Sometimes I wonder just why it is that people seem so obsessed with some of the things that get passed off as “news”.  Even when they label it “Entertainment News”, it still very seldom qualifies as “news” or “entertainment”.  I suppose somebody will pick a nit and say that it’s “news” about the “entertainment” industry and the people it’s built around.

Yeah, well, whatever.  That doesn’t make this stuff “news”.  It’s fluff, crap designed primarily to feed the celebrity gossip thirst of people who are convinced that Paris Hilton’s every move is somehow noteworth or important.

I saw a couple of AP stories a few minutes ago that prove my point:

World Awaits Paris Hilton’s Return.  This couldn’t be farther from reality.  There’s a vocal percentage of American and European people who are panting after her next appearance.  Most of the world’s population could care less.

Paris Hilton’s Trash for Sale on eBay.  Again, compared to real news about things that are actualy important this little tidbit shrivels in it’s insignificance, yet it’s billed as a headline as if it were really important.  The only thing this tells the astute reader is something they already know… That there are a lot of people out there that have entirely too much time on their hands and that there are other people who have more money than brains and will pay the former for nearly anything.

Rosie Says She Won’t Replace Bob Barker.  This one is worse than ridiculous.  Not only is it not news at all, it’s beyond stupid because it assumes that Rosie O’donnell actually had any kind of a snowball’s chance to even pretend to replace Bob Barker.  Out of the running?  Rosie, You were never IN the running!

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