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Paparazzi have become a stable part of today’s media. If a celebrity’s aiming to have a private Santa Barbara wedding, you can be sure there will be paparazzi there waiting. At every destination wedding photographers will have their cameras out and ready to get a shot of the happy couple. While the nature of invading ones privacy would come as morally questionable to most of the public, members of the paparazzi are forever looking for photographs that could land those millions of dollars. When this kind of money is in question, issues of morality and ethics tend to take a backseat.
While it could be expected that tabloid journalists would feel a pang of guilt for their behavior, most see themselves as fulfilling a desire from the public. This can hardly be denied, as the popularity of magazines that sell photographs of celebrities without make-up, out with their family or, indeed, getting married is staggering. These images allow readers to move past the heavily made-up, airbrushed and generally “fake” celebrities, and see that those we idolize as somehow above us are human after all.
The invention of the internet seems to have increased the popularity of tabloid journalism. While newspapers are slowly suffering an increasingly bleak loss in sales, many reporters of substantial news stories have been put out of work. For those who provide celebrity gossip and photos, however, there remains plenty of work available, and even respected newspapers have tabloid journalism at the forefront of their websites. The question of why this is can be answered easily: The lives of celebrities attract greater numbers of readers.
Consider the big weddings in recent times such as Brad and Angelina, Tom and Kate, Jennifer and Ben. The bride and groom at each of these weddings took extreme care to control the media presence at these events. In fact, these celebrities saw it fit to take control of the way their wedding is portrayed, agreeing to only certain reporters having access to their wedding, and having these reporters agree to a set version of events to take back to the news desk.
This control of the media has become necessary due to the pressure celebrities feel to provide information to their fans. Each of the three couples mentioned above also took it upon themselves to release a few pre-approved photos of their weddings to the media, in order to placate their need for images of the event, and to lessen the value of paparazzi images that may have been taken.
The nature of the paparazzi today has become unnecessarily invasive. The deeper issue that needs to be considered here, however, is why there is the desire of “normal” individuals to peer into the private lives of others. As long as this need is in place, the paparazzi will always have an audience of paying customers. So long as the money is there, someone will be willing to go into uncertain ethical territory, in order to get the massive payday on offer.
Excerpt from: The Role of the Paparazzi in Celebrity Weddings
Fame can be costly at times. The wide range of celebrity gossip sites provide proof of the fact that people like talking and knowing about celebrities. The vast popularity of the celeb gossip portals see a lot of traffic each day, asserting it that people love to read about them and be updates. Entertainment news sites are coming up every other day to keep you posted on what is happening in tinsel town. But this life is something that gets under the skin of the celebrities. They complain that their every little act or the lack of it is reported in the columns.
Celebrities have a major complaint against the celebrity gossip portals. The complaint is simple: they need to be left alone when they want their private moments to remain so. Celeb gossip sites are in no mood to relent because trespassing into the private lives of the celebrities is their bread and butter. They are only feeding an insatiable demand of the readers of the entertainment news columns. Nothing makes these portals tick than inside scoops about what is happening behind the scenes. The paparazzi would give an arm and a leg for a shot of a celebrity hanging around with an extra-marital partner.
The debate boils down to the basics: are celebrity gossip sites the price that celebrities pay. There are some celebrities who like to take the celeb gossip sites in their stride. They shrug them off with the comment that they worked hard to get noticed, so they don’t have any problem with the paparazzi taking pictures of them at random. Many of these celebrities are accustomed to their private moments being splashed all over the newsprint and the internet. They have grown used to the fact and they can live around with this lack of privacy as necessary evil.
Come to think of it, celebrity gossip sites do things the right way, when there is an opportunity. If you are an entertainment news junkie, you know that there are these times when the celeb gossip sites pay the celebrity for shots of their wedding or even of their newborns. Sometimes the celebs relent and they make tons of dough on the deals of the pictures. There are other times when the celebrity decides to keep things under wraps. That’s when the reporters working on the beat decide to get adventurous. They think of ways to crack open the security ring that the celebrities throw upon themselves.
A famous case is when Catherina Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas got married. Despite the millions of dollars and the police and the private security protecting them from the paparazzi, and each guest personally welcomed by the marriage planner himself with the help of an undisclosed security code, an ingenuous person still got in and took snaps! The celebrity gossip magazine that published the pictures got sued but this set an historical example that no celebrity and no event was away from the infiltration of celeb gossip reporters!
The world has always lived vicariously through the lives of the rich and famous and it brings us joy to share their lives and their successes. There are thousands of entertainment magazines and newspapers available in the market and there is always room for more. The public never gets tired of hearing about what celebrities are doing, whether it is good or bad. We have the paparazzi and they provide exciting photos of the private life of the Hollywood Elite, they are able to photograph stars openly and in their most private moments and the public wants to see it all.
However, there is a thin line between wanting to be entertained by celebrity news and invading celebrity’s private lives. Of course, they are famous and they are well aware that their lives are the center of everyone’s attention, but does that give the public the right to need to know about everything personal to them.
Celebrity news will inform you of what they eat, what type of exercise they do; if any and what they enjoy doing in their private time and with whom they spend their private time. Filming movies and television shows is one thing, but they did not sign any releases to have their private home lives filmed, did they? No matter what my opinion is; it is still exciting to know how they live and how they spend their money, we are even happy for them when they marry and have children. I guess not all of the publicity is all-bad, there are some wonderful moments that the public gets to share with these celebrities, whether they want to share them or not.
TV ratings show that celebrity news shows receive the highest ratings, more than any of their sitcoms or series, people are more entertained by the excitement of the lime light, and we want to know how the famous are spending their money and what kind of trouble our celebrities are getting into. The lives of the rich and the famous will always hold our attention and we will always find happiness through their success. If you are interested in staying updated with what celebrities all over the world, you can stay in touch online, at any of the various online celebrity news websites or pick up an entertainment magazine from your nearest convenient store. No matter how you want to stay updated, updates are always available.
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