We’ve changed the title of this week’s celebrity slide show in the hopes that you’ll like it more. But it’s still much the same as last week’s: a rip-roaring, side-splitting, super-high-quality celebrity slide show, so never fear.

It’s important to be liked. Everyone wants to be liked. Some of us are. Some, not so much.

We don’t claim to be the life of the party. If we did, everyone would laugh. We’re usually the one sitting in the corner, eating a plate of celery and dip. The one in the bow tie.

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It’s not that we don’t have anything interesting to say or don’t cut a suave figure. It’s that the music’s too loud. Turn down the music and you’ll see how interesting we are. Sparkling repartee is our forte. For instance, did you know that that word — “forte” — is actually pronounced “fort?” Now you do. See how nice it is when you turn the music down?

Some of the writers around here go viral with these slide show things. You like them, and they feel good about themselves. The bosses like them and dole out kudos by the boatload. The viral writers strut around like proud roosters with their pumped up chests, a few feet off the ground. We hate them.

On the other hand, we haven’t gone viral. Yet. As we drift off to sleep in the wee hours at night, though, a tear on our cheek, we often think about it … what it would feel like. We’d feel validated, as a maker of slide shows, as a journalist, as a person. We imagine opening up a bottle of fine champagne and lighting up a giant cigar to celebrate the occasion, kicking back with the stogie hanging from our mouth, smoke in our eyes, laughing like a hyena as we count a big fat wad of Benjamin Franklins.

Yes, indeed, it must be a sweet thing going viral. But we’re not going to beg. We’re not going to pander. You’re better than that. We’re better than that.

So, as said, we’ve changed the title of this slide show in the hopes that you’ll like it more. Oh, please say you do!

Click here to see the 10 most outrageous celebrity stories of the week

See also:

10 best celebrity stories of the week, Jan. 20

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