What’s All The Hype About? Celebs People Make A Big Fuss Over (For No Reason)

October 8, 2013  |  
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Most celebrities hustle hard for their fame and money, but there’s still no denying that some get more shine than necessary. Don’t know what we mean? Then check out our list of 15 celebs who people love to make a big fuss over – and we just don’t understand.


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Jennifer Lawrence

Twenty-three year old Jennifer Lawrence starred in The Hunger Games and became America’s sweetheart. Next thing we knew she was winning Golden Globes and Academy Awards for a movie we had barely heard about – and being celebrated as one of the most influential people in the world. Huh?

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus cut her hair, learned to twerk, and became the biggest pop star in the world. Now people stay raving about her singing – which is just OK, her dancing – which is really just OK, and her style – which looks eerily similar to Rihanna’s, if you ask us.

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Vanessa Hudgens

Like her fellow Disney star, Vanessa Hudgens gets a ton of hype for doing seemingly nothing at all. She rose to fame after starring in the “High School Musical” franchise and has since become the girl America loves to love. Her acting is always highly praised, her style is openly celebrated, and her many leaked photo scandals have been neatly swept under the rug.

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Paula Patton

Yes, she’s acts. Yes, she’s beautiful. Yes, she’s married to Robin Thicke. But is there any other real reason why people are making such a big fuss over Paula Patton right now? Are we missing something here?

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Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake has won Grammy awards, Emmy awards, Billboard Music awards and made “Sexiest Man” lists too many times to count. As much as we love J-Tim, it seems people are more amped up over his return to music than the actual creativity that goes into his work.

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Kristen Stewart

Despite Kristen Stewart’s sour expressions and poor red carpet presence, she’s the actress no one can stop talking about – though we really wish they would.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has gotten a lot of hype ever since she became a mainstream artist. But is Young Money’s first lady truly worthy of all her accolades – or just popular because she’s one of the few big name female rappers out right now?

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Lady Gaga

People have been raving about Lady Gaga’s singing and dancing since 2008. And though we usually ride with Gaga, we can’t help but wonder whether she really brings anything new to the table or just bites the style of older artists like Madonna. The girl can sing though — we will definitely giver her that.

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Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen has made People’s “Most Beautiful” and Forbes “Richest and Most Powerful” lists for over a decade. As for what makes Gisele a standout over other top name models who’ve been in the game as long or longer than her? We couldn’t tell you.

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Taylor Swift

Since her career began in 2006, Taylor Swift has won nearly 50 major awards, been praised for an acting career that includes just one feature film, and received honors that artists working twice as long as her have yet to get. Taylor Swift is so favored that her horribly off-key 2010 Grammy Awards performance was considered “refreshing.” Which was shocking because we just thought it sounded bad.

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Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston is a good actress, but the way people talk about her you’d think she invented the art. Since Friends ended in 2004, she’s starred in dozens of romance comedies, won tons of awards, and always manages to make “Sexiest Woman Alive” lists. It seems people just can’t let that haircut thing from the ’90s go.



When Ashanti first came out everyone raved about her talent: she was Ja Rule’s leading lady, had a bunch of successful singles out at once, and was even honored with the Soul Train Aretha Franklin Award for “Entertainer of the Year,” just four months after releasing her very first album. Now people have calmed down with the Ashanti hype (probably because we’ve heard her fudge up more than a few live performances) but generally still rock along to her music whenever it comes on.

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Kate Upton

Kate Upton appeared on two consecutive covers of the “Sports Illustrated” Swimsuit Issue and is now an “it” girl. The controversy here: Tyra Banks achieved the same thing in 1996 and 1997 – yet had to work twice as long to do it. It took Tyra over ten years to be awarded the covers, and Kate just four — all because she cat daddied in a red bikini.

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Brooke Shields

Aside from her friendly face, we really don’t get what the fuss is about Brooke Shields. She had a controversial modeling and acting career as a child but hasn’t really done anything major in well, forever. Still, folks love to fawn over her.


Gwyneth Paltrow

People have been making a big fuss over Gwyneth Paltrow for years now. And though she has acted in a few blockbusters that we love, she’s also starred in more than a few flops. And who could forget when earlier this year “People” magazine passed over women like Kerry Washington (listed second) and Kelly Rowland (listed seventh) to declare Gwyneth the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” – we can’t say we were entirely feeling that choice.

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  • Anesha Johnson

    Ok I admit I like some of JT’s music, hell I have 1 cd..lol..but for the most part he is very overrated, there were so many artists that came out way before him with the same style and no one heard a peep, also if u listen closely JC Chaze from NSynch sounds better than JT….Kate Upton, Gisele, I’ll add some myself….Kardashians, all of them, NeNe Leakes, Tamar Braxton, smdh

  • Grace

    I really don’t understand the hype over Kate Upton. Yes she has big breast but she has the my F-UP shape. Kate is a top model & shaped like an I-phone

  • dingo_egret

    Love me some Jennifer Lawrence. 🙂 I agree with the rest of the list.

  • kickash

    This does make some good points, like Kate Upton and Tyra Banks basically accomplishing the some thing but Tyra working longer to get to the point where Kate Upton is. I don’t want to make it about race, but let’s be real race is a factor somewhat, especially in the modeling world.

  • Johnathon

    I get why Justin Timberlake was on the list. He’s made a career out of ripping off black artist from the 90’s and 80’s and getting credit for being something fresh. When in reality, the generation that’s consuming his music just doesn’t know any better. But can you blame them? When was the last time you heard Justin Timberlake feature, Genuwine, Brian McNight or Prince on his records( I understand that Prince would NEVER be caught dead on a JT song) But I just think that when you put JT up against the black artist that he rips off like Michael Jackson, Prince, R. Kelly, Usher, Maxwell & Genuwine he comes up short in the talent category.

    Jennifer Lawrence, I get a little. I think she has earned some of her hype. But I can’t stand when people treat her like she’s a young Meryl Streep. I think she is on a good path but I would like to see her work a little while longer and get a couple more Academy noms then get all this hype, like some of her lesser known and respected counter parts.

  • HUgrad13

    I’m going to have to strongly disagree with JLaw and Justin Timberlake. nope.

  • smoinpour

    All of these ladies have done great for themselves and I don’t think they need to be criticized for it

  • NachoAverage

    Um… I could’ve sworn I was goin 2 see Ciara, Kelly Rowland, & Rihanna on this list! Not hatin but sorry, I jus dont get the hype.

  • Chi

    How are the Katrashians not on this list! They are the worst!

  • cryssi

    If I see Miley tongue one more time

  • Natalie Marie Alvarez Padilla

    I can’t believe they have Jennifer Lawrence up there. Yes, she did come up fast but she deserves her merits. I am totally mesmerized by her acting. I don’t know what it is but I would watch pretty much any movie she acts in. She’s awesome.

  • Natalie Marie Alvarez Padilla

    I can see the appeal in some of the stars listed here. Some stars just have an it-factor you just can’t place a finger on. However, I agree with Miley Cyrus, Kate Upton and Gwyneth Paltrow, there’s no way she’s more beautiful than Kerry Washington by any means, what she IS is better connected.

  • mimi

    White ppl are over exposed and over hyped.

  • sammi_lu

    Come on Lady Gaga and Timberlake don’t really deserve to be on this list.. they are not just one trick ponies they actually put a lot into their work. And at least 4 of these slides should have been reserved for the Kardashians.

    • MTL LOVE

      agree completely.

    • kickash

      exactly. im surprised they are not on this list. when they basically are the definition of overhyped. At least Gaga and Justin have talent.

  • Cynkisskiss

    Love Paula I get her hype

  • Melody Carroll

    she just another white girl plain that’s what white people like

  • Baddvientype

    I agree with all BUT Justin Timberlake. I think he works his arse off and he deserves some hype. He can sang and he can act his butt off. everyone else…I don’t get it, specially JenLaw or Kate Upton.

    • MTL LOVE

      Sing? Yes. Act? Definitely not.

  • Mo

    What exactly constitutes a “big fuss”? I mean you start with Jennifer Lawrence who earned a multitude of award nominations (including an Academy Award) for Winter’s Bone when she was barely out of her teens and won an Oscar last year and also stars in a movie adapation on an insanely popular series of books in a part that was extremely sought after. How is that fuss for no reason? Many of the people on this list are just getting accolades for their talents and in our media driven society that means they are all over. Then you list people like Justin Timberlake who are immensely sucessful because they are proven draws, so it seems like fuss is made with good reason. They are popular!
    Then you question what makes them better than everyone else? Popular opinion. They sell movies, music, products and the like. And while they still have the ability to do that a “big fuss” will probably continue to be made. This didnt even really sound like a list of “overrated people” so i am really confused as to the meaning.
    And then you list people like Vaness Hudgens who i have barely heard a thing about since High School Musical…

    • Alexis Morris

      Vanessa hudgens is in the style reports mostly instead of acting.

  • bee

    The author of this article sounds like a hater. Great way to discredit someone because YOU don’t feel like the deserve any praise.

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      • bee

        Damn, typo after typo. Lol *they don’t

  • Alexis Morris

    It was winter’s bone that put Jennifer Lawrence on the map. I think she was nominated for an Oscar. I never understood giseles appeal.