#Celebrity Culture

Kanye and Julia Fox, and celebrities trying too hard.

Especially since this was all just weeks after Kanye — oops, I mean ye — declared in interviews and appearances that he was back with ex Kim K. “God saved me from the crash / Just so I could beat Pete Davidson’s ass,” he raps on his new single “Eazy.”
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Jason Momoa & Lisa Bonet & More Celebrity Splits of 2022

Listen, we thought that 2022 was going to be the year of bliss and love. We had visions of Cupid with his bow and arrow at the ready, and proposals and weddings were absolutely amongst our favorite daydreams to have. But sadly, those happy little moments just weren’t meant to be for some, especially several of the biggest names in Hollywood.
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NFTs, an overblown speculative bubble inflated by pop culture and crypto mania

Comedian Robin Williams once called cocaine “God’s way of telling you you are making too much money”. This role may now have been overtaken by non-fungible tokens, the blockchain-based means to claim unique ownership of easily copied digital assets. The latest NFT mania involves fantastic amounts of money being paid for “Bored Apes”, 10,000 avatars featuring variants of a bored-looking cartoon ape. Last month rapper Eminem (real name Marshall Mathers) paid about US$450,000 in Ethereum cryptocurrency to acquire Bored Ape No. 9055 – nicknamed EminApe, because its khaki and gold chain resembles what Eminem wears. It purportedly joins more than 160...

Zach Galifianakis: Celebrity culture 'how we ended up with' Trump

Zach Galifianakis is slamming celeb-obsessed culture as a “mental illness,” saying it’s the reason the country “ended up” with former President Trump . “Celebrity in general should be mocked,” the “Hangover” star said on Conan O’Brien’s podcast “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend,” released this week.

The Weeknd’s Dawn FM Is a Dirge, a Mirror, and an Echo, Echo, Echo

The Weeknd is dead, and his latest album, Dawn FM, is the sound of purgatory. On his previous project, After Hours, Abel Tesfaye seemingly killed off his character with an overdose in the back of an ambulance. At the end of the album, having succumbed to the “Blinding Lights” of fame and excess, he closed out the record with “Until I Bleed Out,” where he sings “I can’t move, I’m so paralyzed.”

‘Annette’ is a feverish musical exposing the absurdity of celebrity culture

The musical drama Annette has something to say. There are messages to be found in the feverish journey viewers will find themselves on as they take in the eclectic sights and sounds of this rock opera. The issue is that those messages, and even a linear story, get lost a number of times within the exuberant spectacle of the film. Perhaps trying to decipher the logic of the plot in the midst of the absurdist happenings on screen is a metaphor for how we as a society try to make sense of our reality in the overstimulation of the modern digital age. This reviewer would like to think so because something profound seems to be happening in this movie, it just may be debatable as to what exactly.

New Study Says People Obsessed with Celebrities Are Less Smart

A new Hungarian study claims that people obsessed with celebrities and celebrity culture are simply not smart. At all. In other words, if you always have to be up-to-date with the latest Kim Kardashian news, maybe you need a new hobby. The study, published in BMC Psychology, states that “there...

Grimes wants to release a 35-track “nightcore” album

Grimes has taken to Twitter to reveal her plans to release a 35-track “nightcore” album. According to Grimes, the nightcore record has been in the works since 2015 but she’ll only be releasing it after her upcoming album ‘Book 1’ is out. “After my albums...

Grimes Wants To Finally Release An ‘Absurdly Long’ Nightcore Album She’s Been Making Since 2015

Grimes is still working out the details for her upcoming album Book 1, but she’s also making some tentative plans for the project she might release after that. Alongside a selfie Grimes shared over the weekend, she wrote, “After my albums out I have like a 35 track nightcore album I’ve been making since 2015 that I think rly needs to come out i don’t think it makes a ton of sense but it’s getting so absurdly long lol.”

People who are obsessed with celebrities may be less intelligent, study suggests

People who are obsessed with Hollywood gossip and celebrity culture may be less intelligence, new research suggests.A Hungarian study published in BMC Psychology, found “a direct association between celebrity worship and poorer performance on cognitive tests”.The research was conducted using a survey of 1,763 adults who completed a series of tasks, including a 30-word vocabulary test and a digit symbol substitution test.They also completed a “celebrity attitude scale” questionnaire created in order to establish how interested they were in famous people.The questionnaire required people to answer simply “yes” or “no” to a series of statements.These included: “I often feel...

Becoming Mary Sully

Mary Sully was many things: a Dakota woman, an artist, and an American living through a heyday of early celebrity culture in the United States. All of these facets of her life and of her context are present in her art. In Becoming Mary Sully: Toward an American Indian Abstract (University of Washington Press, 2019), Harvard University professor and OAH President (and direct Sully relative) Phil Deloria uncovers Sully's artwork, long tucked away in family attics, and explains why it matters. Deloria argues that Sully's abstract "personality prints" representing various American celebrities of the early 20th century placed her outside the mainstream of the often "primitivist" Native art world of the era. Instead, Sully planted one foot firmly in modernism, while keeping the other rooted in Native art traditions, making her impossible to classify as one thing or another. Deloria tells a remarkably personal and beautiful story of an unheralded master of visual arts gazing into a new American and American Indian future and representing what she sees in vibrant color and intricate patterns, defying easy categorization and expectation.

The Evolution of The Weeknd

While it’s only been about two years since the release of The Weeknd’s last album After Hours, it seems that time has passed quickly for the artist. Teasing the artwork of his latest album, Dawn FM, the artist has transformed himself into a much older man, signaling a new evolution. Newly released, the LP bills itself as “a new sonic universe from the mind of The Weeknd” and to match, the artist dons wrinkles, grey hair and a pointedly solemn expression on the album’s cover.