Pop stars who can't act: the limits of celebrity 'multi-tasking'

Dickinson, K. (2004) Pop stars who can't act: the limits of celebrity 'multi-tasking'. MediaActive, 2,

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This article situates the phenomenon of artists who cross over from musical stardom into cinema within the context of the horizontal integration of the entertainment industries. An attention to singers who are considered to act badly opens out an exploration of how each sphere of production (music and film) regulates and organizes what it considers to be valuable and extra-ordinary work, and how these might prove incompatible when allied with other artistic activities. The popular discourses circulating around such performances are illuminating in what they reveal about pervasive anxieties and debates about what currently constitutes our understanding of labour.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dickinson, Dr Kay
Authors: Dickinson, K.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts
Journal Name:MediaActive
Publisher:Lawrence & Wishart Ltd.
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