The evolution of celeb society

The evolution of celeb culture

In this episode:

  • A-listers are dealing with podcasts as confessionals. We’ll dive into why celebs are using them to spill the tea.
  • Editor-in-main of Avenue magazine, Ben Widdicombe, chats about movie star gossip reporting’s heyday, which he chronicles in his new e book, “Gatecrasher”.
  • And celebrity psychic Chris Medina offers much more information about his looking at of previous “Vanderpump Rules” star Stassi Schroeder – and even reads Maggie and Ian.


Here’s a nearer search at some of today’s tales:

‘Gatecrasher’ of the celeb planet

As a gossip reporter, Ben Widdicombe has coated the wealthy and famed for nearly 20 years in New York Town. Now the editor-in-chief of Avenue journal, he chronicles his a long time ‘gatecrashing’ in his new ebook referred to as, “Gatecrasher: How I Served the Loaded Turn into Well-known and Wreck the World“.

Can you tell us a small extra about the comprehensive title of the reserve?

“It’s form of copping to the simple fact that as a precisely a gossip reporter, it wasn’t like all this things was taking place at arm’s duration. And we, as gossip reporters, I feel are variety of complicit in stoking the spectacle. So though it’s a great deal of fun and there’s a whole lot of gloriously undesirable actions explained in the e-book, I type of feel like I was not particularly begging them to end since I was a gossip reporter. And you wished this outrageous behavior simply because that was the sort of things that they’ll contact.”

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
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Do you have any regret for producing any 1 star in unique famous or supplying them airtime time?

“No, not at all. I imply, because generally the folks we address are amongst us. Right? I signify, they are determined for fame. Entertaining us is their career.

The only people today I have any sympathy for whatsoever have been the Olsen twins, simply because I feel those people two younger persons by no means created the selection to get into exhibit organization. Their mom and dad set them on tv when they were being literal babies in “Full Dwelling,” and they said that they by no means had a alternative. And then they experienced that very long sequence of videos, you may possibly try to remember, wherever they solve crimes and whatnot when they ended up like [ages] 8, 10 and 12. And so it’s genuine that they could have jumped off, I guess. But, in the aughts, which is wherever a good deal of the motion in “Gatecrasher” requires location, they ended up so famous and so hounded. And individuals are the only two people today that I ever imagined, ‘These are individuals in a scenario not of their very own making.’

But Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan? All of all those persons are desperate for attention. So, no, I never have any qualms at all about covering them.”

Psychic relationship

Stassi Schroeder
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Past 12 months, celeb psychic Chris Medina browse Stassi Schroeder for an episode of her “Straight Up with Stassi” podcast. He talked to Maggie and Ian not long ago about the experience, and shed some extra light-weight on the drama that is unfolding for the ex-“Vanderpump Rules” star.

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Are we going to see a comeback from Stassi? What are you predicting for her?

“You can you just can’t continue to keep a undesirable bitch down for far too very long. That’s what I’m going to say. And I genuinely truly feel like what Stassi and what people don’t recognize or bear in mind from that episode was that I wanted to go further more into detail when it arrived to her personal lifetime and points that had been heading on. But at the same time, Stassi, we all know her. She plays extremely near to the chest when it comes to her on a private level. She has no problem slapping someone throughout the deal with and receiving her issue throughout that way. But when it comes to her on a private amount, she’s likely to maintain a great deal of that in. So I didn’t really get the possibility to dive in as substantially as I wished to. But this is any individual appropriate now which is having smacked in the experience with evolution and transformation.”

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