It is not much of a secret that many Americans have developed an incredible fascination towards celebrities. This has become more and more the case in recent years as this interests in others' lives becomes more dominant and widespread. Most Americans either know someone or are someone who is completely engrossed in the lives of celebrities, almost as if they were divine or supernatural beings in their appeal. Knowing about the latest highlights like parties, weddings, pregnancies, divorces, clothes, and every last minute detail has become for many people a very important part of their lives—often times as important, if not more, than keeping up with world and political affairs which more directly impact each American's life. The evidence for the craze is apparent everywhere we look; it is in the tabloids at the supermarket before checkout and on TV and the Internet. So why is it that our society has become this way?
The world of celebrities has come crashing down into the world of many modern lives, and in fact it is taking up more and more space in today's society, demanding more room and attention as the fascination grows bigger. People live vicariously through the lives of the famous and instead of talking about ourselves we now discuss celebrity lives. In fact, according to some, this craze is putting celebrities at the forefront of our minds even before those normal, non-famous people we can actually interact with.