Another day, another weekly celebrity magazine: This morning, when I knew I was going to be offline most of the day, I joked that one benefit of being offline was the chance to miss any announcement of a new weekly celebrity magazine. It was a joke. Really. I mean, on Monday we learned that the British celebrity magazine OK is coming to America. And on Tuesday, TV Guide announced it is morphing into a celebrity magazine. And now, today, The Toronto Star Ltd. announced that in October, it is launching a national magazine in Canada called Weekly Scoop for readers who are, according to this news story, “hungry for the news and views of celebrities.”
Stop it. I mean it.
Are our lives so pathetic and devoid of anything interesting that all we want to do is read magazines about celebrities?
Excuse me. I’m sorry. I don’t mean to be ranting. I guess I’m just upset because my cable is out and my whole evening of TV watching got messed up.
Update: Come to think of it, I’ve decided I need more posts about celebreties. So, here’s a link to a Lloyd Grove piece about Judith Miller’s husband going on a cruise while she’s in jail. Now, that’s entertainment.
Update II: Hey, kids. Let’s have some more celebrity news. Mindy (Redneck Courtney Love) McCready is out of the hospital, but now her “overdose” is being described as a “failed suicide attempt.” Apparently, her fiancé William McKnight (no kin, I’m sure, to any blogger friend of mine who has the same last name) gave police her four-page suicide note. According to the journalists at eonline.com, McCready’s financé, McKnight, “was arrested in Nashville in May on charges of attempted murder after he allegedly broke into McCready’s home in a jealous rage and beat and choked her until she was unconscious. Last month, he posted $130,000 bail and was released. The couple have apparently since reconciled.” Apparently.
Update III: I think when Mindy gets straightened out, she needs to come back to Nashville and maybe put an act together with Sally Anthony.