Hollywood Breakdown with Jonathan Alpert

Why Do Powerful Men Mess Up?
(05/31/11 10:13 PM) What is up with all these powerful men acting like complete idiots? The news of Arnold Schwarzenegger having a love child and the alleged rape by Dominique Strauss-Kahn have me wondering if there’s a connection to people being in a...
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What's Up With Charlie Sheen?!
(03/07/11 10:16 PM) What's your take on Charlie Sheen and why the public seems fascinated with him? And why did someone like Brooke fall for a guy like him? Far be it for me to diagnose remotely, but Sheen's recent public display invites...
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Gay Men In Heterosexual Relationships -- Does It Happen In Hollywood?
(01/26/11 10:22 PM) During the Golden Globes telecast, host Ricky Gervais drew gasps when he joked about “some Scientologists” being gay men pretending to be straight. When The Advocate recently asked Carrie Fisher whether John Travolta had legal reason to demand Gawker remove...
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What Are The Common Traits Of Successful Celebs?
(09/21/10 1:03 PM) What are the traits that set apart highly successful people from those who are just mediocre in what they achieve? I often meet highly-successful people in my practice. Many are big-name entertainers and business visionaries – and all share a...
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Why Is Paris Always Getting Into Trouble?
(08/31/10 7:28 AM) Why the heck does Paris Hilton continue to get into trouble? What makes her think she can still get away with her bad behavior even after she got caught years ago and even served time in jail? There are a...
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Why Do Celebrities Make Sex Tapes?
(08/28/10 8:41 PM) Why do so many celebrities make sex tapes? Do they not think about how it may impact them later on? Seems it’s all the rage - everyone from Kim Kardashian to Kendra Wilkinson to Paris Hilton, and now even Heidi...
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Celebrity Fascination
(08/13/10 6:09 AM) Why do people seem so fascinated with celebrities? It seems like people love them and hate them. Can you please explain? Fascination with celebrity is rooted deep in our history and psyche and in many respects is a sociological phenomenon....
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What's Up With Mel Gibson?
(07/22/10 10:27 AM) What we’re seeing play out between Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva happens everyday in America countless times over. Screaming, cursing, punching, knocking teeth out…well, maybe not the last thing, but sure, nasty fighting with passions running wild when child custody...
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Lindsay's Going To Jail, What Next?
(07/13/10 11:52 PM) So now that Lindsay Lohan is due to go to jail for 90 days; what might be going through her head? Lindsay is likely mourning the impending loss of freedom and going through various phases as she comes to terms...
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Are Reality Show Romances Doomed?
(06/25/10 3:38 PM) What’s your take on Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt? Do you think it’s a problem that they met on a reality show? Is that a healthy way to start a relationship? They seem to have both gone off the deep...
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After 40 Years Together, Al & Tipper Gore Still Couldn't Work It Out ...
(06/02/10 9:42 PM) What are your thoughts on Al and Tipper Gore? We’d think after 40 years couples learn how to work out their differences. Many do and others learn to tolerate each other. Sometimes though issues fester for years and a threshold...
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Is Jesse James Playing The Blame Game?
(06/02/10 9:01 PM) What's your take on the revelations by Jesse James about abuse? Why do celebrities often reveal this type of information following infidelity or other negative events? In no way whatsoever should Jesse’s admission of abuse be taken as an excuse...
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Does A Bad Bank Account Lead To A Bad Relationship?
(05/17/10 9:09 PM) There have been reports of notable stars having financial worries. Nicolas Cage, Pamela Anderson, and Eve come to mind. Supposedly they all owe Uncle Sam big time. How might this impact them and their personal relationships? Couples should change their...
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Do May-December Romances Ever Work?
(05/02/10 9:02 PM) What’s going on lately with Hollywood couples splitting up? Last week alone it was Larry King and his wife and Mel Gibson and his girlfriend? Do you think the age gaps play a role in the demise of their relationships?...
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Tiger Redux
(04/13/10 9:41 PM) With Tiger Woods returning to golf at the Masters this week, many are questioning if now is the right time for a comeback and wondering what Nike ad men were thinking with that commercial! Regarding Tiger’s return … Now is...
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Why Would Jesse James Cheat On His Hot, Oscar-Winning Wife Sandra Bullock?
(03/22/10 9:17 PM) So why would Jesse James cheat on his beautiful Academy Award winning wife Sandra Bullock? Seriously, she’s the complete package – beautiful, smart, successful, and rich. What’s the deal? What’s that saying that describes why dogs lick their private parts...
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Does Charlie Sheen's Marriage Stand A Chance?
(03/10/10 5:47 PM) What’s your take on Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller? Do two people with drug and alcohol issues have a chance of surviving as a couple? What do they need to do to be successful? In my Manhattan practice I see...
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Is There Such Thing As Sex Addiction?
(02/16/10 10:34 PM) I hear a lot these days from people wanting to know what the scoop is with Tiger Woods and whether he’s a sex addict. I’m often asked if there is such thing or if it’s simply an excuse that celebrities...
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Jonathan Alpert is a licensed psychotherapist and advice columnist whom the New York Observer calls "Manhattan's most media-friendly psychotherapist." He maintains a practice in Manhattan and dishes out no-nonsense and results-oriented advice on relationships, sex, lifestyle issues, mental health, celebrities, and current events in his popular column, No More Drama, appearing in Metro newspaper. Alpert also appears on The Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America, NBC Nightly News, and FOX News and is consulted by major magazines and newspapers. For media inquires and questions: jonathan@jonathanalpert.com.

The commentary here is my opinion alone and should not be taken as fact or as medical advice. I've not treated any of the celebrities presented here and the information and opinions should be taken for entertainment value only.

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