Move over traditional movie stars who refuse to pose for paparazzi , breeze by reporters on red carpets or shake hands with their fans! If you don't adapt to 2010 times, you're doomed.
Sorry guys, but fan unfriendly behavior is so NOT 2010! Traditional inaccessible A-List behavior simply won't pull people in to see your films anymore. Consider the evidence: Reese Witherspoon's new box office bomb, How Do You Know has trickled in only $25, 582,403 in box office tickets so far but it cost $120,000,000 to make!
Jen Aniston's two latest films, The Bounty Hunter and The Switch barely broke even at the box office. Julia Roberts, used to be a shoo-in for major movie tickets but her latest Eat, Pray, Love, cost $60 million to make and only pulled in $80 million U.S. Even worse for her future -- younger female audiences hardly know who she is, and they don't care about her. She's spent so much time hiding from photogs and her fans, she's evaporated her fan base.
Hollywood A-listers -- the world has changed and you've been left behind. Take a look at Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Rob Pattinson, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Emma Watson, Katy Perry, Kim Kardashian, all the Glee team and The Vampire Diaries crew.
The LOVE and respect their fans and interact with them on red carpets and at fan events. Go on Twitter and check out the thousands of photos these stars have taken with their fans. They thank their fans at award shows. They sign autographs. They talk about how much they love the work they are doing and how lucky they feel.
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