Kelcie Willis proudly admits she is part of the reason celebrity magazines in doctors’ offices are read more often than the others.
At just about every doctor’s waiting room I have visited, People magazine and US Weekly’s are worn and ragged, while the Newsweek and Time magazines are as crisp as they were the day they came in the mail. Obviously, we are fascinated with celebrities. We love reading about stars’ love lives and meltdowns. I am definitely captivated by celebrities. At home, I check out people-dot-com and Variety. At school, I talk with friends about celebrity gossip or the movies we want to see. I hate to admit that those conversations are often more interesting than the political debates that we have in class.
Sure, there are people that claim they don’t care about famous people. Well, in one way or another, we all do to some extent. Whether it’s because of a movie we watched, a song we liked, or a TV show we are obsessed with, we all care in some way about celebrities — and I am no exception. I have taken my personal fascination with the talents of the rich and famous by pursuing a career in entertainment journalism. One day, I’d love to have a successful entertainment blog and work as an editor for People magazine. Like many Americans, I have more interest in the latest celebrity scandal than a new government policy. Is that something that most people would admit? No. But judging from the doctors’ office magazines getting the most use, they have the same vice.