Stardom in Multiple Perspectives: What Reality TV Stars Mean for the Star System

Li Cui
2014 Journal of Cultural and Religious Studies  
This paper attempts to offer a brief review of studies on stardom in recent years. The paper argues that the struggles between ordinariness and extraordinariness, distance and intimacy, active audience and disempowered audience, are all themes of studies on stardom, and the current media context, particularly that of Reality TV, raises new questions on stars from Reality TV. The implications and possible influence of these stars are discussed as well.
doi:10.17265/2328-2177/2014.06.003 fatcat:r54z3en2drgbbehsy24p4ghzpu