It seems like everyone is looking for their shot at fame, but living a life under the spotlight may not be worth all the glory. Celebrities are constantly scrutinized for the smallest superficial offenses. Too fat. Too skinny. What are they wearing? Even worse, it's easy to get addicted to all of the attention. Glenn offered his perspective on the curse of fame on today's radio show.
"Fame is one of the worst things you can imagine. It really is. Because you get used to it. And you get comfortable with it. And the minute you start to see it slip, you're like, wait, I've got to do that or I've got to do this," Glenn said "If you are a celebrity, I just don't think that you slide into obscurity gently if you're a real uber celebrity without really having a handle on yourself."
"I say this because of the FOX days. Obviously you're on FOX, that's the biggest stage in the world. You come off of that stage and it screws you up. It really does. It really messes with your head. And it's difficult. And unless you know who you are, you're not going to make it."
You see many celebrities today having trouble making transitions in their career as they seek to redefine their image and maintain success. Glenn noted that Miley Cyrus is the perfect example of someone doing whatever it takes to stay in the spotlight.
"Imagine being Miley Cyrus. She knows, okay, so I'm leaving this and now I'm going to go do music. That's why they all go to sex trash, because they know they can milk that. And they just -- they just want it to continue. Just don't stop. Don't stop. Love me, love me, love me, love me. It's weird," he said.
When Glenn first started doing television at CNN, he experienced a lot of the scrutiny and superficiality of the media business. While in line at the salad bar, one of the company vice presidents actually came up to him at the salad bar and saw he had put blue cheese on his plate. The executive actually said to him "I hope that's light blue cheese".
"I looked at him and I said, I feel sorry for the women who work here. Don't ever say that to me again. He was dead serious," Glenn said.
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