If you follow popular culture as do (I subscribe to the National Enquirer afer all) you will be interested in an article in today's New York Times about celebrity publicists. Seems that their jobs are becoming much more difficult these (the article talks about Tom Cruise's summer of love and Russell Crowe's legal troubles.)
In the "old days" publicists could control media access to their clients, allowing the clients to get away with all kinds of otherwise socially unacceptable behavior. Not so anymore. With the glut of celebrity rags and internet sites and blogs, publicists just don't have the tight control over the message that they used to. Transparency wins. Which can only be a good thing. Celebritys are just human after all, though they may have more money and more psychological problems than most of us. Though I sometimes wince when the Enquirer shows me close-up pictures of the cellulite in poor Nicole Kidman's tiny thighs, those reporters also spot a phony or a bad apple a mile away.
Let's all say a little prayer of thanks for the First Amendment.