TV, film and music stars captivate society’s imagination. Many people enjoy keeping up with the latest news or gossip on their favorite actors and singers. They want to know whose dating who, or what their favorite star was wearing to a red carpet event. The internet is home to a number of sites that dish the latest info on celebrities. Some sites are the offshoots of magazines, while others are online-only websites. Fans can communicate with each other via message boards and forums on celebrity news & gossip sites, and view photos of their favorite stars.
Celebrity Magazines Online
A number of popular celebrity magazines have companion websites that keep fans up-to-date. While magazines such as People, Us Weekly and Entertainment Weekly hit the newsstands weekly, their websites can update fans with breaking news when it happens. Celebrity magazine websites contain news, feature articles, and photo galleries that cover events such as premieres and award shows. Fans can also visit pages dedicated to their favorite actor, singer or reality star.
Often the publicists for a celebrity will issue statements to the press on behalf of the star that they represent; these press releases are often published in celebrity magazines such as People. Celebrity magazines are often the source of exclusive interviews, which a celebrity might grant when they get married or have a baby. These exclusives may be posted on the magazine’s website as well, although online access to such exclusives is sometimes restricted to subscribers to the print publication.
Celebrity Gossip Websites
In addition to magazines, a number of sites have sprung up in recent years that are devoted to celebrity news and gossip. Among the more well-known are Perez Hilton, Just Jared, and DListed. For news on African-American celebs, fans turn to sites like The YBF, which posts daily news updates and lots of photos.