On my way into work this morning, as I desperately tried to find something to listen to on the radio, I was assaulted by this news story on multiple stations. Apparently, there was some event in Canada last night at which gossip blogger Perez Hilton got into an “altercation” with will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas.
Hilton claims he was pushed by a member of the BEP’s entourage early in the evening. Because he is an attention-loving gossip whore, he then proceeded to tell anyone who interviewed him about this incident, making it seem as though it was intentional (who knows, maybe it was – he’s annoying enough to merit it). Later in the evening, will.i.am approached Hilton at a club and told him not to talk about his group on his website anymore. Hilton then left with Lady GaGa’s entourage (makes sense) and is now claiming that will.i.am was all agressive and “in his face.”
One of the radio stations this morning played the video of Hilton’s hysterical rant on the subject. It is ridiculous. It is so over the top, that I don’t even know or care what really happened, but I can still tell he’s full of shit. I kept changing the channel to get away from it but it was every where I turned. About 10 minutes ago, two men I work with were having a conversation in the kitchen and actually used the phrase “journalistic integrity” in the same sentence as “Perez Hilton.” Beyond anything, I just find that sad.
I will continue to change the station to get away from this news story, because on principal it will make me feel better. It is the same theory I have about avoiding any story about the media spectacle of Spencer & Heidi. By pretending it doesn’t exist, at least I can feel superior that I am not contributing to the need to continue this circus.
Of course, the mere fact that I wrote this entry is completely contradictory to that, but I’ve been looking for something current to write about in the hopes of increasing traffic to my blog.