Human nature is inquisitive. They like to read news and gossips about the celebrities. They are interested in reading news behind the news. A vast majority of people like to know about the personal lives of their favorite celebrities. They want to know their family circles, lover affairs and other palatable news regarding marriages, divorces and current relations with their spouses.
To feed them well with delicious news, many magazines and websites include these stories. A significant number of them have their dedicated sections for entertaining people with these writings. These magazines and websites delve deep into the lifestyles and personal lives of the latest pin-up stars. They fetch deep dark secrets, hidden stories, trashy details, and some juicy bits about them and their dear ones. Most of these stories talk about the personal matters and hidden affairs of the celebs in the most interesting ways. As the consequence of it, they receive a huge number of loyal audiences across the globe. This helps them increase their TRPs and web traffic. Many of them have increased their popularity in some notable ways.
As celebrity news come up with more interesting facets, it sometimes becomes dubious. It, sometimes, incorporates distortion and misinterpretation of original sorties. Instead of disseminating legitimate and well-researched news, it includes eye-catching headlines and palatable news items to increase TRPs and web traffic. It goes against the ethics of journalism. This is why press councils do not like to take celebrity gossip as a news item. Now celebrity news items are published in ‘Page 3’. The term ‘Page 3’ has appeared to the scene to respect the celebrity gossips. Readers interested in reading these stories can directly go to this section to get their interesting stories. Some professional journalists like to call this practice- “yellow journalism”. A vast majority of gossip magazines and tabloids receive these gossips from dubious sources. Reporters involved in covering celebrity news like to sensationalize a piece of news. They like to represent it in an exaggerated way.
To be honest and very frank, there are a few gossips that have no moral values. These are written on rumor, gossip and word of mouth. Celebrity gossips tend to fabrication and distortion of facts. Readers like to read these- as they get pleasure from it. They are not interested in walking along the path of justification. They do not want to weigh and consider it. They do not want to delve deep into it. They read it out of mere pleasures. The sallow understanding of these stories makes them happy.