While the blogs, tabloids, and entertainment news shows go apeshit over the break up of “Desperate Housewives” diva Eva Longoria and basketball star Tony Parker, I wonder why people even care at all.

In case you missed the hoopla, apparently Tony’s been sneaking around behind Eva’s back and carrying on an e-relationship with his former teammate’s wife. Earlier this week, news surfaced that Eva stumbled on some very sexy text messages exchanged between her French-born hubby and Erin Barry, who is also going through her own breakup from former NBA player, Brent Barry.

Every time a scandal like this hits I question the media’s obsession with celebs and their relationships. If it isn’t Jen and Ben, or Tiger and Elin, or The Dream and Christina Milian, it’s someone else’s relationship burning up the interwebs and airwaves. With never-ending news cycles, and regular folk like Perez Hilton and Sandra Rose rising to the level of industry insiders by covering every detail of celebrity life, it’s easy to get caught up in the hype.

But seriously, what’s up with our obsession with other people’s business?

There are thousands of interesting and far more serious and important things we could spend our time yapping about, yet we don’t. Cap and Trade? What’s that? The upcoming elections that could split Sudan? Who cares! Celebrity X is cheating on Celebrity Y and that’s all the media’s talking about.

What’s up with that?

What do you think? Why is America so obsessed with celebrities & their private lives? Sound off!

edited 11/17/2010

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