Is Zendaya happy? The actress and singer certainly looks happy. And why wouldn’t she be? 

She spends her days doing what she loves. She earns more money from one movie than most people make in a year. 

Plus she is unbelievably popular. More than 46 million people follow her every move on Instagram. Her posts are full of fancy clothes, exciting events, and famous friends. 

But if being a celebrity is so amazing, why do so many stars seem troubled? Take Justin Bieber, for example. By age 16, he was famous for his hit songs and sold-out shows. But by 22, he was just as famous for his bad behavior. 

Bieber stormed off the stage in the middle of concerts. He was even charged with hitting a photographer and arrested for drunk driving. Many people worried his career might be over.

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What caused Bieber’s problems? In an interview, the singer told a music magazine that he was sad—and lonely. “This life can rip you apart,” Bieber said. 


Is Zendaya happy? The actress and singer sure looks happy. 

Why wouldn’t she be? She loves her work. She earns lots of money.

Plus she is very popular. She has more than 46 million Instagram followers. She posts about fancy clothes, fun events, and famous friends.

But if being a star is so great, why do so many stars seem troubled? Look at Justin Bieber. By age 16, he was famous for hit songs and sold-out shows. But by 22, he was just as famous for bad behavior.

Bieber stormed off the stage in the middle of shows. He hit a photographer. He was arrested for drunk driving. It seemed like his career might be over.

What caused Bieber’s problems? He told a reporter he was sad and lonely. “This life can rip you apart,” Bieber said.


Is Zendaya happy? The actress and singer certainly appears content—and why wouldn’t she be?

She spends her days doing what she loves, and she earns more money from a single movie than most people make in a year.

In addition, Zendaya is unbelievably popular. More than 46 million people follow her every move on Instagram. Her posts are full of fancy clothing, glamorous events, and famous friends.

But if being a celebrity is so amazing, why do so many stars seem troubled? Consider Justin Bieber, for example. By age 16, he was famous for his hit songs and sold-out shows—but by 22, he was equally famous for his bad behavior.

Bieber stormed off the stage in the middle of concerts. He was even charged with hitting a photographer and arrested for drunk driving. Many people worried his career might be over.

What caused Bieber’s problems? In an interview, the performer told a music magazine that he was sad—and lonely. “This life can rip you apart,” Bieber stated. 


Celebrity Life


Constant attention might seem fun to you. But many stars find fame stressful. Why?

Celebrities have no privacy. Photographers hide in bushes outside their homes. People on the street point and stare. Stars can’t even do something simple—like buy milk—without it showing up all over the internet.

Beyoncé has said that she likes the attention that she gets when she is performing. But she would be a whole lot happier if she could “cut it off” the rest of the time. Sadly, she can’t.


Constant attention might sound fun. But many stars find it stressful. Why?

Stars have no privacy. Photographers hide in bushes outside their homes. People on the street point and stare. Stars can’t even buy milk without it showing up online.

Beyoncé says that she likes the attention she gets onstage. But she wishes she could “cut it off” the rest of the time. She can’t.


Constant attention might sound appealing to you, but many stars find fame stressful. Why?

Celebrities have virtually no privacy. Photographers hide in bushes outside their homes, and people on the street point and stare. Stars can’t even do something simple—like buy milk—without it showing up all over the internet.

Beyoncé has said that she enjoys the attention she gets during performances, but she would be considerably happier if she could “cut it off” the rest of the time. Unfortunately, that isn’t an option.


Fame and Friendship


A lack of privacy isn’t the only problem with being famous. Many celebrities also have a hard time trusting people. Stars always have to wonder if their “friends” like them for who they are—or for what they have. This can make it difficult to find and keep close friends.

Experts say that close friendship is one of the only things that bring us true happiness. Without it, life can feel very lonely.


A lack of privacy is not the only problem with fame. Many stars also find it hard to trust people. They wonder if their “friends” like them for who they are or for what they have. This can make it hard to find and keep close friends.

Experts say that close friendship is important. It’s one of the only things that bring us true happiness. Life can feel lonely without it.


A lack of privacy isn’t the only downside to being famous. Many celebrities also have difficulty trusting people. Stars always have to wonder if their “friends” appreciate them for who they are—or for their fame and fortune. This can make it challenging to find and keep close friends.

Experts say that close friendship is one of the only things that bring us genuine happiness. Without it, life can feel very lonely.


Doing Fine


Of course, not all stars crumble under the pressures of fame. Selena Gomez and Shawn Mendes seem to be doing just fine. And Zendaya tries to use her fame for good.

Every year on her birthday, she asks people to give money to a worthy cause. Her fans have helped her raise thousands of dollars for children and families in need.

Still, Zendaya has to deal with a lot of drama. People spread rumors about her. Television hosts criticize her looks on camera.

So maybe you’re lucky that your grandma is your biggest fan.


Of course, not all stars crumble under the pressures of fame. Selena Gomez and Shawn Mendes seem to be doing fine. And Zendaya tries to use her fame for good.

Every year on her birthday, she asks people to give money to a good cause. Her fans have helped her raise thousands of dollars for people in need.

But Zendaya still deals with drama. People spread rumors about her. TV hosts criticize her looks. 

So maybe you’re lucky that your grandma is your biggest fan. 


Of course, not every celebrity crumbles under the pressures of stardom. Selena Gomez and Shawn Mendes seem to be doing just fine. And Zendaya uses her fame for the benefit of others.

Every year on her birthday, she encourages people to donate money to a worthy cause. Her fans have helped her raise thousands of dollars for children and families in need.

Still, Zendaya has to deal with a lot of drama. People spread rumors about her, and television hosts criticize her appearance.

So maybe you’re lucky that your grandmother is your biggest fan.


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Can Fame Make You Happy?


What to do: Use evidence from the article to support each side of this debate. Write the description on a separate piece of paper.


What to do: Use evidence from the article to support each side of this debate. Write the description on a separate piece of paper.


What to do: Use evidence from the article to support each side of this debate. Write the description on a separate piece of paper.


Yes. Bring on the cameras!


Yes. Bring on the cameras!


Yes. Bring on the cameras!


No. Fame sounds terrible.


No. Fame sounds terrible.


No.

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 Fame sounds terrible.


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