Monday, February 03, 2014

Random Photos Part Four

Hilary Duff out grocery shopping with her son.

Heidi Klum headed to NYC.
Jennifer Nettles and her son.
Julianne Hough trying to shake the paps following her.
Joe Manganiello at the WGA Awards.
Jack Osbourne out at the park.
Josh Hutcherson makes his way through the airport.
John Stamos for his Lex Luthor audition.
Katie Holmes walking the streets of NYC.

36 comments:

TalksTooMuch said...

I hope there's a kid somewhere near Katie Holmes, because she can totally use big girl purses now.

Joe Mangemange is just so tall! Like a hairy giant. That was not complaining

Seven of Eleven said...

I don't know who Jennifer Nettles is, but her baby is adorable.

Hough in overalls. Huh.

Hello, Joe ManJello.

I still think Uncle Jesse is hot, even if he looks like he's auditioning to be a conehead.

What other streets would Katie Holmes walk, seeing as how she lives in NY?

sandybrook said...

Jennifer Nettles is a country singer with her own group called Sugarland @7
Yay Hilary we missed you you haven't been on the pics section since Wednesday I thought you got sick or died in the Death Pool we had here.

Kym Is A Messy Canopener said...

Celebrity worship syndrome is an obsessive-addictive disorder in which a person becomes overly involved with the details of a celebrity's personal life. Psychologists have indicated that though many people obsess over glamorous film, television, sport and pop stars, the only common factor between them is that they are all figures in the public eye. The term Celebrity Worship Syndrome is in fact a misnomer.
The term celebrity worship syndrome (CWS) first appeared in an article 'Do you worship the celebs?' by James Chapman in the Daily Mail in 2003 (Chapman, 2003).[1][2] James Chapman was basing his article on the journal paper Maltby et al. (2003). James Chapman refers to CWS, but in fact this is a misunderstanding of a term used in the academic article to which he refers (Maltby et al. 2003), CWS which stood for Celebrity Worship Scale. Nonetheless Chapman may be generally correct. A syndrome refers to a set of abnormal or unusual set of symptoms indicating the existence of an undesirable condition or quality. Indeed many attitudes and behaviours covered in this research indicate such states.[3]
Psychologists in the United States and United Kingdom created a celebrity worship scale to rate the problems. In 2002, United States psychologists Lynn McCutcheon, Rense Lange, and James Houran introduced the Celebrity Attitude Scale, a 34 item scale administered to 262 persons living in central Florida.[4] McCutcheon et al. suggested that celebrity worship comprised one dimension in which lower scores on the scale involved individualistic behavior such as watching, listening to, reading and learning about celebrities whilst the higher levels of worship are characterized by empathy, over-identification, and obsession with the celebrity.
However, later research among larger UK samples have suggested there are 3 different aspects to celebrity worship;[5] John Maltby (University of Leicester), and the aforementioned psychologists examined the Celebrity Attitude Scale among 1732 United Kingdom respondents (781 males, 942 females) who were aged between 14 and 62 years and found the following 3 dimensions to celebrity worship: entertainment-social, intense-personal, and borderline-pathological. A followup study showed no gender difference in any of the three dimensions.[6]
John D. Moore, PhD, author of Confusing Love with Obsession [7] and creator of the Obsessive Love Wheel suggests in a 2013 online article that there exists three primary types of celebrity stalkers: (1) Simple Obsessional, (2) Love Obsessional and (3) Erotomanic.[8]
A more detailed look into the three categories of celebrity stalking as defined by author John D. Moore:

Kym Is A Messy Canopener said...

(1) Simple Obsessional: Simple obsessional stalking constitutes a majority of all stalking cases, anywhere from 70%-80%, and is dominated by males. This form of stalking is generally associated with individuals who have shared previous personal relationships with their victims. However, this is not necessarily the case between a common member of the public exhibiting celebrity worship syndrome and the famous person with whom they are obsessed. Individuals that meet the criteria of being labeled as a “simple obsessional stalker” tend to share a set of characteristics including an inability to have successful personal relationships in their own lives, social awkwardness, feelings of powerlessness, a sense of insecurity, and very low self-esteem. Of these characteristics, low self-esteem plays a large role in the obsession that these individuals develop with their victim, in this case, the famous person. If the individual is unable to have any sort of connection to the celebrity with which they are obsessed, their own sense of self-worth may decline.[9]
(2) Love Obsessional: Love obsessional stalking is the category that most celebrity stalkers fall into. As the name suggests, individuals who demonstrate this sort of stalking behavior develop a love obsession with somebody who they have no personal relation to. Love obsessional stalking accounts for roughly 20%-25% of all stalking cases. The people that demonstrate this form of stalking behavior are likely to suffer from a mental disorder, commonly either schizophrenia or paranoia. Individuals that are love obsessional stalkers often times convince themselves that they are in fact in a relationship with the subject of their obsession. For example, a woman who had been stalking David Letterman for a total of five years claimed to be his wife when she had no personal connection to him.[9] Other celebrities who have fallen victim to this form of stalking include Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Jodie Foster, and Mila Kunis along with numerous other A-list stars.[10]
(3) Erotomanic: Erotomanic, originating from the word Erotomania, refers to stalkers who genuinely believe that their victims are in love with them. The victims in this case are almost always well known within their community or within the media, meaning that they can range from being small town celebrities or famous personalities from Hollywood. Comprising less than 10% of all stalking cases, Erotomanic stalkers are the least common. Unlike simple-obsessional stalkers, a majority of the individuals in this category of stalking are women. Similar to love-obsessional stalkers, the behavior of Erotomanic stalkers may be a result of an underlying psychological disorder such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression.[11] Individuals who suffer from Erotomania tend to believe that the celebrity with whom they are obsessed is utilizing the media as a way to communicate with them by sending special messages or signals. Although these stalkers have unrealistic beliefs, they are less likely to seek any form of face-to-face interaction with their celebrity obsession, therefore posing less of a threat to them.[12]

Renoblondee said...

Cute babies!

Kym Is A Messy Canopener said...

Mental health[edit]

Evidence indicates that poor mental health is correlated with celebrity worship. Researchers have examined the relationship between celebrity worship and mental health in United Kingdom adult samples. One study found evidence to suggest that the intense-personal celebrity worship dimension was related to higher levels of depression and anxiety.[14] Similarly, another study in 2004, found that the intense-personal celebrity worship dimension was not only related to higher levels of depression and anxiety, but also higher levels of stress, negative affect, and reports of illness.[15] Both these studies showed no evidence for a significant relationship between either the entertainment-social or the borderline-pathological dimensions of celebrity worship and mental health.
Another correlated pathology examined the role of celebrity interest in shaping body image cognitions. Among three separate UK samples (adolescents, students and older adults) individuals selected a celebrity of their own sex whose body/figure they liked and admired, and then completed the Celebrity Attitude Scale along with two measures of body image. Significant relationships were found between attitudes toward celebrities and body image among female adolescents only.[16]
The findings suggested that, in female adolescence, there is an interaction between intense-personal celebrity worship and body image between the ages of 14 and 16, and some tentative evidence suggest that this relationship disappears at the onset of adulthood, which is between the ages of 17 and 20. These results are consistent with the authors who stress the importance of the formation of relationships with media figures, and suggest that relationships with celebrities perceived as having a good body shape may lead to a poor body image in female adolescents.

Kym Is A Messy Canopener said...

Within a clinical context the effect of celebrity might be more extreme, particularly when considering extreme aspects of celebrity worship. Relationships between the three classifications of celebrity worship (entertainment-social, intense-personal and borderline-pathological celebrity worship and obsessiveness), ego-identity, fantasy proneness and dissociation were examined. Two of these variables drew particular attention: fantasy proneness and dissociation. Fantasy proneness involves fantasizing for a duration of time, reporting hallucinatory intensities as real, reporting vivid childhood memories, having intense religious and paranormal experiences. Dissociation is the lack of a normal integration of experiences, feelings, and thoughts in everyday consciousness and memory; in addition, it is related to a number of psychiatric problems.[17]
Though low levels of celebrity worship (entertainment-social) are not associated with any clinical measures, medium levels of celebrity worship (intense-personal) are related to fantasy proneness (approximately 10% of the shared variance), while high levels of celebrity worship (borderline-pathological) share a greater association with fantasy proneness (around 14% of the shared variance) and dissociation (around 3% of the shared variance, though the effect size of this is small and most probably due to the large sample size)[citation needed]. This finding suggests that as celebrity worship becomes more intense, and the individual perceives having a relationship with the celebrity, the more the individual is prone to fantasies.
"Celebrity worship" is a term coined by Lynn E. McCutcheon (DeVry University), Diane D. Ashe (Valencia Community College), James Houran (Southern Illinois University) and a few further collaborators in a series of articles published primarily in the North American Journal of Psychology and a non-peer reviewed working paper series called Current Issues in Social Psychology, the Journal of Psychology and British Journal of Psychology.
A number of historical (Barbas 2001; Hansen 1991), ethnographic (i.e. Henry & Caldwell 2007; Jenkins 1992; Kozinets 2001; O'Guinn 1991; Richardson & Turley 2006; Stacey 1994); netnographic (i.e. Kozinets 1997) and auto-ethnographic studies (i.e. Holbrook 1987, 1995; Wohlfeil and Whelan 2008) in diverse academic disciplines such as film studies, media studies, cultural studies and consumer research, which - unlike McCutcheon et al. focused mainly on a student sample (with two exceptions) - have actually studied real fans in the field, have come to very different conclusions that are more in line with Horton & Wohl's (1956) original concept of parasocial interaction or an earlier study by Leets et al. (1995).

Kym Is A Messy Canopener said...

Still not getting any fucking moderation around here?

Mari (from her other mail acct.) said...

Of course.
Jack Osbourne's little one is as cute as a button!

sandybrook said...

Just because Count is happy you are back @canopener dont assume anyone else is. You know what happens when you assume dont you?

Seven of Eleven said...

Oh, look who's back. Yawn.

Count Jerkula said...

Hough in overalls is hot. 2 clips and they drop to the floor. Much easier than peeling tight jeans off a chick.

Sylvia said...

I thought Jack Osbourne had a disease that was fatal???

Count Jerkula said...

Jack has MS, I think.

Harry Knuckles said...

Duff's hairline resembles mine, at least what's left of it.

Hough has a weird strap thing on her purse. Why so long and low? I'm starting to think like a chick now.

Kym Is A Messy Canopener said...

Awww.... sandy, sandy, sandy. Don't be jealous, boo!

Ray Nicolet said...

Babies!!!!!

Kym Is A Messy Canopener said...

Did you take the time to link to a gif all because of lil' ol' me, SevenSomethingOtherNumberRhymesWithSeven???I don't know what to say. I will never forget this day!

Seven of Eleven said...

Don't go changing your nappies, chicken, it's not necessarily a compliment. And I'm out.

JSierra said...

CUTE babies!
Hideous overalls! Can we all agree that those are only cute on children?

TalksTooMuch said...

I wore overalls and shortalls for most of my twenties. Bibs, denim, even cords. I would like to take a moment now to apologize.

Leisa said...

attention seeking disorder clearly displayed above.

fontlover said...

CANOPENER DON'T USE THE NAME KIM, YOU'RE CRAZY N DON'T DESERVE IT #WHACKJOB #CHECKYOURMEDS

Kym Is A Messy Canopener said...

You've got my attention, Dr. Leisa! Tell me more!!!!

Kym Is A Messy Canopener said...

Okay, font. I promise not to use the name KIM. Never. Ever. Your argument is valid and irrefutable.

fontlover said...

YOU'RE CHANGING ONE LETTER AND STILL TRYING TO USE IT. DON'T THINK IT'S NOT OBVIOUS. #CHECKYOURMEDSONEMORETIME

Kimba said...

@TTM, if it were in the 90's everyone is forgiven; the 00's, you may be damned, I'm sorry.

TalksTooMuch said...

Kimba, whew! All 90s. I is old

Kym Is A Messy Canopener said...

What if I change it to KYM? I just want you to be happy, funt.

fancyscreenname said...

Klum is the worst offender of the pap call. Needy much, Heidi?

fontlover said...

DON'T TALK TO ME IF YOU CAN'T SPELL MY NAME RIGHT EITHER. #BASICMANNERS

Kym Is A Messy Canopener said...

B-b-butt (sniff,sniff), you didn't spell MY name right and I didn't hold it against you! It's just not fair. You aren't being fair!!! You're just a big bully!

Patience Grasshopper said...

TTM, Let me just say I always enjoy your comments. Thanks for the giggles!

TalksTooMuch said...

Thanks, Patience! I know I irritate the bejesus out of some, so nice to hear!

Red said...

Can't you wait until Hilary Duff actually does something interesting to show her to us every damm day? So she carries her kid around & buys groceries-enough!