It seems you can’t look up at a television monitor in Los Angeles and avoid images of and speculation about Lindsay Lohan’s recent incarceration. The home pages of various ISPs (e.g., Yahoo! and AOL) lead with stories about the twentysomething pop star. Can’t people leave well enough alone?
Yeah, I guess it’s news when a celebrity is driving under the influence (multiple times), but do we need saturation coverage? So, report her arrest, then move on.
And then there’s Chelsea Clinton’s wedding. Her father may be a successful politician who longs for the limelight and her mother the Secretary of State, ambitious for recognition, but their daughter is only a “celebrity” by dint of her famous parents. She has, on the whole, conducted herself with class when put on the public stage.
Now, those celebrated parents may be throwing a big bash for her nuptials this weekend, but it’s her wedding not theirs. Let her enjoy it without the constant intrusion of cameras or the excited coverage of reporters excited to be within earshot of her famous father. This should be an occasion for her to celebrate with her friends and family and not for the media to speculate about who was or wasn’t invited and why. Oh yeah, and I think the Clintons aren’t perfectly justified in having vendors sign confidentiality agreements. This isn’t a matter of state.
And anyway, did Jenna Bush’s wedding generate this amount of coverage? And her Dad was president at the time of her nuptials.