Hollywood values

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The phrase Hollywood values refers to the lack of morals and values in Hollywood culture, which are characterized by rampant drug use, extramarital sex, disease and death. A poll by MSNBC said that 60% of Americans agree that "Hollywood's values are not in line with the rest of America and that the quality of movies has dimished in recent years."[1]

Hollywood values can include a disrespect for:

Political correctness, at least publicly, is a central part of Hollywood values.


Hollywood values are deadly. Some examples include:[2][3]

  • Heath Ledger, 28, found dead in his Manhattan apartment. "Prescription sleeping pills and anti-anxiety pills were found in bottles in Ledger's bedroom and bathroom, and police have speculated the death was caused by an accidental drug overdose."[4] "Ledger died of an accidental overdose of painkillers, sleeping pills, anti-anxiety medication and other prescription drugs, the New York City medical examiner said Wednesday." [5]
  • Anna Nicole Smith, 39, accidental overdose on prescription drugs
  • River Phoenix, 23, a huge star until he died from an overdose cocaine and heroin.
  • Brad Renfro, 25, became addicted to heroin and was found dead after a night of drinking.
  • Kurt Cobain, 27, "turned to drugs and alcohol to help him cope," then committed suicide.
  • John Belushi, 33, was a repeated drug abuser who ultimately died of a lethal injection of cocaine and heroin.
  • Sid Vicious, 21, overdosed on heroin obtained from his mother.
  • Jim Morrison, 27, died of an apparent heroin overdose
  • Jimi Hendrix, 27, drank wine, took sleeping pills, and asphyxiated on his own vomit.
  • Marilyn Monroe, 36, overdosed on sleeping pills
  • Janis Joplin, 27, heroin overdose
  • Lenny Bruce, 40, heroin overdose
  • Chris Farley, 33, overdose of morphine and cocaine
  • Brian Epstein, 32, overdosed on sleeping pills and alcohol
  • Judy Garland, 47, overdosed on sleeping pills
  • Elvis Presley, 42, large drug intake causes a cardiac arrhythmia
  • John Bonham,32, after too much drinking, asphyxiated on vomit
  • Margaux Hemingway, 42, suicide


Hollywood values often include stealing and committing other crimes. Here are some examples:

  • Winona Ryder was convicted of convicted of vandalism and grand theft for stealing designer merchandise worth $5,560.40.[6]
  • O.J. Simpson is widely believed to have murdered his wife and her friend, and was found liable in a civil (but not criminal) trial. He has since been arrested again on an unrelated charge.
  • Paris Hilton was convicted of driving while intoxicated, and then violated the terms of her probation, leading to a 45-day prison sentence.[7]
  • Mel Gibson hurled Antisemitic abuse at police officers after being arrested for drink-driving on a notoriously dangerous road.[8]


Hollywood values often result in celebrities going into rehab. Here are some examples:

The following all checked into the above facility seeking treatment for various psychological problems:


  1. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11714540/
  2. http://www.abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=4174733&page=1
  3. http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_18845.aspx
  4. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080123/ap_en_ce/obit_ledger
  5. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,328828,00.html
  6. http://www.courttv.com/trials/ryder/
  7. Paris Hilton sentenced to 45 days in jail, msnbc, May 4, 2007
  8. Mel Gibson rants against Jews in drink-drive arrest, Times Online, July 30, 2006
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 Reports Say Kirsten Dunst in Rehab; Rep for Facility Denies It, Fox News, February 08, 2008