The days of waiting for monthly gossip magazines to hit the racks are long past us. These days, if you like to follow celebrity news, the hottest and newest information is always right at your fingertips online. Whatever e-mail service you use, you will almost always notice links to this or that entertainment news story somewhere around the page. Just about every mail platform is hooked up with a news homepage. There are new and clever ways always being cooked up to rope readers in, from “you won’t believe what she wore” articles to “what do they look like now?” and so on.
What is our fascination with celebrity news anyway? It is incredibly interesting how ready and willing people are to latch on to every juicy bit of gossip that they can. It is likely that they would absolutely hate if all of their own personal details were being scrutinized for the world to see. The “under the microscope” lives that celebrities are forced to live must be incredibly grueling. No matter how well paid they are, the thought that they can not even exit a vehicle without people lined up to snap their photo must be unsettling.
Regardless, this side of the equation is generally not considered by those that eat up celebrity news. As it becomes more widely available online, the hunger for it only grows, and more people step up to try to get their piece of the pie. Certain sites like TMZ seem to have really cornered the market, but that does not stop even major outlets from trying to compete. Some online sources have completely changed focus to celebrity news over time despite their original theme being along much different lines. One example is Huffington Post, which tends to feature much more entertainment news these days than it originally did.
No one can really be blamed however. It is a “dog eat dog” world, as they say. There is a serious demand for celebrity news, so of course, there are going to be opportunists out there that try their best to help bring it to the masses and hopefully profit from it along the way. It is a shame how celebrities are objectified, but if anything, perhaps most of them at least learn ways to accept or cope with it in time. In the meantime, perhaps think of how you would feel if you were being scrutinized in a similar fashion next time you click a “you won’t believe this!” celebrity article.