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UK (Sept 9) – The lines between the real news and celebrity gossip finally disappeared this week leaving nothing between the two.  Congratulations, idiots, this is a victory…  You know,  like winning the X-Factor.

It has been coming for years, we have all seen it coming and despite having the chance to swerve away from it, we did not and now we have to live with it.  The desire to know, in real time, what celebs are up to has long been the subject of trashy magazines, which is fine because you can easily stay away from trashy magazines.  What you cannot stay away from is the news on TV, no matter how hard I try I always come back to the TV news, regardless of how grim it is or how often I say I’m done with it.

Type child abuse into Google today and near the top of the list, under the excellent opinion editorial by Johann Hari there is the “big” child abuse story about Britney Spears.  According to a former bodyguard, Ms Spears abuses her children.  She belts them, shouts at them, and has sex in front of them.  Ms Spears also made passes at the former bodyguard, which made him quit his job.  It is alleged that she would call him into her room where she would be lying in bed naked, and demand that he had sex with her.  The “man” claims that he never took her up on her offer, but does not give a satisfactory explanation in my opinion.  Its Britney Spears mate, man up.

Britain is a celebrity-obsessed place.  If you do not know who is dating who you risk falling behind in society, it is that serious.  When the Cowell-appointed Queen of All British Women, Cheryl Cole ended up in hospital with malaria there was a genuine feeling of despair in the voices of people talking about it.  She has come a long way from committing race hate crimes in nightclub toilets proving once again that you can come back from being a racist.  You just have to get sick like Cheryl, or that pig from Big Brother whose name I refuse to type.

henryhunter Posted by on September 9, 2010. Filed under Henry Hunter Politics - World News,Opinion and Editorial,Opinion Editorial,Political Satire,Scotland,United Kingdom,WorldNewsVine. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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