Even Celebs Need Career Breaks

Written By: jeff

Posted On: July 18th, 2011

Last week I saw a few news reports of some A-list celebs making career break announcements. Whether it’s the constant production schedules, non-stop tours or punishing press tours, these stars clearly suffer burnout just like the rest of us. Here’s who’s getting ready to take a break and go on sabbatical. And, pssst, if any of you guys need private career break advice, give me a call!
Black Eyed Peas

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Black Eyed Peas:

Fergie, Will.I.Am and the boys made the announcement in England on July 6, during a concert stunning the crowd. It’s reportedly not the first time the band has taken a break. The Examiner is reporting that after the release of their 2005 album, Monkey Business, the band went on a sabbatical. If true, the break only helped them creatively as they came back bigger than ever launching new tours and another winning album The E.N.D. In 2009. As a fan, I’m hoping it’s not the end of the Peas.
jennifer aniston overload

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Jennifer Aniston:

Also on July 6, Marie Claire UK reported that love and romance was the cause of Jennifer’s upcoming sabbatical. For personal reasons, I’m all for using your career break to focus on a relationship. There are lots of places around the world that can inspire and feed a young romance. She´ll reportedly stay busy promoting upcoming movies through October. Some have reported that she’ll be off a year while other have said it will be somewhat shorter. Travel does seem to be part of the agenda. Hopefully Jennifer and her beau, Justin Theroux, can escape the paparazzi and get the time they want alone.
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If you think that Colombia’s only international singing star is Shakira, you’d be wrong. Juanes is one of Colombia’s most successful performers. He doesn’t do much in English so he hasn’t had the cross-over success that many Latin performers have had. But, his busy recording and touring schedule have taken their toll. He’s cancelled some concerts scheduled for 2011 for unclear reasons. After being reported that he was totally burned out and depressed, Juanes fired back saying he just wanted more free time with his family. Whatever the reason Juanes, I’ll be wearing a Camisa Negra until you get back to releasing music.

Kal Penn career break

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Kal Penn:

You know him from Harold and Kumar, and you know him from House. What you may not know is that Kal took a career break to go work for the White House. He didn’t actually work in the White House or directly for the president. But, he took the time to give back using the background and skills that he had. A lot of people use their career break as time to give back. Instead of volunteering, he went into public service. The Washington Post reports that he’s already got a gig on CBS’s ¨How I Met Your Mother.¨ Looks like reentry back into his career was no problem at all.

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2 Responses to “Even Celebs Need Career Breaks”

  1. i think that it’s great that people with the means to take career breaks actually take them. i wish i had the means to do the same. i also find it pretty interesting that Kal Penn worked for the white house. so many celebrities take their other abilities and skills for granted. it’s good to see that he did some public service.

  2. Audrey says:

    When we were in Nepal, we trekked the Annapurna Circuit unknowingly with an Australian supermodel who had been on covers of Vogue – Gemma Ward. Didn’t realize it until the very end when the Israeli guys pointed her out and we did a google search on her name to confim she was indeed a supermodel. Sometimes a break is what you need to ground yourself – I just hope that celebs can get some privacy to actually enjoy their career break!
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