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Published on August 5th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett

Too Much Information

Bizarrely, a reporter in LA has written an article on former Doctor Who Executive Producer Julie Gardner’s purchase of a new house.

Torchwood executive producer Julie GardnerThe piece in question goes through details of where Julie will be living, who owned the house before her and follows on to give a breakdown of details of the house in terms of bedrooms and even when it was built!

Julie worked closely with Russell T Davies and producer Phil Collinson from 2005-2009 on Doctor Who, as well as with RTD on Torchwood from 2006, and is involved in Series 4 of the alien-hunting drama, currently in pre-production.

It goes without saying that we’re not going to reproduce the details on here or even give details of where it can be found but what we will say is this: why would you bother publishing an article with this information?

Papers such as The Sun sometimes report when a star or public figure moves to a certain area but to give specific details of someone’s home is just plain rude. It looks more like an announcement than a proper article and is quite frankly, very unprofessional.

If you come across this piece, please ignore it as best as you can – it’s intrusive and disrespectful. Imagine if you moved home and a paper printed the details of the house and the address for all to see!


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5 Responses to Too Much Information

  1. avatar Andrew says:

    It’s also potential security issue. She should sue the hell out of them for that.

  2. avatar 23skidoo says:

    Yeah, I’m a journalist and the only time I see this sort of detail printed anywhere is when a registered sex offender moves into a neighbourhood — and even then I still don’t approve of such detail being published. It’s a shame you can’t indicate the publication because maybe a flood of complaints might get them to smarten up.

  3. avatar Paul Cavanagh says:

    Is this an example of the Hollywood celeb lifestyle though? Invasive though it is, I would guess it goes with the territory if you’re moving into any of those areas of LA where they print maps of celebs’ homes, and do tours etc. When you’re big in Hollywood, you’re seen as public property. My view is basically, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Or to put it more kindly: come home Julie, and bring Russell with you!

  4. avatar Carn says:

    creepy world…

  5. avatar krumstets says:

    More to the point, who reads this stuff?
    This instrusive `journalism’ panders to a willing audience.
    It’s more a reflection of our society that people would want to read this.
    If someone willingly gives an interview then fine,but why would anyone want to know Julie’s aadress?
    Stalkers perhaps?

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