The world of celebrity always seems like a pretty exclusive club, and it’s no real surprise that famous people tend to pal around with other famous people. But something you may not have realized is that people who get famous don’t just meet after they become famous. In fact, a lot of famous people grew up together, including some you may not expect.
We regular people look up to celebrities, because those are the people with the talent, skill, money, and influence we all wish we had. Yet we sometimes forget that celebrities are just people like us, with many of the same flaws and shortcomings. And in some cases, those flaws and shortcomings are the types of things that would land us in prison, but barely gets them a slap on the wrist. Actually
When television shows are in their early seasons, with a few exceptions they’re just trying to find their footing. They go through focus groups and get a ton of network feedback, so obviously some changes are going to be made here and there. But once in a while those changes involve suddenly jettisoning seemingly important characters, and then those characters are absolutely never mentioned again.
Movie roles are recast pretty frequently. It’s just part of the business, with someone not pulling their weight on the set, or the director deciding they aren’t right for the part, or even the actor just deciding the project isn’t something they’re really passionate about. But it’s pretty rare that iconic roles wind up being recast, with a few notable exceptions. Here are some of those incredibly
A lot of successful people get to the point where they’re on top of their profession and start to get bored and want a new challenge, or want to use their fame and fortune to try to turn what should be a hobby into a full blown second career. Unfortunately for our ears, in many cases that means actors, athletes, models, and so forth all trying to become musicians despite the small problem of havin
When it comes to the subject of movies, people are obviously going to have wildly varying opinions. After all, there’s a reason horrible movies like Grown Ups rake it in at the box office while more critically acclaimed films fizzle out and struggle to make back their meager budgets. But when it comes to rewarding the best of the best, sometimes you just have to wonder what the heck the people mak
There are few things that intrigue people more than myths and rumors. People love to speculate and gossip, so it shouldn’t be any surprise that in the world of show business, people spread sometimes absurd rumors about ridiculous things, from deaths, to ghosts, to candy. Wait, candy? Yes, that will make sense in a few minutes. Here are some of the most popular myths that have been floated around s
Believe it or not, celebrities tend to have a lot of downtime when they aren’t recording an album or shooting a movie. Sure, it can be grueling to work on a TV show for several months in a row, but what happens when you don’t have another gig lined up? You work on hobbies and, if necessary, you find a second job to occupy your time. Some second jobs are a little more surprising than others, of cou
When you get to be a big enough celebrity, you’re often asked to endorse things. Sometimes they make sense, like when Michael Jordan tries to sell you overpriced sneakers, or Paris Hilton makes a commercial for herpes. Wait, no, sorry, she actually endorsed cheeseburgers. Serves us right to make assumptions without paying attention to what the ad was selling. Anyway, some celebrity endorsements, l