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!) # # #

Saturday, June 25, 2005

So you wanna book a rock star? Anybody can -- if the price is right.

Want Madonna? The Rolling Stones? Tony Bennett? (just like in a movie cameo!) Now you, Joe Middle America, can have them all -- for BIG BUCK$$$$$ !

"...From a pure business sense--and they don't call it the "music business" for nothing--private gigs are win-win for entertainers. Tacking a private show or two onto regular tour stop doubles a destination's productivity--one night at the Gund Arena plus one night in some wealthy dentist's backyard equals two paychecks from Greater Cleveland. Also, they're a great way to recoup the exorbitant costs of mounting a major tour. "Artists like doing private gigs quite simply because they pay," says Barry Weisblatt, head of WhiteLeaf Entertainment Group, a New York-based boutique event production outfit. "From a financial standpoint, private gigs pay the bills and can help subsidize the cost of a tour...."


Don't bring Tinkerbell back! And I don't care who you are!


from Today show blog:

June 22, 2005 4:15 p.m.
The poop on the pooch (Paris Hilton’s Tinker Bell, that is)
(---from Jennifer Long, “Today” show producer)

I knew I would get into
Page Six someday but I was hoping it would be to announce my impending nuptials to George Clooney... (See the New York Post, “Paris’ Pooch Bites Producer”)

Here is the real poop, so to speak, and unfortunately, not nearly as dramatic - [more]


Thursday, June 23, 2005

Goodbye, Rev.Billy Graham

Newsweek: Point Man for the 'Kingdom'
Billy Graham's publicist thinks of marketing as his mission.

Thank you, Rev. Billy Graham. And thank you, PR man Larry Ross for taking care of him.

June 27 issue - So Moses turns for advice to his public-relations man as he's wondering how to cross the Red Sea, according to a story Larry Ross told in New York last week.

And the guy says, Here's what to do: stand at the water's edge and raise your staff, and the sea will part for you and then the Egyptians will all drown.

And Moses asks, Is that really going to work?

And the PR guy says, I don't know, but if it does, I can guarantee you two pages in the Old Testament.

The point being, behind every great man in history, there's a public-relations consultant spinning posterity on his behalf. That, in fact, is exactly Ross's preoccupation these days, as his longtime client, the 86-year-old evangelist Billy Graham, prepares to lay down his burden after more than six decades of preaching. Graham takes his crusade to New York City for three days this weekend, and has no plans beyond that; he has been invited to England in the fall but says he won't make up his mind until after the New York revival. Ross refers to his efforts for Graham as "reputation management," which means assuring he's remembered for the millions of people he has brought to Christ, for his reassuring presence at the side of presidents at times of crisis and not for any embarrassing things he might have said in casual banter with Richard Nixon.



Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Teen queen Lindsay Lohan goes diva route at Love Bug premiere

---first she fights the power paparazzi over banging up her Benz, which was a good thing -- and pow!--- her handlers shoved her into a ladies room at the premiere of "Love Bug Herbie: Fully Loaded" http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/lohanusatoday062105.html

"I was upset when I didn't hear my song ("First") during the race scene, where I originally thought it would be," Lohan said while signing autographs. "I was like, 'Whoaaa,' because nobody stays to hear the song in the closing credits."

"So I ran out."

"First" is especially important to her because "I recorded it right before I got sick (from exhaustion) and went to the hospital. And then I shot the video for it and re-sprained my ankle. I pushed myself to get it done for the movie when I probably should have waited."


Tuesday, June 21, 2005

The Runaway Bride is on Today - Katie Couric splits woman in two with ReganBooks

You will not read about Jennifer Wilbanks here, other than see her name, and that there are unhealthy relationships goin' on in that there southern family. Judith Regan can find someone to write the book for her.


Monday, June 20, 2005

There she goes...away? Is this Goodbye, Miss America? NO! WE MUST FIGHT FOR HER!

No date set for Miss Atlantic City. SEE: "a dateless Miss America"

What's next? Mr. Peanut? Miss Universe? Help me, there is no sense of tradition, no vaseline, not even in a one-piece bathing suit! This is sad.

Please save the Miss America Pageant! You can e-mail the pageant. Call them. We don't want to lose another one of our American institutions, do we? HELL, NO! Think about it this way: what if you could never drink another 7-up? What if you couldn't vote? What if there were no Sears stores?

fyi* just in case you want to get ACTIVE! Art McMasters is Acting President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Miss America Organization
E-MAIL: pr@missamerica.org
The Miss America Organization
Two Miss America Way,
Suite 1000
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone 609-345-7571
Fax 609-347-6079