At my previous job, staying up-to-date on the latest celebrity gossip was almost a necessity. My coworkers enjoyed sharing tidbits on who was dating whom, and who was seen wearing what. If there was a particularly hot story, of course you wanted to be the first to get and share the scoop. It was all pretty exhausting and particularly mind-numbing. At my current job, no one seems to give a damn on such things, so avoiding gossip sites was a welcomed change in the daily routine. After almost a year of not being engrossed in it, I’m pleased to say that I have no clue as to who is boinking who. Hell, a good percentage of the time, I have no idea who various “celebs” are. It’s refreshing.
There is something inherently disturbing about the media’s obsession over public figures’ private lives. I never understand why it becomes news when a well-known person admits to diddling people on the sides. Isn’t that a matter than he/she needs to take care of with their significant other? I suppose the newest morbid fascination is the whole Tiger Woods affair, which I’ve done my best to avoid completely. I couldn’t care less about who he’s having the sex with or how many women claim to have ridden Tiger’s wood. How is that news? People have sex…get over it already! He’s not the first person nor the last to have cheated on his wife. *yawn* It bears no relevance to my life nor should it affect his professional career. It may change the meaning of “hole in one”, sure. *cymbal crash*
I will mention that one thing did catch my eye that I’ve rolled my eyes at and declared it the sign of the coming apocalypse. While doing some research to see if I was the only person who thinks German actor Daniel Bruhl resembles Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan, one of the first things shown in the google search under news stated that Corgan was dating none other than Jessica Simpson. I’m telling you, that IS the apocalypse coming. Get your affairs in order, and quickly!
While I’m on the subject of celebrity gossip mags, I’m going to repeat the sentiments of so many others : since when did TMZ become a reliable source for anything? It is downright vile to see the AP quote TMZ or mention “TMZ had this story first.” Bleck.
Anyway, I highly recommend removing this sort of mental clutter from your daily routine. Allow celebs their private lives and stop encouraging these gossip sites from invading the privacy and supplying pics every time Britney Spears gets a hamburger at a drive-thru.
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That had nothing to do with any of this, but seriously, how often do you see Mariah Carey and Robert DeNiro together? Weird, right?