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Screwed up celebrities with normal parents?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by MightyMouse, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse Member

    OK, I've hit a bit of a roadblock, so I figured I'd turn to my go-to folks on SportsJournalists.com for help.
    I'm working on a mini-project for school, and I'm trying to come up with an example (or two) of a well-known celebrity (probably redundant there) screw-up who comes from a relatively stable, solid upbringing. The more messed up the individual, and the more stable his/her home life growing up, the better.

    If anyone can think of any examples, I'd appreciate it.
  2. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    I don't think Charlie Sheen came from a dysfunctional home. His parents have been married for 50 years and his siblings all seem fairly normal.
  3. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    That was my first thought exactly!
  4. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse Member

    That's helpful. The best I had come up with so far was Amy Winehouse, but I don't know how relevant she is anymore.
  5. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Celebrities are relevant?
  6. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member

    I recall reading some gossip items that said her dad was a little nutty.
  7. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    William Burroughs
  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Two examples of now-sane celebs who came from very fucked up parents: Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Aniston.
  9. MightyMouse

    MightyMouse Member

    Yeah, as I was thinking about it, crazy-to-normal seemed to be easier to find. FWIW, I decided to go with the Sheen/Estevez clan. I appreciate the input.
  10. Turtle Wexler

    Turtle Wexler Member

    Katie Holmes.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It's an interesting request, because for the most part, the only celebs' parents who we're familiar with are one who have parents who are celebrities or are so famous that we know the backstory of their parents.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    McKenzie Phillips. :D
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