Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Death of Celebrity

Gawker lays out how the recession has suppressed America's appetite for celebrity:

"No one cares anymore. Non-celebrity celebrity hedonism is over. Hilton was on Craig Ferguson last night, and no one watched. No one cared. (Thanks, Jimmy Fallon.) All those once-reliable cash cow folks—Britney Spears, Ms. Hilton, Lindley Lormihan, Bruce Jenner & Family—they've no relevance anymore, now that all the disposable income has run out and we can't hope to party like them, or shop like them, can't even afford to care about them. Our braincells are valuable and expensive, and you won't get them cut-rate anymore, E!'

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