The celebrity flameout is a Hollywood cliché — a mantel worn tragically by the likes of Lenny Bruce and John Belushi and handed down through the years to tabloid-populating stars such as Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears. But Michael Jackson, dead at 50 after a life marked by unrivaled heights of pop brilliance and bizarre behavior that threatened to overshadow it, stood at the pinnacle of celebrity and embodied all the turmoil it can entail. It’s a perch experts say played a major role in his troubles in life and, perhaps, his untimely death
Tess Sosa and her daughter have had a hard time forgetting US Airways Flight 1549’s emergency landing in New York City’s Hudson River in January. Sosa and Sophia, 4, have needed therapy, and the Sosas have had to pay out of their own pockets because US Airways’ insurer says only three counseling sessions are covered. The family has private insurance and large deductible.