Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

Who’s Really Tweeting?

September 25, 2013

George Takei, the famous Star Trek actor from the 60’s (who is in his mid-70’s), has found fame on social media, boasting millions of followers. Yet his followers may be a little disappointed once they here that all of Takei’s tweets and messages on other social sites are not always coming from Mr. Sulu, himself. For instance, a ghostwriter was being paid $10 per post on Facebook alone to throw some messages out there.

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So how common is this trend among celebrities? How many post their own content to their social media pages, and how many hire out?

The sad thing, fans, is that Takei isn’t the only one doing this. In fact, Sarah Palin hires out as well. Kanye West, Barack Obama and Britney Spears all admit to paying professionals in order to maintain their social media accounts, and the list certainly doesn’t end there.

Oriana Leckert, Gotham Ghostwriters director of operations in NYC, said “At this point of having worked in this industry for a few years, I just assume that everyone has a ghostwriter. Whenever someone sounds drastically more coherent in a tweet then they do in person, they probably had some help.”

Ghostposting often involves multiple social media platforms. This means that if a person, like Mr. Takei, hires a person to do ghostwriting chances are it will be for all social media platforms involved, not just one site.

While the news is disappointing, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the updates celebrities put out. Just because tweets and posts are often paid doesn’t mean that your celebrity doesn’t post as well. So keep following and see if you can’t tell when Takei is posting and when his ghostwriter is! If you figure it out, be sure to share the tip here at Blair Stover Hollywood.

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Brad Pitt is Cadillac’s New Face in China

January 14, 2013

Brad Pitt continues to expand his career in the commercial industry by becoming the new face of Cadillac. Pitt began his commercial career when Chanel announced that he would be starring in their new campaign for their most popular perfume, Chanel No. 5.

The drawback to this campaign is that the ads will be shown in China, a country that has not been pleased with Pitt being outspoken about his anger towards the Chinese government.

Neither Pitt nor Cadillac have confirmed this partnership but just days ago, Pitt joined the Chinese social networking site, Weibo. Blair Stover compares Weibo to the more common known Twitter.

It has been reported that filming for the commercial will begin this week in Los Angeles.

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Kathy Bates Fighting Breast Cancer for Past Two Months

September 16, 2012

Another movie star is fighting cancer and this time it is TV and film star Kathy Bates. A couple of weeks ago Bates announced on Twitter that she had been “in hiding” due to breast cancer issues over the course of the past couple of months. The Oscar award-winning actress, if you recall, had already had a bout with ovarian cancer earlier this year. Blair Stover has more details below.

“Hey All, sorry for the long silence. I was diagnosed with breast cancer 2 months ago & am recovering from a double mastectomy”, Bates tweeted just recently.

Even though she has been through a rough time over the course of the past year, she hasn’t lost her sense of humor. In fact she went on to tweet this response: “I don’t miss my breasts as much as I miss Harry’s Law. ;-) Thanks for all the sweet tweets. Y’all kept me going.”

Bates went on to explain the situation further in a formal statement to TODAY. She talked about how it wasn’t any secret that she was already a cancer survivor for nine years and even though she had already been dealing with issues of ovarian cancer again, very few people knew about the breast cancer. Bates decided, after careful consideration, to undergo the double mastectomy procedure. She went on to say that she will not need chemo or radiation.

She seems like the same old Oscar award-winning actress we all love as she stated she is ready to get back to work. We wish her all the best!

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