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Jo Piazza


Thursday, December 1 2011

Jo Piazza Examines How Celebrity Functions As a Business Model in 'Celebrity, Inc.'

What does a celebrity baby picture have in common with a drug deal? Why is Kim Kardashian ten times richer than Paris Hilton? What’s an Oscar really worth? And why does Charlie Sheen keep “winning”?


Thursday, February 16 2012

New book reveals how big names make big bucks off their fame

PHILADELPHIA — Proponents of capitalism, you’ve got a new idol. And her name is Snooki. Sure, the oft-intoxicated, self-described “meatball” star of MTV’s “Jersey

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