The power disparity between Harvey Weinstein and his alleged victims plays into a range of myths and stereotypes about women.
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.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and musician Demi Lovato.
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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.
Oprah’s endorsement of Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential race was arguably the most successful celebrity endorsement in history.
Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been endorsed by an army of celebrity supporters.
Donald Trump lives by the ethos that confident and dramatic assertions get attention, and that such attention means people will buy into what he is selling.
Celebrity is all around us, but most academics are yet to take seriously the field of political celebrity studies.
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Two sociologists recommend their favourite thriller for your summer reading.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard arrive at Southport Magistrates Court in Australia, 18 April 2016.
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 laboring ain’t easy…
Glamour labor is a phenomenon of the digital age, which is radically changing the way we think about work, success and privacy.
A mere celebrity poses on the red carpet.
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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.
John Legend poses with wife Chrissy Teigen after winning an Oscar at the 2015 Academy Awards.
When a pregnant celebrity announces "no hot nannies," what does it say about parenting, gender roles and our culture?
LaBeouf Rönkkö and Turner, Day 2 of #TOUCHMYSOUL.
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Shia LaBeouf's latest artistic performance interrogates celebrity, online community and the endless search for ‘true connection’.
Shocking secret? How the tabloids saw it.
Decades on, is HIV still a taboo subject?
Model and television host Heidi Klum poses for photographers prior to the start of the Project Runway show during New York Fashion Week.
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?
Nicki Minaj arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. She has been largely considered a bad influence on young women.
Musicians and performers have long been considered to influence young people in negative ways.