Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Insult to Injury

The world of Glamor and Galore is the most closely followed and critique here in America. While the fans, publicity, and money of a high caliber celebrity may be great, there is an unfortunate truth though. Today's media prospers off of the demise of others. In recent history we have seen the media literally tear celebrities down and many are still struggling. I want to focus on those celebrities that have been slain by the media and report their current status. I will also give them one of three possible grades.

On November 27,2009 there was a call from the estate of Tiger Woods from his wife Elin. This is the report and the eventual aftermath.

Victim #1

Eldrick "Tiger" Woods


(CNN) -- Florida highway patrol troopers plan to talk to pro golfer Tiger Woods on Saturday to get more information about his car crash near his home, a spokeswoman said.

Woods was treated and released from a hospital after suffering minor injuries in a car accident early Friday in his central Florida neighborhood.

State troopers had tried to speak to Woods on Friday as part of a routine car accident investigation, but his wife said he was sleeping, said Kim Miller, a spokeswoman for the Florida highway patrol.

Troopers decided they would return Saturday afternoon, Miller said.

Cellphone pictures of the accident from CNN affiliate WFTV

A joint statement from Woods' publicist and Health Central Hospital said the golfer was in "good condition" after the accident outside his home.

Tiger Woods: A true sporting legend

The single-vehicle accident occurred about 2:25 a.m. in Windermere, a suburb of Orlando, according to police.

Tiger Woods released a statement Wednesday offering a "profound apology" that copped only to vague "transgressions," allowing tabloid magazines to fill in the blanks with a slew of reports that the golfer has engaged in multiple extramarital affairs.

Tiger Woods issued a "profound apology" for "transgressions" on the same day tabloids published the...
Tiger Woods issued a "profound apology" for "transgressions" on the same day tabloids published the names of two women -- Kalika Moquin, right, and Jaimee Grubbs, center -- with whom they alleged he had affairs. The new reports followed stories by the National Enquirer over the weekend that named another woman, Rachel Uchitel, left. Uchitel denied having an affair with Woods.
(AP Photo/VH1/Eric Ita/JackColton.com)
More PhotosWoods' statement was released on the same day two tabloids -- US Weekly and Life & Style -- published the names of two separate women, Kalika Moquin and Jaimee Grubbs, with whom they reported he had carried on affairs. Those magazines both followed stories by the National Enquirer over the weekend that named another woman, Rachel Uchitel.

Grubbs provided text messages and voice recordings to US Weekly, which she said are proof of a lengthy affair. Uchitel, on the other hand, has denied an affair with Woods.

Yesterday August 8, 2009 The number one ranked Golfer in the world finished off the Bridgestone Invitational in 78th place with his worst shot in his career. The world's No. 1 player looked utterly beaten, and he was. "Shooting 18-over par is not fun," Woods said. "I don't see how it can be fun shooting 18 over." He missed one last birdie putt to close with a 77. That gave Woods the highest 72-hole score - 298 - of any PGA Tour event he ever played, even as an amateur. It was the first time he shot over par in all four rounds since the 2003 PGA Championship at Oak Hill. This from a guy who had never finished worse than fifth at Firestone in 11 previous events, who had not shot over par on the South Course since 2006, who last year made PGA Tour history by winning for the seventh time on the same course.

Tiger Woods himself said only weeks before the accident that the current season was going great. You think he would say that know? No matter what he would say it is obvious to say that this private family matter has controlled his career recently because of the media simply blowing up the whole matter.

As of Now Eldrick "Tiger" Woods is currently UNDER Fire!

Victim #2

Chris Brown



Chris Brown is under investigation for alleged domestic violence felony battery, the LAPD confirms to PEOPLE.

"The identity of the victim will not be released," said Officer April Harding. "Any victim who's involved in a domestic violence incident is entitled to confidentiality."

Officer Harding added: "If police locate Brown, yes, he's subject to arrest."

Both Brown, 19, and girlfriend Rihanna, 20, were scheduled to perform at the Grammys, but this statement was released Sunday evening: "We have just been informed that Rihanna will not be attending tonight's 51st Annual Grammy Awards. We're sorry she is unable to join us this evening."

Around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, Brown and a woman were in a vehicle in L.A. when they became involved in an argument, according to a police statement. After stopping his car, the R&B singer and the woman got out and the argument escalated. The LAPD received a 911 call reporting the disturbance.

When officers arrived they found the victim, but Brown had already left the scene, the statement reads. The woman suffered visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker, police say.

The LAPD is conducting an investigation into the incident.

Effect: Chris Brown's reputation was completely destroyed. In a matter of weeks Chris Brown saw his fame quickly roll down the drain. Now while what Chris Brown did was not excusable, the constant pounding of insults and lies against Chris Brown just slaughtered his already tarnished popularity. As soon as there was word of a felony on Chris Brown the media leaked hundreds of different stories of what they thought happened, because of this no matter how minor or severe the damage on Chris's victim was it wouldn't of matter. The media had already constructed a story and millions believed it with minimal questioning.

Almost a year later and Chris Brown has overcome his endeavor and is now back on the A-list. Chris Brown just recently released his collaboration mix tape "Fan of a Fan" with Tyga which was an absolute success. Also Chris Brown broke hearts with his sentimental BET Awards performance, which was a tribute to the great Michael Jackson. Chris Brown has fought a great struggle to where he is today.

Currently Chris Brown is BACK!!!!

Victim #3

Paul "Pee-Wee" Herman


CAUSE: Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) had a shining career as a children’s television presenter until 1991 when he was arrested in Sarasota, Florida for masturbating publicly in an adult theater. The news media went into a frenzy and the scandal marked the near-death of the character “Pee-wee Herman,” reducing both the actor and the persona to a ubiquitous punchline. Although the series Pee-wee’s Playhouse had already ended by that time, CBS reacted by dropping its reruns from their lineup. Reubens was arrested again in 2002 in connection with an investigation involving child pornography. These charges were dropped when he pleaded guilty to a “misdemeanor obscenity” charge.

Effect: Pee-Wee as we know it has been wiped off the map and forever be retired in the TV industry.The media took it out of proportion and destroyed this mans career. We all know what he did was not appropriate for public, but come on it was an Adult Theatre. Media blew this up called him everything out his name like millions of people don't masturbate every day and now he has vanished from the world. For Pee-Wee Herman R.I.P.!

Victim #4

Kathleen Battle


Cause: Kathleen Battle, one of the great operatic Sopranos of our time gained a reputation for being “difficult”. These difficulties and numerous complaints gathered by a relentless media, were from fellow singers lead to her being fired from the New York Metropolitan Opera. Due to her slandered reputation being broad casted and printed across the opera community, Battle was not able to get back in concert and has failed to find any one to take her on.

Effect: Since the dismissal from the Met, Kathleen Battle has not appeared in opera performances. However Kathleen Battle continues to appear in concerts and recitals, as well as lending her voice to recordings and television appearances. Kathleen luckily has the power and will to keep doing what she loves and because of this she is "Gettin it Done"!

Victim # 5

Hayden Panettiere

Cause: Hayden Panettiere is the one star in this post who isn't doing anything visible wrong but yet the media is still ruining her life as she puts it. "Being a star has its disadvantages", Hayden says. Because people want to know more of her personal life, the intrusion on behalf of the paparazzi is unbelievable. This, in turn, puts a strain on every aspect of her life, including her relationship with a man. “It’s very, very difficult and people have no idea what they do to people’s relationships. They destroy them. The paparazzi and the public. The public wants to read about your personal life, and the paparazzi give it to them by nosing into your personal life and saying things that are just not true and horrible.” the actress says.

While she doesn’t downright name Milo as the one with whom she had the relationship that was destroyed by the media, it’s not hard to see why many would incline to believe so. After all, although one of the most appreciated and loved girls of her generation, Hayden was hardly seen in anyone but Milo’s company. Her previous statements that the men she’s most attracted to must be in their 30s, this being the age when they have already worked through their insecurities and decided what they want from life, also work to reinforce this belief.

The disastrous consequences the lack of privacy has go beyond her love life, Hayden further says. “I used to walk my dogs in my pyjamas. You know something’s not right when you’re lying in bed for 15 minutes in the morning going, ‘How do I get milk for cereal without having to leave my house?’ I would be so happy if I could walk down the street without someone coming out of the bushes.” the star concludes by saying.

Effect: Basically Haden has not been able to settle with anyone. She has been distracted heavily and its affected her business life as well as her personal life.
Unfortunately for Hayden Panettiere she is TAKING PUNCHES!

This is just a taste of how the media has affected celebrities lives. I clearly understand that the majority of the people I listed were the reasons the media even turned their sights toward them. What i don't approve of is that the media will not rest into someone's fame as been choked out and completely dimished. It is a real unforunate occurance that people can continue to do that to each other. So do you still want fame and fortune? I don't.


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