Celebrity "News" Examined

I’ve written quite a bit about celebrity “news” and how it not only dominates national news broadcasts, morning news programs and even local news in markets like Detroit.

That phenomenon has been noted in a new column in the Wall Street Journal – which is worth a quick read.

Author Jake Halpern, who wrote “Fame Junkies” – a book about America’s culture of celebrity worship, drafted the piece after being bumped from a scheduled CNN appearance because of “breaking” Britney Spears news.