Topic: publicity

5 Things Lena Dunham’s Publicist Needs To Tell Her To Stop Saying In Interviews

5 Things Lena Dunham's Publicist Needs To Tell Her To Stop Saying In Interviews

The Lena Dunham media love and defensiveness fest continues today with a long, adoring cover story in Entertainment Weekly. Reading it, I can’t help thinking what interviews with her always make me think: for someone who is so smart about some things, Lena Dunham is really dumb about others. Namely: her own privilege, and not sounding like a huge asshole when discussing topics relating to it. You’d think her publicist would have pulled her aside and had a little talk with her by now, but clearly they haven’t, so I am going to do it for her. More »

Justin Bieber Is Not A Great Talent Scout, He’s Just A Great Publicist

Justin Bieber Is Not A Great Talent Scout, He's Just A Great Publicist

Everyone (this blog included) has been freaking out today over 13-year-old singing sensation Madison Beer, who popular mythology would have you believe was discovered out of nowhere by a sharp-eyed Justin Bieber as he wiled away the hours browsing Youtube for people who remind him of himself. Well, guess what? I didn’t go down quite like that. Or like that at all, really. (Shocking, I know.) More »

Crushable 25: How Alex Pettyfer Can Go from Bad Boy to Leading Man

Crushable 25: How Alex Pettyfer Can Go from Bad Boy to Leading Man

Though he’s just 21 years old, Alex Pettyfer is quickly on his way toward becoming the next Sean Penn. Unfortunately, that’s not necessarily a comparison based on acting – it’s one based on Alex’s burgeoning reputation as a bad boy. When he and his I Am Number Four costar Dianna Agron hooked up, they became one of Hollywood’s hottest – and best looking – young couples. But when they split, rumors that Alex had been abusive and that Dianna had taken out a restraining order immediately threw his burgeoning career into a spiral. I spoke with several publicists who specialize in crisis management and asked what advice they’d give Alex for getting his career – and his reputation – back on track. More »

Hancock: The un-superhero movie

Hancock: The un-superhero movie

HancockIn theaters: July 2, 2008Genre: action/comedy/superhero “There are heroes.. there are superheroes.. and then there’s Hancock.”                 The new Will Smith starrer gets on the bandwagon of superhero-centered movies this year. It has the action, the powers and even the … More »