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Starstruck

Author : Rachel Shukert
ISBN : 9780375984259
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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A new series set in the golden age of glam . . . “Wit, pluck, darkness, pitch perfect period details, juicy twists, and big heart. This book is one to savor.”--Anna Godbersen, New York Times bestselling author of the Luxe and Bright Young Things series Every week they arrive in Los Angeles--beautiful and talented young hopefuls who dream of becoming stars. It's all Margaret Frobisher has ever wanted—and when she's discovered by a powerful agent, she can barely believe her luck. She's more than ready to escape her snobby private school and conservative Pasadena family for a chance to light up the silver screen. The competition is fierce at Olympus Studios and Margaret—now Margo—is chasing her Hollywood dreams alongside girls like Gabby Preston, who at 16 is already a grizzled show-biz veteran caught between the studio and the ravenous ambition of her ruthless mother, and sultry Amanda Farraday, who seems to have it all--ambition, glamour . . . and dirty secrets. Missing from the pack is Diana Chesterfield, the beautiful actress who mysteriously disappeared, and there are whispers that Diana's boyfriend—Margo's new co-star—may have had something to do with it. Margo quickly learns that fame comes with a price, and that nothing is what it seems. Set in Old Hollywood, Starstruck follows the lives of three teen girls as they live, love, and claw their way to the top in a world where being a star is all that matters. “Valley of the Dolls for a new generation.”—a TeenVogue.com ‘Read During Spring Break’ selection “If you're into T.V. dramas like Smash, or love the over-the-top fashion of The Great Gatsby, Starstruck will have you hooked!”—a Seventeen.com ‘What to Read This Summer’ selection From the Hardcover edition.

Starstruck

Author : Lauren Conrad
ISBN : 9780062079817
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Lauren Conrad, star of the hit MTV reality series The Hills, brings her insider knowledge to Starstruck, the second book in the Fame Game series. In Starstruck, Madison isn’t getting much screen time on The Fame Game, the reality TV show following three girls trying to become stars in L.A. She’s too busy doing community service after stealing a necklace. Kate, on the other hand, is getting huge amounts of publicity now that one of her songs has become an overnight sensation—and it’s going to her head. And aspiring actress Carmen, the daughter of Hollywood royalty, is finally making a name for herself. The juicy story from bestselling author Lauren Conrad explores friendship, family, romance, ambition, and fame.

Starstruck

Author : Brenda Hiatt
ISBN : 9781940618012
Genre : Fiction
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Nerdy astronomy geek Marsha, M to her few friends, has never been anybody special. Orphaned as an infant and reluctantly raised by an overly-strict “aunt,” she’s not even sure who she is. M’s dream of someday escaping tiny Jewel, Indiana and making her mark in the world seems impossibly distant until hot new quarterback Rigel inexplicably befriends her. As Rigel turns his back on fawning cheerleaders to spend time with M, strange things start to happen: her acne clears up, her eyesight improves to the point she can ditch her thick glasses, and when they touch, sparks fly—literally! When M digs for a reason, she discovers deep secrets that will change her formerly humdrum life forever . . . and expose her to perils she never dreamed of. Yes, the middle of nowhere just got a lot more interesting!

Starstruck

Author : Albert A. Harrison
ISBN : 1845452860
Genre : Religion
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We live in an era of exploding scientific knowledge about the universe, and our place and future within it. Much of this new knowledge conflicts with earlier wisdom, and some has frightening implications. Cosmic evolution, space exploration, the search for extraterrestrial life, and concerns about humanity's future prompt us to seek new answers to old existential questions. Where did we come from? Why are we here? Are we alone? What will become of us? In our search for answers, we turn to science, religion, myth, and varying combinations thereof. Exploring an ambiguous region between recognized findings and unfettered imagination, Starstruck explores the multifaceted, far-reaching, and often contentious attempts of people with contrasting worldviews to develop convincing and satisfying interpretations of rapidly accumulating discoveries in physics, astronomy, and biology. Albert A. Harrison is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of California, Davis. He is co-author of Living Aloft, Human Requirements for Extended Spaceflight (1985), From Antarctica to Outer Space: Life in Isolation and Confinement (1991) and author of After Contact: the Human Response to Extraterrestrial Life (1997) and Spacefaring: The Human Dimension (2001). He was a member of the International Academy of Astronautics' SETI Committee, and of NASA's Space Human Factors Engineering Science and Technology Working Group.

Starstruck

Author : Michelle Celmer
ISBN : 9781426815348
Genre : Fiction
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After years as a Hollywood wild child, Claire Mackenzie put the urban jungle behind her and laid down roots in British Columbia, where she found stability running a plant nursery. So when her grandfather-screen legend Frederick Miles—invites her on a vacation aboard the cruise ship Alexandra's Dream, Claire finds it almost impossible to let her hair down again. And since Frederick has agreed to perform in a Golden Era revival show, Claire decides she'd better protect her grandfather's interests by chaperoning rehearsals. She's convinced that Liam Bates, the ship's smooth, charismatic assistant cruise director, is trying to use her grandfather to further his own showbiz career. But as much as Claire can't believe that Liam's charms aren't an act, she's having an even harder time resisting them.…

Starstruck

Author : Adrienne Fox
ISBN : 9781477235560
Genre : Fiction
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This is a Christmas Story with a difference. 21st century science has opened our eyes to Gallaxies. But why forget that a Star from the East guided Shepherds and Kings? As astronomy reveals yet more of the mysteries of the Universe, our delights and parametres will extend and 'Star Struck' will add another dimension.

Starstruck

Author : Robert Heide
ISBN : UOM:39015061161959
Genre : Performing Arts
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Starstruck

Author : Rajeev Balasubramanyam
ISBN : 9783944818603
Genre : Fiction
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Starstruck wurde aus dem Englischen von Thomas Melle übersetzt. Über das Buch: Starstruck ist eine Sammlung von zehn miteinander verknüpften Geschichten, die sich auf surreale, dunkle, oft auch komische Weise um jeweils eine prominente Persönlichkeit drehen. Fanatische Apple-Jünger versuchen eine Frau digital zu lynchen, weil sie es gewagt hat, Steve Jobs zu kritisieren, David Beckham begegnet uns als hochpolitisierter Wüterich, und sowohl Freddie Mercury als auch Michael Jackson suchen uns aus dem Jenseits heim. Rajeev Balasubramanyam seziert die moderne Gesellschaft mit scharfem Skalpell und legt die Schönheit, die Zerbrechlichkeit und das schier Bizarre der menschlichen Spezies frei.

Starstruck

Author : Elizabeth Currid-Halkett
ISBN : 1429962623
Genre : Social Science
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How was Nike able to take a gamble on an unknown Michael Jordan and transform itself from a $900 million company to a $9.19 billion company in less than fifteen years? Why did the artist Jeff Koons's Balloon Flower (Magenta) sell for a record $25.7 million in 2008? What does the high school football star have in common with the Hollywood headliner? And why should an actor never, ever go to Las Vegas? Celebrity—our collective fascination with particular people—is everywhere and takes many forms, from the sports star, notorious Wall Street tycoon, or film icon, to the hometown quarterback, YouTube sensation, or friend who compulsively documents his life on the Internet. We follow with rapt attention all the minute details of stars' lives: their romances, their spending habits, even how they drink their coffee. For those anointed, celebrity can translate into big business and top social status, but why do some attain stardom while millions of others do not? Why are we simply more interested in certain people? In Starstruck, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett presents the first rigorous exploration of celebrity, arguing that our desire to "celebrate" some people and not others has profound implications, elevating social statuses, making or breaking careers and companies, and generating astronomical dividends. Tracing the phenomenon from the art world to tabletop gaming conventions to the film industry, Currid-Halkett looks at celebrity as an expression of economics, geography (both real and virtual), and networking strategies. Starstruck brings together extensive statistical research and analysis, along with interviews with top agents and publicists, YouTube executives, major art dealers and gallery directors, Bollywood players, and sports experts. Laying out the enormous impact of the celebrity industry and identifying the patterns by which individuals become stars, Currid-Halkett successfully makes the argument that celebrity is an important social phenomenon and a driving force in the worldwide economy.

Star Struck

Author : Pamela Anderson
ISBN : 1416510354
Genre : Fiction
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Take a walk on the wild side... Star Wood Leigh is star struck in life and love. A hasty secret marriage to rock 'n' roll bad boy Jimi Deed triggers a chain of events that changes both of their lives. Together they soar to the heights of stardom and explore the dark side of celebrity. As their lives become more public, their secrets get even darker. Provocative and filled with surprises, this, the latest in the continuing tale of Miss Star Wood Leigh, takes her story to a whole new level. Life goes off the scale as she tries to balance private life with celebrity, and the world finds out what it really means to be Star Struck. Take a twisted look at what can happen offscreen as Star navigates the rocky shoals of life and love as the world's most unintentional superstar. Bestselling authors Pamela Anderson and Eric Shaw Quinn are back with their latest installment on the life of their fictional alter ego and their twisted take on stardom. The editorial advice of writer/director Gerry Anderson -- Pam's brother -- who not only added a lot of joy to the editing process in the writing of this book, also helped shape Star Stuck into a raw and unexpected take on stardom.

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