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Celebrity Gossip
Celebrity Gossip

Learn English meaning of celebrity gossip

Date: May 03 2019

Themes: Celebrity, Hobbies

Grammar: Comparatives and Superlatives


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Everyone has a different way to relax. Some people might exercise, and others might watch a lot of TV. There are people who relax by learning about the celebrities they love. These fans follow the personal lives of famous people by reading tabloids.

But tabloids often write things that aren’t true about celebrities. This means that a lot of people have negative feelings about celebrity gossip. Reading about celebrity gossip can be considered a guilty pleasure since some people think it’s useless.

Jessica tells Marni that she is obsessed with tabloids. Find out more in today’s English lesson about a guilty pleasure.


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Jessica:  Marni?

Marni:  Yes?

Jessica:  I’m a little embarrassed to admit it, but I have a really odd guilty pleasure.

Marni:  What is it?

Jessica:  I am obsessed with tabloids.

Marni:  What?

Jessica:  I just love celebrity gossip. I know it’s probably trash to a lot of people. But I just love it.

Marni:  It just seems so mindless. I just don’t understand why you’d be so interested in the lives of people you don’t know. There are so many more important issues in the world today like famine, and war, and climate change. Really, celebrity gossip, Jessica?

Jessica:  I know. It’s a strange obsession with pop culture. I am obsessed with the news, too. But I do like the mindless celebrity gossip now and then.

Marni:  Well, I guess we all need our little mental breaks.

Jessica:  Yes, exactly. Thanks for understanding.

Marni:  Sure.


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Jessica is embarrassed to tell Marni about something she likes to do. She likes reading tabloids and learning about the personal lives of celebrities. Even though she knows that some people feel that tabloids are trash, Jessica thinks it’s a fun, mindless thing to enjoy.

Marni doesn’t understand why Jessica would waste her time following tabloids. Since there are so many more important things to think about, Marni feels that Jessica can spend her time better. In the end, Marni says that she understands that everyone needs their own kind of mental breaks.

Do you follow celebrity gossip? Why or why not?



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I prefer reading newspapers, world nnews and sports. But, my mother buys a tabloid about celebreties and I enjoy having a look once a week.

08:59 AM May 07 2019 |



I’m not fond of reading tabloids. Therefore, I don’t like celebrity gossips. Most of them are fake news. I’d rather use my wasted time reading a good book or magazine. Plus, there are so many important issues in the world today such as climate change, famine, etc. 

01:46 PM May 04 2019 |

nasrin jojo

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I have read celebrities gossips many years ago but now i never do it and will never do it because i feel most gossips are trash amd untrue .

it was good topic for challenging!! thanks

04:19 PM May 16 2015 |



Yes I follow celebrity gossop. When I have watched some series and interesting movies or some sport competitions, there are some stars like actors actress athletes who I really like, so I will want to follow those celebrity and try to know something from them it’s a kind of gossip.

07:59 AM May 12 2015 |

La Princesse de la vie


I don’t follow celebrity gossips, because they are trash to me, plus it’s mentioned that most of them – if not all of them – are lies, so why would I spend time learning something useless and not right and more than that is perhaps embarassing about celebrities. But honestly, while I’m being told about a rumor of a celebrity I don’t hide my curiosity and astonishment, but I also know it’s a lie, ‘cause that is what tabloids got us used to..

07:23 PM Apr 28 2015 |

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S&W, Noooo, i wouldn`t like to be a celeb. With fame comes  unwanted companions as paparazzis ,  fans intrudent into your house and private life, also the fear of losing your status, as inevitably happens when the fame starts fading away. On the surface all look bright and shining  but underneath  these people tell a different story  and not  precisely of happiness .   

03:46 PM Apr 27 2015 |



United States

Gossip is fun to a point.

01:13 PM Apr 27 2015 |




Julito,if you were a celebrate ,would u wanna people follow your gossip?

12:54 PM Apr 27 2015 |



Serbia and Montenegro

I llike to reading magazines but not tabloids. I share opinion of Marni that tabloids are the trash, because i don’t see the sense of reading lies.

12:45 PM Apr 27 2015 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

julito 1, I agree with you, what’s the benefit to know about life of celebrities?
What is important to me is having celebrities lifestyle, of course not their fame.

12:18 PM Apr 27 2015 |




Yes, Julito, and you can’t even be a celebrity’s friend:), you’re doomed to liked them;) Julito, you’re a celebrity! I know you only on Ebaby and you’re Ebaby celebrity!

I always pick a magazine about celebrities when staying in line in a grocery store. Now Selena Gomez is everwhere, turning into Miley Cyrus. Oops, it’s just a gossip, don’t listen:)




I only indulge myself in reading tabloids   whenever i am in  the waiting room of  the dentist`s office. Not having much to do ,other than waiting   , i pick up from the rack these magazines  to distract my mind . I know of people that  are addicted    to reading celebrity gossip  and each month spend a lot of money buying tabloids.

As for me, i am not interested, what could i read after all ? marriages, divorces, mansions ,luxury cars , celebrity   couples in exotic islands ,etc..etc…  Man.. i wish that i could be a celebrity , only for a week, at least  ... jejejejeje

11:18 AM Apr 27 2015 |




sometimes you relax yourself by drinking a cup of coffee.

10:53 AM Apr 27 2015 |




I would take a look at tabloid when i was boring.I had never ever put my time on following celebrity gossip which is a paparazzi’s business not mine.As far as i know,their company will create fake gossip to attract attentions for advertise their new album or new movie.



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I have never followed celebrity gossip and I’ll never do that.

Celebrities aren’t important to me and I don’t care about them. I always think importance of them depends on people attentions to them, much of this depends on media actions, If most people not to note to someone how he\she could be famous?

There are lots of things we can think about and spend our time, but finally everyone needs mental breaks and there are different way to this purpose, therefore everyone can do anything and some bodies make profit like celebrities and newspaper and magazine!

07:06 AM Apr 27 2015 |

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