I find it completely understandable that a journalism professor would refuse to accept data from an entertainment source. I would imagine that he is trying to teach his students how to be journalists. There should be some other course that they can take within the creative writing field where they could use sources like TMZ, Entertainment Tonight and Fox News.
I am my own God. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system.
We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.