quotations about tabloids
Some people ... live their lives in the public eye and get off on it, they need it. They need that kind of adoration. If their name isn't in the tabloids once a week they feel like a failure.
JENSEN ACKLES, Supernatural Magazine, December 2013
I don't really mind playing tabloid monster. I always liked those characters in the old movies.
NICK DENTON, "Nick Denton's Own Employees Give Him the Gawker Treatment", New York Magazine, October 11, 2010
Tabloids are going to focus on my shoes and not my music; that's just what they do.
TAYLOR MOMSEN, "Taylor Momsen moans about the media", Cosmopolitan, March 25, 2011
The tabloids are like animals, with their own behavioural patterns. There's no point in complaining about them, any more than complaining that lions might eat you.
DAVID MELLOR, London Independent, November 3, 1992
I used to tell myself that tabloids were like comic books, not to be taken seriously, just a soap opera for people to follow when they need a distraction. But I really can't tell myself that anymore because the reality is the stalking and objectification I've experienced first-hand, going on decades now, reflects the warped way we calculate a woman's worth.
JENNIFER ANISTON, "For the Record", Huffington Post, July 12, 2016
When the tabloids are dubious enough about their own stories to end the headline with a question mark, you can be sure that even they can't believe they're writing this crap.
ANONYMOUS, "Trump's White House hit list, America's most hated mom, and sex scandals, in this week's tabloids", Boing Boing, June 21, 2017
I think it would be funny to do a compilation of those headlines. Let's assume these characters we play in the tabloids are real people. I would love to take them to a shrink and have them analyzed.
JUSTIN THEROUX, "Jennifer Aniston to Ditch Justin Theroux for Brad?", Inquisitr, June 24, 2017
I make it a point not to buy certain magazines, not because I am against tabloids or things like that, but I want to fill my mind with valid issues in the world. I'd like there to be less refugees. I'd like all girls to go to school. That's what we need to be thinking about, and working on making our own families good and strong and our own kids happy. Not to cloud our minds with things that don't matter.
ANGELINA JOLIE, interview, Today Show, June 8, 2005
In the garden of tabloid delight, there is always a clean towel and another song.
LEWIS H. LAPHAM, Waiting for the Barbarians
I think people today are very cynical. They need to bring other people down. Reality television and tabloid magazines--never before did we need to see movie stars taking out their garbage. But all of a sudden, it's front-page news--trying to figure out who's dating whom, all that stuff. Who cares?
SCARLETT JOHANSSON, Parade Magazine, March 11, 2007
My world. My rules. I would command everyone to do so many things! Be kind. Oh, I would command everyone to stop buying tabloids!
JENNIFER ANISTON, "Jennifer Aniston Shares Her Health and Beauty Secrets", Self Magazine, March 18, 2014
So I tracked him down and gave him a few suggestions about how to live life and stay healthy and he took my advice. Because that's just unacceptable. They can do anything they want to me -- and most tabloids have -- but not my kid, not my pure, innocent little baby. She didn't ask to be in this circus.
JOHNNY DEPP, "Johnny Depp Esq.", Esquire, February 2000
All that stuff with the tabloids is a kind of luxury tax I pay for all the good things I do in my life.
ETHAN HAWKE, The Daily Telegraph, June 19, 2004
No one wants to stay in the tabloids. But it's actually not a terrible place to start.
RACHEL ZOE, "How Rachel Zoe Became Hollywood's Most Powerful Fashion Player", Hollywood Reporter, March 9, 2011
And the worst part is, in terms of what people see of me, I have become this girl who just loves to be photographed, doesn't know how to focus, doesn't know how to work on set, just loves the attention, knows how to go out at night, knows how to party. And you know what? I was 20 years old. I never went to college. And I lived maybe six months out of my life like that, doing something wrong, and then I stopped. God forbid I should have ever learned my lesson. But at this point it's so hard for people to even believe that there was a lesson to be learned at all, because they just think I'm wrong. All these people think I'm never going to be right, because it's more interesting to fabricate this other girl. Who wants to read a tabloid story about a girl who is doing well?
LINDSAY LOHAN, Interview Magazine, January 2009
People who read the tabloids deserve to be lied to.
JERRY SEINFELD, attributed, Tabloid Valley: Supermarket News and American Culture
Bigfoot, space aliens, Elvis Presley, ghosts, and the like all make their appearance in the tabloid world with amazing frequency. In this way the tabloids are carrying on ancient folkloric traditions, relating the sort of tales grandma used to tell in hushed tones late at night as the family huddled by the fireplace.
JENNIFER TRAIG, Don't Forget to Write for the Secondary Grades
The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.
OSCAR WILDE, The Soul of Man Under Socialism and Selected Critical Prose
The tabloids operate in an amoral parallel universe where the bottom line is selling newspapers. It's like blaming a scorpion for not being moral. They just sting people. That's what they do. Sometimes they might sting someone who deserves it. But it's not through any moral imperative.
STEVE COOGAN, "Steve Coogan: Why I won't let News Corp off the hook", The Guardian, September 5, 2011
I find that when you see somebody in the tabloids all the time, you have no desire to see them in movies.
SEANN WILLIAM SCOTT, "Seann William Scott Is A 'Role Model'", Parade Magazine, October 31, 2008