There was a great article by Neal Gabler in Newsweek last month about understanding our craven celebrity culture. Gabler says that “Celebrity” is actually a new art form that competes with—and often supersedes—more traditional entertainments like movies, books, plays, and TV shows (and the occasional golf tournament), and that performs, in its own roundabout way, many of the functions those old media performed in their heyday: among them, distracting us, sensitizing us to the human condition, and creating a fund of common experience around which we can form a national community.
He says “Celebrity” has tremendous advantages over its more traditional, and fictional, competitors. For one thing, celebrity doesn’t have to create the pretense of reality; it is real. The stories are enacted in life, which is why, aside from the inherent drama of hookups and breakups, sex has featured so prominently in celebrity narratives. (So has violence.) There is an almost voyeuristic frisson in knowing that this isn’t simulated as it is in the movies. Nor does celebrity have to labor at creating identification; celebrity protagonists are almost, by definition, culturally preselected on the basis that we identify with them (Everyman) or enjoy a vicarious attachment through them (Superman). And because there are real consequences to the events in the narratives—people actually divorce or fall off the wagon or die—something is always at stake. We don’t have to suspend our disbelief.
We like to see what celebrities are wearing and doing. Eyewear is a big part of that! You even see celebrities wearing other celebrities’ eyewear. Here are a couple of examples of celebrities wearing Randy Jackson Sunglasses by Zyloware: Brandon Molale: The Longest Yard, Mission: impossible III, Collateral, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Trevor Donovan: 90210
Source: Newsweek. Pictures courtesy of Zyloware.
To read the whole article go to http://www.newsweek.com/id/226457