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Samantha Barbas

Samantha Barbas is a professional historian and law professor. She is an expert on Hollywood and journalism history, as well as media law, and is the author of Movie Crazy , The First Lady of Hollywood , Laws of Image , and Newsworthy . She frequently offers commentary on issues related to celebrity gossip and freedom of the press to the New York Times , USA Today , the Wall Street Journal , the Washington Post , the Guardian , and the Associated Press .