Can These 5 Celebrities Recover From Their Recent Disasters?
What is the difference between Britney Spears and Robert Downey Jr., versus say, Anna Nicole Smith and Gary Coleman?
Well, apart from the obvious fact that the first two are alive and the last two have died, we can say that while all 4 had damaged their careers to the point where they were basically unemployable, the first two managed to recover and return to great popularity and success while the second two did not. Why? What were the key differences between the pairs that enabled Britney and Robert to get out of horribly deep dark holes, but left Anna and Gary floundering in self-pity and miserable failure?
As we explore 5 stars — Lindsay Lohan, Jesse James, Tiger Woods, Jon Gosselin, and Mel Gibson, all of whom are currently struggling with their own career catastrophes — we will attempt to answer the question above.
Lindsay Lohan's problems are really just consequences of her lifestyle, which are centered around substance abuse, sexual promiscuity, and an obnoxiously solipsistic need to thumb her nose at authority. Ms. Lohan just seems to find trouble, to seek it out -- embrace it even.
Going to Paris and missing her recent court date was a perfect example of how her problems are entirely self-induced. Lindsay has had asthma since childhood, yet she smokes - what does this tell you? Lots of people, especially in Hollywood, dabble with drugs and alcohol, but most have a strong enough sense of survival to avoid doing these things while they drive - but not Lindsay!
The problem is that while Lindsay makes for great gossip columns, she is a hazard to hire for a serious singing or acting role. Entertainment productions can cost in the hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars per day and when a lead can not be relied upon to show up in the right condition to perform, it makes it very difficult to hire them. We'd have to say that as of right now, with her bouncing out of rehab in less than one quarter of the time prescribed, she is not a good bet for making it back. We truly never want to predict a poor future for anyone, but Lindsay Lohan is just not trying - she is just not giving us anything upon which to base our hopes.Continued on the next page