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Hollywood, Interrupted: Insanity Chic in Babylon - The Case Against Celebrity

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Hollywood, Interrupted: Insanity Chic in Babylon - The Case Against Celebrity

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    Available in PDF Format | Hollywood, Interrupted: Insanity Chic in Babylon - The Case Against Celebrity.pdf | English
    Andrew Breitbart(Author)
Hollywood, Interrupted is a sometimes frightening, occasionally sad, and frequently hysterical odyssey into the darkest realms of showbiz pathology, the endless stream of meltdowns and flameouts, and the inexplicable behavior on the part of show business personalities.

Charting celebrities from rehab to retox, to jails, cults, institutions, near–death experiences and the Democratic Party, Hollywood, Interrupted takes readers on a surreal field trip into the amoral belly of the entertainment industry. Each chapter covering topics including warped Hollywood child–rearing, bad medicine, hypocritical political maneuvering and the complicit media delivers a meticulously researched, interview–infused, attitude heavy dispatch which analyzes and deconstructs the myths created by the celebrities themselves.

Celebrities somehow believe that it′s their god–given right to inflict their pathology on the rest of us. Hollywood, Interrupted illustrates how these dysfunctional dilettantes are mad as hell... And we′re not going to take it any more.

" Literary assassinations don't come any more vitriolic than Hollywood Interrupted... fascinating stories and explosive revelations... " ("Daily Record, 24 April 2004)

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  • PDF | 416 pages
  • Andrew Breitbart(Author)
  • Wiley; New Ed edition (24 Feb. 2005)
  • English
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  • By Alain English on 27 February 2005

    Los Angeles based reporters Mark Ebner and Andrew Breitbart have come together to produce "Hollywood, Interrupted: Insanity Chic in Babylon - The Case Against Celebrity". The book was written in response to celebrity bias in the media, and the corrosive effect this has on mass culture.The book sets up celebrities as anti-role models, demonstrating how their success and luxury renders them great self-publicists, but utterly useless human beings, inable to properly look after themselves or their offspring. It is these same celebrities who take stands against the system that encourages their fame, and preach honest family values far removed from their own.The book features in-depth investigations into Hollywood's sex and porn industry, Scientology, online Hollywood and how political correctness has destroyed comedy. The pair also expose a hideous Los Angeles sub-culture where out-of-work actors who meet at AA meetings are forced into selling non-stick frying pans under false pretenses to earn money.There are a couple of missteps (including an unfunny running gag about 'the heterosexual Tom Cruise') and I thought the book could have explored the movie-making process a little more in the research (how do these films and songs get released with so many out-of-control celebrities?).Nevertheless, "Hollywood, Interrupted" is vital reading. Although fundamentally a US-based tome, the proliferation of soaps and reality shows plus a tabloid fixation with celebrity, indicates a similar malaise may be developing over here.

  • By A. Parker on 4 March 2016

    Wow, I'm truly speechless. This books has all the dirt you wanted to read about on the subject of Hollywood and the great thing about it is that the authors are very good writers too. This isn't some expose of little value written by someone in the show business. This is a book that you could read in a class on American culture. Those guys are bold and they know their stuff. Your jaw will definitely drop to the floor more than once. You won't look at those actors that you know so well (you'd think) in the same way again. Everyone aspiring to be an actor or celebrity should read this book. I just wish it was longer than the (circa) 300 pages because - as perverse as it sounds and you will understand why it's perverse once you start reading it - I didn't want it to end. Buy this book, borrow it from a library, or get a used copy. I got a used copy because I had no clue this book would be this good. Now I wish I'd spent a few extra pounds on a new one. This one is going to stay in my home library for years, no doubt about that.

  • By Guest on 12 May 2014

    This book doesn't do what it says on the tin, I'm afraid. It starts off well enough but soon tails off into pages and pages of far right wingnut ranting about Hollywood 'liberals', with a deeply misogynist bent. It's pretty unpleasant reading.

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