Media Manipulation Articles

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

Robo unshackled

June 29, 2012 18:37:44 Posted at June 29, 2012 18:37:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Fame/Flynet, Splash

This is why we live in fear on Fridays. Because these motherf-ckers always wait until the very last minute before the weekend before giving us extra work. I’m in the news studio right now. We’re reshuffling etalk around. And the local newsroom just exploded too. This must be the gossip dread I’ve been feeling for a while now. Full Story

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The Johnny Amber strategy

June 28, 2012 15:48:25 Posted at June 28, 2012 15:48:25
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Photos:
WENN

As mentioned yesterday in the coverage of the Us Weekly article on Johnny Depp’s “broken heart”, the magazine’s sources claim that Johnny stepped out on Vanessa with an extra on Pirates Of The Caribbean and maybe Eva Green and Amber Heard and his publicist, but only because V was a hag that made him unhappy. Full Story

Megan Fox is LeAnn Rimes now

June 27, 2012 20:35:10 Posted at June 27, 2012 20:35:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Photos:
GSI

We had to wait a few days before getting access to these shots as they’d been held exclusively by other outlets that were able to bid at a higher level to publish them first and with a long lead time. As you can see, very obviously, Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green are confirming their pregnancy. Full Story

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It’s all Vanessa’s fault

June 27, 2012 14:05:46 Posted at June 27, 2012 14:05:46
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Here we go. And we were waiting for it, weren’t we? This is the cover of the new issue of Us Weekly. Us Weekly is published by Jann Wenner, a good friend of Johnny Depp. Last week I wondered about Us Weekly’s coverage of the situation while every other celebrity magazine has pretty much called him out for his mid-life crisis. Full Story

OMG an honest press release!

June 26, 2012 16:41:04 Posted at June 26, 2012 16:41:04
Sarah Posted by Sarah

That was my reaction to Friday’s announcement from Universal about kicking The Bourne Legacy back a week in order to get out of the wake of The Dark Knight Rises, which opens only three weeks before Bourne’s original August 3 release date. Pushing back a week gives Bourne a little bit more breathing room, though they’re still banking on Dark Knight breaking by week four, which, when it comes to the monster blockbusters, is no guarantee. Full Story

This is for your parents

June 26, 2012 15:35:53 Posted at June 26, 2012 15:35:53
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Photos:
WENN

It’s your parents who don’t know. And their parents. That’s who this is for. Thank you for explaining it to me the last few weeks. Many of you have emailed to confirm that, indeed, there are people out there, A LOT of people, who still think John Travolta is straight. That it would be impossible for him to be un-straight considering he has a beautiful wife and children. Full Story

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Depp Damage Control

June 22, 2012 15:05:08 Posted at June 22, 2012 15:05:08
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Photos:
W Johnson/Splash

Is it weird if Johnny Depp’s publicist has to work on damage controlling her client’s reputation following his breakup from Vanessa Paradis if the breakup had something to do with the publicist? At this point it’s not like Robin Baum doesn’t know. It’s not like she isn’t aware that even PEOPLE made mention of her name and the rumours that they’ve been hooking up in an article about Johnny’s single living the other day. Full Story

Leo & Erin on bikes

June 15, 2012 16:18:19 Posted at June 15, 2012 16:18:19
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Photos:
Fame/Flynet

While Blake and Ryan are getting all domestic with their pies and canned foods, her ex-boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio is also in New York with his current model bonafide Erin Heatherton. The two were photographed riding their bikes home from dinner. I’m very surprised he doesn’t have a towel wrapped around his head. Full Story

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Reese in a tent and a new rep

June 11, 2012 18:59:31 Posted at June 11, 2012 18:59:31
Lainey Posted by Lainey
Photos:
Fame/Flynet

Well this kinda slipped under the radar... But first - Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth were in Austin this weekend for Matthew McConaughey’s wedding. They recently worked together on Mud. Did Reese sleep in one of the tents and use a luxury portable toilet? Who gives a sh-t about the wedding menu? There are other more important details I wish these people would provide. Full Story

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Drew’s wedding and the dreaded pose

June 6, 2012 15:21:13 Posted at June 6, 2012 15:21:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey

I don’t know why I’m surprised. At this point, whenever a celebrity sells something, no matter how intimate, why should we be surprised? But still you hope. You hope that there are still a few of them who resist and don’t. That they keep something to themselves. I thought that Drew Barrymore might be one of those. Full Story

Halle’s Master Plan?

June 1, 2012 14:49:17 Posted at June 1, 2012 14:49:17
Maria Posted by Maria
Photos:
Fame/Flynet

The Halle Berry/Gabriel Aubry custody battle is vicious, dirty family drama at its worst. Allegations of neglect, racism, volatile phone calls (he apparently taped her in a rage calling him a sperm donor)… it’s all very Mel Gibson/Oksana Grigorieva. Lately both have refrained from using the media against one another although there was a time last year when Berry would go through TMZ and Aubry had to settle for Radar with less reach. Full Story