Thursday, July 24, 2008
Whenever I see another story about Mindy McCready I am constantly reminded of Dana Plato. Both celebrities reached a level of success at an early age that gave them a taste of both fame and money, but they could never duplicate it again. Dana had Different Strokes and a bunch of meaningless stuff where she was forced to strip and make out with women on film to make a buck. Reality television was not as prevalent in her time or else I think we would have seen her take that road for awhile. Unfortunately there were not very many choices available and it seemed like when she did have a chance, drugs would bring her back down again until they finally took her life.
Mindy is on the same path. I think it is only by good luck that she has not already died. She is chasing the fame that she achieved so easily and as a consequence is shocked when it doesn't keep coming. Apparently Mindy had taken up with some random guy over the past few months and got pregnant, had a miscarriage and is now back in a rehab facility. I'm not actually even sure how she can afford it, but apparently there must be someone willing to take a chance on her and so is paying for a celeb rehab place instead of some court ordered one which is where she was definitely headed.
There isn't any snark here because I just think it is just a tragedy. Sure, it is played out in every home or neighborhood all across the world, but it just seems so worse when you see it play out right in front of your eyes and to watch them become something you would have never imagined them to become when they first started.