Column | Feb 23, 2013 | 3:16 PM
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Story | Feb 23, 2013 | 3:12 PMHollywood makes movies, of course, but just as important — or maybe more so — it makes stars. But as Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr argues in “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame,” the manufacture and maintenance of stars has been neither a smooth process nor one that the studios have always been able to control. In the course of the past century, the stars themselves have exercised an ever-increasing autonomy in the creation of their own images, by means of both their onscreen performances and the conduct of their private lives offscreen. The celebrity news media, whose multitude of platforms now includes the Internet and the cable universe, play an ever more important role. So does the public, whose intense identification with stars has fed a voracious hunger for more and more information about them.
Story | Oct 5, 2012 | 12:31 PM
Story | Feb 22, 2013 | 12:23 PM
Since her days as a high school free spirit, Courtney Aoki developed a tougher exterior, with a heavy-metal edge. Tattoos began covering her body, including one of a black widow on her chest with the number 13. Her Facebook page...
Story | Sep 28, 2012 | 4:27 PM
Aaron Sagers has traveled the globe to hunt for ghosts, search for aliens and investigate curses. Now, he’s the host and co-executive producer of “Paranormal Paparazzi,” an entertainment news show premiering Sept. 28 on the Travel...