May 14, 2007: File This Under the "...And He Would Know" Category
Celebrity and crime writer Dominick Dunne speaks on the industry that's made him a household name. Larry King recently asked him about why coverage of certain people, especially wayward young female celebs, is raging out of control like a brush fire.
KING: But how did we get to this?
DUNNE: How do we get to it? Well, we are in the most celebrity-mad phase in the history of our country.
KING: Tabloids add to it?
KING: Does "Vanity Fair" add to it?
DUNNE: Sadly, yes, but not primarily.
There, from the horse's mouth, more proof of the celebri-spiraling concept. Mr. Dunne, over 80, has seen a lot and made a living off of celebrity culture for a few decades, including from the forenamed Vanity Fair. So if he thinks this is the most celebrity-mad phase in the history of our country, that's credible.