So....I'm almost a day late with this morning's Coffee Chat at Leslie's. And what are we chatting about over coffee (them, this morning) and cherry pomegranate flavored water (me, now) this week? Well....we're gossiping. Sort of. We're actually only talking about gossiping.
Yes, I understand that they are people, too, and deserve privacy. I'm not talking about crossing the line by going through their trash, snapping pics of their kids, or chasing them down the freeway. I'm talking mostly about the stupid behavior of many of them. The crap they will pull knowing the cameras are around - in many cases BECAUSE the cameras are around. But whereas actual people that I know can be really negatively affected, and at times even ruined by conjecture and gossip, it is almost the opposite for a celebrity. I don't have the power to hurt a celebrity if I laugh and say something to a friend about something stupid that they did, or something awful that they wore, or call them out on facebook or other blogs for being attention whores (and I don't very often, because what's the point?) or laugh at the gossip blogs. Because in show business, there is no such thing as bad publicity.
So.....how do you handle rumors? Gossip? Are there any other celebrity gossip addicts out there in coffee chat or blog land?