Do celebrities and other VIPs have to appear for Visa interviews and such if they have to travel to a country which would require a visa based on their citizenship? Are there easier ways to get the Visa/ get the interviews and such waived if you are a well known media personality?
Yes, from a legal point of view they are normal people just like you and me. Unless they have a non-ordinary passport, they have to go through the normal procedure.
There might be easier procedures for artists having shows or sportsmen participating in competitions in some countries though.