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Could This Be Why Movie Stars Are the Way They Are?

There are many jokes made about how crazy and kooky California is, and that goes double for Los Angeles. I live here, in LA, but I’m not a native, so I never take offense at these slurs. 🙂

In fact, even the most casual reader of entertainment news or tabloid gossip must notice that entertainment figures, from music to reality shows to movies, are not like you or I. They’re nuts, or nuttier, to be nice.

People in the biz, whether in front of the camera, or behind the scenes, are smart, driven and a tiny bit manic. I’m just a very interested observer, so I can’t be sure, but I’ve worked in the studios and most of my friends are connected. I would not be surprised to learn that ADD or ADHD, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is part of the equation  of many in Hollywood.

Differences are what make life interesting.

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Could This Be Why Movie Stars Are the Way They Are?

Donna Barstow

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, . (2017). Could This Be Why Movie Stars Are the Way They Are?. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 19, 2018, from


Last updated: 18 Jun 2017
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 18 Jun 2017
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