Matt and Tamsen talk celebrity dating, and why we love knowing so much about it.
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Audra Lowe: You know we all have out vices. Some people like shopping, they like chocolate but sometimes it’s really hard to resist that celebrity gossip. Our relationship pro Matt and Tamsen are revealing why so many of us have this addiction to those Hollywood relationships. Tamsen Fadal: Thanks Audra from the tabloid of TMZ celebrity relationships or all the Regis days—we’re so involved with the relationships in fact we give them names like “Brangelina” and “TomKat”. We follow their every move whether they're pumping gas or just going to Target. Matt Titus: So here to help us figure out why we’re so in love with celebs is Rob Shuter of popeater.com. The man who pens the column. Rob Shuter: You know the first name that came about – Bennifer; Jennifer Lopez and Ben Afleck. It’s the first big celebrity names that we merged. Tamsen Fadal: The celebrity name fusion. Rob Shuter: Brangelina is obviously the biggest one, but TomKat is fascinating. Tamsen Fadal: Why are we so fascinated with celebs? We were talking about it earlier. It’s either their fashion, they're being arrested or who they are in relationship and who they're sleeping with. Rob Shuter: I think we love celebrities in many ways because we want to see the glamour, the showbizness and the excitement and really it’s our lives times ten. So I think in our own lives when you're out with your friends if you think about it the big conversation are divorce, romance, babies, exactly the same with celebrities. The biggest selling magazines are always the ones that have babies, weddings or deaths on the covers. The biggest moment in your life is the biggest moment in their lives. They're really no different from us. They might be a little better looking, they certainly have a lot more money. But I think we look for ourselves in them and the ones that we like the best are the ones that we relate to the most. Hence, that’s why Jennifer Aniston is always everybody’s favorite because she’s that pretty girl next door. Tamsen Fadal: I think there is the glamorous one that you want to be and then there’s Jennifer that you want to be out and go shopping. Rob Shuter: Yeah. It’s a tricky question. But we do love them and we want to know who they're dating and how they fell out and who is sleeping with who. Tamsen Fadal: Why is it so hard for them to actually find love? Because that's the big question. Rob Shuter: It’s really tricky. The number one reason I think is ego. You put two people in a room that are told all day they're special, when that room goes away and its just the two of them things can get a little tricky. So often too, you know people’s careers take off. Look at Nick and Jessica how happy they were until something exploded. It’s hard for a guy to be Mr. Jessica Simpson. Tamsen Fadal: There’s always some kind of— Rob Shuter: Its ego—I mean it’s the fact that the world is so close where they don’t go to places and hang out. If they go to a night club they're in a VIP section like it’s a very, very small world. It’s very difficult to break into that world. Hence, it is very difficult for them to meet a guy. Tamsen Fadal: To check out Rob’s column go to popeater.com. Matt Titus: We’ll see you next time but until then remember, make love happen. Audra Lowe: Thank a lot guys. And make sure to head to our website for more great relationship advice including some fascinating information on being a powerful woman in a relationship. Just go to BetterTV.com and then click on those videos.
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