Discerning trash

Thursday 19 April 2007 10:58 AM

I must congratulate The Age on catering for ever widening reader tastes. Gone are the days when I had to wait until my next trip to the supermarket to catch the latest Hollywood divorce scoop on the magazine covers at the checkout. Now I don't even need to leave home - and it's delivered daily to my door in plastic wrap. Forget the humdrum of federal elections, social inequity, war deaths, corrupt cops and the future of the planet. Turn to page 2, for the daily appetizer to the full fruits of investigative journalism to be found at theage.com.au. Why this week alone, we've been tantalised with: "the latest on Prince William's split with Kate Middleton", Kylie's "New Man", Heather Mills McCartney's stumble on the dance floor, and generally "the latest entertainment gossip at blogs.theage.com.au" (just in case you missed anything). Can't wait for next week, when I'm hoping for luncheon ideas from the biggest loser (or one of them) and the inside story on romance in the parliamentary library. Sorry, "New Idea"; it's The Age for me now.