It's fascinating how the media and public opinion can work to create a mess of people's reputations. Mind you the celebs contribute a fair bit to their own difficulties.
Take the Michael Clarke business. He's a professional sportsperson on tour with his national side and he flies home to be with his distraught girlfriend.
Is this appropriate behaviour given his position as vice captain? Ricky Pointing has apparently sanctioned it saying he can take the time he needs to sort matters out.
If he were going home to comfort his fiancée of two years, the underwear and fashion model, Lara Bingle, that would be one thing. But now reports are emerging that he is about to dump her. Why can't he just text her like a normal bloke would, asks one on line comment.