It’s funny how our lives revolve around celebrity gossip. Everywhere I turn — tabloids, E! News, or the school paper — Britney Spears, regardless of what she does, manages to make headlines. It seems like half of the time it is never positive press. There’s a saying: “Even bad press is good press.”
I am a huge Britney fan, and really could care less about what tabloids say. Sure they could be right, but I am also sure they are exaggerating the truth to sell magazines. A vast majority of the claims made about her would have never been made if the paparazzi just left her alone. It seems like we have nothing better to do than shred celebrities.
Would we care so much about the bad things Britney has done if the same was publicized about people who weren’t celebrities? Would Joe Nobody make the news for driving with his child on his lap? Would it be such a huge deal? Probably not. Why do we care so much about every move Britney makes? Does it really make people sleep at night knowing she is struggling?
I love my round of gossip as well, but really, if I don’t see another article about someone not wearing panties, getting pulled over, getting a DUI, or doing the cool new celeb thing by going to jail, I would still sleep as soundly as I do now. Surprisingly, my life does not center around celebrity gossip.
What is the most positive bit of news we have heard about Britney? Does anyone care that she launched a new perfume, called Believe? It’s available at Macys. Do we care that her album, Blackout, hits stores October 30? Do we care that earlier this month she held dance auditions for her tour in California? Why isn’t there media on the positive events?
It surprises me that the media would tear down a star who once dominated the music charts and was the biggest female artist in the world. Why doesn’t anyone want to put a positive spin on her trying to get things in her life back to normal?
The first positive thing she did was perform on the Video Music Awards in September. She showed up. It may not have been her best performance, but considering the year she has had, props to her for sticking with something. This is still the same Britney who was a mouseketeer with Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, and J.C. Chasez.
I hope her album blows people away. I really think it is going to be a fantastic album and I will be the person who goes into the store and proudly buys it. I have purchased a hard copy of every CD Britney has put out, and am damn proud of it.
Sure, she has undergone several issues in the last year, but maybe she needed to go through all of that to get to a place she really wants to be. Maybe, in the end, the shaved head will be one of the smartest moves she ever made. I think she did it to rid herself of K-Fed. Who else would shave her head to rid herself of toxic situations?
I am a full supporter of Britney’s career. Maybe everything she has done was to get her name in the tabloids, and if that’s the case, she surely nailed that one. She is probably the most talked about celebrity, ever. Well hey, that’s publicity, right?