I’m not sure why the concept of Arianna Huffington’s forthcoming celebrity group blog reminds me of “Battle of the Network Stars” from back in the ’70s and ’80s. Remember those shows? Where you’d see if The Dukes of Hazzard and the guy who played Buck Rogers could really do well in intense physical challenges? As a young boy I would watch with anticipation to see who was worth their salt and who was a complete poseur.
And maybe therein lies the connection. Back then, BNS blended genres of Entertainment and Sport. Nowadays, there are forces at work to blend blogging with advertising, with entertainment, and so on. And while I expect great things from contributors-to-be like Cronkite, I watch with anticipation to see just how deep and substantial an all-star ‘celeblog’ will be.
UPDATE: I just found out that Pamela Anderson has a really cute blog already! Perhaps Ms. Huffington should look here for inspiration.