We are all a bit like a Peeping Tom, spying on the behind the scenes lives of celebrities and stars. The difference is that our eavesdropping and peeking is not done through the keyholes but via the popular media that these stars and celebrities are a part of.
We all revel in a bit of gossip; many make a living out of it. Stars and performers live in glass houses. Their every breath is picked up by a legion of entertainment websites and blogs. Sometimes the news is as entertaining as the roles they portray. Are you a celebrity watcher? There’s nothing wrong in being one.
Here are ten websites that will help you follow your favorites and get a daily fix.
Just as Lifehacker and Gizmodo bring you tech snippets, Gawker does it for media gossip. Gawker is a popular blog that’s based in New York. It says it’s the source for gossip from Manhattan and the Beltway to Hollywood and the Valley. Gawker also covers Los Angeles (Defamer) and Silicon Valley (ValleyWag). The site is not completely about celebrity news though as it also has takes on fashion fads, health, and popular media.
The “Thirty Mile Zone” is a celebrity news blog that covers what the stars are talking about in and around Hollywood. Their scandal coverage includes the high focus professions of fashion and sports too. The site has been online since 2005 and as it says on its About page – in 2006, Time magazine named TMZ one of the coolest websites. Newsweek named TMZ the “Breakout Blog of 2007”.
PopSugar brings daily updates on what’s buzzing on the pop culture circuit. PopSugar tries to bring celebrity news as it is without juicing it up. PopSugar has dedicated sections on specific celebrities, so you can easily follow all the past and present on them from a single place.
For those of you who have a hankering for online puzzles and games, PopSugar throws in a few online celebrity games like Celebrity Faceoff, Movie Faceoff, Slots, etc.
Mix in a bit of serious movie news with the gossipy sites we are covering here. HitFix.com does away with the salacious gossip and gives entertainment fans what they want – the inside scoop on the movies, music, and television. So, you can find out what’s playing where, get special coverage on events like Comic-Con, and catch the headlines on whatever is going on.
The site’s focus is on the geek/genre centric side of the movie universe. Well, this means that you get to read up on more reviews and less gossip. The site is a good place to bookmark because it brings updates on what’s coming soon and news on castings.
This one too gives you the regular fare of entertainment news, reviews, and videos, but it also looks at a lot of things by numbers like a trade publication. Coverage of film events like the Oscars, Sundance, Cannes is also comprehensive. The site also has sections devoted to Personal Tech, Business, and Style which also revolve around cinema and popular media.
If you log in, then the members area gives you access to a few trade tools for checking out what’s in the pipeline.
A source for pop culture gossip, fabulous celeb photo galleries and breaking entertainment news: that’s how this site describes itself. You can also follow the site if you are into celebrity fashion and want to catch a breaking trend. Teen celebrity fans can check into Just Jared Junior which covers the teen stars of today.
This well known site brings the latest gossip from the rumor mills. The site has been put together by Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr. who has become a television personality in his own right. If you like serious news, then you might give this blog a miss. But if it’s the tabloid journalism you feed on, then it will find a place on your list.
Latest news flashes, insider scoops, and live event coverage decks up this entertainment website. E!Online also covers the music and the television industries. You can check out the section called Fashion Police and the scoops by Kristin Dos Santos on her Watch with Kristin blog.
From news headlines to offbeat scoops, star interviews and photo-galleries, the site covers a lot of ground. You can also catch what’s coming to the theatres near you along with a lot of showtime information. And of course, there are the trailers you can watch before you buy the tickets. Check out the Directory at the foot of the homepage for easy access to the site’s contents.
These film and movie websites are not mentioned in a particular ranking order. Of course, these ten are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the entertainment genre. Do you have a favorite website of your own which you follow with a fanboy’s zeal. Let us know.
If you want to find out about the true lives of celebrities, check out our list of websites where famous people reveal their other sides.
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