Many people dismiss the reality format as rubbish, but the shows and the social media discussion they promote are an important indicator of public opinion on vital issues.
Men like Harvey Weinstein have been able to abuse with relative impunity, despite many in the entertainment industry appearing to know or have suspicion of their behaviour.
When a celebrity runs for president, do celebrity endorsements matter? A survey of likely voters shows how tricky it can be to mix celebrity and politics.
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been endorsed by an army of celebrity supporters.
Celebrity is all around us, but most academics are yet to take seriously the field of political celebrity studies.
Two sociologists recommend their favourite thriller for your summer reading.
Why we're being asked to decide whether Amber Heard is one of two archetypes: the gold-digging, manipulative siren or the innocent female victim.
Glamour labor is a phenomenon of the digital age, which is radically changing the way we think about work, success and privacy.
The 'cult of celebrity' is not as damaging to children as it may seem – but they do select their heroes and heroines from a fairly narrow world.
When a pregnant celebrity announces "no hot nannies," what does it say about parenting, gender roles and our culture?
Shia LaBeouf's latest artistic performance interrogates celebrity, online community and the endless search for ‘true connection’.
Decades on, is HIV still a taboo subject?
Ageing is taboo in the world of the rich and the famous and it is represented as something terrible. Since when did looking old become something to laugh at?
Musicians and performers have long been considered to influence young people in negative ways.