Although gossip itself is often referred to in a negative vein, when it comes to celeb gossip, it is more likely about what is in the news. Most celebrities will allow certain information to be given to the public, while keeping the most private and confidential information to themselves. Although celebrity gossip columnists will share what they find with relish, the fact remains that celebrities throughout the years who have chosen to keep their private lives private, have, for the most part, been very successful.
Hollywood gossip is a genre that very many people have an interest in, just as much as gossip that travels through the lives of the average person on the street. In fact, the industry of celebrity gossip is its own entity, bringing in more than $3 billion every year! Movie and television fans want to know details about the people who play their favorite characters. Current celebrity news travels faster than the speed of light, as is the case with any type of gossip. Fans love to spread the word about the most recent celeb gossip to other fans.
Black celebrity news graces the covers of many different magazines these days, as well as online sites and news programs. As there are several black actors who have now taken their place as being among the biggest money earners in Hollywood, entertainment news now gives them quite a bit of TV time and column space. Will Smith, for example, has risen to the top of his industry and is said to have earned a gross paycheck of approximately $100 million for every film he has made. Having worked his way to where he is by demonstrating an incredible talent, this is not difficult to believe.
Denzel Washington is another over the top talent who has risen to the top with hard work and sacrifice. He is only the second black actor to have ever won an Academy Award, in addition to having won two Oscars. This is the kind of celeb gossip that is worth hearing! People, whoever they are, are sure to want to be talked about and remembered for their accomplishments rather than their mistakes. Although mistakes do provide people with plenty to talk about, negativity is not what the average, or not so average, person wants their legacy to be.
Celeb gossip is not very much different than the average gossip that travels throughout every day circles of people. The difference is that when gossip targets someone who is famous, it seems to talk louder and travel farther. There are stories that can be found in a variety of publications, whether newspapers or magazines, but the fact that the stories have been made public does not necessarily mean they are true. Whatever gossip floats by should always be taken with a grain of salt, so to speak. When an event or a change takes place in someone’s private life, that information will go through numerous channels before it becomes public. Often what is heard by the rest of the world will only hold a fraction of truth. In short, gossip is not always gospel. Gossip is usually informal conversation that is all about someone else’s business.
Celeb gossip, or any gossip, can be a way of breaking the ice among groups of people. It is information shared with others about someone else’s life, usually someone who is not present in the group, and is often the spreading of untruths simply in order to have something to say. In addition, because of high technology these days, and the ability to speak to or message someone on the other side of the world almost faster than the speed of light, it is now faster and easier to ruin the life of the victim of gossip than it has ever been before.
All of this having been said, the term gossip is not usually used with a positive association. Misused, information about other people can be harmful and destructive. The Bible says that the power of life and death is in the tongue. Simply put, a wagging tongue can be a dangerous weapon. The old adage about sticks and stones needs one little change. And words will probably destroy me!