Hollywood, Interrupted

Hollywood, Interrupted

Insanity Chic in Babylon-- the Case Against Celebrity

Book - 2004
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Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2004
Branch Call Number: HFX-CANA 791.0922 B835h
HFX-CANA CaNSH
Characteristics: xx, 394 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Ebner, Mark C.

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pattyloucor67
Jun 22, 2016

Published in 2004, the book is outdated - many of the celebrities "exposed" are dead or have "fulfilled" the expectations of the writers. At first the book was entertaining - then it got mean. I ended up skim reading the last half, especially the parts about AOL (!) and cyber cafes. While much of this information is probably true, unlike the Enquirer, the content never justified the authors' apparent disgust with everything Hollywood. And what was with the constant reference to "the heterosexual Tom Cruise"????!!!! (Never just Tom Cruise.)

susienor Feb 04, 2016

Still a relevant book. If all "dated" books were irrelevant, there wouldn't be much to read...

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5303
Nov 24, 2015

This might have actually been interesting when it was first published (back in 2004) but it is hopelessly dated now. Don't bother.

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