Oscar psychology: Why celebrities fascinate us

first_imgToday:From the Oscar’s red carpet to the tabloids lining supermarket checkout lines, celebrity obsession is everywhere. Even the most casual moviegoer might find him or herself flipping through a slideshow of Academy Award fashion after the big event. So why do we fixate on celebrities?In most cases, it’s perfectly natural. Humans are social creatures, psychologists say, and we evolved — and still live — in an environment where it paid to pay attention to the people at the top. Celebrity fascination may be an outgrowth of this tendency, nourished by the media and technology.Read the whole story: Today More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

2013 NJSIAA District 22 Wrestling Tournament Feb. 22-23 at Red Bank Reg. H.S.

first_img170 Dillon Stambaugh (RBR) dec. Kyle Lynch (RAR) 2-0 182 Chris Pappayliou (LB) dec. Anthony Fabiano (MN) 4-3 4 Raritan 128 10 Red Bank Catholic 35.5 132 Jason Bohal (RAR) dec. Zach Hertling (OT) 5-1 120 Max Rallo (OT) dec. Dylan Seidenberg (RAR) 4-3 5 Christian Brothers Academy 91 11 Keyport 24 Team scoring 6 Middletown North 69.5 195 Mike Oxley (CBA) major dec. Shawn McCord (RBC) 11-1 145 Luke Balina (LB) by injury default Orion Rovegno (OT) 113 Dom Franciosi (MS) major dec. Costa Poniros (OT) 8-0 152 Andrew Blasco (MS) dec. Jake George (LB) 5-2 126 Erik Beshada (CBA) dec. Marcus Iwama (RFH) 9-8 160 Nick Pappayliou (LB) pinned Connor Sheehan (RAR) 5:55 106 Cole Bisaccia (RFH) dec. Carl Vasti (CBA) 5-0 138 Nick George (LB) dec. Christian Casselli (CBA) 7-1 Third-place winners 103-Michael Jones (LB), 113-Tom Flannigan (LB), 120-Andy Hernandez (LB), 126-Anthony Scarcella (RAR), 132-Nicholas Menkin (LB), 138-Carlos Fontanez (KB), 145-Mathew Best (MS), 152- Evan Brown (RBR), 160-Jason Lawhon (OT), 170-Tyler Wilton (MN), 182-Tommy Lyster (OT), 195-Chad Freshnock (MN), 220-Tylere Tomanek (MS), Heavyweight-Patrick Toal (RAR). Most Outstanding Wrestler- Jason Bohal, RaritanCoach of the Year- Danny George, Long Branch 3 Middletown South 130.5 9 Red Bank Regional 41 2 Ocean Township 151 8 Rumson-Fair Haven 44 220 Jacob Bell (OT) dec. Joey Guidetti (LB) 4-2 1 Long Branch 186.5 7 Keansburg 51 HWT Trevor Finn (MS) dec. Dan Arias (OT) 3-2last_img read more