James Blunt Hates Gossip... but Loves the Hollywood Ladies

"I think almost all of [the celebrity magazine and gossip column stories] are made up. I mean it's worth recognizing that it's not actually real life. It's interesting how we even spend so much time focusing on, 'Hey have you heard about so-and-so has done this and that?' and then even discussing whether it's real or important. It's really not important... The emphasis is not on truth, it's on entertainment. The entertainment is about people's private lives, but it's accepted because it makes a lot of money for those industries. I think all of them maybe should have a bit of clarity and a bit of focus that there are a couple of wars going on - global warming and climate change and poverty and disease. These things are more important than who's wearing knickers in Hollywood tonight."

-- James Blunt on being famous in a new iVillage interview

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