The Price of Fame
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Friday, February 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

Saturday, February 29

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

Sunday, March 01

Wham! Much like the name of his ‘80s pop band, George Michael’s rise to success was fast. One of the best-selling music artists of all time with over 100 million records sold, George Michael briefly outsold musical giants such as Madonna, Prince and even Michael Jackson. However, struggles with his recording label and personal life dampened his iconic legacy after he was caught soliciting sex from an undercover officer at a rest stop – thus, essentially outing his homosexuality. Although he never again equaled his sensational fame of the 1980s, George Michael did continue to impact lives through his music, social activism and philanthropy. His life would unfortunately be cut short at 53 years of age, with the exact cause still being debated to this day. Show Less
Wham! Much like the name of his ‘80s pop band, George Michael’s rise to success was fast. One of the best-selling music artists of...Show More

Monday, March 02

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

Dynasty, Melrose Place and T.J. Hooker - Heather Locklear was once America’s stunning sweetheart with the brightest of futures. One of the hottest stars of the 1980s and ‘90s, Locklear had it all - fame, beauty and any man she wanted. But struggles with depression, anxiety and substance abuse would slowly erode the life and career of this one time Hollywood Superstar. Twice divorced from famous men, and multiple failed rehab stints later, Locklear continues to seek help. Either she conquers her inner demons and learns to love herself again or the worst is yet to come. Show Less
Dynasty, Melrose Place and T.J. Hooker - Heather Locklear was once America’s stunning sweetheart with the brightest of futures. One ...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

She was born to be a country star and she knew it! Her fame was electric, coming out with one hit after another. Miranda Lambert was a force to be reckoned with, a force that Blake Shelton wasn’t ready for. He soon fell in love with her, leaving his wife and eventually marrying Miranda. For a time, they were King and Queen of the Country scene, yet something was still missing for Miranda and she realized she wasn’t going to find it with Blake. Their split shocked the world. With rumors of affairs flying around on both sides, things got messy, but Miranda wasn’t hiding anymore. This was her life and you either accepted that or you didn’t. Show Less
She was born to be a country star and she knew it! Her fame was electric, coming out with one hit after another. Miranda Lambert was a...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

Dynasty, Melrose Place and T.J. Hooker - Heather Locklear was once America’s stunning sweetheart with the brightest of futures. One of the hottest stars of the 1980s and ‘90s, Locklear had it all - fame, beauty and any man she wanted. But struggles with depression, anxiety and substance abuse would slowly erode the life and career of this one time Hollywood Superstar. Twice divorced from famous men, and multiple failed rehab stints later, Locklear continues to seek help. Either she conquers her inner demons and learns to love herself again or the worst is yet to come. Show Less
Dynasty, Melrose Place and T.J. Hooker - Heather Locklear was once America’s stunning sweetheart with the brightest of futures. One ...Show More

Tuesday, March 03

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

She was born to be a country star and she knew it! Her fame was electric, coming out with one hit after another. Miranda Lambert was a force to be reckoned with, a force that Blake Shelton wasn’t ready for. He soon fell in love with her, leaving his wife and eventually marrying Miranda. For a time, they were King and Queen of the Country scene, yet something was still missing for Miranda and she realized she wasn’t going to find it with Blake. Their split shocked the world. With rumors of affairs flying around on both sides, things got messy, but Miranda wasn’t hiding anymore. This was her life and you either accepted that or you didn’t. Show Less
She was born to be a country star and she knew it! Her fame was electric, coming out with one hit after another. Miranda Lambert was a...Show More

Sunday, March 08

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

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

Dynasty, Melrose Place and T.J. Hooker - Heather Locklear was once America’s stunning sweetheart with the brightest of futures. One of the hottest stars of the 1980s and ‘90s, Locklear had it all - fame, beauty and any man she wanted. But struggles with depression, anxiety and substance abuse would slowly erode the life and career of this one time Hollywood Superstar. Twice divorced from famous men, and multiple failed rehab stints later, Locklear continues to seek help. Either she conquers her inner demons and learns to love herself again or the worst is yet to come. Show Less
Dynasty, Melrose Place and T.J. Hooker - Heather Locklear was once America’s stunning sweetheart with the brightest of futures. One ...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

Drugs, crime, and death; the downward spiral of the child cast of Diff'rent Strokes is one for the ages. The once adored child actors Gary Coleman, Dana Plato, and Todd Bridges were brought to fame at an early age for their roles in the 80’s TV show. However, their individual endeavors after the show were defined by drug addiction, financial struggles, and arrests. Dana Plato robbed a dry cleaners, Gary Coleman divorced his parents and had anger issues, and Todd Bridges was a drug addict. Plato’s suicide in 1999 and Coleman’s death in 2010 have left the nation wondering how these beloved child actors could succumb to such a tragic turn of events. Show Less
Drugs, crime, and death; the downward spiral of the child cast of Diff'rent Strokes is one for the ages. The once adored child actors ...Show More

Monday, March 09

A true dancer at heart, Patrick Swayze had the talent and rugged good-looks to justify his status as a teenage heartthrob after the smash hit Dirty Dancing. Although he was a household name, Swayze struggled the death of his father, his sister’s suicide, and his wife’s miscarriage. Swayze became a raging alcoholic at an early age and had a reputation for showing up drunk on movie sets. After his career stagnated for a while, Swayze’s alcoholic tendencies continued and he was later diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Swayze attempted to work through his illness, but died in 2009 with the love of his life, Lisa, by his side. Show Less
A true dancer at heart, Patrick Swayze had the talent and rugged good-looks to justify his status as a teenage heartthrob after the sm...Show More

Tuesday, March 10

A true dancer at heart, Patrick Swayze had the talent and rugged good-looks to justify his status as a teenage heartthrob after the smash hit Dirty Dancing. Although he was a household name, Swayze struggled the death of his father, his sister’s suicide, and his wife’s miscarriage. Swayze became a raging alcoholic at an early age and had a reputation for showing up drunk on movie sets. After his career stagnated for a while, Swayze’s alcoholic tendencies continued and he was later diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Swayze attempted to work through his illness, but died in 2009 with the love of his life, Lisa, by his side. Show Less
A true dancer at heart, Patrick Swayze had the talent and rugged good-looks to justify his status as a teenage heartthrob after the sm...Show More

Sunday, March 15

Known around the world as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, Carrie Fisher was an actress and award-winning writer. Considered Hollywood royalty, the daughter of actress Debbie Reynolds and singer Eddie Fisher was introduced to drugs at a young age, which marked the beginning of her struggle with addiction. Fisher was also diagnosed with depression and Bipolar disorder, and she controversially began electroconvulsive therapy sessions for treatment. In 2016, Fisher stopped breathing while on a plane and was pronounced dead 4 days later in the hospital. Tests later showed that she had cocaine, heroin, and other opiates in her system. Overcome with grief, her mother died the next day as a result from the loss of her daughter. Show Less
Known around the world as Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise, Carrie Fisher was an actress and award-winning writer. Considered ...Show More

A true dancer at heart, Patrick Swayze had the talent and rugged good-looks to justify his status as a teenage heartthrob after the smash hit Dirty Dancing. Although he was a household name, Swayze struggled the death of his father, his sister’s suicide, and his wife’s miscarriage. Swayze became a raging alcoholic at an early age and had a reputation for showing up drunk on movie sets. After his career stagnated for a while, Swayze’s alcoholic tendencies continued and he was later diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Swayze attempted to work through his illness, but died in 2009 with the love of his life, Lisa, by his side. Show Less
A true dancer at heart, Patrick Swayze had the talent and rugged good-looks to justify his status as a teenage heartthrob after the sm...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

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.