Celebrity News

News outlets compete to report first on celebrity events and scandals and viewers tune in. Whether you eagerly anticipate the reports or wonder why such events become news, these books can give you insight into celebrity reporting and the cult of celebrity in America:

How to Become a Scandal: Adventures in Bad Behavior by Laura Kipnis
Fame: What the Classics Tell Us About Our Cult of Celebrity by Tom Payne
Fame Junkies: The Hidden Truths Behind America's Favorite Addiction by Jake Halpern
They Did What!?: The Funny, Weird, Wonderful, Outrageous, and Stupid Things Famous People Have Done by Bob Fenster
Shocking True Story: The Rise and Fall of Confidential, "America's Most Scandalous Scandal Magazine" by Henry E. Scott