now54.jpg"No one keeps a diary unless he or she wants it to be read," writes Stephanie Zacharek, film critic for Salon, holding forth on the puzzling nature of celebrity blogs. When a celebrity like Gwen Stefani or Rosie O'Donnell jumps into desktop publishing, it's not necesarily about putting forth pristinely perfect PR - in a way, she's inviting a fan to circumnavigate the paparazzi trail and get the dirt straight from the source. And "dirt" in this case often doesn't  mean sex-and-or-drug scandal, but something even messier - actual glimpses into who these people really are. Whether it's Melanie Griffith posting a letter to her "inner self", or O'Donnell slipping into free verse about "the day democracy died" - this stuff is too eye-poppingly awful to come from anywhere but an inflated semi-celebrity brain. Great article, if for no other reason than because Zacharek compiles links to the blogs of Fred Durst, Barbra Striesand and Ian McKellan on one handy page.
categories Cinematical