How any celebrity with a with half-baked idea can torch their careers!
Let’s be honest, how many among you were glued to your iphones, computers and TV’s when the news broke about Tiger Woods? Charlie Sheen? Lindsey Lohan? Chris Brown, Miley Cyrus? Mel Gibson? And oh so many others. Don’t be shy, we all were.
I hate reading about celebrities who have single handedly set their careers on fire and then just stood there with the matches in their hand like a deer in headlights – mumbling “WHAA?”
I do love reading about how to survive and manage the media onslaught without getting clobbered. And, I love hearing from the PR pros that are quoted in these stories that offer damage control first-aid and career rehab, especially when they’re media buds and colleagues who’s expertise and experience I admire.
Let’s face it, these last two years have been the Mother Lode of self-inflicted career meltdowns and occupational suicides, and I should know – I’ve reported on all of them. The bad, the worst and the WWTTFF?
Enjoy Laura M. Holson’s take on the whole thing, “When Publicists Say ‘Shh!’ recently published in the New York Times. I know I did! http://nyti.ms/fg10lh