By Nick Coluzzi
Nowadays, there doesn’t seem to be a bigger oxymoron.
Think about it.
Choose any actor/actress, politician or musician. What don’t you know about him or her? If you wanted to, you could find just about anything on that person.
Everyone knows that when you become a celebrity your private life is no longer private. Some celebrities are famous because of their private lives; look at Paris Hilton, for instance.
While the reporting of celebrities’ private lives is sometimes justified, such as when a celebrity is out in public and making it known what they are doing, other details of celebrities private lives needs to stay just that: private.
Over the past week, late-night talk show host David Letterman admitted on his show of having sexual relations with his co-workers. By taking matters into his own hands, Letterman did not allow the media to get a hold of this story first and run with it. If the media got involved before Letterman admitted to doing what he did, this story would become a bigger issue than it needs to be. Why? Because the media likes to blow things out of proportion and expose the personal lives of celebrities.
By using his show as a press conference, Letterman beat both the man trying to extort money from him and the media from exposing this story.
In a perfect world one’s private life would remain private until such information is released by the person him/herself. But this is not a perfect world and celebrities lives are way more interesting than the average person’s life. Sometimes a celebrity needs to take matters into his/her own hands to control stories about their personal life. In doing so, they can dilute the story and make it less of a big deal.