When the latest celebrity news breaks, it usually goes viral on the internet. But, some websites are better than others when it comes to breaking all the latest celebrity news and gossip.
If you’re addicted to knowing what’s up in the Philippine entertainment industry and you don’t want to wait around for Chika Minute or Latest Showbiz News and Updates to air on television, you can turn to Fashion Pulis to get your celebrity gossip fix!
Not familiar with Fashion Pulis? Keep reading to learn more about it and why you should follow this entertainment blog.
About Fashion Pulis
Founded by blogger, Michael Sy Lim, Fashion Pulis is one of the top entertainment blogs in the Philippines. This blog shares the latest celebrity and entertainment news in the Philippines. Michael Sy Lim highlights popular personalities and their looks and appearance in his blog, as well as the latest celebrity gossips, scoops, and features. He even features several blind items in his blog.
Readers are allowed to submit their entries to Fashion Pulis, as well as comment on posts. However, due to the Philippine Cybercrime Law, Sy has implemented strict posting guidelines for Fashion Pulis.
Here are Fashion Pulis’ Revised Rules and Guidelines as posted on their website:
Dear FP Readers,
As everyone is already aware by now, the Philippine Cybercrime Law also known as Republic Act (RA) No. 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 takes effect today, October 3, 2012. In view of this, your favorite entertainment blog Fashion PULIS will have to be more strict in the enforcement of Rules and Guidelines to keep the blog free from unnecessary legal complications.
Here are the Revised Rules and Guidelines for posting comments. Please abide by these if you want your comments to be posted:
- Avoid posting names and initials of persons in the BI (blind item). You may only post the first letter of the first name or the first letter of the last name, but NOT both.
- Avoid descriptions, incidents, experiences, and stories that will lead the readers to one particular person or company.
- Do not use profanity, obscenities, and abusive language. Comments should be targetted towards the BI (blind item) not the other commenters.
- If a comment is a reply to other commenters’ grammar which is minor and petty, such comment will not be published.
- If a comment to a commenter borders on sarcasm and provoking verbal assault, such comment will not be published.
- Comments should not harass, abuse, or threaten another person’s safety.
- Please be considerate and respectful of your fellow readers.
Please do not be too impatient when your comments are not immediately approved and posted. Keep in mind that we (I and my comments moderator) can not be online 24/7. Just like you, we have other concerns, too.
I hope you understand. I enjoy blogging and I hope you, too, will continue to have fun reading Fashion PULIS. Thank you very much for your love and support.
Michael Sy Lim
Reasons to Follow Fashion Pulis
So, why do people read and follow entertainment blogs like Fashion Pulis? Listed below are some reasons why:
- It’s entertaining.
While people crave knowledge, they also like to be entertained. Each day, people might read blogs like Fashion Pulis that tell interesting stories and news, make them laugh, or intrigue them in some other way.
This lines up well with 2020 research that reveals that more consumers watch videos and consume online content for the sake of fun and escapism. Others also use it as a distraction from their own lives.
- It fuels our ‘negative bias’.
Did you know? Research shows that while celebrity bad news maybe some people’s favorite, humans, in general, are actually quite eager to read about any type of misfortune.
For instance, a 2007 survey by the Pew Research Center for People found American news preferences have remained “surprisingly static” over the last 20 years, with war and terrorism being the subjects of the most popular headlines since the study began in 1986. News on crime and bad weather were also notably popular throughout the decades.
This inclination for bad news isn’t just limited to the United States – in fact, it spans the global population.
A 2003 study on word association showed that people respond quicker to negative words, such as “bomb,” “war,” and “cancer,” than they would more positive words, such as “fun” and “smile”. This suggests a natural inclination toward the gruesome, and news outlets know it — hence the popular journalism phrase, “If it bleeds, it leads”.
People’s inclination toward bad news is also sometimes called “negative bias.” We all possess it to some degree, and it’s actually helpful, as it’s a possible side effect of the fight-or-flight response. According to The BBC, bad news acts as a threat, signaling that we need to change our behavior in order to avoid danger.
In other words, we love to see what mistakes celebrities are making in their personal lives, so we can then avoid making those same mistakes in our own lives.
- It’s an escape.
In relation to the point above, celebrity gossip actually brings true enjoyment for some people and uses it as an escape. For example, for some people, learning about the secret lives of celebrities and what happens behind the scenes, is a way to escape from their daily routine. The juicier the news, the better.
In fact, Stuart Fischer – a professor of media psychology at the University of UCLA – says preoccupation with the lives of celebrities isn’t exactly unhealthy. He says that in some cases, it can actually be beneficial to our psychology! For instance, people who lack social skills can use celebrity gossip and fandom as a base to bond with others with the same interests.
“If they weren’t going to be interacting with people otherwise, this makes them at least have a social relationship they didn’t have before,” Fischoff told LiveScience. “So it’s making the best out of a bad deal, psychologically.”
For example, when you comment on Fashion Pulis posts, or when you follow their social media, you can digitally meet and talk with like-minded people who enjoy the same things as you.
Aside from promoting psychological health, a 2010 paper written by researchers Elizabeth Hendrickson and Amanda Hinnant, who was working at the University of Missouri at the time, found that reading celebrity gossip could help to draw public attention to serious medical issues.
The researchers observed that readers were more deeply affected by health issues when a celebrity was involved than when they read about the conditions via public service announcements. For instance, according to The Los Angeles Times, Charlie Sheen may have unintentionally become the face of HIV awareness efforts following his HIV-positive announcement to the public.
The Bottom Line
While some people absolutely hate reading celebrity news, gossip, and updates, it does bring some benefits for other people. There are many reasons why people read entertainment blogs like Fashion Pulis – some people find it entertaining, some let it fuel their ‘negative bias’, while others read it purely as a form of escapism. Whatever your reasons for reading entertainment blogs, if you’re looking for the latest celebrity and entertainment news in the Philippines, you should definitely check out Fashion Pulis!