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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal in “All of Us Strangers.”

Opinion | Actors whose on-screen chemistry has convinced me they should date in real life

By Delaney Rauscher Adams, Staff Columnist February 15, 2024
In a world where all external realities like sexuality, geographic location and relationship status don’t matter, these actors would make great couples. 
Taylor Swift arrives at the 66th annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 4, 2024, in Los Angeles.

Editorial | Let’s stop bullying Joe Alwyn — no matter what Taylor Swift titles her new album tracks

By The Pitt News Editorial Board February 9, 2024
With 105 million monthly streams on Spotify alone and a dedicated army of “Swifties” reading into every word, Swift is aware of the power of her audience.
Opinion | Stop ‘queering’ real people

Opinion | Stop ‘queering’ real people

By Anna Ehlers, Contributing Editor February 19, 2023
Celebrity culture can also be subjected to the act of queering, since celebrity culture relies on narratives. Social media, interviews, headlines — all create narratives about a celebrity that make a character. Headlines and topics of interviews are all carefully crafted by a PR group hired by the celebrity to tell the world what to believe about them.
Opinion | Parasocial relationships raise higher standards for finding love in real life

Opinion | Parasocial relationships raise higher standards for finding love in real life

By Ashanti McLaurin, Staff Columnist January 30, 2022
Parasocial relationships are “one-sided relationships. Although these infatuations can temporarily help self-esteem and increase mood, they can also be detrimental to real-life romantic relationships. You can still have that fan-to-idol relationship with characters and celebrities, especially if they help you emotionally and mentally, but people have to recognize healthy and unhealthy behaviors and habits before it’s too late.
Opinion | We need to abolish tabloids

Opinion | We need to abolish tabloids

By Rachel Soloff, Senior Staff Columnist March 22, 2021
Tabloids are a harmful form of “gotcha” journalism that hurts celebrities’ mental health.
Opinion | We need to hold celebrities accountable post-pandemic

Opinion | We need to hold celebrities accountable post-pandemic

By Rachel Soloff, Senior Staff Columnist February 18, 2021
The lack of compassion that these celebrities have shown during the most deadly pandemic in our recent history is atrocious.
Death Cult: Our obsession with celebrity death

Death Cult: Our obsession with celebrity death

By Shawn Cooke / Staff Writer February 3, 2014

Just hours before the Super Bowl kickoff on Sunday, news broke that Hollywood lost one of its finest actors — Philip Seymour Hoffman.The story first came to my attention through a Facebook post that...

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