"Blessed are the pop stars, 'cause they are like, man, so cool."
You may have taken notice that this particular beatitude is conspicuously missing from the text of Saint Matthew's gospel. It was not without reason Our Blessed Lord left it out. For gaining worldwide stardom results -- almost without exception -- in misery, not happiness.
Just ask Britney Spears.
Her stunning beauty and her voice catapult her into the world of entertainment:
A few short years (and tens of millions of dollars) later: