James Franco is the latest celebrity to ask his fans to bankroll his next project.
What’s interesting is how, now that the novelty is worn off, we’re starting to see that a famous face doesn’t necessarily equal instant Internet crowd-funding.
Is Crowd-Funding The New Test of Celebrity Popularity?
Following an overwhelmingly negative response, VICE magazine removed a fashion feature on female writers who committed suicide.
For one, the motives behind the spread — to incite outrage by capitalizing on the notion that the suicides of beloved literary figures were glamorous acts — are stunningly obvious. But more importantly, the feature only reflects poorly on Vice at the exact moment when it’s making a grab for credibility and legitimacy as a news organization
Is ‘Vice’ Finally Growing Up?