Social networking is a life-changing phenomena that has given people the feeling of being on equal footing with everyone, and the notion that it bridges the huge gap among people of all classes. It is a milestone that has altered the landscape of human interaction.Like it or not, social networking has become an indispensable tool for most of us.
In showbiz, celebrities seem to have benefited the most from social networking services. It allows them to promote and sell themselves to the world, endorse products, interact with their fans/followers, and so on.
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No matter how busy they are, celebrities always manage to update their social media accounts. But finding time is different from obsessing about one’s online persona.
Every little chance she gets, in all her waking hours, Sexy Star (SS) is reportedly so engrossed with her cellphone, forever hooked to the screen as if her existence depended on it. Wherever she is, whatever she does, SS is into her phone updating her status and posting pictures at the drop of a hat.
Most often, her social media addiction eats up even her breaktime during shoots or taping.
During the break on the set of her shoot, SS was as usual, too occupied with her phone updating her life online. As a result, she missed eating on time and her food got cold. SS ordered her PA to reheat it. When the reheated food was returned to her, SS was again too busy with her phone.
When she was about to eat, she raised her voice and got mad because her food was cold again. Everyone was aghast with what happened next. SS, threw the food, landing on the expensive belongings of a Fellow Actress (FA). The very irritated FA gave her a major dressing down for her bratty tantrum.
Time and again, SS has displayed that she didn’t prize manners. For the nth time, her reputation got crashed once more.
“Character is what you are. Reputation is what people think you are.” – Henry H. Saunderson
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You Will Be Sized Up
Christmas season is a gift-giving season. Regardless of one’s economic status, giving gifts has become a social obligation that one cannot ignore. Your gifts tell who you are, what your feelings and intentions are.
Most showbiz people who work behind the scenes – especially those who hold Positions of Power (PP) – are always wearing “pregnant smiles” during the holiday season. Showbiz observers believe that more than ever, it is during times like these that PP feel their awesome existence a.k.a. power of their positions.
Stars kowtow to these PP for it is a given that the fate of their careers are at their mercy. For them to be always on the good graces of PP, stars know that they need to strive hard not to displease them at anytime.
One of the PP is a Network PR. At the onset of the holiday season, PR reportedly created a masterlist of all the stars of the television network. Opposite each name, PR noted the kind of holiday gift that each star gave him.
Supposedly, the list would be his guide to check which star gave him what. The cost of the gift would allegedly determine the extent of work that PR would give a particular star. Simply put, the value of the gift would be commensurate to the value of the PR’s efforts.
Woe to those who have disappointed PR, they would be doomed for 2014!
“Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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Ending Another Chapter
Building a strong and successful relationship between parent and child requires hard work and effort. Maintaining close relationships and open communications helps ensure parents and their children stay connected.
A parent’s love is unconditional and unquestionable. No sane parents will wish ill of their children. They will always be there to give them the best, sometimes even at their own personal risk.
Some friends of Urbane Guy (UG) hope that this sentiment gets drilled into his head. Reportedly, UG’s very Worried Parents (WP) are up in arms against his choice of Girlfriend (GF). WP are worried about the repercussion of such a relationship, they believe with full conviction that UG ending up with GF is a big disaster waiting to happen.
Reportedly, WP put together an investigation team to spy on GF, and the results left them very devastated. GF is reportedly an incurable party girl who drinks alcohol like water… till the wee hours. To top it all, when UG is out of her sight, GF plays around as well. For one so young, WP believes that GF is not the girl for their son. What’s worse – UG seems to be blinded by his love for her.
Like many privileged parents, WP gave UG gets the best education. He has his concrete goal and his future is set. WP believe that one wrong move (UG taking GF seriously) will bring havoc to all their plans and darken his bright future.
Unsurprisingly, the parents have now set limits to UG and they have given him a fierce ultimatum – that unless he breaks up with her, UG will be sent somewhere far away for good.
“I think when you become a parent, you go from being a star in the movie of your own life to the supporting player in the movie of someone else’s.” – Craig Ferguson