obitutainment
 n.— «It may say that people are avidly interested in “obitutainment,” a term for celebrity death news coined in the Kurt Anderson novel “Turn of the Century” and reprised by Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” last week in a parody of the often speculative media coverage of Mr. Jackson’s death.» —“A Day (and Night) Devoted to Michael Jackson” by Brian Selter New York Times: Media Decoder July 7, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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