In America’s Culture of Celebrity, there are basically two personality types.
One is rooted in the attitude: “It’s all about me!” Examples are endless: Entertainers with names like GaGa and BooBoo; TV interviewers whose “questions” begin with arrogant phrases like “You have to admit . . .”; weathermen who double over in laughter at their own lame jokes; celebrity talk show hosts who express amazement over revelations of the obvious, such as Lance Armstrong’s confession that he was a doper; and of course, the Kardashians, whose claim to their overly long place in the spotlight is best described as “being famous for being famous.”
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