Stanford University: Cantor Arts Center and Stanford Libraries collaborate to make Warhol photography archives publicly available . “For those who ever wondered about the exact design of John Lennon’s iconic glasses or what it would have been like to have had a front-row seat at Maria Shriver’s wedding to Arnold Schwarzenegger, the newly accessible archive of Andy Warhol’s photography provides a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the social and art-world celebrities of the time.”
Brisbane Times: ‘Tech giants must do more’: ACCC slams Facebook, Google for fake ads. “Digital giants Facebook and Google have been urged to ‘do more’ to crack down on fake advertisements claiming celebrities are endorsing a product after a four-fold increase in complaints to the competition regulator.”
AV Club: Conan’s first episode is now online, and all the rest are coming soon. “Twenty-five years ago today, a fresh-faced, floppy-haired Conan O’Brien started regularly hosting his very own late night TV show. A quarter century (and a few network changes) later, he’s still going strong with the kind of weirdo sketches and affable celebrity interviews that garnered such a devout following over past decades. Now, in celebration of this anniversary, the very first episode of Late Night With Conan O’Brien has been made available online—with an entire archive of nearly 3,000 more to follow in January.”
Hollywood Reporter: New Garry Shandling Website Chronicles Late Comedian’s Personal Journals, Notes on Stand-Up Craft. “The estate of comedian Garry Shandling, who died in 2016 at his home in Los Angeles, has launched a website to house the stand-up’s many writings, notes and journal entries. [The site] went live Thursday morning and features copies of handwritten journal entires by Shandling on his comedic process, old set lists, photos from his club days, various videos from his decades-long career and a number of other personal material for fans and aspiring comics alike to peruse.” More materials will be added over time.
Mashable: Google launches Cameos, a new celebrity Q&A app for search. “Google’s making it easier for celebrities to control what appears in their search results. Thursday, the search giant released a new app called Cameos, which lets celebs record vertical full-screen video answers to commonly searched-for questions about them.”
Tubefilter: YouTube In Hot Water Again After Search Results For Tom Hanks Lead To Conspiracy Theories. “Even as YouTube continues to take action against videos that promote conspiracy theories, its search results continue to be infested with outlandish video. The latest controversy related to the video site’s algorithm concerns the search results for celebrities like Tom Hanks, where content related to the QAnon conspiracy theory was briefly promoted to the top of the page.”
Refinery29: Instagram Is Changing How We Define A Public Figure, Not Necessarily For The Better. “In Thomas Rhett’s single ‘Life Changes’, released this past April, the singer croons about the life stages people experience as they grow older. For the most part, Rhett references generic moments that could belong to any generation: Arriving at college and not knowing what to major in; falling in love and getting engaged; and having kids. These are so unspecific they verge on being boring. But there is one standout pop culture mention that could only belong to the current generation of social media natives.”