[Blind Gossip] Some Hollywood friendships last only as long as the other person reflects well on you and your career.
If your friend goes down in some sort of scandal – drugs, crime, abuse, racism, whatever – it’s every man for themselves.
Here are several pairs that have experienced some rocky moments in the past year!
A. Singer 1 and Singer 2 are both young and female.
They were besties… until Singer 2’s drug use made their friendship untenable. At the advice of her publicist, Singer 1 kept her distance.
She had to keep her own reputation wholesome.
Now that Singer 2 is sober again, Singer 2 is crowing about how she and Singer 1 are BFFs once again.
B. Female Host and Actress 1 have been frequently photographed together over the years.
They were very close friends… until Host wound up in hot water over her treatment of staff. Of course, Actress 1 thinks that Host is a nice person. That’s because Actress is super famous. Host is usually nasty only to those she deems beneath her.
Why isn’t Actress 1 jumping to Host’s defense right now?
She has a wholesome image and doesn’t want to be perceived as coming to the defense of someone perceived as a bully. She and her publicist are trying to come up with a statement that is supportive but vague and doesn’t backfire on her.
C. The Same Female Host and Actress 2 were also very close friends. Actress 2 has appeared on Host’s show many times.
Why isn’t Actress 2 jumping to Host’s defense?
Well, she has a slightly different reason from Actress 1!
She really, really wants [Host’s] job! She is working behind the scenes very quietly to see if she can make that happen, so there is no incentive right now for her to bail [Host] out.
With friends like these…
Similar: Not So Kind And Generous
A. Singer 1 and Singer 2:
B. Female Host and Actress 1:
C. Female Host and Actress 2:
[Optional] What do you think should happen/will happen to Host?