Back in the heyday of your incredibly ridiculous – and every bit as addictive – breakthrough TV series, you gave us a measured and breathless peek into how the superstars of the entertainment world actually lived. OK, so maybe it wasn’t so actual, but that wasn’t the point: aspirational voyeurism was.
Well, now we don’t need Robin (Leach, not Lewis) to enlighten us. The rich and famous are doing it themselves…and trying to make a few bucks in the process.
Over the past year or three, a whole slew of TV, movie and ersatz celebrities have launched businesses selling us the products they themselves actually use…once again with the proviso that this is much more about perception than reality. [Read more…]