Writing About Entertaiment


A circus act, a Broadway show, your friends fighting over the last potato chip—these are all forms of entertainment. Derived from the Old French word entretenir, which means “support or help,” entertaiment is also a state of mind, an escape into a world of pleasure and distraction. Whether it is a clown at a birthday party, a stadium rock concert or your friend who always seems to be in the middle of a drama, entertainment can have a powerful influence on our daily lives.

When writing an entertainment article, make sure that you do not publish libelous accusations or implications against any celebrity that you are covering. This is a serious offense that can lead to legal action being taken against you.

Do some research on the subject of your entertainment article and find out what is true about him or her. This will help you keep your facts straight when you are writing the piece. For example, if you are going to talk about a famous person’s humanitarian work, get the information from their authorized biographies instead of a gossip magazine.