While taking an interest in the personal lives of celebrities seems harmless, the real issue is how healthy and realistic for our young children to aspire to be the next NFL or NBA star given the odds of achieving such goals? They would be better off playing the the lottery!
Yes, people worry too much about celebrities and public figures. In recent years the news has changed to encompass more and more about celebrities and public figures. Much of this news is not in any way educational or interesting to large segments of the population. People should find more important things to worry about.
People today are obsessed with celebrity culture, to the point where you don't really need to have any conceivable talent in order to be a household name. When you spend all your time with you nose in the latest copy of Hello!, you're going to miss so much going on in your own life. People need to realise this.
People don't really worry that much about celebrities. Most people worry about the troubles in their own lives. Following the lives of celebrities is just something fun to do. It is a distraction. But most people don't really give a second thought to what celebrities do, other than to gasp at it or be shocked by it.