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The Price Of...Not So Much Fame
With tabloid journalism often going for the least common denominator and reguarly attempting to connect dots where dots aren't available to be connected -- it's amazing something like this hasn't happened already.
Cue Shane Nickerson, a regular 'ol Los Angeles local who happens to be a Producer for an unnamed reality show starring an unnamed A-list actress. Seems that when Nickerson got up to answer the door on Mother's Day, a certain tabloid magazine was on the other side with a grainy picture of Shane and Cameron Diaz -- desperate to get a quote about their so-called relationship.
From there, the domino effect continued as the National Enquirer began using the all-seeing Google to accost even more of Nickerson's friends in an attempt to get the quote they needed to destroy the lives of anyone they could -- all for a story about one non-cheating Ms. Diaz and a blurry picture that represented absolutely nothing in the way of anything.
Yet, sadly -- in a world where gossip rules, today's lesson speaks volumes about so-called "journalists" and their desperate attempts at getting the gossip first...and harming innocent people's reputations in the process.
LAist says "Boooooooo!"