Has America's celebrity culture contributed to the decline of soaps? I was reading USA Today and noticed that they have a feature up called As the celebrity love world turns. In it they talk about the ever-revolving door of celebrity love and help readers catch up on the status of several major celebrity relationships. I can't help but wonder, if instead of blaming O.J. Simpson, the DVR and boogiemonsters for the declining ratings we shouldn't be blaming Us, Star, Ok!, People, Extra and Entertainment Tonight for providing people with a place, other than soaps, to read about love, romance, revenge and weddings.
Has America's celebrity culture contributed to the decline of soaps?