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Hollywoods over exposed celebrities

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65% of the people say Over Exposed when they speak about Paris Hilton.

According to Los Angeles-based E-Poll Market Research, which provides “appeal” rankings for nearly 4,500 celebrities. To put that in perspective, most celebrities average between 3% and 7% on the E-Poll celebrity index during the peak of their careers.But Hilton isn’t the only star to have worn out her public welcome. Audiences have tired of Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Pamela Anderson, among others. And while overexposure may have less to do with the precise number of headlines than it does the public’s perception, the 10 celebrities on our list have proved that familiarity can, and does, breed contempt.

All press is good press, the old adage goes. This does not apply to Paris Hilton.The celebutante’s every move, from her club-hopping to her jail stint to her search for a new best friend has proved fodder for the flashbulbs and celebrity press. But what has the incessant coverage garnered her? Eye rolls–and worse, audience disinterest

Whoz to be blamed??
“Is it the paparazzi’s fault? They contribute,” says Lori Levine, chief executive of talent brokering firm Flying Television. “Is it the insatiable appetite of the American public? That contributes. Is it the invention and obsession with YouTube? Yes, that contributes too.”

And don’t forget the growing list of spotlight-seeking stars that chase the flashbulbs as much–if not more–than the flashbulbs chase them. Consider Lohan, third on our list, who seems to make a habit of migrating to paparazzi stalking grounds like Les Deux, Villa and trendy eatery Katsuya.

Star Editor-in-Chief Candace Trunzo says that if celebrities don’t want to line the pages of her magazine, they don’t have to. “By and large, if you really want to be a private person and live a private life, you can do it,” she says, citing Johnny Depp as an example.

But many crave the limelight for good reason. Unlike Depp, they don’t have a steady stream of projects keeping them in the public eye. Rather, they rely on media attention to keep them relevant–and famous.

Take The Hills’ best friend-turned-best enemy Heidi Montag, who lands at No. 10 on our list. With both her music and fashion forays proving flops, she has managed to parlay her on-again-off-again relationships and outings with MTV co-star Lauren Conrad and bad boy beau Spencer Pratt into tabloid-worthy fodder. (Had we expanded our list, Pratt would have ranked No. 12).

“Heidi and Spencer have turned overexposure into an art form,” says In Touch Editor-in-Chief Richard Spencer, who marvels at the flashbulb-focused lovers’ vast numbers of petty feuds and photo ops.

Levine agrees. “Heidi and Spencer are the ones that really understand, more than anyone else, what it takes,” she says. “They’re unabashedly unashamed about being completely overexposed.” And their reward for it: Still more exposure.

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November 19, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top 20 earning celebs

(L-R) Actress Karen Allen, director Steven Spielberg, and Kate Capeshaw attend the "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" Premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st Cannes International Film Festival on May 18, 2008 in Cannes, France. 

Topping the list is Oprah Winfrey. At age 54, she earned $275 million last year. In addition to her own daytime chat show, Oprah has ownership stakes in a magazine, a station on XM Satellite Radio and a cable channel called OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network scheduled to debut next year. She also gets a share of the profits from her successful protégées, Dr. Phil McGraw and chef Rachael Ray.

Bruce Willis is the only actor to make the list with $41 million last year, mostly from his fourth turn as blue-collar cop John McClane in Live Free or Die Hard. Most of the in-front-of-the-camera celebrities are talk show hosts like Howard Stern and David Letterman. At 77, Regis Philbin is the oldest person on the list with $21 million.

In general, men fare better than women when it comes to being famous and over 50. Of the three on our list, Oprah and Madonna are the only famous faces. No female actresses make the cut. Author Danielle Steel is the other lady to land on our list. She earned $30 million with her 71st romance novel, released last year.

Producers do well, scoring three of the top five spots. In second place is Jerry Bruckheimer. His latest film, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, was the top-grossing movie of 2007 with $961 million in worldwide box office sales. He is reportedly working on a fourth installment for Disney. Bruckheimer’s TV shows, (CSI, Cold Case and Without a Trace) continue to attract millions of viewers every week. Last year, he earned $145 million at age 63.

Steven Spielberg ranks third on our list with $130 million. At 61, Spielberg is still at the top of his game, overseeing hits like Transformers and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. This year, Spielberg’s production company DreamWorks broke free of Viacom’s Paramount thanks to a $500 million investment from India’s Reliance bank. Under the company’s new structure Spielberg could get an even bigger chunk of upcoming DreamWorks films like the Transformers’ sequel.Television producer Dick Wolf comes in behind Spielberg at fourth place. Last year he earned $75 million off the Law & Order franchise. Between new and syndicated shows some version of Law & Order is on almost every night, and all of them pay him money.

November 16, 2008 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Charlize Theron UN messenger for peace

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Oscar winning Charlize Theron was nominetd as a messenger for peace by the UN secretaries on sunday.She was appointed ona special focus on ending violence against voilence against women.She was nominated as an messenger for peace.

November 16, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Terminator as villian in tamil movie

VANNAKAM-sayz Roland Kickinger in PERAANMAI

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Former Mr.Universe roland Kickinger,who dong the role of the killing machine in terminator salvation is playing a villian role in kollywood movie preaanmai.He is the next terminator replacing Arnold szchwarzenegger.

October 27, 2008 Posted by | cinema | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment