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Andre (1908-1959), actress.

Gwili Andre (1908-1959), actress.

linedividerI know a lot of celebrities who are perfectly happy to put their name to something and then leave it at that because the money is good, but I need to have complete control over how something is going to look if my name is going to be attached to it.
Heidi Klum

Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.
Daniel J. Boorstin

I am utterly bored by celebrity interviews. Most celebrities are devoid of interest.
Roger Ebert

I think it’s irresponsible when celebrities imply they’re doing it all themselves. My son has aunties and uncles around all the time, and my husband is my hero. He’s really full-on. I couldn’t do it any other way.
Alanis Morissette

We live in a period of declining stars. Few celebrities these days (aside from the smoldering Angelina Jolie) seem to have complex psychic lives.
Camille Paglia

They didn’t act like people and they didn’t act like actors. It’s hard to explain. They acted more like they knew they were celebrities and all. I mean they were good, but they were too good.
J. D. Salinger

linedividerSocial comparison

One reason that gossip may be universal is that talking about others gives us something to talk about, says psychologist Sarah Wert. “We don’t tend to like people that don’t have anything to talk about,” she says. Talking about other people gives us an infinite source of conversational material. In turn, sharing that material may help people connect with someone else and forge social bonds, says Wert.
“Trading information and opinions carries with it liability and puts you out on a limb,” she says. “It’s not trivial. It carries with it trust and intimacy.”
However, gossip is also often facilitated by self-motivation, Wert adds, suggesting that all gossip involves some form of social comparison. In an article, Wert notes that comparing oneself to less-skilled or lower-status people can help bolster self-esteem. Meanwhile, gossiping about higher-status people-whether that person is a boss or celebrity-can help us obtain information that will help us compete with those of higher status while also denigrating them. For instance, co-workers who view each other as rivals may use gossip to obtain information about the other’s quality of work while also derogating the other in hopes of enhancing their own status.

McAndrew agrees, noting that people are most interested in gossip about people around their own age and typically of the same gender-findings. The reason, McAndrew suggests, is that we’re drawn to information or gossip that we can use against our rivals for our personal gain. As such, we crave information about those higher in status than us while also paying note to those beneath us in status that we fear are gaining on us.
“If a caveman down at the bottom rungs of the group’s hierarchy learns that the No. 1 caveman dragged a mastodon home, he wouldn’t be interested in the information because he couldn’t use it to his advantage,” he says. “But if the No. 1 caveman had a falling out with one of his wives, he’d be real interested in the information because it is potentially useful.”
In his study, McAndrew had 128 people ranging 17 to 62 years old rank their interest in 12 tabloid stories about celebrities differing in age and gender. He found that the under-30 group was more interested in younger celebrities and over-30 participants were most interested in middle-age celebrities. Neither group had a strong interest in celebrities much older than themselves.
In a follow-up study published in the same article, 83 17 to 22 year old undergraduates ranked their interest and their likelihood of spreading gossip about male and female professors, relatives, friends, acquaintances or strangers based on 12 different scenarios, such as an individual’s drug abuse, promiscuity or academic cheating. He found that the participants were most interested and most likely to pass on damaging, negative news about nonallies and positive news about allies, suggesting that gossip is an effective means of status enhancement.
As such, whether gossip is spread depends wholly on context, McAndrew suggests. As with chimpanzees’ social grooming, McAndrew explains, spreading good news about our friends and damaging news about our enemies can make the group feel good, while also helping to buttress group goals. “Gossip is an important bonder,” he says. “By sharing information we develop sense of trust and intimacy.”

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I'm Carl William Brown a holistic teacher, a webmaster, a trader, and a writer of aphorisms and essays. I have written more than 9,000 original quotations and at present I'm also working at my only novel, Fort Attack, which is also a wide and open blog project. At the moment I'm teaching English in a secondary school, but up to now I have done a lot of other things as well, both in business, educational, sport and social fields. Some years ago, in 1997 following the examples of the Rotary or the Lyons Clubs I founded the Daimon Club Organization to promote every sort of activities, creativity, art, literature, new technologies, informatics, business and marketing, public health and education and to meet new friends with these kind of interests.
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