I am a PR Rep and PAO. (SEE: (blogs): highvizpr,abbebuckpr, abbebuckpublicaffairs); Twitter). YES, politics + info-tainment are ruling the day; W/ micro-blogging speeding the process of plow and share ten-fold, I share PR POV right here, welcoming all Q & A. To find out more about my line, "GOOGLE" (of course!)/ get in touch. (Still) TOPICAL QUOTE: "We are living in an age of Publicity" -Will Rogers (1924) ~~(Some things just never change!) # # #
Sunday, June 12, 2005
Mr. and Mrs. Smith is currently the Number One film in America
Hollywood Reporter: "Smith" on target with
$51 Million opening
Surprised? I'm not. These are smart people, at least, I believe from Pitt's vantage point they are (Angelina has had her moments). But Pitt is a smart man, as cool and unflappable as his character (the) assassin in this film. With a 60-page photo spread in "W" , to ""what affair?" , these are people, and those who "rep them" (Pitt's Publicist is the always top-notch Cindy Guagenti), who clearly know what they are doing, contradicting their relationship every step of the way, but this is control....leave your public wanting more! SEE: THR's Newsmags Take Note - Pitt may have a point:
Now let's go from great show-biz PR to entertainment publicity run amok: Tom Cruise getting married?(!) Let's see if this will sell tickets at the neighborhood multimplex. Speilberg or not, I am not buying. DVD's come out in less than 6 mos. I'll wait.
Watch for my HighVizPR case study "Cruise VS Pitt: Today's film stars in PR contrast"
In the meantime, I leave you with this bit of confirmation: THR: A Tale of two Publicists, on our sister blog HighViz PR's "GoodPR- Bad PR"