The celebrity breakdown has become so common a phenomenon that an industry has emerged to support and exploit it. High-paid crisis management teams that carefully script a star's downfall and subsequent redemption have replaced the "fix-it men" of decades past, who bribed and strong-armed sources into stifling any hint of scandal. Publicists, agents and managers often drive the gossip, feeding information to reporters to sculpt a client's image or magnify their own role in it.
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