Have you ever wondered why do people gossip about other people that they either know or don’t know. What is the purpose of it all? Why do we feel the need to share rumors and secrets with other people, even thou it possibly might not even be true at all. Inquiring minds want to know. While searching this topic in more depth as I do every time I write a new blind items post. I begin to understand the psychology more as I break it all down. On the topic of gossip, Women’s Day posted a good article and theory about why people gossip, “Psst…what’s the latest?” We’ve all done it, passed on a juicy piece of gossip or listened eagerly to someone else’s dish. Although we may have felt a twinge of guilt, we kept gabbing anyway. Why we do it, to figure each other out of course. Since we don’t ever really know what other people are thinking, collecting information from and about them (in effect, playing amateur detective) is as close as we can get to being inside their heads. “We’re always probing, trying to figure out the mystery within,” says Emrys Westacott, PhD. The downside, gossip can be hurtful, especially when it’s malicious talk that serves no purpose other than to throw someone under the bus. Not only is it exclusionary, but “what you put into the public domain could really damage someone’s reputation,” says Dr. Westacott. And with the advent of texting, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, dishing dirt now happens on a far grander and faster scale. It also takes it to a point that is dangerous for the one being gossiped about. The studies are true, “It used to take a lot longer for information to get from point A to point B,” says Dr. McAndrew. “Technology has moved ahead faster than our ability to manage it.” Hell yes its dangerously faster and destroys peoples lives… » Read more..
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So what exactly is a Gossip Magazine? Gossip magazines feature scandalous stories about the personal lives of celebrities. This genre of magazine flourished in North America in the 1950s and early 1960s. The title Confidential alone boasted a monthly circulation in excess of ten million, and it had many competitors, with names like Whisper, Dare, Suppressed, The Lowdown, Hush-Hush, and Uncensored. These magazines included more lurid and explicit content than did the popular newspaper gossip columnists of the time, including tales of celebrity homosexuality and illegal drug use. The large-circulation gossip magazines eventually gave way to supermarket tabloids, such as the National Enquirer, and to less scandal-oriented celebrity coverage in magazines like People and Us Weekly, though small-circulation publications that harken back to the ’50s approach have continued to be published. The history of gossip magazines also includes a few eccentric titles that flaunted the usual rules of acceptable taste, such as the sexually explicit Hollywood Star of the 1970s. Anorak is a modern take on the theme. There are nearly 400 magazines related to gossip in the news stands. Speaking of gossip, I have some new stuff just burning in my ears. These are just rumors of course… » Read more..
Yeah, you know who this is and I am back with more shocking gossip relating to MTV’s infamous young and bold “16 and Pregnant” train wrecks Kianna Randall and her baby daddy. What I have found through research shocks the hell out of me. I have been sitting on this story for a couple of days, so I could piece it all together. I am amazed at what I have seen through a couple months of pictures and several tweets. All of this really bothers the hell out of considering these new parents of their son, continuously act as if they have done no wrong. I want to know why this hasn’t been pointed out sooner than today. Recently Kianna and Zak were arrested for trying to burglarize an elderly lady’s home in Tarrant County, Texas. Kianna was then released on bail and charges were dropped. Now she has to deal with the aftermath of her stupidity. According to Kianna’s tweets (see them below), she is still waiting for him to get let out of jail and he allegedly maybe be spending about 2 years behind bars as he pays for his crimes. From what Kianna has tweeted, they also write to each other frequently. Regardless, all of the info that I am going to post makes a lot of sense considering the type of lifestyle that they have chosen to live around their infant son. Why do people do such stupid things and risk the possibility of losing their young child in the process. It’s all so sad…SMH » Read more..
A rumor or rumour is often viewed as “an unverified account or explanation of events circulating from person to person and pertaining to an object, event, or issue in public concern”. However, a review of the research on rumor conducted by Pendleton in 1998 found that research across sociology, psychology, and communication studies had widely varying definitions of rumor. Thus, rumor is a concept that lacks a particular definition in the social sciences. But most theories agree that rumor involves some kind of a statement whose veracity is not quickly or ever confirmed. Rumors are also often discussed with regard to “misinformation” and “disinformation” (the former often seen as simply false and the latter seen as deliberately false, though usually from a government source given to the media or a foreign government). Rumors thus have often been viewed as particular forms of other communication concepts. You got all that, ready for some fun? » Read more..
Wow, where I do start with this tale of jump offs gone wild. Seems that Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz alleged happy marriage is in complete and utter turmoil. When everyone thinks that Swizz had it going on and he was happy, it looks like he wasn’t. When we all thought that being married to an extremely gorgeous and talented wife like Alicia was enough to make any man happy, I can assume again that he wasn’t. We all know that temptation took over Swizz’s mind and that is when he engaged in an affair with Houston side piece Christina Elizabeth. Now this is the same woman who helped break up Swizz’s marriage to Mashonda Tifrere, and her sexting scandal just may also end his marriage to Alicia. Alicia hasn’t responded directly to the allegations just yet. In the meantime the jump off decided to do a couple of interviews to prove that she is not lying. Of course she would want to prove how she is helping destroy yet another one of Swizz’s marriages. Take a listen to her recent interview below… » Read more..
Yup, its time for some more Blind Items! What is a B.I. you might ask, A blind item is a news story, usually gossip, in which the details of the matter are reported while the identities of the people involved are not revealed. The invention of the blind item is credited to William d’Alton Mann (1829 – 1920), publisher of Town Topics, who often used it for blackmail. So now that we got that out the way, read on and enjoy!
Blind Item #1: Blind Vice! Chutney Jones Gets the Last Laugh! You ready for a game of six degrees of Blind Vice separation? Poor vanilla Chutney Jones never has any fun, right? Right. Except that she did, for like one second there after slutty Jerry Rock-Butt dumped her snooze-worthy (but expertly toned) tush to bed a more sexually adventurous T-town chick— Kiki Doheny, of course. So what did old Chut do? Skanked it up with another Vice star! We already told you that Chutney was getting her flirt on with Saucy Bossy, a bisexual superstar who’s about as horny as he is famous (which is, very). Well things don’t stay in the flirty stage with Saucy for long. ‘Cause he wanted action. Chutney wanted to show she can live on the wild side. A dangerous combo, no? Meanwhile, Jerr was out trying to woo Kiki, who used him and abused him while smiling for the cameras the whole time, leaving Jerry to drown his sorrows in a string of waiting hussies. Don’t take it too hard “J” it’s what she does to all her men… » Read more..