Tag Archives: fame

The Hazards of Early Success

I just read about Harper Lee suing to have the copyright and royalties on “To Kill a Mockingbird” restored to her.  She’s 87, dwells in an assisted-living facility, can’t see or hear well, and admits to “memory problems”.  Since I don’t know Miz Lee and am not a lawyer, of course I can’t resist stubbornly trying to read between the lines of this news story.  That’s my specialty, in case you hadn’t noticed. Continue reading

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Why I Know

There’s an underbelly to show business that’s every bit as ugly as all those stories you might have thought were urban legends. Continue reading

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Filed under Acting, Cinema, Ethics and Morality, forgiveness

Shape Up, Mrs. Black

Selling out for fame isn’t a new phenomenon.  Neither is dumbing-down music to increase popularity.  Pop music is often dumb on purpose. Continue reading

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The Fame Virus

I write these articles first and foremost because I like doing it.  They are like cryptic messages on little scraps of paper that I put in bottles and set afloat on the ocean. Continue reading

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The Siren Song of Fame

Is there anyone reading this who does not wish to feel important?  If you have a healthy attitude, you want to feel valued by those whom you value, like your family and close friends.  However, it is so easy, and so common to fall under the spell of the sirens who sing that “Yoooo Tooo can be Loooved by Miiiillions”. Continue reading

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