posted on Jul, 12 2004 @ 12:26 AM
Celebrities are subject to some of the most nasty, vitriolic and just plain evil
treatment in the press, tabloids and yes, even fan sites, that
anyone could imagine.
If you are "high-profile", then you can expect not a moment's peace wherever you go, having to deal with security, paparazzi and an endless
succession of shallow encounters and general harassment. Everyone wants something from you, it's never enough, and there are always plenty of sharks
circling, looking for a chance to profit from any misfortune or indiscretion.
Our dear southbeachpsychic was, on the one hand, somewhat driven to tell someone
about her premonitions. But not everyone in the public eye
wants to subsequently see their face on the Enquirer and countless other tabloids with headlines such as "_____'s Psychic Predictions of Terror
Attacks Shake Hollywood", "_____ Predicts Bush Assassination, Cheney Power Grab", "______'s Miami Terrorist Attack/Presidential Assasination
Diet", "_____ Channels Elvis", ad nauseum.
While many of the glitterati are indeed somewhat new age (or at least hedonistic) and tolerant of a great many things, perceptions and misperceptions
about an actress can make or break a blossoming career.
As such, there's a definite tension in such a scenario. When in doubt, discretion is always the best course in such matters.
All that said, I find this thread fascinating for a variety of reasons I can't pin down.