Icecream17-I know that spin doctors are very persuasive in political campaigns. But celebrities also use spin doctors in order to get out of a public relations mess.
Often following a public relations misstep, a celebrity will suddenly do an act of charity in order to gain goodwill again.
Spin doctors will often point this out and state that they are really sorry for the action. Many times the spin doctors will actually have the celebrity apologize in a controlled public forum, but advise them not to take questions.
This way the celebrity does not suffer further embarrassment with a volitle questions that they may not be prepared to answer.