I watched “American Idol” this week and the lack of talent made me mad.

It wasnt even the lack of singing talent that bothered me because, lets be real, some of our favorite pop-stars (Rihanna!) are not fabulous vocalists. But the fact is you cant be a star if you dont have presence, because a stars job is to make an empty stage feel full with presence. So stars need to be able to work: work the room, work a note, work the stage, w

Source:
http://www.splicetoday.com/moving-pictures/the-hot-messification-of-the-american-dream-vs-people-who-can-actually-sing

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Ashton Kutcher has profited immensely from Twitter.

His Twitter presence in large part, drove his rise as a celebrity venture capitalist. But now things have gotten tough, so he’s quitting.

Source:
http://gizmodo.com/5858343/ashton-kutcher-is-a-cowardly-quitter

Some of the celebs on this list think their mere presence alone is worth something.

Source:
http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/shortorder/2011/08/lebron_to_usher_to_sean_penn_t.php

In all of these cases, the presence of these shows on their particular channels make a person scratch their heads.

But in a lot of cases, they’re not going anywhere.

Source:
http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/03/26/six-shows-that-dont-match-the-cable-channels-theyre-on/

Did Sarah Palin leave Hawaii because there were too many Asians?

“…the presence of so many Asians and Pacific Islanders made her uncomfortable: “They were a minority type thing and it wasn’t glamorous, so she came home.”

Source:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/06/palins-father-she-left-ha_n_381724.html