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Title:E! Entertainment
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Publisher:Wonder
ISBN:0989598514
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Number of Pages:216
Category:Poetry, Fiction, Cultural

E! Entertainment by Kate Durbin

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC E! Entertainment E ENTERTAINMENT sparkles with the static of TV personalities the privileged dramas of MTV s The Hills and Bravo s Real Housewives the public tragedies of Amanda Knox and Anna Nicole Smith Durbin traces the migratory patterns of the flightiest members of our televised demimonde from the vacant bedrooms of the Playboy Mansion to the modern gothic of Kim Kardashian s fairytale wedding rendering a fabulous fallen world in a language of diamond studded lavishness .

Durbin elevates petty O C arguments between Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag to the status of serious literature Nylon Magazine .

Durbin calls attention to the female character tropes and formulaic narratives that so frequently make up reality TV shows cattiness competition amongst women archetypes for female friendships etcetera But far from the snark of most tabloids and celebrity gossip blogs Durbin considers these women with respect taking them seriously Bitch Magazine .

Kate Durbin is pop culture s stenographer E Entertainment ingeniously peers inside the television static revealing the many fictions that make up our reality and the many realities which make up our fictions It s also a lot of fun to read I love it Heidi Montag star of MTV s The Hills .

Since it s clear that ours is a Golden Age of TV it makes perfect sense that it might be a perfect moment for some Golden Age type writing on reality television Boom That s what you get in Durbin s yummy delve into housewives sexy sirens lonesome doomed doves and other boys and girls behaving badly but always with a sense of power Jerry Saltz senior art critic New York Magazine

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