eBook Celebrity In 21st Century: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Larry Z Leslie
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  • ISBN-10: 1598844857
  • ISBN-13: 9781598844856
  • DDC: 920.073
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 272 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released February 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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About

Overview

Celebrities have evolved from being a minor aspect of society to playing a significant role in reflecting and defining our culture—it is an inescapable phenomenon for anyone with access to newspapers, radio, the Internet, or television. We have even made celebrities out of nobodies, including William Hung, the tryout failure on American Idol, and the partying cast of Jersey Shore.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Page.
About the Book.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Tables.
Preface.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Worldwide Perspective.
4: Chronology.
5: Biographical Sketches.
6: Beck, Glenn (1964–).
7: Beyoncé (1981–).
8: Bryant, Kobe (1978–).
9: Clooney, George (1961–).
10: Cruise, Tom (1962–).
11: DeGeneres, Ellen (1958–).
12: Dungy, Tony (1955–).
13: Gates, Bill (1955–).
14: Gore, Al (1948–).
15: Johansson, Scarlett (1984–).
16: Jolie, Angelina (1975–).
17: Jordan, Michael (1963–).
18: Lopez, Jennifer (1970–).
19: Meyer, Stephenie (1973–).
20: Michael Moore (1954–).
21: Obama, Barack (1961–).
22: O'Brien, Conan (1963–).
23: O'Reilly, Bill (1949–).
24: Patrick, Danica (1982–).
25: Pitt, Brad (1963–).
26: Ray, Rachael (1968–).
27: Schwarzenegger, Arnold (1947–).
28: Scorsese, Martin (1942–).
29: Spears, Britney (1981–).
30: Spielberg, Steven (1946–).
31: Stewart, Jon (1962–).
32: Swift, Taylor (1989–).
33: Warren, Rick (1954–).
34: Winfrey, Oprah (1954–).
35: Zuckerberg, Mark (1984–).
36: Data and Documents.
37: Celebrity Magazines and Television Programs.
38: Celebrities and the Movies.
39: Gender Differences in Prime Time Television Celebrity Earnings.
40: Highest-Earning Celebrities.
41: Top Celebrity Fundraisers.
42: Celebrities and Religion.
43: Celebrity Chefs.
44: AKA (Also Known As).
45: Celebrities and Music.
46: Specialized Celebrities.
47: Celebrity Families.
48: Early Celebrity Jobs.
49: Early Celebrity Deaths.
50: Celebrity Writers.
51: Celebrity Business Criminals.
52: Celebrities and Controversial Issues.
53: Celebrities and the Public.
54: Directory of Celebrity Organizations and Web Sites.
55: Celebrity-Sponsored Charities.
56: Celebrity-Affiliated Charities.
57: Professional Organizations.
58: Multi-Service Organizations.
59: Speakers Bureaus.
60: Celebrity Look-Alikes.
61: Celebrity News and Gossip Web Sites.
62: Connections to Celebrity Fan Clubs and Web Sites.
63: Selected Print and Nonprint Resources.
Print Resources.
Nonprint Resources.
Glossary.
Index.
About the Author.