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Other celebrities eschew Hollywood’s glare completely during times of crisis. Sylvester Stallone skipped some promotions for his latest film, “The Expendables 2,” after his son’s unexpected death last month. Stallone attended the film’s Paris premiere last week and “Good Morning America” is scheduled to air a taped interview with him on Tuesday. Demi Moore also avoided interviews about her directorial contributions to “Five” when rumors simmered about then-husband Ashton Kutcher’s infidelity.

John Travolta hasn’t given any probing interviews since his image was rocked by accusations of sexual impropriety with massage therapists, but the actor very publicly kissed wife Kelly Preston at the premiere of his latest film, “Savages,” last month and has appeared at other Hollywood functions.

Bragman said, “the real secret is being prepared.”

“Every actor has the right to talk about what he wants to talk about and not talk about something he doesn’t want to talk about… You have to handle (such questions) with dignity and class and respect for the journalist doing their job,” he said, adding, “Don’t expect Robert on 'The Daily Show' or ‘Good Morning America’ to bare his soul.”

AP writer Nicole Evatt contributed to this report from New York.