Monday, April 09, 2007
Has crazy celebrity culture peaked?
Interesting piece in Advertising Age about how celebrity gossip magazines may have hit a ceiling.

And I haven't seen any wire-service stories on Paris Hilton lately, either.

However, the Anna Nicole Smith soap opera continues -- though no less than Slate media critic Jack Shafer defends that coverage (most of it, anyway).
I HOPE! People must feel their lives aren't worth anything to glorify a "celeb" life. Paris Hilton does not care about your life. why should you care about her's?
Ditto! I like a little gossip now and then but the constant barrage of celebrity news in place of regular news, even on sites such as CNN.com and NY Times gets to be too much.
I am still waiting to find out who the father is of Anna Nicole's baby....other than that, there's nothing but rehab and anorexia....what else is new????
Okay so Paris is out, sluttish hoochie is no longer the fad.

On the Anna Nicole side. Howard Stern has hired this high profile lawyer to do what? Howard has set himself up with the press, all the meds in Anna's system are in his name and were prescribed for him so why hasn't the government charged him for dealing drugs at the very least?
It's obvious by the video of her he filmed with her painted face that he knew she was high...he mocked her! If he was the dad of that baby he would have never allowed her self prescribed meds. I don't think he�s the father for that reason; if he is then god bless that baby because she is going to need all the help she can get.
Howard is a fool and that is all their is to it.
Celebrity gossip mag. hitting a "ceiling"? More likely digging a giant hole in the basement for Western Civilization as we know it and hoping to go even furher until they strike "pay dirt".
Oh please, oh please, oh pleeeease--yes!

Now if only the thug culture would die, too...
we can only hope the end is in sight. I enjoy reading about upcoming movies, and the worthwhile things celebs do with their time and money, but publicity for the sake of publicity (and extra bucks) is lame and a waste of resources.
Tabloids and (unfortunately) high-brow news media have maxed out on the tacky entertainment circuit. When Britney forgetting her panties actually made CNN's news, I was disappointed in CNN rather than the fact that Britney was taking the low road for media attention. (Don't even tell me stars forgetting their underwear and being photographed are accidents.)

I'd rather read about a star whose done something with his/herself than a spoiled child of a billionare calling a young star "firecrotch." What, are we still in Junior High? Why am I reading this junk?

Angelina Jolie is a tabloid darling who exploits the media for profit, but at least she's using the money for donations rather than a pathetic cry for attention to herself. I'll buy a picture of her and her children knowing that the money is going to her charities.

Besides, it's about time we get back to high brow entertainment. We're long overdue. Otherwise, I'll just keep switching the channel from reality TV to Discovery like I've been doing for the past year.
Let the Don Imus media train begin.
I feel that people are missing the main point here. Nobody makes you read anything we do that of our own accord.
These magazines feed a daily thirst for drama that is not satisfied in my own personal life (thankfully). Atleast the pseudo-celebrities are losing popularity. Now to find out the father of Anna Nicole's baby.
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