National Gossip Day is dedicated to Louella Parsons, the famous gossip columnist. On this day, you cannot limit your desire to gossip about the life of stars or just your friends. And it is also a great reason to look for fresh gossip on the Internet or yellow press.
It is not known who first organized the gossip holiday – Louella herself, one of her acquaintances, followers, or even enemies. It is only clear the date was not chosen by chance – it coincides with Luella’s birthday.
The future journalist was born in 1881. She became famous for her notes on stars and movies in the 1910s and quickly gained popularity. She managed to annoy many celebrities of her time and was considered by many to be a model of bad taste. However, her contribution to journalism and her amazing dedication cannot be underestimated. She lived a long and eventful life and passed away at the age of 91.
- In her best years, Parsons was published in four hundred newspapers – imagine such demand!
- In the 18th century, women who spread gossip were put on special iron masks that prevented them from speaking – sometimes these were not removed for several days. This punishment was very common.
- The term ‘yellow press’ appeared in 1897.
How to take part
Immerse yourself in gossip: read the news about your favorite or hated celebrities, listen to the latest scandals and discuss them with your friends. The main thing – do not forget to filter the information in order to distinguish truth from idle speculation.
Check out the biography of Louella Parsons – it is very instructive, especially for those who are going to work in journalism.
Start your own celebrity gossip blog. Even great columnists start small. Who knows, maybe you will discover a real talent for gossip in yourself.
When is National Gossip Day celebrated in 2024?
National Gossip Day is observed on August 6 each year.