Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Measuring celebrity popularity
Forbes.com has an interesting article about the most valuable celebrities to the tabloids and gossip magazines.

The site looked at the top six celebrity publications and compared newsstand sales (usually an impulse buy, and extremely profitable for the publication) of particular celebrity covers with each publication's average newsstand sales.

Who was No. 1? I'm not going to reveal it here, but let's just say she was on a long-running TV show and became a classic woman wronged.

But just as interesting, given the current circus, is how Britney Spears fared. Despite "18 single covers during the six-month period, which also [made] her the most popular cover-subject choice," wrote Forbes.com's Lacey Rose, "... glossies collectively sold some 600,000 issues below average, placing her last among cover subjects when it comes to sales."

And yet everybody keeps coming back for more. Sigh.
it's interesting. I mean, if Britney's covers don't sell well, then why every magazine puts everything they can about her, real or not, why do they put "shocking" pics and headlines? If those don't sell well, they wouldn't continue putting her on the covers but they do.
I think that between Britney Spears, Lindsey Lohan and Paris Hilton, there is a lot of wasted time and energy bringing news nobody cares about hearing. They are not going to change any time soon, if at all, because they really don't care about anyone or anything but themselves. These three need to be dropped from the magazines, surely there must be interesting people out there to tell stories about.
Best Wishes to Forbes
its sad to see a talent like Britney's going waste. I still can't see how one can compare Britney with alot of talent(and immaturity) to someone like Paris with talents like --------?
Blah!!!!!!! to Britney Spears. I don't even think she sings that well without all the techno wizardy of modern machines to pump out pop stars in order to make a buck!

Lohan, Spears, Hilton and Richie are all trains waiting for their next train wreck. I just hope in the process they don't take their children down with the sinking ship.
All one needs to do is look at Britney Spears early videos and you will see a disaster in the making. Oooops.....
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