15 November 2005

Spot the Celebrity

The Gulf News has stooped to promoting Tabloid journalism articles on the Homepage.

Their website article Celeb wave sweeps Dubai had me chuckling at the list of "celebs" that are pouring into Dubai.

It's hardly an A-list, is it? Or a B or a C. Especially when they have to resort to mentioning old has-been English comedians, aging rock bands and Bollywood stars "shaking their legs and their booties". Don't forget the Shaolin Monks, who everyone knows on a first-name basis.

The article closes by urging the public to email the GN and relate their "close encounter of the celebrity kind". They list a very appropriate email address to do this.

What's next - a Page 3 girl?