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'Country Strong' director based story on Britney Spears' troubles


Gwyneth Paltrow's new movie "Country Strong," about a washed-up alcoholic singer, is based on the real-life troubles of pop star Britney Spears, according to the film's director.

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Writer-director Shana Feste says she was inspired to write the story after Spears made headlines with her highly publicized meltdown, during which she shaved her head and attacked a car with an umbrella, before being forced into a psychiatric ward in 2008.

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 "That's where this movie came from," Feste tells the Los Angeles Times. I mean, I was seeing what was happening in the media to Britney Spears."

The director also says the plot was partly inspired by Michael Jackson's love-hate relationship with the press, adding, "I finished the script when Michael Jackson passed away. I think it's tragic how we treat people who give us so much, and we love to see them knocked down to build them back up again, to knock them down again. It's a weird fascination."

I like movies based on life stories and to base this one on how we treat our favorite singing super stars I Think was a big deal because it's true if a super star hits rock bottom fans give up on them I mean we can't put these talented performers in the spot light & expect them not to crack at some point & then there's the media though they mean well they still stress these performers out by digging into their lives so much that nothings personal anymore I mean there are some things I don't want to know about my favorite performers like how much or what the eat or drink what they buy  or even who they date. my only question is why can't their lives be as simple and in some ways private  ??
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