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Entries by Tina Wells from 07/2008

Mean Girls And Lolitas Are Bad For Business

| Posted 07.07.2008 | Entertainment

Every time I read something about the latest Lolita scandal in Hollywood I wonder: "What the heck are they thinking?" No, not the Vanessa Hudgenses and Miley Cyruses of this world -- I mean the adults who run their lives.

Brands + Celebrities = The New Power Couple

| Posted 07.18.2008 | Business

Some might call this selling out, but they're missing the point. Not only are these partnerships smart marketing strategies, consumer brands and stars need each other in this era of new media.

Jamie Lynn Spears and the Warhol Effect

| Posted 07.22.2008 | Entertainment

So how does Warholism work, exactly? Youth know they can have their 15 minutes of fame with the click of a mouse. All it takes is a little creativity, a video camera, and an Internet connection.

Is Gossip Girl What Teens Really Want?

| Posted 07.29.2008 | Entertainment

Gossip Girl bears next to no resemblance to the real lives of teens, even from that narrow, privileged demographic. I get the concept of escapism, but, honestly, what are today's teens escaping from?