There was a time when Hollywood studios kept their stables of stars on a short leash, keeping close watch over their public personas and even arranging their marriages. Actors at least appear to have more leeway these days, but some studios are now requiring that they refrain from broadcasting the minutiae of their daily lives via social media like Facebook and Twitter. —KA
It is believed that Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers are among the first celebrities to be affected by a reportedly new anti-social-media clause included in talent contracts from major studios, according to entertainment news reports.
But just how far those measures have gone is unknown. Some entertainment blogs are reporting that studios are requesting an outright ban of social-networking use by celebrities. Others say that studios are simply trying to curb their use. At this point, it’s not so clear—and the film studios aren’t talking.