Celebrities destroyed by fame ... ?

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  1. stevey500 macrumors 6502

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    I need a good celebrity to research of going from awesome to total shi* because of their fame and their career; someone that has a lot of info and that would make one interesting paper.

    I know there's got to be a few on the board willing to point me in a good direction. Thanks !
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    1) michael jackson
    2) britney spears
    3) lindsay lohan


    just to name a few
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Hard to think of one that doesn't meet the criteria

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  4. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    Robert Downey, Jr. would be interesting, and he's done it several times. Wow, there's just so many.
     
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    Natalie Portman maybe? I don't really know any details but I haven't heard anything really bad about her.
     
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    You could throw Amy Winehouse in there too

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  7. daneoni macrumors G4

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    Denzel Washington...haven't heard anything negative about him. As for the opposite end...surely the following as some have pointed out are archetypes

    Britney Spears
    Lindsay Lohan
    Paris Hilton
    Amy Winehouse
    Downey Jr
    MJ
    Tyson
     
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    These were never good to begin with.



    How about Mccully Culkin?
     
  9. ikermalli macrumors 6502a

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    Oops! Destroyed by fame...

    Michael Jackson
    Britney Spears
    Elvis
     
  10. redwarrior macrumors 603

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    I guess Elvis is overdone.:rolleyes:

    And, how do you decide if they were actually destroyed by their fame? Some people self-destruct without fame. Is that part of the research?
     
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    Huh? She went to Harvard. Doesn't really sound bad-ass enough to make the cut.
     
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    Abstract used to be really level-headed and a genuine guy before he achieved fame.
     
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    Then I discovered porn and started getting all tense and......annnnd.....BOOM!
     
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    How about Will Smith? My dad actually met him on a plane to Europe once and talked to him for about 45 minutes. My dad said he seemed like a nice, friendly, relatively normal guy.
     
  15. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    Kurt Cobain.

    Maybe overdone, but OTOH, his fame (and his wife...) was certainly a big part of what led him to his end. :(
     
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    Mike Tyson
    Britney Spears
    Lindsay Lohan
    Michael Jackson
    John Rocker
    MC Hammer
    Mickey Rourke (although he seems to be bouncing back lately)
    Pearl Jam (they took on Ticketmaster...then look at what happened)
    Anna Nicole Smith
     
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    Tyson was farked even when he was small time.....well before he became famous.
     
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    You've not sent me this video....
     
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    The situation got messy. I didn't want you to lend a helping hand again.
     
  21. Malfoy macrumors 6502a

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    Britney Spears doesn't count because she her last cd is doing decently well and she is still loaded by most standards.

    Did she hit a rough patch? Of course, but her managers/people have done a very good job in enabling her to keep her lifestyle pratically intact and preventing what could have been a much worse burnout.


    MC Hammer is iffy. I wouldn't say he got destroyed because of his fame as much as being destroyed for the reason Britney wasn't, his people. Him and Tyson spent every penny they had and then some because their people did horrible jobs of doing what they were paid to: make sure the money kept coming in.

    Tyson also had the added issue of going to jail and biting holyfield, both of which was more about him going crazy than him being famous.
     
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    Tom Cruise...talk about someone who has let it go to his head. What a jackass.
     
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