I'm of the opinion that magazines like People and sites like TMZ just need to go away. Because the fascination/obsession that we in this nation have with celebrities is either stupid or unhealthy. Or some combination of the two.
That being said...how fucking awesome is this story about the San Diego Chargers Shawne Merriman spending 2 hours in jail for allegedly choking the shit out of MySpace whore Tila Tequila? He says she was intoxicated and he was just trying to prevent her from driving home. She says that she is allergic to alcohol and that Merriman was acting in a steroid-induced rage.
A little backstory here: He has used steroids in the past and she changed her last name from Nguyen to Tequila as a bit of irony. Or so she claims.
I don't know nothing from nothing, but I do know that I've secretly been fantasizing* for a while now about putting Tila Tequila in a choke hold. If People or TMZ ran stories about annoying non-celebrities like her getting choked then I could see myself becoming a fan of celebrity news.
Oh, and Happy 09/09/09!
*No actual celebrities have ever been harmed in these fantasies. I'm not really a violent guy.
Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. Why is this woman famous?