Graphing the Gossip Alec Baldwin Pulls a Bieber, America Romanticizes Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie Is Finally Horny Sasha Pasulka

Welcome to this week’s edition of Graphing the Gossip, where we plot out the plottings of celebrity PR flacks, and the news sources who buy what they’re selling. All graphs are courtesy of celeb stock market game Pop Salad

Alec Baldwin Pulls a Bieber

Last year’s forced evacuation from an American Airlines flight for fighting with an attendant over Words with Friends led some to believe that Alec Baldwin could possibly have anger issues. Naysayers argued he was simply about to play ‘zygotes’—that is, until now.

On his way to obtain a marriage license with his fiancée Tuesday morning, Alec took chivalry to a new level by punching a photographer in the face. As some might recall, Justin Bieber had a similar confrontation with a photog a few weeks ago, which led us to make a conclusion we never thought possible: Alec Baldwin totally just pulled a Justin Bieber.

Anger problem or not, there’s no doubt Alec has learned from the best. As was the case with his predecessor, check out the impressive climb of his media mentions the days following the fight.

 

Alec: Teach me the remainder of your ways.

Justin: Your voice is far too low, old grasshopper.

Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis Were Apparently America’s Sweethearts

After rumors of a split for months, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis officially announced on Tuesday that they were going their separate ways after fourteen years together.

As with any celebrity split, this was obviously big news. What was surprising, however, was the way in which the media talked about it. Notably under-the-radar during their relationship, the couple’s breakup sparked sentimental stories and photo galleries about “The Way They Were,” with analyses of “What Went Wrong” and even questions about the future of love for humanity as a whole: “Can We Finally Agree that Love is Dead?”

Heavy stuff, especially for a media topic usually accompanied with accusations of cheating with the nanny.

 

But let’s not speak to soon — as seen above, the two are still very much in the headlines, and we have no doubt there remains time for some old-fashioned uncorroborated speculation.

Angelina Jolie Reminds Us Why She’s Actually Famous

At times, Angelina Jolie’s extracurricular activities — namely childbearing, traveling with child/ren and walking beside Brad Pitt — can distract from the reason why we’re looking at her in the first place.

This week’s images of her on the set of Disney’s “Maleficent” provided us with the long overdue “Oh yeahhhhhh- she’s an actress!” epiphany, and it seems like we weren’t the only ones fascinated with scenes of Angie on a set rather than shopping for playsets. See her climbing media coverage following the release of the photos:

 

 

Personal photos are usually worth more in the media than photos of people actually doing their jobs, but of course, leave it to Angie — whose life is ALWAYS on display — to reverse the trend.

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