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Worst Cases of People Letting Fame Get To Their Heads

We all know fame is a powerful drug that can change someone usually for the worst. They are some actors that use celebrity in a responsible way but what are the most egregious cases of people letting fame get to their heads?

by Anonymousreply 94Last Saturday at 9:24 PM

All of them? But if I had to make a choice, Meghan Markle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Garner come to mind.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Thursday at 10:43 AM

Well, hello .. Welcome to my thread!

by Anonymousreply 2Last Thursday at 10:44 AM

Kevin Spacey

by Anonymousreply 3Last Thursday at 10:46 AM

There are too many people to list. Evidence of who all these people are will be clear when millions of people show up at their funerals just to make sure that they are indeed dead.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Thursday at 10:48 AM

Gene Anthony Ray from Fame. He had the cutest ass, I would drool like a dog when he was on the Fame tv-series. He got into drugs, partying, and finally died of Aids-related complications. Alas, if he had a better agent and wasn't so into hedonism, he'd still be around.

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by Anonymousreply 5Last Thursday at 10:48 AM

Power is a great aphrodisiac!

by Anonymousreply 6Last Thursday at 10:57 AM


by Anonymousreply 7Last Thursday at 11:01 AM

R7 wins!

by Anonymousreply 8Last Thursday at 11:05 AM

Tom Daley

by Anonymousreply 9Last Thursday at 11:14 AM

JLo had a huge star attended baby shower for her twins. Something wasn't right or something was late and she threw a massive fit. Typically no one would care, but since other celebs were present it leaked. Basically, you can yell at the help all you want, but when you make other stars feel uncomfortable you have an issue. JLo has never, to my knowledge, stepped out of line in front of other celebs.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Thursday at 11:14 AM

It would be easier to list celebrities who haven’t let fame go to their heads.

by Anonymousreply 11Last Thursday at 11:21 AM

John Boyega; didn't he refuse to work on Disney Plus? For a relatively unknown actor, he should be happy to work anywhere

by Anonymousreply 12Last Thursday at 11:21 AM

Some more. Madonna after the success of the Confessions Era. She thought that mindless dance music would create more hits because she's Madonna and knows what she's doing. She was very wrong. Then her latest album came out as an authentic reset but no one wanted to hear whatever ramblings she was singing on her tracks. A mess of hubris.

Lohan showing up late to sets, interviews, and photo shoots. She let the party girl image define her career then she lost it.

Lady Gaga's BTW era. She switched up producers and obtained even more control over her image. Setting her theater kid instincts to 100% created polarizing work that hurt her career. She was only able to recover thanks to ASIB.

Katy Petty ditching the sexy vixon look for a pixie cut and social conscience pop tunes. It flopped hard and this was right around the time of her feud with Taylor Swift. A two bunch K.O. for Kerry's dominance on the Billboard Hot 100.

by Anonymousreply 13Last Thursday at 11:23 AM

OP, the correct answer is Hitler.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Thursday at 11:24 AM

Our Miss Lindsey

Kim Davis

Bill Barr

Mike Pompeo

Kellyanne Conway

Jeanine Pirro

Sean Hannity

The Huckabees

Megachurch TV Preachers


Ari Melber




Stacey Abrams

So many more.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Thursday at 11:34 AM

Meghan McCain

by Anonymousreply 16Last Thursday at 12:06 PM

Most all of the Real Housewives. Carole Radzwill had an inflated ego when she started and was insufferable by the time she left or got fired.

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by Anonymousreply 18Last Thursday at 1:29 PM

Jennifer Lawrence. As soon as fame hit her head, she became a diva and a cunt overnight. Then came the drinking, partying, the stupid jokes, the endless fake romances, and top it all of the fake marriage.

by Anonymousreply 19Last Thursday at 1:48 PM

R1 already listed my choice.

by Anonymousreply 20Last Thursday at 2:27 PM

A picture is worth a thousand words.

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by Anonymousreply 21Last Thursday at 2:30 PM

Ellen D owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 22Last Thursday at 2:31 PM

Marie Antoinette. Fame got to her head and she lost it.

by Anonymousreply 23Last Thursday at 3:02 PM

Timothee Chalamet. We all know he was overrated and overhyped from the beginning. Once fame went to his head, it was all about Hollywood PR shit, fashion, clickable articles on Daily Mail etc.

by Anonymousreply 24Last Thursday at 3:54 PM

How does he control that click bait articles on the DL. Is Timothee moonlighting as an Editor as well?

by Anonymousreply 25Last Thursday at 4:16 PM

On the DM (Daily Mail) not DL.

by Anonymousreply 26Last Thursday at 4:17 PM


by Anonymousreply 27Last Thursday at 4:19 PM

Jon and Kate Gosselin... one of my favorite long reads ever

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by Anonymousreply 28Last Thursday at 4:20 PM

Nick and Aaron Carter.

Lea Michelle.

Adam Rippon.

Johnny Weir.

Betty Hutton

by Anonymousreply 29Last Thursday at 4:24 PM

Paris gross!

by Anonymousreply 30Last Thursday at 4:31 PM

Reese “do you know who I am?” Witherspoon

by Anonymousreply 31Last Thursday at 4:42 PM

The ones who make a huge effort to "brand" themselves, and who speak of themselves as a brand--Gwyneth, Reese, Meghan, J-Lo--are the worst.

by Anonymousreply 32Last Thursday at 4:48 PM

R31: Drinking makes her cuntiness and ego even worse.

by Anonymousreply 33Last Thursday at 5:12 PM

R16 Megan is so putrid. She's as entitled as it gets, all because she was spawned by a sociopath heiress and an overrated scumbag politician.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Thursday at 5:31 PM

DO WE NEED to separate those who are actually successful and thus "rightfully" big stars and who have let fame go to their heads Or those who are no talent (literally) reality stars and other b and c level "stars" who have let any fame go to their heads in proportion to their actual abilities and success?..

by Anonymousreply 35Last Thursday at 5:34 PM

I'm having this thread shut down.

by Anonymousreply 36Last Thursday at 6:01 PM


by Anonymousreply 37Last Thursday at 6:03 PM

Johnny Manziel

Meghan Markle

Beto O'Rourke

by Anonymousreply 38Last Thursday at 6:32 PM

Miles Teller

by Anonymousreply 39Last Thursday at 6:38 PM


Samantha Eggar

Helen Lawson

by Anonymousreply 40Last Thursday at 7:30 PM

Jussie Smolette

by Anonymousreply 41Last Thursday at 7:38 PM

Criminal Chris Christie and his fat head.

by Anonymousreply 42Last Thursday at 7:44 PM

Samantha Eggar? How so, pray tell.

by Anonymousreply 43Last Friday at 7:30 AM

"Here in a private capacity"

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by Anonymousreply 44Last Friday at 8:45 AM


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by Anonymousreply 45Last Friday at 8:52 AM

Did someone say my name three times??

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by Anonymousreply 46Last Friday at 9:18 AM

R19, I agree. It was too much for her, and she was too much for everybody else.

by Anonymousreply 47Last Friday at 9:31 AM

Had rather thought it went without saying, but for those who arrived late I shall whisper the name to you: Brian Slade.

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by Anonymousreply 48Last Friday at 10:29 AM

R24: I agree. Once they starting hyping him up, the fame went to his head and he bought his own hype. Then came the fake romance, tweeting his exact location, partying in the Bahamas, stupid Instagram posts like the pantry picture, fashion, etc.

by Anonymousreply 49Last Friday at 3:44 PM

Tom Hiddleston. When he had some success in the Marvel films, he should have solidified a career as a talented character actor. Instead, he tried to sell himself as a big celebrity and a movie star, and started dating Taylor Swift.

If he'd had the sense to just shut up and act he'd be in demand, but no! He had a bit of fame, and wanted more.

by Anonymousreply 50Last Friday at 8:25 PM

Along with Reese, anyone who has ever uttered the words, “Don’t you know who I am?”

I remember reading that SNL alum Sudekis said this to a TSA agent. Also the fat one from the singing nun movie.

by Anonymousreply 51Last Friday at 9:14 PM

Train wreck

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by Anonymousreply 52Last Friday at 9:45 PM

The cast of Glee

by Anonymousreply 53Last Friday at 9:46 PM

R10 I know people who have worked for Jlo and they say she's a complete cunt.

by Anonymousreply 54Last Friday at 9:51 PM

Trump's ego became massive as soon as he became President and the world has cringed on a daily basis since then.

by Anonymousreply 55Last Saturday at 1:06 AM

Mariah Carey

by Anonymousreply 56Last Saturday at 1:14 AM

kevin spacey, harvey weinstein

by Anonymousreply 57Last Saturday at 1:15 AM

justin bieber

by Anonymousreply 58Last Saturday at 1:17 AM

kanye west

and his stupid wife

by Anonymousreply 59Last Saturday at 1:19 AM

R56 I suspect Mariah was the same mad diva all of her life. She's on her own planet anyway.

by Anonymousreply 60Last Saturday at 1:34 AM

R55 Trump had a problem long before he became president and probably long before he was hyped as a billionaire back in the 80s. He has an actual personality disorder which begins in childhood.

by Anonymousreply 61Last Saturday at 2:11 AM

Trump, Markle, Goop.

by Anonymousreply 62Last Saturday at 2:14 AM

Noah Galvin

by Anonymousreply 63Last Saturday at 2:26 AM

I think fame would be very difficult to handle well.

by Anonymousreply 64Last Saturday at 2:30 AM

r60 Yes, people misjudge Mariah, she has a sense of humour about herself and he place in the industry, she has fun

by Anonymousreply 65Last Saturday at 2:42 AM

Nothing worse than Premature Diva Behavior. Cher, Babs, Diane, JLo, even the Biebs, all earned their stripes. And sometimes the fame is so extreme that they have everyone staring at them 24/7. Fans and regular people on the street, they cannot control unless they hide under a rock. That’s why they can be justifiably quite difficult to other professionals and staff (hopefully not to family).

But when some dipshit who has just had his/her first brush with fame starts berating subordinates, press, and fellow professionals, they only end up looking like idiots. Ed Norton, Naomi Campbell, Tatum O’Neal and Madonna, at the beginning of their careers, were already behaving like this. Some went into further fame, others paid the price. A lot of flash-in-the-pan hip hop artists tend to be guilty of this, perhaps because the attitude is part of the persona or perhaps because they had to put up with a lot of shit when they were unknowns.

And then there’s the kids of privilege and entitlement: EJ Johnson, Princesses Caroline and Stephanie, Kyle Jenner, the Kardashians, Paris Hilton, etc. who find it very difficult to display an iota of gratitude to their lucky stars.

by Anonymousreply 66Last Saturday at 4:08 AM

Chris Pratt.

by Anonymousreply 67Last Saturday at 4:16 AM

[Quote] she has fun

Being an alcoholic doesn't sound like fun.

[Quote] Cher, Babs, Diane, JLo, even the Biebs, all earned their stripes.

Yes...J.Lo had to suck Tommy Mottola off and God only knows the shit Bieber had to do.

by Anonymousreply 68Last Saturday at 4:27 AM

Opera star Kathleen Battle owns this thread.

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by Anonymousreply 71Last Saturday at 5:32 AM

The Hefty Hideaways girl lead in the Hairspray movie. Isn't she like a barista now?

Lens Dunham

by Anonymousreply 72Last Saturday at 5:39 AM

Oh yeah....Jill Soloway. My guess is that her sister and father were "authentic" and she wasn't, so had to join the club.

by Anonymousreply 73Last Saturday at 5:41 AM

Judge Judy. The bitch is fucking insufferable.

by Anonymousreply 74Last Saturday at 5:42 AM

I co-sign on the cast of Glee. They all became rich and famous very young. We all know what happened next: massive egos, drug overdose, suicide, child pornography, etc.

by Anonymousreply 75Last Saturday at 5:43 AM

Poor Lea Michelle has been well and truly humbled, her big Broadway, music and movie career went nowhere. She's back on cable TV now?

by Anonymousreply 76Last Saturday at 5:47 AM

R75: Cast feuds too.

by Anonymousreply 77Last Saturday at 6:05 AM

James Franco

by Anonymousreply 78Last Saturday at 6:45 AM

A lot of reality tv contestants, though in that case, “fame” and not fame. This one girl from Big Brother, Michele, never talked to her husband or family again after leaving the house, got breast implants, and tried to become a Z list actress.

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by Anonymousreply 79Last Saturday at 6:52 AM

His time at Vogue ended with pity and resentment and a LOT of embarrassment for everyone, twenty years ago, but “officially” only much later. As bad as this book and its promotion are, it has to better than demoralizing an entire organization by celebrating this pretentious nightmare another minute. It must have taken so much to get him off the tit.

But I hope other men like him aren’t excluded from similar opportunities because he is making such a public spectacle here. Indulging that giant, phony, pretentious egomaniac has ended badly for everyone, including Andre himself. He is a sad icon of ego, self-pity and failure.

It’s so unfortunate that he is now an HR benchmark that harms the potential of others. Now we have to stop and think before advancing unconventional colleagues. We have to be sure we never end up with another ALT. In that sense, he is actively undermining the progress we have made diversifying the creative workforce. What a shame.

by Anonymousreply 80Last Saturday at 7:05 AM

So sorry, posting to wrong thread at r80

by Anonymousreply 81Last Saturday at 7:07 AM

Don’t look at US!

I mean...really, do not look at us. Lower your eyes when we enter the room, peasants.

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by Anonymousreply 82Last Saturday at 7:09 AM

Yes R7! Trump owns this thread. The worst possible personality type. Driven by fame and power, but I wouldn’t want him in charge of my homeowners association, let alone my country.

by Anonymousreply 83Last Saturday at 7:09 AM

And yet it totally fits, R80/81.

by Anonymousreply 84Last Saturday at 7:10 AM

I told this on another thread but - Andy Cohen. He was in Miami for Art Basel at a restaurant for lunch....with a security detail around his table. One of the patrons asked the waiter who was that and the waiter told him. He said "why does he need a security detail?" The waiter told him "so people do not bother him while he is eating lunch." The patron then asked the question everyone wanted to know "who is going to bother him?" The waiter got a chance to talk to one of the security guys who admitted he didn't know who Andy was and had to google him to figure out why he needed security. He still could not understand it after he googled him.

by Anonymousreply 85Last Saturday at 7:10 AM

The security team is there in case Andy’s errant eyeball makes a run for it.

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by Anonymousreply 87Last Saturday at 8:22 AM

Duchess of Doolittle.

by Anonymousreply 88Last Saturday at 8:33 AM

Scott Disick. Ugh 💩🤢

by Anonymousreply 89Last Saturday at 10:09 AM

Although he's humble now and has a lot of perspective, Vanilla Ice. He only had one hit song, which was just lightning in a bottle. He got very lucky. Rap and Hip Hop was becoming more mainstream, and some white rapper helped ease it into the pop charts with a terribly shitty song. His ego started to get out of control.

I remember reading a Rolling Stone interview with him. The writer of the piece made him look like an asshole, although it probably didn't take much. Vanilla Ice didn't know his song sampled the music from Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie. But the best bit was when the writer informed Vanilla Ice that Mariah Carey's album had just replaced Vanilla Ice's as #1. You can tell Ice is pretty shocked by the news and the interview was stilted after that. It's probably the moment when he realized his 15 minutes were up.

To his credit, he did go on to have a successful house rehab career, and I've read he invested his money pretty wisely in real estate right away. Still, he let fame go to his head before he had any sort of longevity in the industry, which obviously never came to pass.

by Anonymousreply 90Last Saturday at 10:15 AM

You’re terrible, r86! Come sit by me!

by Anonymousreply 91Last Saturday at 12:26 PM

Mother Theresa

by Anonymousreply 92Last Saturday at 1:57 PM

Oprah freaking out about not being let into the Hermes boutique even though she arrived several minutes after closing time. And then she just would not let it go. Did no one tell her how grandiose this made her appear? And does Hermes have security video of her freakout? I like to imagine executives watching Oprah freak out and wail when the mean store clerk wouldn't let her in. I'd pay to see that recording.

by Anonymousreply 93Last Saturday at 1:58 PM

I used to know a certain someone who started to get too big for their cowgirl boots after "winning" a few sashes. But then something else entirely went to their head.

by Anonymousreply 94Last Saturday at 9:24 PM
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