Celebrities are fascinating. Some are veritable train wrecks and cannot be turned away from while others are captivating in their humanity. In the US celebrities are seen and treated as some sort of royalty, almost a return to nobility and are nearly untouchable in their status. The lifestyle of the US celebrity is extravagant and stretches beyond artistry to sheer worship. It cannot be denied, however, the celebrity lifestyle is tremendously influential and, like it or not, recurring.
What a US celebrity is
Defining the US celebrity is tricky. A US celebrity is any person of particular interest that has attracted the national spotlight by means of talent, circumstance, or talent. There is no particular rhyme or reason to what constitutes a celebrity, particularly in the US. Outrageous behavior, uncontrolled antics, or simple birth association are often enough to be classified as a celebrity.
The celebrity lifestyle
Celebrities live in such a fashion the general public finds themselves in awe of the celebrity. At times this awe is one of disbelief as the public tries to come to terms with outrageous behavior. Other times it is one of outrage as the public works out its own angst while celebrities display their complete disconnect with society at large.
Regardless the reasons, it can be said the US celebrity lifestyle is one of extravagance. US celebrities engage in multimillion dollar movie deals and wear stunning gowns and outfits fit for more royal times. US celebrities attract the spotlight and are the focus of mundane questions such as style choice or reaction to the other celebrities in attendance.
US celebrities are barraged with questions, often the same question from a pack of roving reporters and interviewers. As a means of promoting their movie or project celebrities subject themselves to an endless parade of microphones and camera flashes.
US celebrities subject themselves to this whirlwind as a means of securing themselves inside the American culture and awareness. Once established the celebrity must maintain their presence. Often this is done on a seemingly endless array of television shows or specials. Rarely are these opportunities truly reflective of the personality or talent of the celebrity instead showcasing some form of personal pantomime designed to stay a moment longer in the spotlight.
The future of the celebrity
As social barriers continue to fall it can be assured the nature of the celebrity will continue. Depending on personal perspective this is a complete distraction or an opportunity to make fast money with little to no risk. Regardless the opportunities will continue so long as there is an audience for celebrity antics.