Entertainment Journalist Ben Lyons addresses the backlash he has received over his 10+ year in the entertainment business. He points out that he has no problem with people reviewing his work, but when it turns personal is when it goes too far. He tells us he has confronted a lot of people who have criticized him over the years and what he has found is that a lot of them have been scared, have backtracked and unwilling to stand by their words. In the end he believes the criticism he has received is a validation of his position in the business.
Entertainment Journalist Ben Lyons attributes a large part of his success to his internship at Def Jam records when he was 18 or 19 years old. His advice to anyone beginning an internship is to be open and hard-working.
Entertainment Journalist Ben Lyons gives his take on the “it” factor. He talks about his first-hand experience from working with and interviewing the likes of Ryan Seacrest, Tom Cruise, Charlize Theron, and Emma Stone. Their star power comes down to them being able to elevate the energy of everyone around them.He believes Kristen Stewart gets a bad rap for the way she does press and he defends the young actress for her talent and the way she brings it when she is on set.
He ends with advice to artists who may resist press as they release their work.
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Here’s Ben Lyons on the red carpet at the 2010 Hollyshorts’ Film Festival