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8 years ago  ::  Jun 03, 2009 - 5:39PM #1
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The pressure of sudden TV stardom


As Britain's Got Talent runner-up Susan Boyle is admitted to a London clinic after appearing in the final, the focus has fallen on how television treats its previously unheralded stars.


Psychologists, charities and TV industry insiders give their view on what they think has happened to the Scottish singer and how ordinary people thrust into the limelight ought to be protected.


Last night on Larry King there was a discussion about this topic, Susan Boyle being just one person talked about on the show.


Video on this link. This video from Larry King's show is mainly about Susan.


Suicide was also mentioned on Larry King's show concerning reality TV shows.  The number was 11, which I believe is low considering how many reality shows on on TV.  On the other hand one suicide is too many.


 


A Wrap investigation shows that the reality of reality shows is not nearly so benign: at least 11 reality-show participants have taken their own lives -- and two more who have tried to -- in tragedies that appear to be linked to their experience on television shows.  (link)


 

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8 years ago  ::  Jun 10, 2009 - 9:55PM #2
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8 years ago  ::  Jun 10, 2009 - 9:57PM #3
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Susan was recently discharged from the clinic with a clean bill of health. 


What are your thoughts on her mini-breakdown and the pressure of sudden celebrity?


 


 

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