Why Anna Wintour is ‘the ultimate gatekeeper’ of celebsBy ANI
Monday, November 8, 2010
NEW YORK - Vogue editor Anna Wintour is ‘the ultimate gatekeeper’ of celebrity, says Elizabeth Currid-Halkett of USC in her new book ‘Starstruck’.
The author said an analysis of Wintour’s social network reveals she’s “more connected than anyone to these major, major stars.”
She’s famous in her own right, and other famous people are “intimidated” by her as well, she explained. According to Currid-Halkett, Paris Hilton and Taylor Swift are two media-savy A-listers.
Combined with Anna Wintour’s connections, the three are poised for greatness, the author wrote.
“Taylor Swift is someone we need to watch,” the New York Daily quoted Currid-Halkett as saying.
The ‘Speak Now’ songstress is ’such an A-lister in the conventional sense’ - with beauty, talent, and commercial success.
Throw in her high-profile relationship drama and tabloid-teasing lyrics, and Currid-Halkett explains, the singer/songwriter “is doing all those things that make us become obsessed with a star.”
But though Swift may be the ascendant good girl, Currid-Halkett says she can’t help harboring affection for a bad girl of a bygone era: Paris Hilton.
“She behaves like no one else - I actually have a great respect for her. In celebrity culture, she’s definitely like Einstein,” she said. (ANI)