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Why Everyone’s Going GaGa at the Grammys

Stand by – the Lady GaGa Grammy show is heading to town! The awards season is upon us and the stars have been camping on the doorsteps of designers and rounding up the usual suspects when it comes to kitting themselves out. And they all have to up the ante to match GaGa. No camping(…)

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Karaoke Culture

We are living in a karaoke media culture – everything we see is a pale, recycled copy of something that’s gone before and, worse still, this sincere flattery of icons and iconography past is being actively encouraged. Miley Cyrus is heading off down the well-trodden path of over-sexualised image that has been presented 1000 times(…)

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My Edinburgh

Here’s an unedited version of the piece I wrote for yesterday’s Independent, on My Edinburgh. Trawling Edinburgh Festival for the sites of my old publicity stunts, celebrated in the #Twithibition I have just launched, has been a contemplative experience. The stunts celebrated 25 years of mischief, but that was then. What is now? I thought(…)

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Jacko and the power of Twitter

Michael Jackson’s done it again, surprising all the nay sayers who had written him off as a wash-out and a has-been. He’s sold out 50 dates at the O2 arena and will, assuming everything goes according to plan, play to around a million fans over that period. Clearly all the web chatter on Twitter and(…)

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Borkowski on Madge

Madonna v Guy: Mudslinging in Vogue as war begins By CLAIRE SMITH Scotsman WHEN their divorce was announced earlier this week, celebrity commentators queued up to tell us that Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s break-up would not follow the muck-raking Mills-McCartney model. Publicist and media analyst Mark Borkowski said it was common practice for stars to(…)

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Madonna: Who’s that girl?

Madonna: Who’s that girl? From the Independent – 15th November 2005 … Mark Borkowski, public relations expert: She was a very sweet New York disco diva who appeared to come out of nowhere. … Mark Borkowski: Sex sells. … http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/music/features/article327138.ece

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