reply to post by Sherlock Holmes
When you are a celeb, with money and fame, you can surround yourself with whoever you like. An echo-chamber of "friends" who will praise you and
simply agree with whatever you say. Child stars grow up in such a bizzare and unusual environment, they probably don't get a chance to develop common
sense by getting knocked around by life like the rest of us, so they become like little kings and queens, and probably have a pretty twisted view of
reality to begin with. She doesn't get along with her parents from what I understand, and now she's an adult so they have no legal control over
So you have this case of somebody who probably doesn't have a very clear grasp of reality to begin with, whose judgement and mental facilties are
clouded with, ahem, shall we say "lifestyle choices," and who is surrounded by sycophants and yes-men/yes-women. There is no reign on her behavior
from her parents, and she can just throw handfuls of money at any problem that comes her way. In that postion, who is going to listen to "boring"
advice to take the hard road and clean up her act when its easier and more "fun" to just let the party roll?
This kind of thing seems to happen to almost every child star. The only one who appears to have come out on the other side with any semblance of
normlacy was Drew Barrymore, although she went through a long stage of the same thing before she wised up.