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Jason Wallis Coverage of celebrity meltdowns often lack focus, fairness

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Jason Wallis

Posted: Friday, March 18, 2011 8:51 am | Updated: 10:45 am, Fri Mar 18, 2011.

I was supposed to review “Battle: Los Angeles,” but due to a litany of reasons I ended up skipping the multiplex this week (I will venture back next week for a look at “Paul” — in the meantime, just see “Rango” again). I could carry on about tight work schedules and tsunami-induced cinematic apathy — both of which were certainly factors in my decision — but mostly I just didn’t wanna.

Which is just as well, because I’ve been putting off tackling a certain sensitive subject for far too long now: the epidemic of celebrity meltdowns. I have neither the time nor the inclination to dissect every recent instance of celebrities behaving badly, but there are a few stories that have caught my eye and warrant some brief commentary. Let’s do this case-by-case:

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  • jared coffey posted at 9:55 pm on Fri, Mar 25, 2011.

    jared coffey Posts: 15

    Thank you for including Gilbert Gottfried in the list.

    Even though he isn't a true meltdown, what happened to him shouldn't be happening as easily as it is.

    Mr. Baumbach - What has Mr. Wallis done to you to deserve a comment like that?


  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 10:11 am on Sat, Mar 19, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Mr Wallis stated...I’m not a masochist with the IQ of a toaster oven...

    After reading your article, I would agree a toaster oven would not describe your IQ... a darkened sophisticated blender would be more accurate...


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