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Jack White slams reality television

Jack White slams reality television

Dec 4 2012, 5:04am CST | by

Former White Stripes singer Jack White thinks people who go on reality television shows are in it for instant fame and take away credibility from real artists.

Jack White has hit out at reality TV shows. The former White Stripes frontman has criticised people who appear on talent shows insisting they are only interested in instant fame and he claims the...

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Jack White slams reality television

Dec 4 2012, 5:04am CST | by

Former White Stripes singer Jack White thinks people who go on reality television shows are in it for instant fame and take away credibility from real artists.

Jack White has hit out at reality TV shows.
The former White Stripes frontman has criticised people who appear on talent shows insisting they are only interested in instant fame and he claims the format dilutes the work of credible artists.
In an interview with the new issue of Britain's Esquire magazine, he said: ''The goal of modern celebrity is to make yourself into the lowest common denominator, 'Hey, I'm a guy just like you. I like beer, a football game.' Especially in reality television, you'll see what people will go so far as to make a fool out of themselves just to prove that.''
The 37-year-old musician went on to criticise Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood, 82, who recently appeared on E! fly-on-the-wall series, 'Mrs. Eastwood & Company' with his wife Dina.
He said: ''I don't want to see a reality show about Michelangelo. You know, Clint Eastwood is doing one with his family and it's such a disappointment.
''There's no reason to put yourself in a position that makes things completely un-special.''
As well as taking a shot at reality television, Jack doesn't think celebrities should use social networking site Twitter to report on their mundane everyday activities.
He said: ''I think the only people who should have Twitter accounts are comedians. Because it's all about one-liners. I would use it if Conan O'Brien or Reggie Watts or Stephen Colbert were to walk into a room and tell me one joke and leave. But you don't want Gore Vidal telling you, 'I'm doing my dishes right now.' ''

 
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3 weeks ago

Jack White, Conor Oberst Appear On 'Inside Llewyn Davis' Live Album

Oct 28 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: Clash Music

Alongside a plethora of performers...One of the year's most talked about music films, 'Inside Llewyn Davis' offered a glimpse into the Greenwich Village folk scene which germinated in New York during the 1960s. Alongside this film, Showtime organised a documentary about the music scene, in addition to arranging a one off concert featuring modern performers. Broadcast as a documentary, 'Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of 'Inside Ll ...
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3 weeks ago

Jack White To Speak At Yale University

Oct 23 2014 4:11am CDT | Source: Clash Music

On the history and legacy of Paramount Records...Last year, Jack White's Third Man label assisted in a lavish box set dedicated to the history of Paramount Records. An outlet which specialised in early jazz and blues during the 20s and 30s, the box set received widespread praise. Now Jack White is set to speak on a panel at Yale University focussing on the Paramount story and its ultimate legacy. Packed with heavyweights, the panel also includes renown ...
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4 weeks ago

Renee Zellweger Explains Changing Face: It's Because I'm So Happy!

Oct 22 2014 8:11am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Yesterday, photos of Renee Zelwegger looking very different from how we remember her made the rounds online, and it's easy to see why. This wasn't a simple case of dramatic weight loss or Botox gone wrong. The former rom-com queen legitimately looked like a different person. Concerned Zellweger fans clamored for an explanation: Had Renee simply had a lot of work done? Is there some issue with her hea ...
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5 weeks ago

Jack White's Keyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens Dies at 38, Singer Cancels Remaining Tour Dates in Mexico

Oct 14 2014 4:41pm CDT | Source: US Magazine

Jack White's keyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens was found dead in his Mexico hotel room at age 38 on Tuesday, Oct. 14This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Jack White's Keyboardist Isaiah "Ikey" Owens Dies at 38, Singer Cancels Remaini ...
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5 weeks ago

Ikey Owens, Jack White's Keyboardist, Found Dead in Mexico Hotel Room; Jack White Cancels Tour

Oct 14 2014 1:20pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Isaiah "Ikey" Owens, Long Beach musician and Jack White's touring keyboardist, was found dead in his Puebla, Mexico hotel room on this morning, according to media reports.Mexico's Periodico Digital broke the news that Owens was found dead at about 10AM. Police reportedly found drugs and alcohol in Owens's room in the Camino Real Hotel, but the exact cause of death is still under inve ...
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6 weeks ago

Jack White Announces First 2015 Tour Dates, Including Madison Square Garden Show

Oct 7 2014 11:24am CDT | Source: Fresh 102.7

Jack White is set to headline New York’s Madison Square Garden for the first time since the White Stripes played the world-famous arena in 2007. White announced his first two concerts of 2015 on his Facebook page yesterday: he’s playing the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Jan. 28, followed by New York’s Madison Square Garden on Jan. 30. Related: Jack White’s 2014 Bonnaroo Gig Getting Vinyl Release The rest of his touring this year wil ...
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6 weeks ago

Jack White Announces First 2015 Tour Dates, Including Madison Square Garden Show

Oct 7 2014 11:23am CDT | Source: Mix 96-5

Jack White is set to headline New York’s Madison Square Garden for the first time since the White Stripes played the world-famous arena in 2007. White announced his first two concerts of 2015 on his Facebook page yesterday: he’s playing the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Jan. 28, followed by New York’s Madison Square Garden on Jan. 30. Related: Jack White’s 2014 Bonnaroo Gig Getting Vinyl Release The rest ...
Source: Mix 96-5   Full article at: Mix 96-5
 

 
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6 weeks ago

Jack White Says Female Musicians Are Still Treated Like Novelties

Oct 6 2014 8:42pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Jack White has gone to bat for gender equality, saying female musicians are often perceived as a “novelty” on stage, and struggle to get the recognition they deserve despite in many cases being more capable than their male counterparts.White made the comments in a new interview with guitarist Mike McCready from 90s grunge icons Pearl Jam — of all people — for American satellite radio service Sirius XM, after McCready inquired to the different dynamics between White’s all-f ...
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