These two stories that follow are perfect illustrations of the diverging ways of old celebrity gossip and new celebrity gossip.
The first story showcases old-school gossip with Liz Smith. Although I think old school gossip columnists are usually more humane and star-friendly, they don't seem to have a grasp anymore of what is really interesting. Smith has such sleepy material and gets excited over things that don't interest me.
Allegedly, the two Liz's (Gossip Queen Smith and Publicist Rosenberg) were doing lunch when Cher called Rosenberg and Smith grabbed the phone to catch this "scoop":
“WELL, LIZ … I’m not really the star. It’s Christina Aguilera’s movie. But, I’m, you know – pivotal. Me and Stanley Tucci are the meat of the thing. But I’m not the star.”
Smith tries to trap Cher into admitting she's really the star of the movie and Cher accuses Liz of being Hedda Hopper, an even older-school gossip professional.
Read the whole thing here: http://www.wowowow.com/culture/liz-smith-intercepting-cher-burlesque-christina-aguilera-496717
These days most kids get their untruths, halftruths and scandalous scoops from nameless, faceless Internet "news" sites:
In a recent story about Cher meeting her men on Facebook, Chelsea Traille, (who plays Coco in Burlesque), is quoted as saying:
“Cher walks in like a rock star,” she said. “She had rock star jeans with leather crosses, hair flowing. She’s fierce. Her body is bangin’. Her waist is tiny. She’s a yoga master. We were all like, ‘What do you do?” and she said, ‘Yoga.’ ”
Read the whole thing here: http://www.newsoxy.com/entertainment/cher-facebook-14720.htmlWhich scoop is more interesting to you?