Celebri-spiral™: Enough Already

Our culture is in a celebri-spiral. We're conflicted over our ridiculous, growing celebrity culture consumption via magazines, websites, and TV shows. In 2007, my love/hate conflict made me take to the blog-o-sphere. All writing on this site © Dave Singleton 2009.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

March17, 2007: Just What a Celebri-spiraler Needs! TMZ in DC

No more just hearing about Patrick Kennedy-ish drunken crashes into the Capitol, the rare but exciting outing of glamor-spies like Valerie Plame (sigh, I wish), or lascivious interns wending their way Cruel Intentions-style through the corridors of power. Simple snapshots? How 90's!

Now TMZ is coming to DC and that means video!

Kitty Kelley, drop your poison pen and get a camcorder. You are going to need it to compete in today's celebri-spiraling world, now caught on film, playing at a selected website near you.

Kitty, you better hurry the hell up, too. Because now, anyone can be a D.C. scandal journalist by sending hot tips to TMZ's DC hotline.

I've already commented on the approximately eight new gossip rags, columns, and glossies in Washington. The coverage cannot be just Ambassador BlahBlahBlah's wife wearing a knockoff Valentino at a party celebrating Swiss Alps Day. Nor does the average American want to see Karl Rove "Lohan'ing it" in his halter top and daisy dukes getting a Frappaccino at the Palisades Starbucks.

Does Washington have enough true glamor cache to warrant outside-the-beltway interest? What do you think we can expect from this newfound focus on DC celebrity gossip?

Personally, I am counting on the Embassy staffers to up the crazed party ante. I want to see some skinny dipping at the Bolivian residence. Ahora! Ahora!

TMZ DC. Good for celebri-spiralers. Bad for Kitty Kelley.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

TMZDC is not going to fly. It's a small universe of movers and shakers who make a difference in this town. Most are middle age plus. When they mess up, it's national news. All the others simply don't have enough name/face recognition and they're too much like us--shopping at the grocery store, picking up the dry cleaning, getting stuck in traffic, etc., etc. I don't need video of some congressman from Nebraska sampling the melon at Safeway.

Sunday, March 18, 2007 9:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TMZ DC is a snooze. They aren't young, they aren't pretty, they won't show P***y. They are not TMZ worthy in that town.

Sunday, March 18, 2007 6:23:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I am thinking TMZ-DC has some tricks up its proverbial sleeve for the DC version...DC is the town that originated the payoff, the "confidential source" and the cover-up, no? If not, maybe TMZ-DC should form a partnership with C-Span and produce the snooziest late night programming in the universe....

Monday, March 19, 2007 7:34:00 AM  

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