Slurp. Drool. Yummm… That’s what journalists think when they get to know the juicy, delectable bits of a celebrity’s love life.
Be it the aww moments of love stories or the oh crap situations, the media goes all out when it comes to covering love stories or the lack of it. Jesse James cheating on Sandra Bullock made more news than her winning the oscars!
Nowadays the paparazzi fall like vultures on a couple that is allegedly involved in a relationship. They stalk the celebrity couple and try to get a hot scoop of some clandestine meetting.
Nothing that celebs do is excused by the media and their love lives are most diligently followed by the world in general. Now the media take their job very seriously. No little bit of gossip is ever left out!
How ethical is it for the media to be covering this? That has always been a bone of contention for the media and the celebs. While celebs quote freedom of privacy and threaten defamation, the media reciprocates with Freedom of speech and expression.
So the debate is not easily settled.
According to me, love is something that all people look for, at some time or the other in their lives. So knowing how the people that they worship fare in this tricky business must be important to most.
There was huge disappointment in my friend circles when Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe called it quits. They were the golden couple then, and it is hard for people to accept their screen ideals falling apart. Which obviously translates into huge readership.
So also when screen idols have great chemistry on screen , their offscreen relationships spark a lot of interest. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in their hay days gave people the same kind of jubiliant pleasure.
While everything celebs do is of great interest to the general public, their love lifes are certainly the most interesting.
Come on, now, admit it. You want to know if that hot young thing is single or not, dont you. Gives you the chance to dream of a possible fairy tale romance with your favorite celeb, doesn’t it?!