Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A day late and a dollar short

That phrase could *so* be the story of my life, especially as of here lately!

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.

"If you don't have anything nice to say......come sit by me." One of my favorite movie quotes, and unfortunately an all-too-common adage among busybodies, mean girls, holier-than-thous, and countless others. While I have learned it's best not to talk about others at all, or even be around people who do, I have to admit I am a sucker for celebrity gossip.

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?



  1. I think there are a lot of "closet celeb gossipers"..because there sure is A Lot of it out there...and someone is buying those magazines!! LOL
    And I distinquish between those celebs who are the famewhores like you say and put themselves in the position most of the time by doing stupid crap.
    But I don't prescribe to the really mean and just complete fabrication stuff: someone had an affair on set, someone's marriage in in trouble, this one got someone pregnant..etc. etc. I don't think they should get to just make stuff up. Smear campaigns are not entertaining.
    watching Charlie Sheen implode at his own hand? sad, but also quite entertaining.

    1. My favorite Love-to-hate-them gossip subjects are the Kardashians and Lohans. They're irritating - but *I* keep paying them attention, so I am part of the problem.

      Thanks for coming by!

  2. I actually turn the tv off when the gossip shows come on. It is another case of stupidity as far as I am concerned.


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