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    US 'Obsessed' By Celeb Culture

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    Americans are more "obsessed" than ever by celebrity culture, the editor of magazine Vanity Fair has told the BBC.

    Graydon Carter said he believes the interest in the US in the lives of celebrities stems from an unwillingness to engage with the realities of the global situation.

    Shortly after 9/11, Carter said that he believed America would become more serious and less "frivolous," declaring it "the end of irony."

    But he told BBC World Service's The Interview programme that the prediction had patently not come true.

    "That lasted for as long as it took the words to come out of my mouth," he said.

    "Americans are by and large obsessed with crummy reality TV, and the lives of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton.

    "That may be just some diversion from the realities of the world, in the way that screwball comedies were in the 1930s. That's the only explanation."

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/3708420.stm

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    That appears to be just the opposite of what is claimed...Reality shows have no celebrities in them????
    And frankly I think most people are sick to death of celebrities...and during the election celebrity endorsements fell short of making a dent in the opinions of voters...As far as I'm concerned todays stars don't hold a candle to the stars of old...back then they had an air of mystery and class, and appeared to be intelligent...I don't think the same of most of them today!!!
    I especially don't like the disdain they show for their own country and President......During WWII hollywood stars lent their star status to the good of the country in fighting the war...Not anymore!!!!
    They have all become tres boring!!!!

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    and contrary to popular belief the brittish arent all that bent out of shape about the queen,and prince whats his name,and the late di,and elton,and beetles,and benny hill,,and etc etc

    long live the queenie



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    Elton IS the 'queen' of england...and i don't give a rat's corpse about celebrities at all.

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    I am a celebrity in my own mind.

    When I can remember.

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    And Larry King..The Cryptkeeper is Still trying to talk the jurors out of their decision...what a Moron!!!

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    Re: US 'Obsessed' By Celeb Culture

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanGirl
    And Larry King..The Cryptkeeper is Still trying to talk the jurors out of their decision...what a Moron!!!
    hi sweetie! you're back! YAY ...now where's lovemama and carla and gabs? cassie flying to florida tomorrow, and she's going to freeze her buns off, it's 20 degrees down here tonight! brrrrrrrr

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    I know ...my son said it was 40 degrees in tampa this morning..BBBRRRRR
    It's 30 up here ...I HATE WINTER!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanGirl
    I know ...my son said it was 40 degrees in tampa this morning..BBBRRRRR
    It's 30 up here ...I HATE WINTER!!!!
    what's wrong with this picture? IT'S COLDER IN FLORIDA THAN IN BOSTON??

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    Quote Originally Posted by lady cop
    what's wrong with this picture? IT'S COLDER IN FLORIDA THAN IN BOSTON??
    YOU"LL HAVE TO MOVE BACK!!!!! Hahhahaha Beats the fog>>>hehehhe

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