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The Price of Fame

The Price of Fame

  • Premiered: 
    February 11, 2018
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  • Network: ReelzChannel
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Tags: celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

THE PRICE OF FAME is a one-hour documentary series that gives viewers an intimate perspective from the celebrity's family members and friends, in addition to entertainment journalists who covered the rise and fall -- and sometimes rise again -- of celebrities. The road to stardom is often paved with amazing and devastating public and private events. Whether it's turbulent family drama, harrowing substance abuse, outlandish spending habits or a combination of those and more, these celebrities all paid a hefty price for their fame. Each 60-minute episode focuses on the heartfelt story of a different celebrity. The series opener chronicles the life of Johnny Depp, whose life as A-list superstar doesn't come easy -- and Johnny Depp has learned this lesson the hard way. Known for his portrayal of eccentric characters in films such as ED WOOD, SLEEPY HOLLOW, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, and EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, Depp's success has also been met with harsh criticism. His famously lavish spending and $30,000 a month wine habit have left him nearly broke. Although adored by millions of fans worldwide, Depp's drunken moments of rage have also been well-documented and he is now attempting to reboot his life and career for the better. Subsequent episodes feature Shania Twain, Carrie Fisher, Patrick Swayze, Prince and Robin Williams.
THE PRICE OF FAME returned with new episodes on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 9-11pm ET/6-8pm PT on ReelzChannel, with back-to-back new episodes:

"Heather Locklear" (9pm ET/6pm PT): This episode focuses on Heather Locklear, who was once America's stunning sweetheart with the brightest of futures with credits including DYNASTY, MELROSE PLACE, and T.J. HOOKER. One of the brightest stars of the '80s and '90s Locklear had it all -- fame, beauty and power. But struggles with depression, anxiety and substance abuse would slowly erode the life and career of this one time Hollywood superstar. Twice divorced from famous men and multiple failed rehab stints later Locklear continues to seek help. Either she conquers her inner demons and learns to love herself again or the worst is yet to come.

"Diff'rent Strokes (10pm ET/7pm PT): Drugs, crime and death -- the downward spiral of the child cast of DIFF'RENT STROKES is a tragic one for the ages. The once adored child actors Gary Coleman, Dana Plato and Todd Bridges were brought to fame at an early age for their roles in the popular '80s TV show. However, their individual endeavors after the show were defined by drug addiction, financial struggles and arrests. Dana Plato robbed a dry cleaner with a pellet gun. Gary Coleman divorced his parents and had anger issues. Todd Bridges was a drug addict. Plato's suicide in 1999 and Coleman's death in 2010 have left the nation wondering how these beloved child actors could succumb to such a tragic turn of events.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by AMS Pictures