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?
Worst Cases of People Letting Fame Get To Their Heads
|by Anonymous||reply 94||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 1||Last Thursday at 10:43 AM|
Well, hello .. Welcome to my thread!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||Last Thursday at 10:44 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 4||Last 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||Last Thursday at 10:48 AM|
Power is a great aphrodisiac!
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|by Anonymous||reply 9||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 10||Last Thursday at 11:14 AM|
It would be easier to list celebrities who haven’t let fame go to their heads.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 12||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 13||Last Thursday at 11:23 AM|
OP, the correct answer is Hitler.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||Last Thursday at 11:24 AM|
Our Miss Lindsey
Megachurch TV Preachers
So many more.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||Last Thursday at 11:34 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 16||Last 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||Last Thursday at 12:55 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 18||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 19||Last Thursday at 1:48 PM|
R1 already listed my choice.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||Last Thursday at 2:27 PM|
A picture is worth a thousand words.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||Last Thursday at 2:30 PM|
Ellen D owns this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||Last Thursday at 2:31 PM|
Marie Antoinette. Fame got to her head and she lost it.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 24||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 25||Last Thursday at 4:16 PM|
On the DM (Daily Mail) not DL.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||Last Thursday at 4:17 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 27||Last Thursday at 4:19 PM|
Jon and Kate Gosselin... one of my favorite long reads ever
|by Anonymous||reply 28||Last Thursday at 4:20 PM|
Nick and Aaron Carter.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||Last Thursday at 4:24 PM|
Paris Hilton...so gross!
|by Anonymous||reply 30||Last Thursday at 4:31 PM|
Reese “do you know who I am?” Witherspoon
|by Anonymous||reply 31||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 32||Last Thursday at 4:48 PM|
R31: Drinking makes her cuntiness and ego even worse.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 34||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 35||Last Thursday at 5:34 PM|
I'm having this thread shut down.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||Last Thursday at 6:01 PM|
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|by Anonymous||reply 41||Last Thursday at 7:38 PM|
Criminal Chris Christie and his fat head.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||Last Thursday at 7:44 PM|
Samantha Eggar? How so, pray tell.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||Last Friday at 7:30 AM|
"Here in a private capacity"
|by Anonymous||reply 44||Last Friday at 8:45 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 45||Last Friday at 8:52 AM|
Did someone say my name three times??
|by Anonymous||reply 46||Last Friday at 9:18 AM|
R19, I agree. It was too much for her, and she was too much for everybody else.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||Last 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 49||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 50||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 51||Last Friday at 9:14 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 52||Last Friday at 9:45 PM|
The cast of Glee
|by Anonymous||reply 53||Last Friday at 9:46 PM|
R10 I know people who have worked for Jlo and they say she's a complete cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 55||Last Saturday at 1:06 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 56||Last Saturday at 1:14 AM|
kevin spacey, harvey weinstein
|by Anonymous||reply 57||Last Saturday at 1:15 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 58||Last Saturday at 1:17 AM|
and his stupid wife
|by Anonymous||reply 59||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 60||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 61||Last Saturday at 2:11 AM|
Trump, Markle, Goop.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||Last Saturday at 2:14 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 63||Last Saturday at 2:26 AM|
I think fame would be very difficult to handle well.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 65||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 66||Last Saturday at 4:08 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 67||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 68||Last Saturday at 4:27 AM|
Opera star Kathleen Battle owns this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||Last Saturday at 4:45 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 70||Last Saturday at 5:01 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 71||Last Saturday at 5:32 AM|
The Hefty Hideaways girl lead in the Hairspray movie. Isn't she like a barista now?
|by Anonymous||reply 72||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 73||Last Saturday at 5:41 AM|
Judge Judy. The bitch is fucking insufferable.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 75||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 76||Last Saturday at 5:47 AM|
R75: Cast feuds too.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||Last Saturday at 6:05 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 78||Last 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 80||Last Saturday at 7:05 AM|
So sorry, posting to wrong thread at r80
|by Anonymous||reply 81||Last 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.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 83||Last Saturday at 7:09 AM|
And yet it totally fits, R80/81.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 85||Last Saturday at 7:10 AM|
The security team is there in case Andy’s errant eyeball makes a run for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||Last Saturday at 7:12 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 87||Last Saturday at 8:22 AM|
Duchess of Doolittle.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||Last Saturday at 8:33 AM|
Scott Disick. Ugh 💩🤢
|by Anonymous||reply 89||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 90||Last Saturday at 10:15 AM|
You’re terrible, r86! Come sit by me!
|by Anonymous||reply 91||Last Saturday at 12:26 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 92||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 93||Last 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 Anonymous||reply 94||Last Saturday at 9:24 PM|