But the story is an old one.
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (some of the most successful music producers in history) used to be a part of the Prince controlled band called The Time. They were fired because they wanted to take advantage of producing opportunities.
But there are more stories of artists who leave successful series and end up in glory days oblivion.
Remember the guy who quit ER after Clooney? Me either.
But here’s the deal.
Few things are as intoxicating as fame.
It’s why people make faces behind the news reporters on TV.
It’s why people wait in line for days to get a shot at American Idol.
Once you have a taste, the chance to play on a bigger stage is as intoxicating as a chartreuse cocktail on ice. Heady stuff.
And the smart folks will tell you timing is everything in the fame business.
Amanda had to make a move.
Alexa ratings show the program had probably peaked.
This is short attention span theatre.
We might like you but we don’t notice you for long.
Unless she gets to produce, Amanda has sucked everything she could out of RB.
And MTV has taught us that VJs are replaceable.
This is really the best for everyone involved.
Rocketboom gets to reinvent itself.
Amanda gets to reinvent herself.
And most importantly to those in the fame business
we’ll be watching both.
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