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I Tried to Make My Dog an Instagram Celebrity. I Failed.
I tried everything to make my dog Max an Instagram celebrity: kissing up to influencers, getting a professional consult and even buying bots. I failed. Here's what I learned about the brutally competitive space that is Instagram.
2018  attention-economy  celebrity 
2 days ago by bignose
Foot Locker, Nike kick it with hometown rappers, athletes to honor sneaker culture | Marketing Dive
Foot Locker announced an exclusive Nike sneaker collection called "Home & Away" to celebrate the sneaker communities in Houston, Atlanta and Miami, with each shoe featuring a "Home" or "Away" colorway, according to a news release provided to Marketing Dive. The concept will expand in 2019 with the addition of new cities and silhouettes.
The brands are partnering with rappers and athletes to bring the campaign to life and represent their cities through exclusive digital content, including Denzel Curry and Hassan Whiteside for Miami, Maxo Kream and Dallas Keuchel for Houston, and YFN Lucci and Calvin Ridley for Atlanta. Foot Locker is collaborating with Maxo Kream to celebrate his love for Houston through a series of "giveback moments" to his community, which he will reveal on his social media channels this week.
sportswear  social-networks  celebrity 
4 days ago by dancall
The Last Curious Man: The enormous life of Anthony Bourdain, according to those who knew him best.
Tenaglia: I don't think it was a shock that one day we would get a call. It was like, "Okay. Maybe we should prepare ourselves that one day Tony's either gotten into a plane crash, or flipped on an ATV, had a heart attack."

Collins: Not expecting, but you acknowledge that it could happen.

Tenaglia: But we didn't expect that call. It's like someone's just hit you with a giant fucking frying pan.
tv  celebrity  mentalhealth 
5 days ago by terry
Welcome to Poppy’s World | WIRED
Kind of profile/interview/explainer about Poppy, who is...on the internet.
celebrity  art  music  internet  technology 
9 days ago by johnmfrench
Toward a More Radical Selfie
But I don’t mean to bemoan social media (boring, it’s been done, everyone’s worried but no one will change). Really, I want to use that labyrinth to try to find a route back to an entirely different type of self-portraiture, one that offers an alternative (and more positive) interconnection between character, work, and the female subject.
art  portraits  painting  history  society  celebrity 
9 days ago by terry
Payless marked up discount shoes to $600 at luxury event 'Palessi'
Troubled discount footwear chain Payless Shoesource may want to change its name.
The privately-held Topeka, Kansas-based shoe seller executed the reverse of a bait-and-switch operation recently with a luxury influencer event held in Santa Monica, California.
Payless took over a former Armani store, renamed the retail location as "Palessi," and stocked the outlet with its discount-priced boots, heels, tennis and leisure shoes. Then, it invited a flock of partygoers and sold them the shoes, typically priced at $20-$40 in Payless stores, at inflated designer price tags of $200 to $600.
funny  celebrity  retail  stunts 
10 days ago by dancall
Poll Says Beyoncé is Most Politically Divisive Celebrity | Music News | Consequence of Sound
Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh are viewed as less divisive?!?!?
There’s a lot of division in our country right now, as a glance at any daily newspaper will tell you. But if there’s one thing we can all agree on it’s that Beyoncé is Queen, yas? Well, apparently not, according to a new poll that finds Bey is the most politically divisive celebrity in the US.
Conducted by Morning Consult (via The Hill) the poll asked 6,609 Republicans and Democrats their opinions of members on the Forbes 100 list of highest-paid entertainers. While Beyoncé, who vocally supported Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid and gave a politically charged performance of “Formation” at the 2016 Super Bowl halftime show, received a net 63% favorable rating among Dems, Repubs had her at -3%. That 66-point gap was the largest amongst any of the celebs on the list, beating out Sean Hannity (65-point gap) and Rush Limbaugh (61-point gap) to claim the title of Most Politically Polarizing Entertainer
politics  celebrity  ranking 
14 days ago by rgl7194
Viral short video app TikTok grows by drawing in celebrities around the world
Fallon, anchor of popular talk show The Tonight Show, has already ramped up an astonishing 10.4 million fans for its  #Tumbleweeding skit, a TikTok challenge in which (for reasons unclear to us) people roll around the floor with Western music playing in the background.

The TV host and skateboarding star are just the latest high-profile individuals joining the platform, which has been growing incredibly quickly. After Musical.ly and TikTok merged in August, the app hit #1 in the App Store at the end of October.
tiktok  celebrity  video  ugc 
18 days ago by dancall
R.I.P., the Celebrity Profile
Jon Caramanica/The New York Times, Sept. 19, 2018.
22 days ago by markcoddington
RAF 100: Carol Vorderman, 57, steals limelight in full uniform as she marks centenary | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV | Express.co.uk
RAF turns 100 today and to mark the Royal Air Force’s centenary, Carol Vorderman was on hand to celebrate with the likes of Prime Minister Theresa May, Princes William and Harry as well as Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton.
The Countdown legend donned her full uniform to mark 100 years since the Royal Air Force started, which was being marked with a day of events in London.
The 57-year-old Air Cadet ambassador was pictured as she arrived at a service at Westminster Abbey alongside prominent members of the royal family.
Wearing her blonde tresses tied up, Carol Vorderman beamed as she chatted to a companion ahead of the service.
Sporting a navy hat, the presenter stood out from the crowd in a shirt, tie and matching jacket and skirt.
military  uk  uniform  celebrity  anniversary  royal  actress 
23 days ago by rgl7194
LA Rams’ offense shines in Week 10 thanks to Halle Berry - Turf Show Times
Yes, the Los Angeles Rams used an audible call of “Halle Berry” on Sunday which quickly caught the attention of the star of B*A*P*S...
Rams QB Jared Goff responded in kind...
football  rams  goff  actress  celebrity  twitter 
23 days ago by rgl7194
Jared Goff ecstatic Halle Berry heard him use her name as audible call
Jared Goff is quickly learning the perks that come with playing in Los Angeles.
As one of the new stars of L.A., Goff has been getting a lot of attention. He and Sean McVay have embraced it with some of the best audible calls in the league, which came to the forefront last season with “Ric Flair” and “Obama.” On Sunday against the Seahawks, Goff yelled out another celebrity’s name.
“Halle Berry. Halle Berry. Halle Berry. Turbo, set!”
The actress caught wind of Goff’s audible call and responded on Twitter.
football  rams  goff  actress  celebrity  twitter 
23 days ago by rgl7194

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