But are these people "drag down" with made up controversies or are they themselves responsible for creating their own controversies ?
I was at Target today, and all of Paula's cooking products are on clearance sale. I definitely need some new pots & pans
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PEOPLE magazine had a list of all of Deen's endorsements, and she even had a contract to endorse rugs. Unless the rugs were specially designed for the kitchen or something, I can't see what value there would be in having a cook/restaurant owner endorse them, but there you go....
We live in an ageist society where everything is based on youth, but I hated being 18. I don't like teenagers any more now than I did then. I'm 49 now and there is no way that I'd go back to my teens and 20s - even if I knew what I know now, I don't want to go through all that again. I found it a very difficult time. - Buzz Osborne of the Melvins
It doesn't even have to be an item that specifically relates to the genre of her profession. If say, a TV show does a special on her home and she plugs her decor, she might get money for that. Or if her cooking show also shows her eating in say, her dining room (ala Giada or Barefoot Contessa), her interior design might have all been paid for by someone who wanted their work on TV.
People, absolutely, listen to celebrities endorsements. People listen to celebrities for political guidance as well - go figure.
I read that she hired the crisis manager sometime last week.
Much needed, I think.
Crisis Management 101: Shut the f*ck up.
I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.~W. C. Fields
What I find interesting is that there's been pretty much no effort from Paula's camp to address anything beyond the n word. Yes, yes it's before the courts so maybe she can't discuss the case, but there's a lot that could be said and done to address the many allegations in the suit. Maybe they were hoping that very few people even noticed it, but if they can refute or at least counter those claims it would go a long way toward rehabilitating her image.
She's also had a lot of vocal supporters among her fans - now she needs a solid plan to retain their loyalty over the long term, and use that as a base to bring back some and more importantly attract others. For starters, I understand she had another book ready to go but the publisher dropped it - they need to go through that with a fine tooth comb, then fund the publishing themselves and use it as a fundraiser. Not for something directly related to the scandal as that would seem to be too much like she was forced - better something she might already have a connection to or something that might appeal to her fans, like say helping single moms start their own businesses.
I wonder if using celebrities in ads is more to get people to pay attention to the ad in the first place, than to lend any kind of authority. At least for products that aren't related to the celebrity's expertise.
The public is pretty forgiving and most of the time that works a treat. But you have to go away first.
Actual bumper sticker series: Jesus is my co-pilot. Satan is my financial advisor. Budha is my therapist. L. Ron Hubbard owes me $50.
I actually lost a few real life friends for speaking out against this on Facebook. Funny thing is, I was trying to figure out how to cut them out of my life since they're pretty toxic to begin with.
Since this whole Paula thing began, I've only read of one employee of hers who has spoken out in her defense. Have more done it? Or are they all just silent about the whole thing? Seems odd that they're not all out front and center talking about her - that to me would be the first thing I'd do as her publicist, agent, crisis manager, butter fryer - get the employees to talk about Paula the boss. Or does the silence mean that it's all true?
I think they're smart to wait until they're deposed or called to testify at a civil trial.
3539 and counting.
Slightly Wounding Banana list cont: MacMadame.
And perhaps heckles has not have an annual physical done recently. Both my husband and I have had a full chemistry panel and A1C done as part of those physicals. My husband's parents and his maternal aunt and uncle in law had type 2 diabetes and my husband's A1C has been slightly elevated. The doctor continues to monitor it, but my husband has been following a good diet/exercise plan for the last 10 years. So despite your best efforts, genetics can win out. Or maybe our physicians do a better job at screenings?
According to this report, while Random House has refused to go ahead with publishing her latest book, her back list sales have shot up:
Portion control, though, is not a common element.
"The team doesn't get automatic capacity because management is mad" -- Greg Smith, agile guy
It's interesting that the media has been quick to report companies that are severing their ties with Dean, but are pretty much ignoring those that are not. There is a local company that markets under her brand. They ran an article in the local paper how they are not severing ties and felt she'd done all she could do with her apology. I guess that's not nearly as salacious as the main stream media's intent.
Those who never succeed themselves are always the first to tell you how.
I figured it out shortly thereafter though. Luckily, I don't think I've ever gotten aggressive or anything.