Monday, November 17, 2008

Did we really need to know this?

I was just looking through the headlines at Aceshowbiz, and I noticed there was a story about Ashlee Simpson reportedly being in labor.

I remember a time (and I am sure you do too) when we had to wait for a celebrity to have had their baby and in most cases named it before we found out about it. And that's the way I liked it.

And then Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie started having kids and the media just had to be on top of that. They had to know everything that was going on with them, forcing them to go to Africa, and even then, there was more than one occasion when there were stories that Jolie was in labor, which were quickly denied.

But I ask you, my readers, do any of us really need to know if a celebrity is currently in the process of having their child.

I mean, unless Ashlee Simpson went into labor while giving an interview, or her water broke during a press conference or while she was filming a scene for a movie or television, I don't think it should be entertainment news. Because if this kind of thing doesn't stop, we will eventually start seeing breaking stories discussing the real-time conception of these children... and frankly the only time we should see that sort of thing is if someone steals the tape or it is accidentally *ahem* leaked.

To the media at large: let celebrities have their babies in peace at least. People can wait to find out the particulars at a later time. No one is going to die if they have to wait 2 days to read about a birth.

9 comments:

Just Sayin' said...

I think you channeled Dana Carvey for a minute there...

Hilly said...

Amen to that.

I mean seriously, most of us don't even give a shit anyway!

Megan said...

Um, no, I didn't need to know it. Thanks so much, dude.

:)

MC said...

Just Sayin': Well, isn't that special *goes back to chopping some broc-co-li and regretting Master of Disguise*

Hilly: I think I give less of a shit about celebrity babies than I do about failed celebrity relationships.

Megan: Well, I could have ranted about the celebs that say they are going to eat the placenta... could have gone that way. I rant because I care... I mean, if you have to run into that information, isn't it better to learn it from me foaming at the mouth because I had to know it rather than just encountering it on a new site somewhere, all clinical and cold and without commentary?

Megan said...

Absolutely!

Arjan said...

I don't care who get's babies..
but did you really have to mention placenta eating..I'm having breakfast here..thank you very much ;)

MC said...

Arjan: I had to, I really did. I just didn't mention names so you could look at a few people without puking.

Megan: *thumbs up*

Yum-Yum said...

Funny, I just saw Vera Farmiga talking about placenta consumption on Conan the other week. I've never tried it myself, but I hear it tastes like placenta.

MC said...

If you would have said it tasted like chicken, I don't know would have happened.