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Pay per view

Celebrity tweeters are definitely not like us. For starters, stars get paid to share about the mundane details of their daily lives - especially when it comes to that beloved celebrity pastime: shopping.

In a recent post, blogger Leah Chernikoff writes that the Twitter accounts of such tabloid fixtures as Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan are littered with paid endorsements for retailers like Beyond the Rack. And a bigger following can equal a bigger paycheque, Chernikoff notes.

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Case in point: Over 4 million people are keeping up with Kardashian, who commands a reported $10,000 per tweet for slyly shilling everything from diet systems to leggings and tees.

"Whenever a celeb mentions a product or a place or a club, they're being paid - that's what advertising has become," Cooper Lawrence, author of The Cult of Celebrity, laments in the Fashionista piece.

Of course, this formula only applies to the (already) rich and famous, so don't go quitting your #dayjob.

Federation fashion

Princess Leia had her moment in that famous gold bikini, but now it's time for the guys of Star Wars to shine sartorially.

John Woo - the illustrator, not the film director - has taken the franchise's male characters out of their blah federation garb and dressed them in swish designer duds.

Darth Vader, for example, rocks American-traditionalist chic in Band of Outsiders, while rebel bounty hunter Jango Fett struts his stuff in avant-garde Comme des Garçons.

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Our favourite, though, remains the universally despised Jar Jar Binks, who strikes a less irritating pose in perennial fashion-favourite Maison Martin Margiela.

Unrealistic expectations

"Must have flawless skin, no tattoos or no scars."

An allegedly unapproved casting call on Craigstlist for Dove's "real beauty" campaign seemed to seek unrealistically perfect beauty. Ultimately, the company apologized for the unsanctioned ad, stating that they've shot tats and scars before. Wow. Real beauty can get pretty ugly.

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