The High Price of Fame


Success comes at a price; and sometimes it’s more than you want to pay.

According to a new study in the International Journal of Medicine people in entertainment or sports careers tend to die younger. This revelation is based on analyzing 1000 New York Times obituaries from 2009 to 2011. And the average age at which entertainers are taking their final curtain call is 77.2 years old.

Younger than people in creative based services, academics and the military. The researchers say the main causes for early demise in the entertainment and athletic world include smoking, stress and other risky behavior. And they say even at the top of the game people are still concerned that someone younger is going to steal their spotlight.  read more »

The New Hollywood


There is a new Hollywood emerging and it’s a little further north.

According to the New York Times more people are becoming fascinated with the lives of the people ruling over Silicon Valley. For example the wedding of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan made the cover of People magazine and the paparazzi have followed them on every leg of their Italian honeymoon.

Ryan Tate a former gossip blogger for Gawker says more interest is being spent on people such as Zuckerberg, late Apple CEO Steve Jobs and the heads of companies such as Google and Dropbox. He says when the economic news is so bad people want to be distracted by the lives of celebrities. And these days those celebrities reside in Silicon Valley where some of the richest people are under 35.  read more »