Monday, December 21, 2009

Italian Paparazzi

Fabrizio Corona was sentenced to 3 years for blackmailing celebrities over photos. The photos were not of secret love affairs or scandals, but simply embarrassing shots of celebs with their shirts off or next to unflattering friends. Not only does the incident speak to our era of image obsession but also to the rising power of the mediator. Corona is a celebrity in his own right, appearing on an Italian reality show, dating a top Brazilian model and documenting his muscles for public fans while behind bars. Read more

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