The Price of Fame
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Sunday, April 28

Selena Gomez is the epitome of a Disney darling. Known to most for her breakout role as Alex Russo on Wizards of Waverly Place, Gomez has transformed into a notable actress, singer, and social media influencer. With one of her Instagram photos garnering over 10.5 million likes, Gomez is in the top ten most liked photos of all time. In 2013, Gomez was diagnosed with the autoimmune disorder lupus. Side-effects from her disorder have caused her to go in and out of rehab due to a strong battle with anxiety and depression. Gomez has done rounds of chemotherapy and most recently had a kidney transplant, with best friend and fellow actress Francia Rasia as her donor. Gomez has also been a current media topic because of her on-again, off-again relationship with popular Canadian singer Justin Bieber. Show Less
Selena Gomez is the epitome of a Disney darling. Known to most for her breakout role as Alex Russo on Wizards of Waverly Place, Gomez ...Show More

Filmmaker. Mother. Humanitarian. The daughter of actor parents, Angelina Jolie is one of Hollywood’s most influential people. Her acting has earned her commercial success and critical acclaim, but it's her time off screen that has defined much of her life. She had an estranged relationship with her famous father, Jon Voight, a scandalously, long kiss with her brother on a red carpet and her intense marriage to bad boy, Billy Bob Thornton. Her relationship with Brad Pitt began on the set of the spy thriller “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” while he was married to Jennifer Aniston. After the loss of her mother to cancer, Jolie made the drastic decision to have a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing cancer. Not long afterward, “Brangelina” began to unravel and Jolie filed for divorce in 2016; breaking up one of Hollywood’s most talked about couples. Show Less
Filmmaker. Mother. Humanitarian. The daughter of actor parents, Angelina Jolie is one of Hollywood’s most influential people. Her ac...Show More

Princess Diana was known as “The people’s princess.” In 1981, Diana Spencer married Prince Charles of Wales, the heir to the British throne. Princess Diana gave birth to two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. Unfortunately, her marriage with Prince Charles began to crumble. The couple’s marital issues were highly publicized and the nation watched as infidelity tore the marriage apart, ultimately leading to divorce. On August 3rd, 1997 Princess Diana died in a car crash shocking the nation and the world alike. The subject of her death has garnered much controversy because it was popularly believed that the paparazzi forced her driver to speed, leading them to a fatal crash. Show Less
Princess Diana was known as “The people’s princess.” In 1981, Diana Spencer married Prince Charles of Wales, the heir to the Bri...Show More

Best known for her roles in American Graffiti, One Day at a Time and The Disney Channel show, So Weird, Mackenzie Phillips is the quintessential troubled child star. Her drug abuse began very early, when her rock n’ roll father from the group, The Mamas and the Papas, taught her how to shoot up drugs. Later, Mackenzie and her father, John, would have a consensual, incestuous sexual relationship for 10 years. Her downward spiral lead her to embarrassing collapses and firings. Succumbing to multiple near-fatal overdoses and accruing many arrests due to her drug possession, Mackenzie checked herself into rehab to straighten out her life. Today Mackenzie works as a drug rehab counselor. Show Less
Best known for her roles in American Graffiti, One Day at a Time and The Disney Channel show, So Weird, Mackenzie Phillips is the quin...Show More

Often considered “the most unique mind on earth,” the life of Robin Williams as a brilliant actor and comedian was unfortunately overshadowed by his own personal demons. Williams found success very early in his career and was quick to turn to partying, drinking, and womanizing despite being married. This trend continued as Williams consistently had adulterous offers with other women, and he later picked up an addiction to cocaine. After 20-years of sobriety, Williams turned to drugs and alcohol once again and was deeply depressed, having delusions, and showing signs of memory loss. The weight of the world eventually became too much for him to handle, and he took his own life in 2014. Show Less
Often considered “the most unique mind on earth,” the life of Robin Williams as a brilliant actor and comedian was unfortunately o...Show More

Saturday, May 04

Often considered “the most unique mind on earth,” the life of Robin Williams as a brilliant actor and comedian was unfortunately overshadowed by his own personal demons. Williams found success very early in his career and was quick to turn to partying, drinking, and womanizing despite being married. This trend continued as Williams consistently had adulterous offers with other women, and he later picked up an addiction to cocaine. After 20-years of sobriety, Williams turned to drugs and alcohol once again and was deeply depressed, having delusions, and showing signs of memory loss. The weight of the world eventually became too much for him to handle, and he took his own life in 2014. Show Less
Often considered “the most unique mind on earth,” the life of Robin Williams as a brilliant actor and comedian was unfortunately o...Show More

One of America's most loved Hollywood sweethearts, Reese Witherspoon stole our hearts with box office hits like Sweet Home Alabama and Legally Blonde. Winning an Academy Award for her portrayal of June Carter in Walk the Line, Reese was at the top of her career, but her personal life was on the rocks. Her marriage with Ryan Phillippe was falling apart, and she was losing herself because of it. After the split, Reese married again and suffered public humiliation after the release of a drunken rant on police dashcam video. However, her career rebounded after filming her critically acclaimed role in Wild. Now she’s doing life on her terms. Show Less
One of America's most loved Hollywood sweethearts, Reese Witherspoon stole our hearts with box office hits like Sweet Home Alabama and...Show More

Sunday, May 05

One of America's most loved Hollywood sweethearts, Reese Witherspoon stole our hearts with box office hits like Sweet Home Alabama and Legally Blonde. Winning an Academy Award for her portrayal of June Carter in Walk the Line, Reese was at the top of her career, but her personal life was on the rocks. Her marriage with Ryan Phillippe was falling apart, and she was losing herself because of it. After the split, Reese married again and suffered public humiliation after the release of a drunken rant on police dashcam video. However, her career rebounded after filming her critically acclaimed role in Wild. Now she’s doing life on her terms. Show Less
One of America's most loved Hollywood sweethearts, Reese Witherspoon stole our hearts with box office hits like Sweet Home Alabama and...Show More

Often considered “the most unique mind on earth,” the life of Robin Williams as a brilliant actor and comedian was unfortunately overshadowed by his own personal demons. Williams found success very early in his career and was quick to turn to partying, drinking, and womanizing despite being married. This trend continued as Williams consistently had adulterous offers with other women, and he later picked up an addiction to cocaine. After 20-years of sobriety, Williams turned to drugs and alcohol once again and was deeply depressed, having delusions, and showing signs of memory loss. The weight of the world eventually became too much for him to handle, and he took his own life in 2014. Show Less
Often considered “the most unique mind on earth,” the life of Robin Williams as a brilliant actor and comedian was unfortunately o...Show More

Between stints in rehab and having box office hits like Less Than Zero and Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr.’s career has been one of the most volatile in recent memory. The son of a drug-addled filmmaker, Downey Jr. also developed an addiction to drugs. He’s been in and out of jail and rehab; and even had a public arrest after being found intoxicated in a stranger’s home. He battled his demons until 2003 when he met his current wife, Susan Levin. Levin insisted Downey Jr. achieve sobriety for their marriage, and his life took a turn for the better. In a dramatic turnaround, Downey Jr. underwent treatment, and in a few years found himself as one of Hollywood’s highest paid actors. His recent portrayal of Marvel’s Iron Man has cemented his place as a household name and icon, a far cry from the turbulent beginning of his career. Show Less
Between stints in rehab and having box office hits like Less Than Zero and Iron Man, Robert Downey Jr.’s career has been one of the ...Show More

About The Price of Fame

The road to stardom is often paved with amazing and devastating public and private events. In hour-long episodes of The Price of Fame see the heartfelt stories of Shania Twain, Johnny Depp, Carrie Fisher, Patrick Swayze, Prince and Robin Williams. Whether it’s turbulent family drama, harrowing substance abuse, outlandish spending habits or a combination of those and more, these celebrities all paid a hefty price for their fame. Giving viewers an intimate perspective on each story are personal accounts from the celebrity’s family members and friends in addition to entertainment journalists who covered the rise, fall and sometimes rise again of the stars.