I was reading about an interview Shania Twain did with Oprah Winfrey lately. She was talking about her upset when her husband left her for her best friend and about her childhood, when her parents were killed in a car crash.
The general concensus was 'why do celebs feel the need to tell all about the abuse they/their mother endured' or 'they were so poor...' etc etc
So what do you think? Should celebs be allowed to tell all or do you think some things should be kept stump? Are you bothered?
Me - Kristi, 30
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I don't understand what the point of celebrity interviews are if not to reveal factual information about their lives. I mean, if Oprah asks "What was your childhood like?" how could Shania not mention something as large and relevant as "my parents died in a car accident."
People seem to have this insatiable curiosity about the private lives of celebrity's, so I think it's pretty disingenuous for them to criticize celebrities for answering their questions truthfully.
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She was asked to go on the show, she was asked a bunch of personal questions, she answered them. It's not like she wasn't solicited for all that personal information.
One thing I kind of went over was when she said she didn't know if she could go back on stage again because Mutt Lange was also her producer and she was without him co-producing her music. I think there's more than a few music producers who would gladly take her, and I think it would be interesting to see an evolution in her songwriting as a result of her personal struggles. I like her, but her music was, IMO, quite superficial - it always seemed to lack soul and depth. Maybe that will change now. I hope she's able to get back on the horse.
I'm wracking my brain but can't come up with a single celebrity who I have seen interviewed or whatnot. I care so little about the personal lives of strangers that it would simply never cross my mind to sit on my butt and watch them talk about their childhood or an ex spouse or whatnot. That said, why can't they talk about whatever they want? If people don't want to hear about it (like me) they simply don't have to watch. Easy.
I think people who are in similar situations of abuse, infidelity, poverty, wtc. will watch peoplewho have over come the same type of situations and be given hope that you can rise above. I think it alos shows that even people who we think have it all, struggle and these issues are not beyond class, race, looks, or education. Those two things i think are great.
Like the guy who said he remembered watching Greg Luganis on Oprah years ago talk about his struggles with AIDS and coming out as gay, and how that gave him hope. I think anyone and everyone who rises above their circumstances should give back and give hope in some way tothose who come after them.