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.

Read more

Your support matters…

Independent journalism is under threat and overshadowed by heavily funded mainstream media.

You can help level the playing field. Become a member.

Your tax-deductible contribution keeps us digging beneath the headlines to give you thought-provoking, investigative reporting and analysis that unearths what's really happening- without compromise.

Give today to support our courageous, independent journalists.