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Lessons from show biz gurus

/ 12:03 AM June 11, 2018

I had engaging chats with two pillars of local show biz recently. I would rather not divulge who they are, because some of the topics we discussed are quite delicate in nature.

Allow me to share some of my insights after my talk with these two entertainment gurus, whom I hold in high esteem. I would like to thank them both for our totally “unshow biz” friendship, and for always setting the bar high. They make the maddening show biz circus worthwhile.

Here goes:

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Not all stories are meant to be told, especially if it will hinder the healing process of stars who are at odds with each other.

Even if celebs are slaves to their work-related commitments, they owe it to themselves to take a break once in a while lest they self-destruct.

Just because a celebrity has decided to pursue a new path, it doesn’t necessarily mean that he/she has decided to burn bridges.

Some actors or actresses are just noisemakers masquerading as newsmakers.

Not all celebrities embraced by pop culture are worthy of blind adulation.

It’s tougher to make relationships work in the biz because temptation is everywhere. So, it’s a daily struggle to keep the magic going.

The public is more discerning these days. Most of them are intelligent enough not to buy whatever a publicity-hungry celebrity is peddling.

You cannot possess entitlement by being a legend in your own mind.

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There are people in the biz you just refuse to work with, even if the price is right. That isn’t unprofessionalism, it’s called self-preservation.

What good is the sweet smell of success if celebrities forget to find time to “smell the roses”?

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