I am so tired of reading about celebrities, their dalliances and the inevitable domestic fall-out. The rollcall of recent divorce stories seems to have no end. Tiger Woods, Jesse James, Charlie Sheen, Matt Lauer, Larry King, Kate Gosselin, John Edwards, Halle Berry, Mel Gibson and Kate Winslet. And how could you miss the constant barrage of headlines that heralds the impending divorce of Brad and Angelina!
Clearly, these stories sell magazines and attract “hits” on gossip and celebrity websites, which also seem to have increased over the past several years. But honestly, why do these stories have”legs”? Why does the public have such an insatiable need to savour every nuance of the problems of people they do not know and will likely never meet?
Is it because they take some comfort in knowing that wealthy, overpaid actors, athletes, politicians and reality TV stars are no different than the rest of us?
What do you think?