Stars are just like us; all about the celebrities opening out about their experiences with mental illness and overcoming personal struggles.
Johnny Depp: A Voice Stolen
"Tell the world, Johnny, tell them, Johnny Depp — I, Johnny Depp, a man, I'm a victim too of domestic violence. And see how many believe or side with you."
What No One Is Saying About The Johnny Depp/Amber Heard Trial
So far, I have had to write about six different articles about the $100 million dollar defamation case featuring Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. At this point, I’m assuming that everyone and their grandma has heard about the details.
The Media Manipulation of What We All Saw on The Oscars
Despite how you felt about what took place on the Oscar stage, media outlets are here to convince you otherwise. Why have a genuine human reaction to a visceral display of raw emotion, when you shouldn’t react at all, or think about something else completely unrelated entirely?
Dear Mr. West
Dear Mr. West I know this is such a formal way to address someone when you are doing so in such an informal way. That part is unfortunate, but as you don't know me and will probably never actually meet me, this is how things must go. So at the risk of making it on your hit list right behind Peppa Pig, here we go. I have observed you from afar much of my life. See I enjoyed music all of my life and used it as a way to hide from my pain, and to overcome some of my darkest fears. I also used it as a teacher, a guide for mundane things like how to live my life, how to remember multiplication tables, or even how to add fractions together. Music has always been a crucial part of my life as I am sure in its own parallel way it has been for you. Although I loved the music I hardly remembered the artist but rather my love for the song, the vibe, and the beauty in their words.
Why I Almost Took My Life This Year - Toke Makinwa
Nigerian socialite, Youtuber, radio personality, host and influencer, Toke Makinwa is one of the most talked about Nigerian celebrities. Toke is renowned for her confidence and her affluence. Which is why it is surprising to find out during her appearance on Tayemesan's Tea With Tay podcast that earlier this year, Toke Makinwa almost took her own life. It is a very serious and heavy topic but Toke walks us through what was going through her mind and gives us insight as to what she believes was causing it as well as tips that can help us in our personal journeys.
I Had a Magical Experience Watching Dave Chappelle Tour ‘The Closer’
Unless you live under a rock (in which case, I kind of envy you) you’ve likely read more than a few headlines about comedian Dave Chappelle’s recent Netflix special, The Closer. I will not be talking about those headlines, nor my opinions about The Closer, in this post. If you clicked on this wanting to read more heated arguing for or against the special, please know that this will not be that kind of article.
Do “Celebrities” Sacrifice Their Right To Privacy?
What does this collection of people have in common? Naomi Osaka Britney Spears The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (aka Harry and Meghan)
Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open
Naomi Osaka, one of the highest-paid athletes in the world has shocked the tennis world by skipping her post-match press conference at French Open. Osaka defeated Patricia Maria Tin on the tournament’s opening day. She announced that she wouldn't be chatting to media post matches due to concerns over her mental health. She was fined $15,000 for skipping the press conference. And now in a turn of events, she finally withdrew from the French Open saying that she is not a social person and has been coping with depression since the US Open in 2018 and explained that chatting with the media often makes her nervous.
Sorry, Tennis Buffs, But I’m All for Naomi Osaka
I used to be an obsessive tennis fan. I grew up in the era of Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg. Tennis was always popular with fans of individual sports, as opposed to team sports, but it wasn’t until the Connors-Borg-McEnroe era that the sport really took off and exploded in the public consciousness.
Is There a Link between Mental Illness and Comedy Genius?
Is There a Link between Mental Illness and Comedy Genius? Have you heard the one about the man who goes to his Doctor and asks him what he can do to ease his depression? ‘Go to the Circus,’ says the Doctor, ‘Watch the clown. Have a good belly laugh.’ The man starts to cry. ‘But Doctor,’ he says, ‘I am the Circus clown.’
Did you know..
Do you ever wonder why actors go ‘mad’ after casting as a character they played insanely well? Have you ever thought of how a actor can switch so easily between a variety of roles and still be themselves in the end. A good example of this would be the joker. The character joker from the movie Batman: The Dark Knight. This character was played by Heath ledger. He who in fact ended up committing suicide after filming his role as the joker due to the psychological stresses of the part. But he was not the only one this happened to. As an actor/actress when taking on the role as a character they have to suppress their true selves. When finished with the role many have been known to say that a part of that particular character stays with them affecting making it affect them psychologically. “Just as each actor leaves his mark, the Joker leaves his mark on them. As fun as the role can be, it's proven challenging for many, including forcing them to face physical and mental dangers. Heath Ledger's tragic death before the release of 2008's The Dark Knight is the most well-known example, as many still believe the role contributed to his death. But Ledger's not the first or last actor to put himself in harm's way to play the joker,(looper.com)”. The joker is such a challenging role to portray for any person. Just imagine how hard it would be to act as a psychologically crazy person and not come out a little crazy yourself. Other than the joker there are many more roles in-which have scared the actor/actress after due to their serious commitment to the role. If you were born in the 1980 to the 1990’s you may have watched the movie Roger rabbit as a child. The main character Bob Hoskins who only acted with imaginary characters the whole movie actually went a little mad because of it. He said, according to Express, "I think I went a bit mad while working on that. Lost my mind. The voice of the rabbit was there just behind the camera all the time, you just had to know where the rabbit would be at all times, and Jessica Rabbit and all these weasels. The trouble was, I had learnt how to hallucinate." His role in the movie may of ended but psychologically the characters from his role is still with him. Another well known character is pennywise from the Steven kings’ movie It. Although there is an older version of the movie, Bill Skarsgård who played in the 2019 remake of It himself was haunted by his own character from the movie. He told Entertainment Weekly that portraying the evil clown lead to the character showing up in his dreams every night, even post-filming.
Britney Spears: With Great Responsibility Comes Great Power
Any fans of Spiderman’s Uncle Ben out there? His dying words were ‘with great power comes great responsibility’. This philosophical quote is right up there with ‘absolute power corrupts absolutely’, and ‘power reveals’.