Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Celebrity Gossip

I used to LOVE celebrity gossip. I mean L-O-V-E. It started out innocently enough with me buying the occasional copy of Us Weekly in the grocery store. Then, I went so far as to actually get a subscription to Us Weekly (my parents were never prouder). Then I discovered Perez Hilton. When I say that I checked his site religiously, I absolutley mean that. Literally, I could not go one single day without reading his site.

Eventually, I found some other good gossip sites that sorta fulfilled my gossip needs that Perez didn't. Perez was great for the latest trash story on whoever the big celebrity was at the time. Truly, he had some real breaking stories because he would say things that other websites and/or publications were unwilling to say. He went out on a limb. He would say mean things about people and draw funny things on their faces or write mean captions. Then there was Pop Sugar which was great for up to the minute news and always had lots of pictures. That site was especially good at Suri Cruise sightings and pictures. Then Us Weekly cannibalized its magazine sales by developing a website. There were other sites that I quite enjoyed but those were the major players.

Over the last year or so, however, I have for some reason laid off my incessant celebrity gossip checking. Is it that these sites are just not reporting interesting news? Do I not care about the particular celebrites covered? (Who honestly cares about any Lohan, Amy Winehouse, Pete Doherty, Britney Spears, Lauren Conrad, Audrina Partridge, etc etc?) Or is it that I have just simply (gasp) outgrown celebrity gossip?

Please tell me that it is just me ..... don't say this is happening because I'm getting old!!!


Team Thompson said...

You are getting old. It may sounds harsh, but that's probably the simplest explanation.

Ever noticed that you can't go out hard two nights in a row? That's age.

Ever noticed how current music really doesn't affect you that much? That's age.

It gets worse when you hit thirty.....trust me.

Erin said...

Hmmm....I am still completely obsessed with celebrity gossip and pop culture. But I really have no life of my own, so I have to live vicariously through them :)

Katie said...

Oh don't get me wrong. I still like certain celebrities. And I still read Perez, but I think I just don't like the people he writes about. I really only care about the 'elusive' celebs these days...