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19th Apr '16 6:50:22 PM DVB
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* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' has this start happening to Ben. After working in the shadows and with a secret identity, his identity in terms of being an alien shapeshifting hero becomes known to the world. While it does mean he no longer has to live a double life nor hde things from people, it does also bring a large amount of pressure and unforeseen troubles. During his fight with a [[spoiler: remutated Kevin 11]], he actually responds that he wishes he had his anonymity back.
11th Nov '15 1:58:16 PM saffronpanther
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* ''Literature/GoodInBed'' has Cannie Shapiro getting tastes of the Hollywood life, after her screenplay is approved by a major studio. But, gradually, she really starts to become homesick for her (comparatively) simpler life in Philadelphia. (It also doesn't help that, as a pregnant woman, she feels self-conscious about sticking out among the thin, fit celebrities like her friend, Maxi Ryder.)
10th Nov '15 4:25:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheAirIBreathe'': Trista is a newly popular singer, but falls in the clutches of a gangster when her manager gives away her contract to pay a gambling debt. She starts DrowningHerSorrows before she is mobbed by a group of fans and paparazzi.

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* ''Film/TheAirIBreathe'': Trista is a newly popular singer, but falls in the clutches of a gangster when her manager gives away her contract to pay off a gambling debt. She starts DrowningHerSorrows before she is mobbed by a group of fans and paparazzi.
6th Nov '15 3:37:42 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/TheAirIBreathe'': Trista is a newly popular singer, but falls in the clutches of a gangster when her manager gives away her contract to pay a gambling debt. She starts DrowningHerSorrows before she is mobbed by a group of fans and paparazzi.
26th Oct '15 6:40:53 PM Schroeder1174
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* Part of the reasons for the breakup (and non-reunion) of short-lived [[TheNineties 1990's]] PowerPop band Music/{{Jellyfish}} were, as keyboardist Roger Joseph Manning Jr. [[WordOfGod later mentioned]], to do with vocalist/drummer Andy Sturmer's unease with fame and the attention that comes with it; Sturmer felt more comfortable being creative in the studio than he had being the frontman of a rock group. His music scoring, session singing and production/songwriting work are more out of the spotlight than with Jellyfish.
26th Oct '15 6:31:25 PM Schroeder1174
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* Music/EltonJohn is an interesting case. As reflected in an example above, he was an emotionally suppressed boy with an [[WellDoneSonGuy emotionally distant, strict father]] and a doting mother. The two parents divorced, but the effects of such a childhood scarred him for life. He was encouraged to only wear conservative clothing and be a banker, and was discouraged from pursuing a career in rock and roll. Elton was shy, overweight, gap-toothed, played the relatively unhip instrument of piano, wore glasses (he didn't need them at first, but he idolized Music/BuddyHolly and wanted to wear glasses like Buddy, to the point that it damaged his vision) and was [[AmbiguouslyGay struggling with his homosexuality]]. Because of this, when he took on the "Elton" persona, he wore increasingly [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes flamboyant clothing]] and [[MakingASpectacleOfYourself glasses]] and acted outrageously, [[FreudianExcuse partly as a riposte to what his dad wanted him to be]], and to hide his insecurities. He took [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll cocaine, marijuana and alcohol]] to feel a part of the scene and open up, and because it felt good to him at first; they also served as an aphrodisiac. Later, the drugs, alcohol, depression, promiscuity and bulimia caught up with him and nearly killed him. He enjoyed the celebrity, but could not cope with life away from celebrity, and often his being busy with albums and touring would, by WordOfGod, keep him from overdosing in his room alone and dying young. He cleaned up by the end of TheEighties and got his life back on track. He still, however, is very self-conscious about his looks [[WordOfGod and claims]] he hates having his picture taken and hates to make music videos, which might explain why by the beginning of TheOughties, he stopped appearing in them (or appears in a limited amount).

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* Music/EltonJohn is an interesting case. As reflected in an example above, he was an emotionally suppressed boy with an [[WellDoneSonGuy emotionally distant, strict father]] and a doting mother. The two parents divorced, but the effects of such a childhood scarred him for life. He was encouraged to only wear conservative clothing and be a banker, and was discouraged from pursuing a career in rock and roll. Elton was shy, overweight, gap-toothed, played the relatively unhip instrument of piano, wore glasses (he didn't need them at first, but he idolized Music/BuddyHolly and wanted to wear glasses like Buddy, to the point that it damaged his vision) and was [[AmbiguouslyGay struggling with his homosexuality]]. Because of this, when he took on the "Elton" persona, he wore increasingly [[ImpossiblyCoolClothes flamboyant clothing]] and [[MakingASpectacleOfYourself glasses]] and acted outrageously, [[FreudianExcuse partly as a riposte to what his dad wanted him to be]], and to hide his insecurities. He took [[SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll cocaine, marijuana and alcohol]] to feel a part of the scene and open up, and because it felt good to him at first; they also served as an aphrodisiac.fueled his sex drive. Later, the drugs, alcohol, depression, promiscuity and bulimia caught up with him and nearly killed him. He enjoyed the celebrity, but could not cope with life away from celebrity, and often his being busy with albums and touring would, by WordOfGod, keep him from overdosing in his room alone and dying young. He cleaned up by the end of TheEighties and got his life back on track. He still, however, is very self-conscious about his looks [[WordOfGod and claims]] he hates having his picture taken and hates to make music videos, which might explain why by the beginning of TheOughties, he stopped appearing in them (or appears in a limited amount).
24th Sep '15 6:54:19 AM StKildaFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' is full of examples of this trope, especially the episode Prickly Muffin, which shows how child stardom turned sara-lynn into a drug addled media whore with no regard for anybody else.
14th Aug '15 7:16:16 AM Kitchen90
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* ''Super Trouper'' by ''Music/{{ABBA}}''.

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* ''Super Trouper'' by ''Music/{{ABBA}}''.Music/{{ABBA}} from the ''Music/SuperTrouper'' album.
8th Aug '15 6:41:40 PM Premonition45
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-->Experts say where you find kids who desperately want to be famous, you find a history of neglect at home. Parents were either absent completely or, at best, emotionally distant dicks. It turns out the whole surge in aspirations for fame came right along with the explosion of single parents and "broken" homes. Only half of today's children live with their original two parents.
-->You can see how this sad mechanism works in the attention-starved mind. The kid is programmed by biology to love a parent, but the parent doesn't return the love. Fame lets them turn the tables on that arrangement. When you're famous, millions love you, but you don't even know their names. It's purely one-sided. They wait for hours in the cold for your autograph, you barely glance at them on the way to your limo. You get to take their love and wipe your ass with it, the same as your parents did to you.

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-->Experts -->''"Experts say where you find kids who desperately want to be famous, you find a history of neglect at home. Parents were either absent completely or, at best, emotionally distant dicks. It turns out the whole surge in aspirations for fame came right along with the explosion of single parents and "broken" homes. Only half of today's children live with their original two parents.
-->You
parents.''
-->''You
can see how this sad mechanism works in the attention-starved mind. The kid is programmed by biology to love a parent, but the parent doesn't return the love. Fame lets them turn the tables on that arrangement. When you're famous, millions love you, but you don't even know their names. It's purely one-sided. They wait for hours in the cold for your autograph, you barely glance at them on the way to your limo. You get to take their love and wipe your ass with it, the same as your parents did to you."''



--->'''Homer:''' I'll miss you, [[Music/SmashingPumpkins Pumpkins]], but I just can't share your bleak world view. I've got too much to live for.
--->'''Billy Corgan:''' We envy you, Homer. [[CursedWithAwesome All we have is our music, our legion of fans, our million of dollars and our youth...]]
--->(''{{Beat}}'')
--->'''Smashing Pumpkins:''' Woo-hoo!
--->'''James Iha:''' Let's all go out and buy fur coats!
--->'''Jimmy Chamberlin:''' I want a walk-in humidor.
** In an early Tree House of Horror, the Simpsons use a monkey's paw to wish for fame and fortune. Everybody knows who they are, but are [[SelfDeprecation sick of them]].

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--->'''Homer:''' -->'''Homer:''' I'll miss you, [[Music/SmashingPumpkins Pumpkins]], but I just can't share your bleak world view. I've got too much to live for.
--->'''Billy -->'''Billy Corgan:''' We envy you, Homer. [[CursedWithAwesome All we have is our music, our legion of fans, our million of dollars and our youth...]]
--->(''{{Beat}}'')
--->'''Smashing
-->(''{{Beat}}'')
-->'''Smashing
Pumpkins:''' Woo-hoo!
--->'''James -->'''James Iha:''' Let's all go out and buy fur coats!
--->'''Jimmy -->'''Jimmy Chamberlin:''' I want a walk-in humidor.
** In an early Tree House Treehouse of Horror, the Simpsons use a monkey's paw to wish for fame and fortune. Everybody knows who they are, but are [[SelfDeprecation sick of them]].
30th Jul '15 12:17:03 PM ZoeyPosthuman
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* Music/MarilynManson has never been a big fan of his fame, especially thanks to the numerous death threats, bomb threats, arrests, [[MisBlamed misblaming]] and other problems it's brought him. Two albums of the Triptych, ''Mechanical Animals'' and ''Holy Wood (In The Shadow of The Valley of Death)'' are dedicated to this, and it's come up again and again in songs from other albums and interviews, as well as his Celebritarian Art Movement, a movement based around mocking the religion society has made out of celebrities. Ironically, he started out wanting to be a rock star, only to get there and hate it.
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