Media Manipulation Articles

Hollywood PR strategy and planning, celebirty media manipulation, maneuvering, publicity, and story spinning

George Clooney, character actor

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 21, 2016 15:40:13 April 21, 2016 15:40:13

Money Monster is coming out next month. It’ll be screened at the Cannes Film Festival. George Clooney is now starting to promote it with his 9th Esquire cover. And at the beginning of this interview, he’s actually credited with the magazine’s resurgence for the first time he was featured, in 1999. Full Story

Taylor Swift’s 73 Questions

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 19, 2016 15:36:27 April 19, 2016 15:36:27

As you know, Taylor Swift covers the May 2016 issue of VOGUE ahead of the MET Gala in a couple of weeks. She also participated in the magazine’s online 73 Questions feature. As we’ve seen from previous participants, this is highly rehearsed. They have time to figure out their answers. Some answer them more fake-spontaneously than others. Full Story

The Artist vs the Critic

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 18, 2016 18:07:02 April 18, 2016 18:07:02

A new interview with The Artist, James Franco, with Jerry Saltz, for New York Magazine. Interesting because Jerry and his wife have sh-t on The Artist’s work before, once writing that “at this point George W Bush is actually a better artist than James Franco”. Full Story

Hashtag Twinning

Maria Posted by Maria at April 14, 2016 16:15:19 April 14, 2016 16:15:19
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Wenn, sohoking/ Sharky/ Polite Paparazzi/ Splash

For Smutty Social Media, I scour as many Instagram accounts as I can, and this means not just actors/musicians but also models, nightclub owners, hair stylists, magazines, assistants, friends-of-celebs, and brands. More often than not a really big celeb – like say George Clooney – obviously won’t be found on his own Instagram account. Full Story

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Taylor’s VOGUE

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 14, 2016 14:17:16 April 14, 2016 14:17:16
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Photographer Group/ Splash News

Last week I wrote about Scarlett Johansson on the cover of the new Cosmopolitan. And it surprised me, because Scarjo is big enough for one of the top level fashion magazines and, well, Cosmo just isn’t there. Full Story

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Rachel undercover

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 13, 2016 16:29:25 April 13, 2016 16:29:25
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Wenn, Sharky/ Polite Paparazzi/ Splash News

We got a glimpse of Rachel McAdams in Sarah’s Doctor Strange post just before this one. It was big news when she was cast in the movie, with all kinds of speculation about her character, etc. Full Story

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The unpopular Team Iron Man

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 13, 2016 14:27:27 April 13, 2016 14:27:27
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Frazer Harrison/ VALERIE MACON/ Kevin Winter/ Charley Gallay/ Jesse Grant/ Jason LaVeris/ Earl Gibson III/ Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Getty Images

Last month I posted an article about how much I appreciate the Captain America: Civil War marketing strategy. They want you to take sides. We are all inclined to take sides. As I mentioned then (click here for a refresher), it’s either Jolie or Aniston. Full Story

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