June 22, 2022

The Truth Behind Celebrity and Fame, with Mitchell Fink

The Truth Behind Celebrity and Fame, with Mitchell Fink

Episode 55. “Nobody ever took a course in a college or a high school that teaches you how to be famous. So everyone who becomes famous is learning it in real time.”

Mitchell Fink is an internationally recognized journalist and a columnist at the New York Daily News, People magazine, and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, as well as an on-air correspondent at CNN, FOX, CBS, and "Access Hollywood." 

Mitchell is also the New York Times Bestselling author of NEVER FORGET: AN ORAL HISTORY OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. 

His other published books include THE LAST DAYS OF DEAD CELEBRITIES, which chronicles the last days and weeks in the lives of fifteen very famous people, including John Lennon, John Belushi, Orson Welles, Lucille Ball, and Tupac Shakur.  And,  CHANGE OF HEART, the racially charged love story about a black man who was transplanted with the heart of a white woman.

Mitchell discusses with Linda what he has learned about celebrity and fame through his years as a journalist and columnist. 

Mitchell talks about:

  • his experience around the tragic death of singer, Whitney Houston
  • how news outlets handle celebrity obituaries. A hint? They aren’t always dead before they’re written.
  • the advice he gave Julia Roberts when dealing with journalists and the paparazzi
  • how he got Barbara Streisand, Meryl Streep, Sharon Stone and other celebrities to speak with him 
  • the one lie most celebrities struggle with (you probably do too).

Linda also shares the announcement that Mitchell will be hosting the upcoming show, Celebrity POV.  On the show, he will shine a spotlight on issues and current events across politics, business, entertainment, sports, and the burgeoning cryptosphere. Online audiences can ask questions and interact directly with guests during the approximately one-hour live, unfiltered broadcasts. 

The twice-monthly show, streaming alternating Wednesdays at 7 PM ET, will debut summer of 2022. Celebrity POV  will appear on the Fireside multimedia platform founded by Falon Fatemi and Mark Cuban, and will also stream live on TruthDAO's YouTube channel.

Be sure to connect with Mitchell on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to get the latest updates on when this show will debut.

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