When she arrived, she saw that the glitzy event was in full effect. She instantly recognized several well-known celebrities walking the red carpet, making their way towards the Egyptian-themed entrance of the up-scale event center. The music industry’s biggest award shows were held there, because it had one of the most expensive, top-notch, state of the art sound systems on the planet. It had a digital soundstage equipped with sophisticated special-effects gadgetries that many Hollywood studios used to make movies.
Hordes of animated stargazers were standing behind heavily-guarded bright yellow barriers, shouting and clapping excitedly. She remembered feeling overwhelmed by all of it the first time she attended a red-carpet event, but after awhile she got used to it.
Exiting the limo, she began her descent down the red carpet, pausing periodically to pose for various members of the press. As unnerving as it was for her, she thoroughly understood how media publicity trickled down to big bucks for the record company and the artist. This was why Hubert Cole made her attend. Being on the front page of tabloid magazines would keep her public persona fresh, and nothing made fans hungrier than knowing personal details about their favorite star.
Something as simple as eating a sandwich at a side-walk cafe was news to a fan. A Photograph of an entertainer doing routine things garnered big dollar, depending on what it was. Lady Diana was one of the most photographed celebrities in history, until the day she perished in that horrific automobile accident. Her death was directly related to the paparazzi, because her driver was trying to ditch them.
Years after the horrific event, nothing changed. They even snapped pictures of the mangled wreckage and sold the pictures, which made front page news. Even the funeral had mass media coverage, so the reality is what it is; as long as papers move off store shelves, nothing will change. High profits is top priority for all businesses, and the lives of entertainers yields huge profits. Only a fool would interfere with something as reliable and lucrative as media coverage of the stars.
As “ICON” continues to pull me into it’s mystery, I write and watch what unfolds. This time around, I’m experiencing something I have never experienced before. This novel constantly calls me and doesn’t quit until I write. ~GD
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