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Ricky Gervais committed career suicide last night at the Golden Globes. His jokes weren't funny. In fact, he was just downright inappropriate and hurtful. People used to think he was a genius for creating "The Office" and "Extras". But now that they've seen him be this rude to his fellow actors and industry folk, I think he could officially be out of the circle. He did what Joan Rivers, Tom Green, Kanye West, Michael Richards, George Michael, the Dixie Chicks and countless others have done.
They were all on top of the world and then BAM! Done.
I'm no PR person or life coach, but to revive your career after you're at the bottom is one tough task. Some people spend their whole life trying to recover. Some succeed and most don't. A good example of this from the early days of showbiz would have to be Fatty Arbuckle. He allegedly squashed a girl at a party, raped her and she later died. (This story has since been proven incorrect, but either way, it ruined his career, whether the accusations were true or not.)
I think being the hottest thing of the moment, making the most money and being the most in demand makes you even more susceptible to failure. A lot of celebs have later written in their tell-all books or spoken on chat shows about how they really had no control during that time in their life. They're on every magazine cover, in each movie, dating the hottest person, earning the most money, making cameos in everything, and almost always, they venture into another career to try their hand at it. (Michael Jordan the baseball player? Justin Bieber the actor?)
I just wonder why people do such stupid things in their careers. They run so close to losing their celebrity but somehow hold onto it for just a little while longer. The question is, how do you stay relevant? How can you remain controversy free? I think one person who is a great example is Tom Hanks. The man is cool. He makes good movies, doesn't say stupid things and just does everything right. I think Kanye should stop, look and listen.
Chapters of A Screwed Up Celebrity's Life
I. Welcome to Fame! II. Breakout Star III. On Top of the World IV. Royal Screw Up (Option: Death) V. Nobody Wants You VI. Makeover VII. Comeback (Option: Go Into Hiding) VIII. New Found Fame (Option: Rejected) IX. No Longer Cool X. Fade Away (Option: Lifetime Achivement & Respect)