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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Shameless self-promotion

Here's a story I wrote previewing Tuesday's Ashlee Simpson concert in Green Bay.

You have to hand it to Ashlee Simpson. When she got caught lip-synching on “Saturday Night Live” in 2004, many people left her for dead on the side of the pop culture highway.

But here Simpson is with a successful sophomore album, “I Am Me,” and tour that comes Tuesday to the Resch Center in Ashwaubenon. Say what you will about Jessica’s sister, but there’s no denying Ashlee’s survival instinct. Life gave her lemons and she made lemonade. Or, more specifically, life exposed her as a lip-syncher and she made people forget it.

If only it were so easy for other celebrities looking to claw their way back to prominence. Scandal, failure and public embarrassment usually devastate careers and render comebacks impossible. But Ashlee Simpson proves career resuscitation isn’t just a fantasy as long as you have luck and a good plan. We think we have the latter for five celebrities in need of a rebound. Come on, guys. If Ashlee Simpson can do it, so can you.

Read more here.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Funnyman and the Milwaukee Press Club Award need some shameless self-promotion.

4:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2005 Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism Competition

Awardees

Newspapers Category 24
Best Topical Column

* 1st
Steven Hyden
The Post-Crescent
Under 30
* 2nd
Andy Moore
Isthmus
Close To Home

link

4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve, congratulations. Giga cool

sincerely,
mark

5:23 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Steve - you won an award? Why aren't you writing a blog about this? I want details... c'mon. We're on the level now!! :)

2:51 PM  

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