Spending as much time as I have with the ghosts of movie publicity whilst researching my book, I have recognized that they all understood or had the bitter experience of the fame cycle. I stumbled upon this scrap of wisdom that perhaps the faded Britney Spears should have known.
“Success is ephemeral, failure is inevitable and woe to those who don’t bow before the fickle gods”
Spears’ personal life careened downhill after she filed for divorce from husband Kevin Federline in November 2006. She was frequently spotted partying at Hollywood nightspots and in the past 12 months, she has been photographed without knickers under her miniskirts, shaved her head bald, attacked a car with an umbrella, and entered rehab in Malibu. Ii was only six years ago that she was the high priestess of the showbiz temple – then Spears was a top-selling artist, ranked as the most powerful celebrity in the world by Forbes magazine