Jun 9, 2010

My Other Life


It's with great pleasure and huge excitement I announce that I've joined the team at the excellent celebrity blog Dipped In Cream.

I've long been a follower (and fan) of the site, adoring its irreverent style, cutting sarcasm, and ability to generate conversations around important issues; Editor Julia's entry about the entertainment industry's pressure on women to be thin utterly impressed me, and her commitment to exploring female body issues on her site -which revolves around celebrity news -feels like a big dose of Real, something the lifestyle-and-entertainment racket has needed for a long, long time. Editors take note: this is the kind of unpretentious, intelligent content women want (yes, even -or especially -the ones who saw Sex And The City 2). It's refreshing to see this kind of candor within the normally-worshipfull realm of fabulous-dahling celebrity-dom.

My first entry for Dipped In Cream was about the split between Al Gore and his wife of forty years, Tipper; my second is a muse on the not-so-myterious attraction of comedian Russell Brand.

Writing for a celebrity site is like going to the gym and working muscles you didn't know you had: initially strange but somehow empowering. Perhaps with time I'll get a bit of an ache... but keeping in shape otherwise (as in, writing on a variety of other things) might put that right. Who cares?

All in all, it's nice to be given a great outlet from which to muse on the nature of fame (and those who enjoy it) while celebrating its absurd contradictions and outrageous tendencies. Also? It's fun. I'll be sure to provide updates along this new ride.

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