What's Going on With Stars and Their Marriages?
May 4, 2007 12:23 AM
I've been privileged to cover the coming and goings in Hollywood for 11 years and I still love the action as much today as I did back in 1996 when "Access Hollywood" debuted and I was the weekend show producer. From Brad and Jen to Brad and Angelina and from Tom and Nicole to Tom and Katie, I thought I had seen it all, but I hadn't.
What's going on with stars and their marriages....It's common to have break ups galore, but things are now way out of control.
Now it's not if, but it's when for a high profile couple to call it quits. Most use the lame excuse that they have busy schedules, pressure, yada..yada..yada..and other publicist speak. The reality is, as some of the favorite tabs say, "Stars, they are just like us." They get divorced and get divorced a lot. But where stars and non pros differ, is in the publicizing of marital problems. It's bad enough that the world knows...it gets worse when both parties are just out of control.
Let's talk Alec and Kim...What gave Alec the right to verbally abuse his daughter like that on a voicemail? What was he thinking? He wasn't. Neither were the people responsible for allowing it to be aired all over the Internet and then on shows like "Access Hollywood". Should we have aired it? I'll address that in a moment. Why Alec would then feel the need to go on "The View" and continue to rip his daughter's mom was another huge error in judgment.
Time to shut up, stop talking..where is the character chip for these two supposed adults. Don't hate your ex more than you love your child.
Where was the "Access" sensitivity chip when debating whether to air Alec's voicemail? I thought long and hard. I have four children, including 11-year-old twin boys and I should understand whole-heartedly what poor Ireland, an innocent 11-year-old, would have to go through. We decided to air it. We tried to be sensitive, but who are we kidding. There is no sensitive way to do that story. In retrospect, we should have taken a stand and been the only one not to air it. Hopefully for all involved, that's the last case of a crazed parental voicemail polluting the airwaves.
Stay tuned for more. We're heading to Cannes for the 60th Annual Film Festival later this month...should be some good blogging from there.