NHKラジオ ビジネス英会話 Writers' Workshop 9月号, 2006
では、Writers' Workshop 9月号からいってみましょう。
Gossip magazines have been springing up in the US and
Britain for several years. Not surprisingly, the centerpiece
is paparazzi photos of celebrities’ daily life. The rarer
the subjects are, the more expensive the photos are.
In publishing circle, it is said that the photo of Tom cruise’s
baby would be worth three hundreds million yen and the photo of
Angelina Jolie’s baby would be worth five hundreds million yen.
We can understand why paparazzi become aggressive because one
photo makes his or her whole life be secure. At the same time,
some celebrities believe that photos on media would be
advertisements for them. It is not a novelty that there is a
celebrity who has favorite paparazzo. In this way, celebrity
and paparazzo are give-and-take relationship.
However, the trend of this has been changing recently. More
celebrities have become to hate to be bread of paparazzo’s
livelihood. They are asking police to send paparazzi away or
hiding their face. An increasingly popular star Scarlett
Johansson and Keira Knightley are anti-paparazzi as well.
They are fighting back and forth so fiercely that you may hear
as if Hiroko Yakushimaru would scream “Don’t take my face.
I am an actress.” in the movie of “Tragedy of W.”
This seems to ignite paparazzi challenge spirit. (本多)
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