There some singers and actors that I loathe to know about their private lives. It's like Corinne Bailey Rae's "Put Your Records On" is such a simple, sweet song. But every time I listen to it, I start thinking about Rae's overdosed husband, how is she coping with his death? The sweetness of the song just emphasizes the cruelty of the situation. She probably doesn't need my pity and yet there it is.
Same with actors, it's very hard to watch a movie with Tom Cruise and not see "Tom Cruise" instead of the character his playing.