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Celebrity-News Site Lipstick.com

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I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I've sort of come to rely on lipstick.com, a celebrity-news site quietly backed by both Conde Nast and reddit.com. Reddit, for the uninitiated, is a vote-for-the-news site -- a niche also occupied by digg.com (which has been branching out from its initial technology-news focus) and the newly revamped Netscape.

Unfortunately, it's turning out that what the general public cares about in regards to general news is a random, deeply erratic, unpredictable (and unfulfilling) mishmash. (Bring back news editors, please!) But when it comes to celebrity news, the general public's random, deeply erratic, unpredictable interests are the entire point. "Relevance" doesn't really matter, because it's all basically irrelevant! All that matters is what people think matters. With its prioritized (by reader votes) headlines-at-a-glance setup, Lipstick provides a fatty, non-nutritious multicourse meal that can be consumed in about 30 seconds flat. And then I can get on with my life.
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