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Stars Strike Back At Paparazzi In Ashton Kutcher's new Reality Show

By Angelique van Engelen     Mar 20, 2008 in Lifestyle
What do you do when you’re a star wanting to get back at the paparazzi? You victimize them! It’s what Ashton Kutcher is doing in a new reality show called Pop Fiction. The show is designed to ‘exploit the media.'
Pop Fiction is a perfect antidote to the endless pursuit that the stars endure. In the first episode, Paris Hilton tricks a few snazzy paparazzi who fall for her claim that the bearded shaman (the actor Maxie Santillan Jr.) accompanying her on the Los Angeles streets has brought her ’salvation’.
She then goes on to give the actor a giant diamond necklace. In no time, the story was all over the tabloid press. The reporters apparently ‘hung their heads low when Paris revealed the prank’.
Pop Fiction is in production right now and features 20 celebrities out to fool the paparazzi. Kutcher’s partner Jason Goldberg said that the rationale for the show is to show that exaggeration is foolish. “We live in a culture that’s driven by media and obsessed with celebrity, to the point where they don’t have private lives anymore. Two people going out to eat turns into, ‘They’re engaged.’ It’s a feeding frenzy. It’s dangerous and it’s irresponsible in some cases,” he was quoted as saying on PostChronicle.com. The show premiered on U.S. network E! on the 9th of March.
disclosure: Angelique van Engelen writes the reporTwitter.com blog, which deals with reality style reporting and Twitter.
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