Celebrity Gossip: Bad For Your Brain, Good For Your Health
Who among us hasn't fallen victim to a little celebrity worship? Whether the object of our affection is a movie star, an athlete, a poet or a politician (just look at how many Americans are getting a buzz off Sarah Palin and Barack Obama), we're hungry for information about them. We want to know what they're saying, what they're wearing, where they're going and who they're with.
And now new scientific research finds that celebri-crushes are not only common, but maybe even healthy: A study published last week suggests that the act of celebrity worship may be a boon to some people's self-esteem.