Sunday, January 29, 2006

Thoughts on celebrity

Selections from Paul Morley's Words and Music (Bloomsbury, 2003), to commemorate Celebrity Big Brother being won by a non-celebrity:

*Celebrity is as fake as fuck and as real as anything.

*Celebrity is made up out of boredom and disappointment.

*Celebrity is a rumour about itself.

*Celebrity is the titillating balance between everybody being as famous as each other and everybody being as anonymous as each other.

*Celebrity is coming down in flames.

*Celebrity is a copy of something else that we then copy.

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