Celebrities, Publicity, & Damage Control Techniques

Celebrities prefer specific media outlets when they have to do damage control and reclaim public approval.

“Tonight Show” host Jay Leno announced the birth of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise’s baby girl Suri when it was phoned into him within two minutes after the birth. Happy and celebratory shows that make people laugh are great for joyous occasions.
Cruise couch-hopped on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show while proclaiming his love for Katie Holmes apparently feeling Oprah was the ideal venue to persuade questioning hearts.

Paris Hilton went on the “Late Show” with David Letterman after she was released from prison in an attempt to prove she’s since matured and moved on.

Michael Richards known as “Kramer” sought help from Rev. Al Sharpton to fix his public image after a series of racial slurs at a comedy club where he was performing.

Oprah revealed her drug use in an interview with Billy Bush, the cousin of President Bush. CIA agent Barry Seal attested to George Jr. and Jeb Bush both using cocaine, explaining why Oprah chose a possibly sympathetic Billy to reveal her own crack use should she need to turn the tables on her show later if Billy got too ugly.

Pamela Anderson announced on her website several wedding ceremonies for her and Kid Rock in an effort to get media attention by way of repetition. “We got married on August 3rd in a Beverly Hills court house before we left to honeymoon in Detroit! But our real wedding was July 29th in France. We’re having the best time. Looking forward to more ceremonies …”

Just over two months later the two divorced and dueled over who filed divorce documents first. Irreconcilable differences were mentioned along with Pam’s miscarriage.