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One minute they're posing for the press—the next they're running from the spotlight. Celebrity Damage Control is an hour-long factual series about celebrities who were caught committing crime or something just plain wrong and embarrassing yet managed to survive the scandal with careers intact and in some cases even flourishing afterward. From driving under the influence, to shoplifting, to tax evasion, to beating up the paparazzi, or being the victim of an embarrassing blackmail scam, Celebrity Damage Control unveils Hollywood's most notorious celebrity scandals and reveals what celebrities did to survive the upheaval. Robert Downey Jr., Sean Penn, Paris Hilton, Kiefer Sutherland, Rob Lowe and many more have all had a brush with the law and Celebrity Damage Control examines every case with commentary from public relations agents, pop culture experts and lawyers to find out why celebrities are forgiven and deemed innocent by the public—even if proven guilty.
Described as the "Definitive American Woman" of our time, Martha Stewart is an icon for millions of women as the updated, modern homemaker. A driven perfectionist she will become the first self made female billionaire in North America. But those who climb the highest can also fall the farthest and one big mistake will have her moving from the comfort and luxury of her house for a stay in another – prison. If she wants to continue to, "Do as I please and do it with ease", she'll need to firstly do some major damage control.
Lil' Kim is the Brooklyn born MC who redefined the image of women in the world for hip-hop. She overcame poverty and homelessness to become one of the world's most promising young stars. But sometimes, the higher you reach, the further you have to fall. When a rivalry with another rapper leads to a shootout in downtown New York, Lil' Kim goes from the big time to the big house. Sentenced to hard time for refusing to snitch, Kim faces an uphill battle to get her career back on track. Will her best efforts at damage control elevate her back to the top of her game?
Blessed with one of the purest, most incredible voices in pop music, Mariah Carey emerges in the 1990s as the heir apparent to Whitney Houston – a true diva with impeccable taste. But in the early 2000s, after shooting her first film, Glitter, Carey withdraws from the spotlight after suffering a physical and emotional breakdown. After being bought out of her record contract for $50 million, rumours swirl that Mariah is done… But the truth, is that her best days, are yet to come.
The face of Generation X in Hollywood, Winona Ryder is a talented actress with a devoted following that admires her dedication to playing troubled – but powerful – young women. But when she's arrested for shoplifting thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from a shop in Beverly Hills, speculation runs rampant that Winona may be as disturbed as the characters she plays. Are her days in the spotlight over, or will Winona's damage control keep her out of prison – and in front of the cameras?
Heiress to the Hilton hotel fortune, Paris Hilton becomes one of the first true stars of reality TV after finding her fame as a socialite and a star of a stolen sex tape. A notorious bad girl flanked by a cadre of high-price lawyers, Paris manages to escape jail time when she's busted for a DUI. But when she violates her probation, it's off to the big house, bringing a swift end to her meteoric rise… And questions about whether even Paris can afford the damage control she'll need to prove she's more than just a careless heiress.
Paula Deen made her name by fixing up old fashioned Southern grub for people tired of watching their waists at the expense of their taste buds – and in the process became one of TV's most popular chefs. But when allegations broke that the Southern belle had a history of using racial epithets, the controversy threatened to destroy her culinary empire. To control the damage, Deen will have to explain her past and find a new path toward the future.
Born into Hollywood, Angelina Jolie grows up in the shadow of her famous father, Oscar winner Jon Voight. But their difficult relationship proves emotionally damaging and by her teenage years, she's a drug addict with a propensity for self-harm. Just as her own career as an actress begins to take off, questions about her sanity arise when supermarket tabloids reveal bizarre details about the relationship between Angelina and hubby Billy Bob Thornton. And when the marriage collapses, it threatens to destroy the career of one of Tinsel Town's most promising young stars.
An American actor who developed a cult following as FBI Agent Fox Mulder on the scifi series The X-Files, Duchovny was revered for his smouldering good looks and dry sense of humour. He seemed to choose characters that were sexually provocative such Jake Winters, the host of Showtimes' Red Shoe Diaries, and Hank Moody in the hit TV series Californication. But when his personal life begins resembling his onscreen world – ending his marriage to actress Tea Leoni - Duchovny checks himself into a treatment center for sex addiction. When he emerges he must try to repair both his personal and professional reputation.
The first African-American to wear the Miss America crown, Vanessa Williams was thrust into the national spotlight not just as a beauty queen, but as a role model. But when nude photos taken before her pageant win are published in an X-rated magazine, her reputation is ruined and she's stripped of the crown. If she wants to be remembered for more than being the centre of a salacious scandal, she'll need courage, talent and expert damage control.
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