Extra Hollywood Access: No more, no more
This is going to be the last post I make about the gossip shows.
I can't take it anymore. I've said before that these shows (The Insider, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood, etc) are awful. But now I think they've crossed the line into despicable, hurtful, and disgusting. I truly can't watch them any longer.
The obsession the past week has been the Anna Nicole Smith story. The death of her son Daniel and the birth of her new daughter. The last couple of nights, The Insider and ET have been talking about how they have the EXCLUSIVE last pics of Daniel holding his new sister. First of all, how can they be "exclusive" when In Touch magazine and a dozen web sites have run them too? Second, I notice The Insider and ET aren't telling us how much they paid for the photos...or where they came from.
And they have this guy who says he's the father of Anna Nicole's baby. Maybe he is, but what is the point of coming on television and giving these interviews to ET and The Insider? They keep pushing these stories, teasing "Do the photos hold a secret clue to what happened?" Um, NO, THEY DON'T.
And what is it with The Insider and ET anyway? Why bother watching both shows when they cover the same exact stories day after day, with only different announcers narrating the stories? And I like how every single show has "breaking" or "last minute" celeb news. Yeah, it's breaking or last minute if you don't have the internet or get cable television.
These shows, they aren't just stupid and vile, I think that they actually destroy your brain cells as you watch them.
These shows, that constantly have stories about the dangers of plastic surgery, the dangers of anorexia in Hollywood, and then the next episode will be a feature about the joy a Hollywood star found via plastic surgery (and how you can do it too!) and a story about how the stars diet and get thin and beautiful (and how you can too!)
These shows, that constantly drill the most inane stories at you over and over and over again. Sure, we cover stupid stuff here at TV Squad too, but we don't pretend that the latest Dancing With The Stars results are going to change anyone's life.
"In today's celebrity birthday, which screen siren is it behind these changing styles?!" Who gives a fuck?
Just now on ET, "special correspondent" Lisa Rinna is talking about The Dancing With The Stars diet! Then immediately after that was a preview of tomorrow's show...where they'll talk about diet dangers and plastic surgery nightmare stories. Oh, and a secret insider "breaks his silence" about the mysterious death of Daniel Smith.