Comment by Pixel: "...I truly don't understand why people care about the lives of celebs."
There is no way to argue with that point. Although it is obviously a common human trait, it isn't logical or defensible. I'm sure there is some primitive evolutionary advantage that could be teased out if we thought hard enough [something about the survival benefits of paying close attention to the alpha pack members], but there's no real justification for purchasing People magazine or The Enquirer.
The theme of this weblog is that most of the events in my life are literary. Not that I have no life, but that my physical-world life is somewhat linear: in real life, one thing happens and then the next thing happens. It's limited, and it's also repetitive. But the stuff I read--that has no limits! And as I read, I'm thinking, and that is also a multi-dimensional, infinity-based experience. So, yes, I read the celebrity gossip, just about every day. I also read the headlines and the local news and numerous magazines and books, books, books. I read labels and billboards and personal notes and emails and so on. [I read every word of Achenblog, every day.] The most momentous event in my life this week was the Battle of Trafalgar—more about that tomorrow.