So what's your stance on blind gossip sites?
I can tell you why I've been addicted for years. It's because Blind Gossip is the intersection of several of my lifetime passions.
1. I grew up devouring Arthur Conan Doyle, Nancy Drew, and 70s-80s era Batman comics (Hello Norm Breyfogle!). Love using my brain to detect. (Often what gets detected is murder, which later lead to my somewhat begrudging perusal into the thriller/horror hybrid).
2. I grew up devouring old Hollywood. Back then in the prehistoric ages there was no internet, no DVDs with commentaries, no gossip sites. So I read every star's biography; watched every black and white movie my town's only video store carried (we got our VCR in 1980 and were the first by far to have one); to my everlasting shame, built shrines to People (Kneepads) magazine and dreamt of being in it; and memorized every card in my Movie Moguls boardgame. Also decorated my bedroom with the cards. Did I mention I was an unpopular child? That's okay. Honey Badger don't care.
3. Blind Gossip aligns with my value system of standing beyond authenticity and creative self-expression, two things peed upon by the old Hollywood system that enforced PR images that destroyed its celluloid creations' actual lives.
But now there's something new on the horizon that's an even better reason. The best site (which doesn't deal out drug supplies of glee and Schadenfreude to its readership)...well it's capable of Robin Hood-esque acts of good.
I believe the truth will set you free.