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Anne Helen Petersen Explains Why Celebrity Gossip Matters

Let an Academic Explain Why Your Celebrity Obsession Is Perfectly Normal

Anne Helen Petersen takes a deep look at America's obsession with celebrity in her new book Scandals of Classic Hollywood, which is out now. We caught up with Anne Helen, a former professor turned full-time writer for BuzzFeed, to hear her take on why celebrity gossip matters. Anne Helen explains why, despite dedicating her PhD and career to the topic, she's still as obsessed with Angelina Jolie as we are.

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