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TMZ renewed for two more years ... it's all good!

by Jane Boursaw, posted Nov 30th 2008 10:03AM
TMZ renewed for two more yearsWhen I heard that TMZ had been renewed for two more years, I thought, yeah, I get that. In my neck of the woods, the show airs at 7:30 p.m. every weeknight. Tabloid TV has gotten to the point where it's no longer relegated to a 3 a.m. timeslot. Now it airs at a respectable hour, which has somehow made the show respectable, too.

So what IS it about the rich, famous and screwed-up that we find so fascinating? Other than the fact that it's just plain fun to gawk at these folks, I've come up with a few reasons why TMZ is one of the best things to enter our lives in years:

1. TMZ shows us that even though the rest of us might be struggling out here, we're still way better off than the people on TMZ's radar. That's comforting in a weird way.

2. TMZ confirms that the beautiful people we see on magazine covers, theater screens, and TV sets are living a double life. They don't have it together! They're messed up! So we no longer have to waste energy believing that the grass is always greener on Rodeo Drive. Clearly, it's not.

3. TMZ makes it "ok" to stalk these people because, well, it's on at 7:30 p.m. so it must be ok, right? TMZ is shameless in their pursuit of the embarrassing video or photograph, and that's awesome. It's nice to see people who are unabashedly ok with their profession, as smarmy as it might be to the rest of us.

4. TMZ makes it fun to go behind the scenes and find out how it all happens. When I get to "sit in" on their office chatter about what a coup it was to get a shot of Britney's, uh, you know what, or snap that priceless pic of topless Sienna Miller with a married man, why, I feel downright in the loop! I'm one of the TMZ crew, and I'm ok with that. They're having fun, and I want to have fun, too!

So the next time you're surfing past the TMZ TV show, stop and be thankful for all the good things it's brought into our lives.

Do you watch TMZ?
Yes! It's an awesome TV show! 52 (43.0%)
Heck, no! I wouldn't waste my precious time on that crap!69 (57.0%)

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Paulie

NO CHARLIE ''
Great new's hope warner bro's stay's strong

April 15 2011 at 3:15 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Usama

If getting rid of TMZ (and all that other gossip crap) on TV meant renewing According to Jim for the next 5 years, I'd still be down for it. That's how much I don't like TMZ.

November 30 2008 at 4:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
socrates

TMZ is a train wreck and the only interest it holds is like watching a circus train wreck into a nightclub. This show is ill and ill intended. I guess many people really feel so amazingly sick in their own lives that the only relief they can find is to watch others more renowned than themselves licking the gutter along with them. Even the wannabe reporters/actors who rip apart already sorry lives are truly pathetic.

November 30 2008 at 2:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MCW

Hopefully this is the last time TMZ is mentioned on this website, I mean this week alone you've (The bloggers as a whole) degraded the site with pictures of Obese O'Donnell and Walking Dead Larry King... it's getting pretty sad. Supporting that trash is just like buying a National Enquirer every week. Spend your time and money more wisely.

November 30 2008 at 2:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ac

For your #3 I dont think "smarmy" is the right word. "Greedy" or "douchy" seem better fits to describe working at TMZ.

November 30 2008 at 1:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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