The talk about gossip magazines today was very intriguing today. How is it possible for an entire group of noteworthy publications to write the same story about a totally made-up telenovela without a reliable source? I can understand the gossip magazines writing "sources say this actor is writing a telenovela named so and so with the following plot..."
Gossip magazines like that even exist here. Generally, though, there is no guessing as to the plots, necessarily, except for "someone is going to die." Our gossip magazines always leave it up to chance-- "our sources say that a characer will die tonight on Flash Forward," but would never have an entire plot of an entire show or series.
I am not one to read gossip magazines; I don't care who's dating whom, who got liposuction where, who's in rehab. Because of this, I could be totally wrong about my entire post, but this is just what I have been led to believe. I also feel like our magazines tend to not focus necessarily on the show itself, but rather the actors who are on the show. Why the difference in the two cultures?