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Framing Britney Spears shows star power is shifting to the audience – ABC News

Once, the way we viewed celebrities was framed by the legacy press and the entertainment industry. Now fans and social media are rewriting the script.



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An intriguing documentary about Britney Spears, produced by the New York Times and that aired in Australia on Tuesday night, marks a change in how we view and engage with celebrities.
A new sense of connection and responsibility to famed individuals is emerging: where once we gawked at the public struggles of Britney, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, now there is a more concerned response. Audiences have become vocal supporters of the vulnerable, exploring cultural issues in new ways.
The documentary…

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