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30th Sep '16 8:05:28 AM thekeyofe
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* Adam Duritz of CountingCrows struggled with the fame brought on by their hit album "August and Everything After". Many of the songs on their next album "Recovering the Satellites" have lyrics dealing with this.
29th Sep '16 1:09:07 PM thekeyofe
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* Music/{{Nickelback}}: "Rock Star" zig-zags the trope, talking about how everyone wants to be a rock star but then mentioning the nastier parts of the music industry, including drugs, lip-synching, and crooked businessmen.

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* Music/{{Nickelback}}: "Rock Star" zig-zags the trope, talking about how everyone wants to be a rock star but then mentioning the nastier parts of the music industry, including drugs, lip-synching, and crooked businessmen.SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll lifestyle.
29th Sep '16 1:07:47 PM thekeyofe
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* [[Music/KanyeWest "I used to want this thing forever, y'all can have it back."]]

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* [[Music/KanyeWest Music/KanyeWest: "I used to want this thing forever, y'all can have it back."]]"


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* Music/{{Metallica}}: "Turn the Page" is about how difficult it is to constantly be on the road while touring and playing shows every night.
* Music/{{Nickelback}}: "Rock Star" zig-zags the trope, talking about how everyone wants to be a rock star but then mentioning the nastier parts of the music industry, including drugs, lip-synching, and crooked businessmen.
10th Sep '16 3:11:27 PM Premonition45
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** Parodied towards the end of "Homerpalooza", when Homer becomes famous as a carnival freak who withstands cannonballs to his stomach, but is urged to stop by [[RuleOfFunny a veternarian]] because it's damaging his body. During his final show, Homer dodges the cannonball, losing his fans.
-->'''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.

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** Parodied towards the end of "Homerpalooza", "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E24Homerpalooza Homerpalooza]]", when Homer becomes famous as a carnival freak who withstands cannonballs to his stomach, but is urged to stop by [[RuleOfFunny a veternarian]] because it's damaging his body. During his final show, Homer dodges the cannonball, losing his fans.
-->'''Homer:''' I'll miss you, [[Music/SmashingPumpkins [[Music/TheSmashingPumpkins Pumpkins]], but I just can't share your bleak world view. I've got too much to live for.



** In an early 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]].

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** In an early Treehouse the "Treehouse of Horror, Horror II" story "Lisa's Nightmare", the Simpsons use a monkey's paw to wish for fame and fortune. Everybody knows who they are, but are [[SelfDeprecation but are sick of them]].


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** Happens to Milhouse Van Houten in "Radioactive Man". He didn't really want to be Fallout Boy in the first place and simply got forced into it. As the episode goes on, Milhouse is just further and further disillusioned no matter how much Bart or anyone else tries to spin being a celebrity to him.
5th Sep '16 2:56:12 PM Wikipetzi
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** In "That '90s Show", Homer tells about the time he became famous as the leader of the grunge band Sadgasm:
-->'''Homer:''' I had finally realized every rock star's dream: hating being famous.
16th Jul '16 1:50:39 PM Redmujin
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* Creator/MaraWilson was a [[FormerChildStar burgeoning child talent]] in TheNineties in movies like ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', the 1994 remake of ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'' and the title role in ''Film/{{Matilda}}'', but during the making of ''Matilda'' her mother tragically died of breast cancer. Having already decided she didn't want to do act for a living, her career slowed down with critical and commercial flops like ''Film/ASimpleWish'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Thomas And The Magic Railroad]]''. She was typecast in "cutesy" roles while hoping for more substantial opportunities, she felt awkward as she grew up, and, as she later mentioned, she came to the conclusion that "film acting (wasn't) very fun". She left show business after ''Thomas'', went to a number of colleges in her new hometown of UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, and now works as a playwright, runs [[http://www.marawilsonwritesstuff.com a popular blog online]] and volunteers for Publicolor, a not-for-profit organization that creates imaginative and colorful paint jobs for inner-city schools.

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* Creator/MaraWilson was a [[FormerChildStar burgeoning child talent]] in TheNineties in movies like ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', the 1994 remake of ''Film/MiracleOnThirtyFourthStreet'' and the title role in ''Film/{{Matilda}}'', but during the making of ''Matilda'' her mother tragically died of breast cancer. Having already decided she didn't want to do act for a living, her career slowed down with critical and commercial flops like ''Film/ASimpleWish'' and ''[[WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine Thomas And The Magic Railroad]]''. She was typecast in "cutesy" roles while hoping for more substantial opportunities, she felt awkward as she grew up, and, as she later mentioned, she came to the conclusion that "film acting (wasn't) very fun". She left show business after ''Thomas'', went to a number of colleges in her new hometown of UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity, and now works as a playwright, runs [[http://www.marawilsonwritesstuff.com a popular blog online]] and volunteers for Publicolor, a not-for-profit organization that creates imaginative and colorful paint jobs for inner-city schools. When she does work in the public eye, it's in low-key independent productions (for example, she is the voice of The Faceless Old Woman Who Lives In Your House in ''PodCast/WelcomeToNightVale'' ) or writing for online platforms like Cracked.com.
16th Jul '16 1:42:47 PM Redmujin
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* [[MotherRussiaMakesYouStrong Aleksandra Zaryanova]] of ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' is the [[WorldsStrongestMan World's Strongest Woman]], an accomplished weightlifter and bodybuilder who had a shot at international fame and fortune...and then [[AIIsACrapshoot Omnics]] invaded her Siberian village on the eve of the world championships. [[JumpedAtTheCall She immediately dropped everything and rushed to enlist with the Russian army and fight on the front lines]], mainly because the whole reason she became an athlete in the first place was to get strong enough to protect her friends and family, [[HarmfulToMinors having been born and grown up in a warzone from the FIRST time the Omnics attacked her village nearly thirty years before]].
3rd Jul '16 7:52:33 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', Minmei feels this way towards the end of the series. A large part of it has to do with the fact that Earth just barely survived an orbital bombardment by over 4 million alien ships, people are struggling just to survive, and most importantly (to her), she never get to spend time with her {{Love Interest|s}}, Rick Hunter.

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* In ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'', Minmei feels this way towards the end of the series. Macross Saga (aka ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''). A large part of it has to do with the fact that Earth just barely survived an orbital bombardment by over 4 million alien ships, people are struggling just to survive, and most importantly (to her), she never get to spend time with her {{Love Interest|s}}, [[DubNameChange Rick Hunter.Hunter]]/Hikaru Ichijo.
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.)
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