reality shows exist because we pay money to buy the products that are advertised on the shows.
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1,377 6/24/13 8:47 A
I agree with what numerous others said, obviously there are people out there that do "care" or we wouldn't be hearing about it through the media all the time. Someone mentioned below that it is sort of like a train wreck...you know you shouldn't turn and look but you do. I just ignore it if it isn't something I'm interested in or care about, why waste the energy on ranting about it.
6/24/13 7:48 A
I don't care if they do something stupid. but I do care when they do good for others. :-)
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6/24/13 7:28 A
No I don't care....yet remember your kid has to be able to write the name you gave him or her!
LOL this cracked me up... I find it really funny, on how poeple react to social media...
Almost a lot of people must make comments on facebook or twitter about what happened to whom or when yadda ydadda.. I think its just for those need "something or someone" to talk about and gossip about without having nothing to say at all..
I agree with others, I don't care, nor do I get involved in the gossip or what I think about others, I am way to busy running my own life on what my kids do and trying to keep my brain straight with the things going on just in my daily life.
Do people care? Some I think it does matter to them because after all a star is a star. But after meeting many singers/artists and stars, Like MR. T.. I met him in an elevator at a hotel I was at.. This lady walked in and started groveling at his feet... he just looked at me and rolled his eyes told her to knock it off.. I laughed.. she got off at that next floor and I walked and talked with him (he was really, really cool) I got stuck in the revolving doors and I didn't know how to use them or get out of them, I just kept going around in circles.. he was still talking as he went and poofed.. the door man always laughed at me, because where I live NO ONE has revolving doors ... it was going fast and MR. T turned around shook his head and laughed at me...he came back and had to save me from the doors hahahahaha. I met John Schneider as well from the dukes of hazard ... People just tend to forget they are just like us but only famous. It really is not a big deal.
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After all, I only care if one if one my favorites pass away or they do something really cool and it helps the community or the areas they live in.... like Denzel Washington and donating tons of money to help military families build things and rooms for their families to be with their loved ones as the hurt ones that get injured on tour go for rehabilitation.
Edited by: JGIRL5799 at: 6/24/2013 (07:20)
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13,035 6/23/13 11:49 P
I guess to each his own!!!!
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6/23/13 11:47 P
Dumbing down of America is right..What do our schools prize more than excellence in studies, non competitiveness Its being politically correct. We don't want to offend any one..but what the hey..Aren't they offending me a Christian.by taking God out of every level of society.? Sad state of affairs when a person can say a racial slurr..and be taken to court over it..But politicians can manipulate situations ..where Innocent individuals are killed and get away with it.It all seems very sad..Not hopeless though ..we can make a difference by being the best we can be..Be kind and loving..Helping those who are suffering..Being an example for good. Being Christlike.There I have ranted..
Edited by: LEANIE64 at: 6/23/2013 (23:50)
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6/23/13 11:34 P
Of course yes
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6/23/13 11:18 P
The "Media" claims that they cater to the lowest common denominator, in order to get as many people as possible to watch/read their shows/mags/movies, etc. The dumbing down of America is not just the name of a book, after all. And it's working, look at whats on tv, for example.
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6/23/13 8:31 P
I just remember they are just like you and me.......they are people too. It's just the fact they are famous for what ever reason..........and have more money than me......but they have the same issues. some have weight problems, drug problems and what ever else.
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523 6/23/13 8:02 P
I think it's interesting. Like Kanye naming his baby North. Or if Drake Bell named a kid Taco (Taco Bell). It's humorous, and as they are already "famous" and we know about this, it's like, why not learn about their lives or find humor in things they do that's funny?
But I don't think it's any more interesting than the lives of the normal people you interact with, and I'm definitely less emotionally invested in them.
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6/23/13 7:40 P
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3,833 6/23/13 7:38 P
I guess some do,They are just laughing all the way to the bank.People enable them buying there name products,following there every move and watching there crazy reality TV shows.
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2,545 6/23/13 7:04 P
I have to agree that (The Royal) WE perpetuate this by paying attention.
I ignore it as much as possible. It does bug me when the "news" pays more attention to some stupid star trick then it does the spread of the latest virus from China to the Middle East to?? who knows where next? Or the hours wasted on Arias and Zimmerman (not to mention the money) then on the immigration deal and how it will affect us or the sensationalized latest shooting when more children die from abuse every month than do in every shooting per year.
And yes, it felt really good to vent ...hope you made it through church.
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6/23/13 6:15 P
I don't mind the rags, and the tabloids reporting on "them" that's what their jobs are, and there are those of us who pay the money for that. However when national news opens up a news cast with a story about "them" before wars, the economy, and crime then I have a problem. Celebrities, and stars do not belong on the national news unless they've done something really bad, or have died, or really good like giving majorly to chairities.
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6/23/13 2:55 P
I am a tad nosy so yes I do read People but always come away with feeling great as my life is no where near as F***%*$&$( up as there lives appear!
I don't care about "celebrities" at all, or at least what passes for celebrity in certain media circles these days.
I am cranky and old. I am interested in famous people who do famous things like find cures for disease, write socially relevant and amazing books, create amazing and important major pieces of art, write music, are heads of state of real countries, etc., and/or who did similar great things in the past or were famous for some reason that involved doing something remotely memorable.
So it comes down to a definition of celebrity and I am interested in my own definition only lol.
Funny topic. I sometimes think that the Kardashians own Huff Post. There hasn't been a day in 2 or 3 years that they don't have some sort of headline story on them, even if it's just that wore a new pair of shoes. I refuse to click on the articles and inadvertently show my support for their obsessed reporting on these people who make absolutely no difference in my life.
As Sherylds pointed out, we have the simple choice of just passing this nonsense up.
Ugh. I dont care . Its a train wreck though so I look.
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@LADYCJM You made me have my first laugh of the day. Wasn't it good to get it out & it felt good for me to laugh out loud!!!! I would have to read your post right before I go out the door for church!!! I hope I do not sit in the pew & all of a sudden think about the hair ball or hanging with their own hair & suddenly having a smile on my face like a mule eating thistles!!!!! Judy
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6/23/13 9:01 A
I've never really cared about their personal lives, I believe they should have a right to privacy. I do read stuff from time to time, it's like a train wrecks. But the celebrities I really admire are the ones who make amazing characters and stay out of the spotlight otherwise.
It's really rare that you hear about celebrities who have sort of normal lives. The ones who want the attention or get the attention are the train wrecks. It becomes a vicious circle.
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6/23/13 8:56 A
If nobody REALLY cared, there would be no media sensationalism. You can choose not to get involved in the lives of others and focus on your own life, or you may choose to live vicariously through others. The key word is CHOICE. As someone once told me...Opinions are like butts. We all have them.
Freedom also includes not having to listen/read/watch what doesn't interest you Isn't it nice ?
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6/23/13 5:54 A
Watching the entertainment news is a lot like driving on the highway and seeing a car wreck. We know we should keep moving along. However, we can't help but slow down and stare to see what happened. Morbid curiosity ? concern ? fear or anxiety that that could happen to us or one of our loved ones ?
I read/watch the celebrity gossip news. Some times I wonder just why certain celebrities are splashed all over the headlines. Yes, many are walking car wrecks. Which is another reason I wonder why websites/shows like TMZ cover their troubles. If anything the increased scrutiny just makes the situation worse.
And then there are the people who are famous just because they have a reality show. That is something I have never understood. I saw a commercial for Bethany Frankels' talk show. I know she's famous for being a "house wife". But honestly, what qualifies her to get a talk show ? Oh wait, she's famous !
Seriously ? And people wonder why I read.
6/23/13 5:45 A
I get sick of hearing about most of them but I will sometimes buy a People magazine to read at the pool.
6/23/13 5:39 A
The media hypes the stars so much it gets boring I even see it on the evening local news, it's crazy. They even hype the murderers and glamorise the courtroom dramas. Out local TV channels are suspending all programming to show the Zimmerman trial. How crazy is that?
I minimize my exposure to "celebrity types" by not reading the paper or watching the news since I could care less what celebrity types do. I grew up in Los Angeles where celebrity types are all the time and I fly in and out of LAX quite a bit so I see actors, musicians and other well known types frequently. A family member introduced me to JM J. Bullock (Monroe from Too Close for Comfort) Jim Davis (Jock Ewing from Dallas) and I've met a few soap actors and I'm just not impressed lol. I care less what musicians or reality stars do since I pay them no mind!
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9,707 6/23/13 12:19 A
I have never cared about any of them. Millions of people do the same things they do every day.
The problem isn't the stars themselves, though. It's us. No one would take pictures of them nursing their babies, showing their junk getting out of limos, or taking a dump if people didn't eat that crap up.
Don't blame the people who live their lives and it gets splattered all over the place. Blame the society we live in that values them so highly (even though the sum total of their contributions to society can be measured in dollars in exectives' pockets, not kindness to their fellow man) that they get paid obscene amounts to exist, and that an entire industry has sprung up around talking about them.
6/22/13 11:58 P
no I just care when they break the law (lindsey lohan, paris hilton etc and get away with it) or when they try and use their power like Jack Nicholson getting Maria Menunous thrown out of a Lakers game cause she wore a Celtics jersey. They make me sick when they do crap like that
6/22/13 11:29 P
ahhhh well.... i gotta agree with you. i do not care what the "stars" do.
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2,545 6/22/13 11:26 P
LOL sorry, I'm ranting about the generic "they". They had a baby, are pregnant, got arrested for drugs or drunk driving or whatever and the media seems to think we are fascinated by their lives.
I have a full and fun life, I don't need to live vicariously through these self proclaimed "stars".
6/22/13 11:20 P
who are we talking about?!
Just curious, really. I probably won't actually care about what "they" do, either... whoever they are!
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2,545 6/22/13 11:15 P
I don't care what they named the baby, if it's a boy or girl, if they are gay, straight or asexual. I don't care if they get drunk or use drugs or hang themselves with their own hair or cough up hair balls. I don't care what they said or did at anytime in their lives.
I wish they would all shut up and concentrate on trying to make a good movie or play a good game or do something worthwhile without irritating me with the nasty personal details of their lives!
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