Top Five Celebrity Blogs: Cos they can look good and type y'know
Nowadays everyone wants to get their two bits in and every Tom, Dick and Harry are getting in on the act with their own blog. No wonder celebs feel this afield they want to explore by joining the online world, where a PR can't moderate all the comments! So who gives us a good read and who is just plain pants? We investigate...
Number 1: Lily Allen's Blog
Definitely not a PR stunt to gain her popularity this blog features diary entries, photos, and the odd bit of bad poetry. Hey that's what kids do these days. She also reveals such 'exclusives' as feeling suicidal and contemplating liposuction. Oh, and when she cancels a gig cos she's under the weather she shows us a picture of her with the doctors note (see above) to prove she ain't faking it. Read her most famous quote after the jump.
'This quote from her blog made front page of newspapers worldwide.
'Fat , ugly and shitter than winehouse..that is all i am , im on my own in america again . I used to pride myself on being strong minded and not being some stupid girl obsessed with the way I look . I felt like it didnt matter if I was a bit chubby cause , im not a model , I'm a singer . Im afraid I am not strong and have fallen vic tim to the evil machine . I write to you in a sea of tears from my hotel bed in Seattle , I have spent the past hour researching gastric bypass surgery , and laser lipo suction'
Hmm. Over-dramatic much?
Number 2: David Beckham Blog
Wow, he can play and write? Apparently as he posted this on his blog- '
'Hello and a happy new year to you all. I’ve had an incredible start to the year already! I was lucky enough to receive the Football Writers Tribute Award last night, which was amazing for me personally. I was pleased to have Sven Goran Eriksson and Bryan Robson there at the ceremony saying a few words about my career. Both of them have achieved much in the game and are good people. It was also very emotional watching the highlights of my career so far. I’m so proud of what I have accomplished and I know I still have plenty more to offer. It was a special night for both me and my family, who were also there with me, and I hope I can create some more memories to add to the ones recognised yesterday evening.'
Has he really written enough, ever, to justify an award? Hmm.
Here's another snippet,
'I was really pleased to be called up to the England squad in August, it is always an absolute honour and a privilege to play for my country and its something I’d always hoped would happen again. Unfortunately, things didn’t go the way we wanted and we won’t be going to Euro 2008, which is incredibly disappointing. However, looking to the future, I feel I still have something to offer. I’ll always want to play for my country and I hope I can continue to do so. It was brilliant to go along and celebrate my Academy’s 2nd anniversary. When the Academy first opened I could only have wished it would be a success, and seeing so many children coming through the doors and enjoying the game of football has been great. Here’s to many more!The Galaxy’s tour of Australia and New Zealand was also an amazing experience.'
He's very positive isn't he? Almost sickeningly so, actually no, make that extremely sickening.
Number 3: Spice Girls Blog
Written by the Girl power girls themselves, their blog includes tidbits about heir tours, new pics and updates. A different Spice writes each entry and the tone verges from chirpy, to very chirpy with a constant upbeat theme.
'Happy New Year everybody, it's going to be a good one. Myself and all the Spiceys had a great Christmas. We caught up with our families, ate lots of mince pies and got some well-needed sleep! ' got together for a New Year’s Eve dinner at Gordon Ramsay's fabulous restaurant in Claridges. We got dressed up and had a great night. It was really lovely to see in the New Year with all the girls. We celebrated all the fun times from 2007 and raised a glass (or seven) to the ones to come and to the people who make them possible… especially you guys. THANK YOU!'
Oh and there's a lot of name dropping and thanks, gotta love that. You have to laughat a post from Victoria about Mel B losing her bracelet though-
'Talking of the show on Tuesday, Mel B lost her bracelet as it flew off in to the audience and we want to say a big thank you to David who picked it up and contacted our management company to tell us that he had it. We’re grateful to him for being so honest and we’ll be meeting up with him before one of our shows in January to say thank him in person.'
Number 4: Jodie Marsh's Website
You have to sign up for this which is a little annoying, but once in the delight you'll get from her ramblings by far outweigh any frustrations. You get great little snippets and video from her, and hilarious comments such as:
'Now...... get your bums off your
seats, get to your nearest newsagents and get yourself this week's
edition of Ok cos mine and Matt's wedding photos are in there! It's a
huge spread with tons of pics that span from the actual ceremony right
up to the party in the night time. My favourite pics are: the one of us
kissing on page 92 (that was our real first kiss as husband and wife
ie. the bit where the registrar says "you may now kiss the bride") and
I love the really big pic on page 95 - it was taken just as we were
about to say our vows. Oooh I also love the pic of my dad giving his
speech and the pics of our families and the pic of Dave Courtney and
his wedding present to us and I love the pic of us with Syd Little on
page 101. Sod it..... I love all the pics. I love my dress, I love how
handsome Matt is, I love how sexy my bridesmaids look and how smart the
ushers look. I love the fact that all the guests are dressed in black
and white and I love how natural and beautiful all the pics are.'
Remember they broke up quite soon after! Hehe. She does love overusing her exclamation marks as well.
Number 5:Matthew McConaughey
Yep, I didn't know he had a website either, and then I find out that he's been announcing potentially life changing news (for hm) on it, such as his impending fatherhood! Add to that the fact he has a rocking six pack and devilish smile and I'm adding this to my RSS feed.
''Got some blessed news… a celebration of life and bounty… a newborn conceived.. yes, my girlfriend Camila and I made a baby together… 3 months growing in her womb and all looks healthy and lively so far… we are stoked and wowed by this miracle of creation and this gift from God, and so excited for the adventure that will come in raising this child, being a mother and a father, and shepherding him or her through this life… from moms and dads, to family, to community, it takes the best will and support from everyone to raise the healthiest children we have in society… wish us the best, keep us in your prayers, and God bless evolution…'
At time of going to press this info had generated so much hype that the site has been overloaded and is temporarily down, however I can't wait to see the Bio and pics he has up. He does use an eye straining font for his diary though-change that!
Runner Up: Perez Hilton
This guy started off as a nonentity but thanks to his witty, insightful and very bitchy website he soon became a celebrity in himself- one that writes about other celebrities! He now has definite celeb status- a party ain't a party if Perez hasn't commented on it. Go the blogosphere, for creating a home grown celeb.