39.3 percent this year. 

It is reported that 1 in every 3 views online is a Facebook view; therefore it would only make sense a company to push online marketing using this online powerhouse.  Facebook started using ads this year after Google’s release of Google + and has received a substantial amount of negative feedback but has yet to see a noticeable decline in users.   The number of people that have opened accounts on Facebook has since kept increasing and still does not look like it will have a decline in the near future, however as with most other social media sites it is only inevitable that Facebook too will see its demise but the timing is still a numbers game.

There are always the traditional Thanksgiving Day parades and the yearly National dog show, however again with the advent/ wide use of social media, the stampedes of Black Friday shoppers have surfaced all over the net and have began a tweeting frenzy among the masses.  In California this year there was footage of a woman who released pepper spray among the crowd at a Wal-Mart so that she could skip her way through the long.  This video has since gone viral playing on multiple channels on YouTube and being tweeted about as much as Kim Kardashian’s wreck of a marriage.  Also this year there were a few videos of men and women being trampled on at different retailers and the clear disregard for human life was again recorded.   It is amazing to see human integrity easily deteriorate over a few dollars and is repeated every year in cities all over the world, however what is more amazing is the citizens who watch these acts take place and go along with their business ignoring the problem.  Thanksgiving is a holiday many Americans spend with their families many of which say grace together and perform these grotesque acts.

Twilight Hype

The Twilight saga has become a widespread disease in pop culture worldwide.  With the latest premier of films in the saga, Breaking Dawn, its fan base has grown exponentially more.  What is it about these films that have made such a following possible?

There were a great number of fans waiting for the first film to premier after reading the novels which came out before the films, which could mean that the novels have created such a fan base of epic proportions.

The films mainly consist of poor acting, shirtless werewolves, and a main character that was wrongfully casted.  This begs the question, what is it about these films that have caused such an increase on the ticket sales?  There are a number of men who are dragged into theatres to see such atrocities; however they too become drawn in to the madness.

Media hype.  The reason so many people are being sucked in to the saga is the hype the media has surrounded it with.  When another Twilight film is on the verge of being released the media (all media) makes it a point to cloud their audiences mind with “news” about the film.  In this way it is engrained in movie goers across the nation to watch another chapter in this atrocious series.

A Kardashian “Katastrophe”

Earlier last week, news of Kim Kardashian’s divorce from NBA player Kris Humphries has gave the media (all media) fuel to feed to the ever expanding Kardashian social bonfire.  The Kardashian’s are infamous for their “Keeping Up with the Kardashian’s” reality cable show where they parade around spending money in almost every ridiculous way possible.

The family has been very public in their interactions with the media and probably the most famous of the clan, Kim Kardashian, has even had a sex tape released showing her “sexcapade” with Rapper Ray Jay.  Kim’s relationships with a different number of professional athletes have made her skyrocket to fame for which she has soaked up and thrived upon the past few years.  Recently however, with her divorce from Kris Humphries after 72 days of marriage she and the rest of the Kardashian Clan have caved in declining to elaborate further on the short-lived wedding fiasco.

Media coverage of the precursor to the wedding was a pretentious 4 hour fairytale that only the Kardashian’s could pull off which oddly enough came to be called “Kim’s Fairytale Wedding”.  The Kardashian’s made this a wedding of epic proportions to then keep talk of the aftermath (72 day divorce) very “hush hush”. Although “mum” has been the word regarding all apects of this catastrophic marriage, there has been much speculation as to why the divorce took place.  Much of it having to do with Kris’ interest in his marriage to Kim and the financial gain he would acquire only by being married to such a high profile woman.  This meaning that there will most likely be a tell-all book later revealed by an “unknown but credible” source which unravels the details of the couple’s split.

The whole premise of the Kardashian show is to live in the public and have their lives on display for the world to gawk at. The Kardashian’s have lived this overly public life for some time sharing their deepest emotions with the world.  Does this now mean that they should remain candid about the Kardashian/Humphries short lived marriage and air out their filthy laundry, or should they now respect their boundaries and let it be?  My guess is the fans will continue to become further immersed in this scandalous marriage and make the pay-out for the tell-all story that much more valuable.

Kate ‘Hudson’ Perry

Katy Perry grew up raised in a Christian home also began her career as a Christian singer in 2001.  She didn’t receive much recognition until her very provocative hit single, “I Kissed a Girl” in 2008.  Katy like other pop sensations received much scrutiny for her lesbian references even though the song was done with what seemed like good nature.

Katy dropped her Christian style and skyrocketed to fame, she has even been quoted saying, “I sold my soul to the devil”, referencing her rise to fame.  Along with her Christian style went her wardrobe and god given lyrics.

She is the most recognizable by her flamboyant wardrobe and oddly colored wigs and although she is usually scantily dressed, she maintains her faith and has openly spoken against other artists actions in reference to religion.

What is interesting giving her stance on religion is her conflicting view on marriage, for she is an openly gay activist and fights for gay rights.  This goes against her very proper upbringing and most would say her stance on religion.