Celebrity

How Comedian Alonzo Bodden Used Reality T.V. to Propel his Success

How Comedian Alonzo Bodden Used Reality T.V. to Propel his Success

How Reality Television served as one Comedian’s Introduction to America By Chip Hammell The house lights dim and the spotlights rise as the comedy club owner takes the stage at the Vinnie Brand’s Stress Factory in New Brunswick, New Jersey.  Brand warms up the crowd by joking about the recent […]

 
 

Britney Spears: A Never-Ending Roller Coaster

Britney Spears: A Never-Ending Roller Coaster

How the princess of pop has stayed at the top of the charts despite hitting personal lows By April Rueb She’s been called the princess of pop, the next Madonna and the sexiest woman in music.  She’s also been called a drug addict, a bad mom and mentally incompetent. She’s […]

 
 

Edie Sedgwick: Fairy Tale on Speed

Edie Sedgwick: Fairy Tale on Speed

How the Factory “Superstar” cemented her place as one of the most recognizable pop-culture icons of the 1960’s By Julianne Mosoff On November 21, 1965, after the opening of Andy Warhol’s first American museum retrospective, a huge crowd gathered at the party in the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. […]

 
 

Stupid and Contagious: How Kurt Cobain Defined a Generation

Stupid and Contagious: How Kurt Cobain Defined a Generation

Behind the life of one of punk-rock’s most reluctant superstars By Stephanie M. Kim Kurt Cobain never meant to become an icon. His rise to stardom was a fluke combination of the right timing and good music. When he was younger he made plans to be famous, to reach the […]

 
 

An Icon Who Spans the Decades

An Icon Who Spans the Decades

Audrey Hepburn remains a household name because of her incredible influence on the world of cinema and fashion “My mother died in 1993, and still….she’s everywhere,” says Sean Hepburn Ferrer, Audrey Hepburn’s son, in his book Audrey Hepburn, An Elegant Spirit. Year after year, posters of Audrey Hepburn grace the […]

 
 

Frida’s Fame Explodes After Her Lifetime

Frida’s Fame Explodes After Her Lifetime

Was it the uni-brow and the mustache? Was it the dramatic paintings? Or did all three catapult Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, into international recognition for translating her  biography into captivating self-portraits By Samantha Tilipman Fridamania, Fridolatry, Fridaphilia, Frida fever. Four decades of a Frida Kahlo-obsessed culture have generated these cult […]