A clown at a children’s party, a Broadway show, your friends fighting over the last potato chip—all of these are forms of entertaiment. The word derives from the Old French entretenement, meaning “to hold together or support,” and originally it was associated with hospitality–when you entertained guests, you kept them happy and amused. But today, the experience of entertainment can be as trivial as a party or as profound as a religious ceremony. And it can be on any scale, from an individual who chooses a private form of entertainment from a now enormous array of pre-recorded products to performances intended for thousands or even for a global audience.
When writing an article about entertaiment, start with the basic facts. Get as much information as possible about the subject of your article, including any biographical information. If possible, speak with the celebrity about whom you are writing and gain a personal interview. If not, watch the subject of your article appear on talk shows to get a feel for his or her personality and style. Research any previous works that the subject of your article has produced to compare and contrast his or her new work with past efforts.