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Posted 17 September 2016 - 09:01 AM

Ponzi schemer fleeces Hollywood/Media celebrities

 

"He promised me a 28% annual return" - Carly Simon

 

Director Mike Nichols and his news-anchor wife, Diane Sawyer; The View’s Barbara Walters; writer-director Nora Ephron and her husband, author and scriptwriter Nick Pileggi. 

Photographer Annie Leibovitz came in partly because photographer Richard Avedon had been a client. Columnist Liz Smith came aboard in part because Time Warner heiress Courtney Sale Ross was a client.

 

U.S. State Department heavy Richard Holbrooke and his wife, writer Kati Marton; author Ken Auletta and his wife, literary agent Binky Urban; journalist David Halberstam; and veteran publisher Joe Armstrong. All were or had been Starr clients.

 

Who was the lure for bringing in news anchors Tom Brokaw and Matt Lauer, and the late Walter Cronkite? Or sportscaster Frank Gifford and his wife, television hostess Kathie Lee? Or NBC chief Jeff Zucker and his wife, Karen? Who could say for sure, but what TV heavyweight wouldn’t want to join a club that had luminaries like those as members?

 

On and on it went: from Hollywood producers Scott Rudin and Ron Howard to Broadway’s Neil Simon and Gene Saks. Movie directors Jonathan Demme, Sam Mendes, and Doug Liman, actors Liam Neeson, Al Pacino, Warren Beatty, and Candice Bergen, political satirist Michael Moore, singer-songwriters Paul Simon and Carly Simon, fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi—all were clients.

 

Former Citibank chairman Donald Marron and Sony chairman Howard Stringer—clients, both of them. Even Caroline Kennedy was a client. Some just had Starr do their taxes and pay their bills. (Vanity Fair editor in chief Graydon Carter was in this camp.) But many had let Starr talk them into giving him their money to invest.

 

 

http://www.vanityfai...th-starr-201009

 

 


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Posted 12 November 2016 - 10:49 AM

Why Hollywood is dying

 

 

Hollywood Celebrity = Stupidity plus Arrogance

 

Lady Gaga is urging her fans to sign a petition that asks the electors of the Electoral College to cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton.

 

The petition argues that electors should ignore the way their states voted and pick Clinton over Donald Trump.

 

 

http://insider.foxne...ot-donald-trump

 


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 01:36 PM

Celebrities craving media attention.

 

Celebrities who promised to leave the U.S. if Trump wins and didn't:

 

Bryan Cranston, Barbra Streisand, Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, Jon Stewart, Chelsea Handler, Samuel L. Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg and George Lopez 

 

Celebrities who compared Trump to mass murderer Adolf Hitler:

 

Cher, John Legend, Spike Lee, Bill Maher, Louis C.K., Roger Waters, Whoopi Goldberg, Eva Longoria, Sarah Silverman, Billie Joe Armstrong, Maynard James Keenan, Russell Simmons, Ken Burns, and some cast members of Saturday Night Live.

 

 

http://www.breitbart...meltdowns-2016/


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Posted 02 February 2017 - 08:21 AM

Sony writes down $1.3 billion on movie division

 

AN ALL-FEMALE Ghostbusters reboot, a movie likened to “head trauma” by reviewers didn’t do the trick for audiences last year.

 

One of the year’s most controversial films, the all-female reboot of the classic comedy franchise made headlines before it was even released with the dubious honour of having the most-disliked trailer of all time on YouTube.

 

With a box office of $US229 million, the film posted a $US70 million loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 11:14 AM

 
Oscars No Longer about Talent
 
It's no secret that talent doesn't win awards but money does. The studios spend millions to bribe the judging. La La Land is not the best picture of 2016. It is a mediocre musical.
 

Famed author Truman Capote is quoted as saying: "The better the actor, the more stupid he is." This may explain Meryl Streep's anti-Trump dramatic rant at the Golden Globes. More misplaced outrage was expressed at the SAG Awards by actors using their acceptance speakers to denounce President Trump's executive order vetting immigration from terror nations.

 

I am reminded of another Capote quote that explains why celebrities feel compelled to spout about issues they know little about. He said, "It's a scientific fact that if you stay in California, you lose one point of your IQ each year."

 

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:04 PM

The Narcissism and Grandiosity of Celebrities.  
 
What do Jenny McCarthy, Oprah and Madonna have in common?  
 

(1) Celebrities are a self-selected group of narcissists. Some individuals pursue acting or singing careers for the love of the artistic forms, but the majority of celebrity wannabes are largely driven by the outcomes (e.g., fame, money, adulation).   

 

(2) The extraordinary attention that is lavished on celebrities (not to mention the outlandish sums of money) makes it easy to succumb to one's hype. People line up for hours to get a glimpse of Tom Cruise coming out of his limousine. Take a narcissist, and feed his or her ego in such a manner twenty-four hours a day, and it is not difficult to guess that Tom Cruise starts to actually believe that he is a superhero.    

 

(3) I believe celebrities suffer from a form of existential guilt. They know in the deep recesses of their minds that they are not deserving of the accolades and privileged lives that they lead. One of the ways by which they can assuage this persistent guilt is to demonstrate to the world that they are much more than a "mere celebrity."    

 

(4) Postmodernism, the most virulent of anti-science dogma, proposes that all viewpoints are welcome and none is privileged. This creates a democratization of opinions. It is apparently "arrogant" to think that psychiatrists, physicists, and epidemiologists might know more about their areas of expertise than say Oprah or Jenny McCarthy. Most celebrities have at best graduated from high school.   

 

 

https://www.psycholo...ity-celebrities

 

  

 


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