Guilty pleasure ‘news stories’

I like to keep up with what is going on in the world. I read or watch the news daily, and whilst I might not be able to talk in depth about all topics (far from it), I do pride myself on having basic knowledge on the important stuff.

It’s not just the ‘regular’ news that I like to get involved with however. I admit, I do enjoy making a coffee and settling down to read some showbiz/celebrity news as well. I call it a guilty pleasure because it’s one of those things that I feel a little embarrassed to admit to. I don’t know why. Is there really anything so wrong with catching up on who is dating who and who wore what to which event etc.etc? I don’t think so. It’s pretty harmless isn’t it, and in a world where there is so much to be sad about, to take a moment to just read something fun helps to take the edge off.

It does for me anyway.

Related post – Is ignorance bliss when it comes to the news?

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I appreciate that a lot of these ‘guilty pleasure’ stories that I read are not telling the whole truth and there is of course the argument of whether it is an invasion of privacy for the subject (I’m talking about paparazzi here) but that’s a whole different issue and not what I’m getting at here. Instead I am talking about escapism. I’m talking about taking five minutes out of the real world and all the heartache that it brings and just switching off.

And that is why I read ‘news’ like this. Because it’s an opportunity to take a moment where I don’t have to think, where I can ignore all the stresses of real life. There really isn’t anything wrong with that is there?

Do you read showbiz/celebrity news or is it a big no for you? If you do read it then what is your reason, does it match mine? If you don’t then why not?

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I don’t take news of this kind too seriously. I appreciate that the photo of so and so looking drunk is one of a hundred that was snapped before the lucky shot where the person blinked and looked intoxicated when chances are they really weren’t. Instead I take it for what it is. An opportunity to avoid real life for a second. I enjoy those moments. Being an adult can be really tough at times so I will take those moments of freedom from the stress whenever I can, even if some people wouldn’t be able to relate to it or understand it.

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Until the next time…Jess x


4 thoughts on “Guilty pleasure ‘news stories’

    1. It’s certainly easier said than done to avoid it isn’t it. I find myself clicking on many related articles as well and before I know it I’ve lost an hour haha


  1. I don’t actively follow any showbiz news, but when I used to read the Daily Mail online a few years ago (I know, it’s an awful one) the sidebar of all the trashy stories was very tempting. I didn’t even know who most of the people were!
    I don’t even keep up with the actual news, so I have no idea what’s going on in showbiz unless it’s trending on Twitter 🙂

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    1. That’s the sidebar that always drags me in! I just can’t help myself but to click on a few too many of the stories. On some days I can find myself reading more of them than actual news which is a little embarrassing to admit to! There is something addictive about it for sure.

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