Gossip has long been associated with the movie industry. It is almost impossible to think of Hollywood without it. In more ways than one, it is like a substance that fuels continued interest in the industry and the people that move within it.
We are quite familiar with the saying that says: “Good or Bad Publicity is still publicity.” The origin of these words is not quite clear but it can be safely surmised that it came from someone in the industry probably rationalizing what good could be obtained even from negative stories. For many who are still trying to make a name for themselves, caution is often thrown to the wind just to have that so-called “15-minutes of fame” .
That is why we see so many celebrities seemingly haunted by past indiscretions and bad decisions. It is easy enough to decide when one has nothing to lose but such decisions backfire once celebrities attain their much desired fame and popularity. When one is famous, it would now seem that there is everything to lose.
Many of these celebrities who have allowed themselves to be part of a less than proud moment in their lives are victims of a system that takes advantage of limited opportunities and difficult circumstances. It is quite obvious that if they had the power to undo such a past, they would have done it in a second. Fortunately, many celebrities are able to stand against this test and it is noteworthy that who do succeed in overcoming such temporary setbacks are those with genuine talent to offer.
Originally posted on October 26, 2012 @ 12:21 am