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FRONT PAGE  |  5/25/2016
TUESDAY, SEP 16, 2008  |  4 comments
Celebrity Worship: Good for Your Health?
Who among us hasn't fallen victim to a little celebrity worship? Whether the object of our affections are movie stars, athletes, poets or politicians (just look at how many Americans are getting a buzz off Sarah Palin and Barack Obama), we're hungry for information about them. We want to know what they're saying, what they're wearing, where they're going and whom they're with. Indeed, billion-dollar industries revolve around our indefatigable obsession with celebrities. And now new scientific research has found that celebri-crushes are not only common but maybe even healthy: a study published Sept. 10 suggests that the act of celebrity worship may be a boon to some people's self-esteem. ...

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News Item9/17/08 12:41 AM
hidemi williges | san francisco, ca  Contact via emailFind all comments by hidemi williges
Grant wrote:
"We want to know what they're saying, what they're wearing, where they're going and whom they're with. Indeed, billion-dollar industries revolve around our indefatigable obsession with celebrities."
This is just plain old sad!!
Unfortunately, this not only happens in the entertainment/political/sports world but also within Christianity itself. How many idolize Pastors, Churches and Denominations. This is especially true with the Pentecostal movement.
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News Item9/16/08 7:13 PM
fuzzy logic | lab  Find all comments by fuzzy logic
If you're a DeNiro fan, check out the movie, The Fan. With Wesley Snipes.

http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi301072665/

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News Item9/16/08 5:27 PM
Grant  Find all comments by Grant
"We want to know what they're saying, what they're wearing, where they're going and whom they're with. Indeed, billion-dollar industries revolve around our indefatigable obsession with celebrities."

This is just plain old sad!!
To look-up to modern celebrity must mean there is something missing in your own life or personality. This is also plain old idolatry for a person who has no life of their own.

Exodus 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

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News Item9/16/08 5:09 PM
Neil | Tucson  Find all comments by Neil
How does near-psychotic celebrity hatred work out? I expect that would be therapeutic, too. If so, then perhaps GW Bush has been doing the world a favor (by pop-psychology stds):
Why We Hate Bush.com
Bush Hatred
Yet I expect more of the same with the next Prez, whoever wins.
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