Lauren A. Wright is an associate research scholar and lecturer in politics and public affairs at Princeton University. She has written two books on presidential politics, including " Star Power: American Democracy in the Age of the Celebrity Candidate " (Routledge, 2020). Follow her on Twitter @drlaurenawright . The views expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion on CNN. (CNN) From Dwayne " The Rock " Johnson, to Herschel Walker , to Caitlyn Jenner , potential celebrity candidates seem to be cropping up at all levels of elected office in the US. While some trumpet these prospects as a keystone of American democracy -- almost anyone can run for office regardless of qualifications -- others laugh off the ambitions of entertainers as misguided attention grabs. Still others cheer on the candidacies of celebrities whose partisan affiliation lines up with their own and lambaste those running on the other side of the aisle. Lauren A. Wright … [Read more...] about The real problem with famous candidates
Zoe Roth, more famously known as the face of the “disaster girl” meme, sold the non-fungible token (NFT) of the original image for an equivalent of $490,000, a Tuesday report shows. An NFT is a certificate of ownership of a digital asset. Roth, now a 21-year-old senior at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, got viral for the 2005 photograph of her looking slyly into the camera in front of a burning house, according to Raleigh News & Observer. The photo taken by her dad to simply test his new camera soon was all over the internet and has by now turned into one of the most recurring memes online. The account of a Dubai-based music studio (@3FMusic) shelled out 180 ethers, the amount with current USD equivalent of $490,000, for the exclusive digital version of the meme, the Daily Mail reported . “Disaster Girl” cashes in. Zoe Roth, who has been a meme since childhood, sold the image as an NFT for 180 Ethereum — that’s equivalent to about $473,000 —to … [Read more...] about ‘Disaster Girl’ Zoe Roth Sells The Famous Meme As An NFT For $490,000
MICHAEL Sheen has played Tony Blair, David Frost and Brian Clough, not to mention vampires and robots. So it's fair to say he's a pretty versatile actor, and a popular one too - but what do we know about him? Welsh actor Michael Sheen is well-known for his political activism Who is Michael Sheen? Michael Sheen was born on February 5, 1969 and is a Welsh actor who's also known for his political activism. He was born in Newport but spent most of his youth in Port Talbot, where his interest in football got him scouted by Arsenal when he was 12. However, his family did not want to relocate to London and Sheen instead started to pursue a career in the arts. His father was a professional Jack Nicholson lookalike and many of his family performed in amateur theatre and musical productions. After training at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 1988, Michael worked mainly in theatre throughout the 1990s. The 49-year-old has become better known as a … [Read more...] about What are Michael Sheen’s most famous films?
The children of celebrities enjoy a silver-spoon upbringing, yet endure incessant media attention from the moment they are born – and the constant risk of living in their famous parents’ shadows. They have to work extra hard to make people recognise them for who they are rather than who their parents are. Yet these Chinese stars have overcome the pitfalls of a celebrity childhood to carve out successful show business careers and even outshine their star parents. Arthur Chen Feiyu The son of film director Chen Kaige and actress Chen Hong, Feiyu was born in the United States. Currently studying at the Beijing Film Academy, the 21-year-old cut his teeth in show business when he starred in the campus movie Secret Fruit (2017) opposite Ouyang Nana. He played the male lead again in the 2018 period drama series Ever Night. Feiyu has also appeared in movies directed by his father, including My People, My Country (2019). His performance in the 2019 romantic comedy My Best Summer … [Read more...] about 5 children of celebrities in China who escaped their famous parents’ shadow to forge entertainment careers
EXCLUSIVE : Erin and Sara Foster , the stars of VH1’s reality TV parody series Barely Famous , are getting into podcasting. The duo, who are under an overall deal at 20th Television, are launching The World’s First Podcast with Erin & Sara Foster . The series, which launches on May 6, will feature conversations ranging in topic from friendship, investing, and dating to aging, religion, motherhood, infertility, grief and more. Erin and Sara will discuss what’s going on in their lives, hear from their listeners, and chat with guests like Kris Jenner, Rabbi Steve Leder and relationship expert Tracy McMillan. The pair will be executive produce the audio series with Allison Bresnick through Wishbone Production. Erin Foster wrote, starred in, and executive produced with Liz Meriwether the 20th TV-produced Daddy Issues comedy which was ordered to pilot by Fox in 2018. Sara Foster was a producer on the project, which also starred Don Johnson. The duo also … [Read more...] about ‘Barely Famous’ Stars Erin & Sara Foster Launch Podcast