Is It Truly Newsworthy?

What makes something truly newsworthy?  I think it’s all a matter of opinion.  For example, the story of Jennifer Lopez, http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57585171/jennifer-lopez-a-design-for-living/, is this truly NEWSWORTHY? In my opinion, all these celebrity stories are not newsworthy.  Yes, good for her that she is being successful in her journey as a designer but really, did we NEED to know about it? Is it that important to the public that it should be in the news?  Next to the daily lottery number, the number of people dead, and the weather, should we have Jennifer Lopez?  I don’t think so.  To me it is not important and it does not affect me whatsoever.  I understand that practically anything about a celebrity sells.  I get that it is about keeping people interested and all.  I do, I get it.  I don’t agree with it, but I do understand it.  I just think that the news should be about things that matter.  Things that affect you or the world, things that are important.  Not what a celebrity is doing. Personally I don’t give a damn what they’re doing! I’m sorry but unless they suddenly die there really isn’t any need for them to be in the news.  The only reason they are is because it sells.  It kills me that I have to listen to that crap.  Especially when someone does something stupid and that’s all we hear about like that stupid Charlie Sheen business that went on and on and on.  That’s all we hear on the news!  It was beyond ridiculous! People need to get their priorities straight.  Newsworthiness has definitely changed over the years and it’s becoming more and more about the “stars”.  It makes me sad that that is all we want to hear about, that the world no longer cares about the actual news.  I guess I will just have to suffer and continue to scream at the T.V. that I don’t care about that.  It’s all about what sells nowadays.