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Celebrity Role Models

The Pedestal Problem

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 07.23.2015 | Entertainment

We celebrate megastars with a collective fandom that verges on idol worship. You could post a photo of Beyoncé, for example, showing up at an awards ...

These Successful Women Prove The Power Of A Role Model

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 09.13.2013 | Women

When Emma Stone was honored as an MTV Trailblazer in 2012, she rattled off the people who had inspired her: "people like Gilda Radner and Bill Murray ...

Miley Cyrus Named Worst Celebrity Role Model By Parents

Posted 06.19.2013 | Celebrity

Miley Cyrus is NOT a good role model, according to a new poll. surveyed 2,407 parents from across the country -- all of which ha...

Rock On, Madonna!

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 04.05.2012 | Fifty
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

When my daughter wasn't home, I began to watch music videos on MTV, and everything my rabbi said was confirmed for me when I saw Madonna in a scanty leather costume. But the more videos I watched, the more astonished I was.

John Lennon, Bono, and Belafonte: Lessons in Celebrity Activism

Mark Engler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Engler

Effective celebrity activists use their fame to bring attention and credibility to legitimate representatives of social movements. That, in a nutshell, is my standard of celebrity activism done right.