From the widely publicized trial of silent film star Fatty Arbuckle in 1921, to Weinstein, Cosby, Britney Spears conservatorship battle and the now ongoing Johnny Depp/Amber Heard defamation trial, celebrities in court seem like a constant source of news. Associate Professor of Communication Andrea M McDonnell joins us to dive into the subject of Hollywood legal battles, how they test our perception of celebrity and fame & much more
Professor McDonnell is a media scholar examining gossip, celebrity, gender, and politics, She is currently co-editing a collection with Adam Silver called A Gossip Politic, forthcoming later this year from Palgrave. And co-author, with Susan Douglas, of Celebrity: A History of Fame, NYU Press.
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