Posts Tagged "animals"

Centre for Media & Celebrity Studies – October News

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

Proud of Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) Board Member & Save Movement Founder Dr Anita Krajnc for testifying at her trial and contesting criminalization of giving water to slaughtered animals at Ontario Court of Justice yesterday. Special thanks to PETA President Ingrid NewKirk for joining us at court and speaking to the media. Watch CTV and Global News: Also, thanks to Celebrity Chat Producer Dr Jackie Raphael for sharing my media interview on social justice and...

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Entertainment vs Information in Popular Culture

Posted by on Feb 18, 2016 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

A huge thanks to new readers for joining my social media. Special thanks to Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies (CMCS) media expert and social media manager Christine Bode for her insightful and inspiring comments on the posts always. Gratitude also goes to former CMCS seminar “Moving Forward” panelist and Ryerson University’s Sal Greco for his opinions on my latest interview in Humber News. Here’s what Sal has to say about the Jimmy Kimmel’s Show video that I mentioned in the interview: “Upon seeing the video shown on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, that...

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Interview on Snoop Dogg and the BBC

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

“The mass appeal of a persona or event, such as the Snoop Dogg petition, is based on existing social contexts and not necessarily ‘luck’, as the myth of stardom would confirm. The attention that Snoop Dogg has received is not new. He has already gained visibility: he is a well-known rapper that has extraordinary talent, bizarre impressions, and eccentric looks, while he gives voice to environmental issues and animals in ordinary ways. His famous participation in Jimmy Kimmel Live sketch “Plizzanet Earth” is a good example of this visibility that supports news commodity. What makes this...

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Oscar Selfies: Authenticity at the 86th Academy Awards

Posted by on Mar 5, 2014 in Critic's Area | 2 comments

Dear Readers, In the last 12 hours, I had a fascinating conversation with Toronto-based American historian Jarret Ruminski.  On my Facebook page, I shared how Ellen DeGeneres’ ‘selfie’ at the 86th Academy Awards got re-tweeted more than 3 million times.  The re-tweet of the ‘star-studded selfie’ led to Samsung donating a total of $3 million to two of her favorite charities: the Humane Society and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  More on Ruminski makes an excellent...

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Celebrating Sentient Love – A Brand New Campaign and Book

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013 in Critic's Area | 0 comments

  Dear Readers, Today, I am proud to share and support brand new campaign by international photojournalist, featured personality of documentary film The Ghosts in Our Machine (, and friend Jo-Anne McArthur – celebrating sentient love and meaningful practices of care and bonding! Please view and share the campaign and book preview. Hope this finds you well and empowered! Stay tuned for my upcoming posts on the film Women on Top, photo and fashion in Vogue India, Building Bridges Association of Canada, and a workshop on love, intimacy, and sexuality!...

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