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With the latest news breaking out of “Kamp Kardashian”, the divorce of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, it seems to me there is a lesson to be learned in all of the hoopla. In fact, the general public can learn a lot from celebrities’ public meltdowns, even if the celebrity cannot seem to comprehend why their marriage to yet another stripper just didn’t work out.
Example: Lindsay Lohan
From Disney princess to jail-bound Playboy centerfold, LiLo has done it all. Lohan has covered rehab, relapse and a few court appearances in between. Her family has also contributed to the drama as her 17-year-old sister, Ali, is under scrutiny for possible plastic surgery and dad, Michael, is on his way back to jail after jumping out of a hotel window in an attempt to escape police.
Lesson: When in trouble with the law or public, act as if you’ve really learned your lesson this time. Who cares if you never follow through?
Example: The Kardashians
The ultimate “famous for being famous” family has made their lives into a drama-fueled romp through Beverly Hills and beyond with their hit show, “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and its spin-offs. The show started shortly after Kim’s infamous sex tape went public, and the insanity has only accumulated. Over the course of four years the show has covered all aspects of the Kardashian’s lives. Notable examples include Scott Disick, longtime boyfriend of Kourtney, shoving cash into a waiter’s mouth in Las Vegas, the weddings of Khloe and Kim and the birth of Kourtney’s son Mason.
Lesson: If your life plays out like a soap opera, at least let Ryan Seacrest make a show of it.
Example: Britney Spears
The queen of public drama, Spears has bounced back from stints in rehab and mental institutions with more style than anyone else in Hollywood. From attacking a paparazzo’s car with an umbrella to marrying and divorcing her high school sweetheart in 55 hours, Brit knows how to make a comeback. And then a fall, accompanied by the notorious incident she had with an electric razor. And then another comeback, a la 2008 hit record “Circus”.
Lesson: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, marry your back-up dancer, and try again.
Example: Charlie Sheen
Now this list may be dominated by women, but the king of celebrity insanity has to be the “rock star from Mars” himself, Charlie Sheen. The “bi-winning” Sheen has always been one of Hollywood’s notorious bad boys, and he solidified his status in 2011. Sheen captured the heart of the American public with his rants about “goddesses” and having “tiger blood,” taking what was at one point a debate with the producers of his hit show “Two and a Half Men” (whom he threatened to cage fight) to a national tour. The tour reportedly earned $300,000 in its first two stops alone, most of which was donated to the Red Cross to aid the victims of the earthquake in Japan.
Lesson: Craziness is gold, and you better cash in before Courtney Love tries to steal your crown.