I was at Boots Pharmacy the other day looking for perfume when I noticed the only celebrity scents they had were all American celebs. I saw Rhianna, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, J Lo, and so many more. The only British celeb scent I saw was Victoria Beckham. This made me wonder if America is just celeb obsessed.
My thoughts were confirmed when my roommate received a box of goodies from her parents. Inside were a bundle of magazines including People, US Weekly, and OK. As I mindlessly started flipping through them I realized it was ALL celebrity gossip. Who is marrying who and who is pregnant (Kristen Stewart?!). I had confirmed as Americans (well a lot of American) we are a little too concerned with the personal lives of our celebrity figures.
Wondering if the British were the same way, I looked at the Gatwick Airport this weekend for a magazine. They had trashy weekly magazines for sure, but they were based on normal people and not celebrities. All in all, I found I was much more entertained with the American celeb gossip magazines, but it was interesting to see that difference in culture.