First of all, why should anyone care about what a total stranger does or does not do?
Second, movie actors, singers, television personalities, professional athletes, in fact anyone in the public eye, is a total stranger, regardless of what is printed or broadcast about them. Just because these people's names are familiar does not translate into a need or right to be interested in his or her private life.
Case in point: unless one does not read or closes one's eyes in the vicinity of media, one cannot avoid photos of or headlines about Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison. One does not have to read one word of the article to know the "truth".
I do not believe a word about those two or any other "celebrity", and I am not interested in what is true or not true about their lives. And, if I were interested, how could I believe any story, especially when conflicting reports appear in different media? In one headline, I read that the guy has moved out of "her" house; in another, I read that he has thrown her out of the house.
Again, who cares? I enjoy fiction as much as anyone, but not about shallow trivia. Seeking vicarious pleasure in rich, successful, popular peoples' lives is not a crime, but does fall into the category of sad behavior.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.