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We all love a good celebrity gossip! News of the celebrity dating world, the rise, and fall of your favorite stars, or simply, the best celebrity workout plan on how to lose that extra 10 pounds. Yes, we love it, we love it all!
Now would it be safe to say that over the years, celebrity gossip columns have taken over the “real” news in today’s world? I mean, let us be honest, the majority of us would be more inclined to read a political piece with our favorite celebrity being the center of attraction. Climate change reads so much less tedious coming from the lips of Leonardo DiCaprio than some Poindexter.
I often wonder as to how one could be so fascinated by someone that they have never met? Could we have sunken into an unnatural habit of always wanting to read of how the other side lives? Unanswered questions of an underpaid writer in the making. As I scrolled through hundreds of different articles on several top celebrity blog sites, my unanswered questions are still nowhere close to being answered. My only somewhat conclusion, what is newsworthy for readers of the public?
Earlier today I read an article that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson fought for equal pay for Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot. An honorable thing to do in their world, but I guess in ours, not so much. The comment section went ballistic, many said that this is not newsworthy and I would be lying if I said that I wasn’t thinking the same.
Why is this news to the public? How does knowing this benefit my life? These are some of the comments that were said by readers from around the world which many shared their disgust with blog sites for posting this article.
After a deep few breathes later, I began looking for a thin line.
A thin line as to what we as readers consider to be celebrity gossip newsworthy and the outright unnecessary. Well, that search has led me to discover that all celebrity news is newsworthy and before the throwing of rocks commences, hear me out.
To love them when deeming appropriate then throw shades for the unnecessary could be looked at as unfair treatment. Yes, it is sometimes painful reading about the millions they negotiated for the next Hollywood blockbuster disaster of a Wild Wild West movie (Sorry Will Smith) when there is a pandemic happening and lots of us “regular” people struggling to make ends meet. But that is their job, and fortunately for them but unfortunately for us, their work comes with a bigger pay pocket than ours. The Hollywood society is looking at what Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson did for Gal Gadot as women rights, we, on the other hand, are thinking, Gal’s already got millions so why do I need to know about her making more millions on top?
As one of the “regular” people, I get it. Times are hard and our emotions are limited but just as we indulged in “worthy” celebrity gossip, so too must we indulged in the unworthy news of celebrities. Let’s be honest here, the Jen and Brad scandal at one point was on most people's lips. What about the Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith entanglement? We laugh at them, make memes of their situations and the list goes on and on of the things we do when a “worthy” piece of celebrity gossip hits the web.
Readers, I urge you to hold back your pitchforks when the news is not up your alley and look at some of the good that they have done with their fortune. Let’s take Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for instance. The Rock is the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, do you know that he founded his own Charity giving to at-risk and terminally ill children?
In the last 5 years, the world went through a series of movements in which many celebrities stood up and supported almost every movement, more notably, Black Lives Matter, yes, very newsworthy press but oh how different most of these movements would have turn out without the celebrity press support, most would have gone under the radar without ever seeing the day of light.
As readers, we shouldn't just want to read about the downfall of a star which we have seen time and time again in the press. Support the good, the bad, and the ugly of our favorite stars. Yes, some news is no doubt ridiculous and uncalled for, but hey, that just who they are, that’s their world and as much as we rip them apart in the comment section, their lives and antics are sometimes what we need to read about to escape from our daily routine.
The new generation is super inspired by their lifestyle, they want to be like them and love it or hate it but they are the future of the entertainment industry. Your future favorite actor or singer is somewhere reading a blog post about their favorite star while daydreaming of making it in Hollywood.
As bloggers, our job is to report it all so well done to whoever wrote the piece on Gal and Dwayne because it is newsworthy. The public should know the ins and outs of Hollywood and the politics behind it. In close, celebrity blogs are more than just scandals so readers should take every article with a pinch of salt and not get too hooked on posts that are simply not for them, for we know that their way of life is intriguing because it is over the top, and this is what readers want to read about. A world that sounds like a fantasy but in actuality, a reality. A world that we cannot stop writing and reading about because celebrities are the added ingredient that makes our world different. So appreciate your favorite star, be happy for them whether they have $20 in their account or 20 million. The fact of the matter is that they have made it and many went through a lot to get where they are now, so why not applaud them while remaining secretly jealous with a smile.