The Price of Fame
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Monday, October 14

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

Saturday, October 19

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

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

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

Thursday, October 24

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

The odds against Shania Twain becoming the biggest-selling female country music artist in history were against her. When both of her parents were killed in a car accident, the teenaged Twain struggled to raise her siblings. After linking up with then-Producer and future-husband Mutt Lange, Twain’s career skyrocketed to awards and Billboard success with the release of her second album. Years later, when it was revealed that Twain’s husband was having an affair with their assistant, her life and career began spiraling downwards. Alone, suicidal, and afraid, Twain was also left with a condition that robbed her of her singing voice. In a shock to the world, Twain went on to marry the husband of her ex-assistant. Show Less
The odds against Shania Twain becoming the biggest-selling female country music artist in history were against her. When both of her p...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

The odds against Shania Twain becoming the biggest-selling female country music artist in history were against her. When both of her parents were killed in a car accident, the teenaged Twain struggled to raise her siblings. After linking up with then-Producer and future-husband Mutt Lange, Twain’s career skyrocketed to awards and Billboard success with the release of her second album. Years later, when it was revealed that Twain’s husband was having an affair with their assistant, her life and career began spiraling downwards. Alone, suicidal, and afraid, Twain was also left with a condition that robbed her of her singing voice. In a shock to the world, Twain went on to marry the husband of her ex-assistant. Show Less
The odds against Shania Twain becoming the biggest-selling female country music artist in history were against her. When both of her p...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.