Celebrity culture is, perhaps, life’s greatest guilty pleasure. It distracts, it entertains, it makes us feel good and it makes us feel bad. On any given day, you can go from thinking Why can’t I be like her? to Thank god I’m not her. The TMZ machine fuels our unspeakable desire for schadenfreude and FOMO. If you think you’re immune to consuming celebrity gossip, look at any media site’s top performing stories and think again. People eat it up. But there is more to celebrity gossip than Perez. There exist places that report the news and expand on it in ways that make some paparazzi shots more than just a paparazzi shot. They put the gossip into layman’s terms and do it with a wink, because, at the end of the day, it’s celebrity culture and celebrity culture is not to be taken too seriously.
These are the five places you should bookmark and subscribe to for smart, witty celebrity gossip. The tea is hot and it shouldn’t be any of our business, but here we are. Let’s go.