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Women Enjoy Reading Celebrity Gossip

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Reading gossip about celebrities is apparently a weekly habit for more than 50 percent of America's women, according to a new survey.  A survey of 1,281 women ages 18 to 35 reveals that more than 50 percent of respondents read celebrity gossip at least once per week, including seven percent who claim they're addicted.  Just 16 percent of women claim they never read celebrity news.

Additional survey findings:

  • 60 percent of women prefer to read about a celebrity's successful comeback while 40 percent would rather read about their downfall.
  • 46 percent of women enjoy reading about a celebrity's party lifestyle, but 54 percent would rather read about a star's charity work.
  • Gossip magazines and websites are the top two preferred sources of celebrity gossip for women, with 34 percent and 32 percent of women rating them as their primary sources, respectively.
  • Just five percent of women get their celebrity gossip from daily newspapers.
  • Nearly 70 percent of women catch up on celebrity news and gossip in their homes, while 33 percent do so in doctor's offices.
  • Some 27 percent of women polled read celebrity gossip in the workplace, while 23 percent get their celebrity news in beauty salons.  Thirteen percent of women read celebrity news while in an airport or traveling on a plane.

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