Recently, Australia’s media (including myself) was subject to a gag order to stop them from influencing an open case. Considering the wealth of information available to us, I believe an uninfluenced mind is an impossibility.
Celebrity gossip is a strange phenomenon. No matter how large our brains might be, we all fall into the trap. So why is it so effective? A recent study endeavoured to find out.
Sean Romero, an avid (ish) fan of Domestic Goddess, Nigella Lawson, questions her recent media treatment and the malicious nature of gossip more generally.