Enough Is Enough: 2013’s Most Played Out Celebrities
The past 12 months have been chock full of celebrity news, intrigue, and downright absurdity. And while some celebrities have managed to become even more beloved, there are some that have become a) increasingly more annoying in 2013 or b) have transitioned from our hot list to our not list. So before we say goodbye to 2013, MadameNoire presents its most most played out, most just-get-out-of-our-face, most overexposed celebrities of the year.
Now, ya’ll knew this one was coming. After a year of twerking, fondling Robin Thicke, and wagging her tongue around town, among other interesting antics, Miley Cyrus has definitely exhausted her time in the spotlight. Don’t get us wrong, she has been wildly entertaining in 2013. There was no telling what this chick was going to do next. But there comes a point when the outlandish behavior comes off as less original and more as a cheap play for attention. While we’ve got our fingers crossed Miley tones it down in the new year, we think we’ve had enough of her in 2013.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
There’s little denying the Kardashians were played out the minute the clock struck midnight on New Years Eve 2012. While we were sad to hear about Khloe and Lamar’s troubles this year and very happy to learn of Kim’s pregnancy, it was difficult to stomach all the wall-to-wall Kardashian that was going on this year. Kimye proved especially tough to deal with. Love is grand and all that jazz, but Kanye seemed to be one Oprah’s couch jump shy of a Tom Cruise-esque display of ridiculousness. We know you love your girl, but try to take it down a notch in 2014, Yeezus.
Miley Cyrus is partly to blame for this stud muffins’ inclusion on our list, but we couldn’t look past all the attention whoring this year from one Mr. Robin Thicke. Look, he’s gorgeous, he’s got a voice that makes us weak in the knees, and his marriage to Paula Patton is the stuff Hollywood dreams are made of. But when you have the song of the summer (“Blurred Lines”), it might actually help to do more than just parade around with a gold microphone and allow Miley to rub her naughty bits on you. Hit us up in the new year when you have another awesome track.
Now, homegirl definitely had a rough year. And while we’re not trying to make a mockery of all the issues she faced in 2013, we have to admit that her antics were way off the overexposed chart. All we’ll say is that we have our fingers crossed that 2014 sees a toned down, much healthier Amanda Bynes.
Chris Brown, Chris Brown, Chris Brown. Try as he might to put on the facade that he’s actually trying to turn his life around, Breezy manages to always fail miserably. The R&B crooner had yet another year filled with controversy and trouble, with little to no positivity in sight. While we’ll be the first to acknowledge that CB has some serious issues, that doesn’t give him a free pass to act a fool … and be a true menace for the better portion of the year. Is it time for Breezy to just hang up the towel and take a step back from the spotlight? We certainly think so.
Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag
One of Hollywood’s most bizarre couples, Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag tried desperately to ram themselves back into the news anyway they could think of. From Spencer hitting the books to graduate from college to Heidi getting her rack deflated to the couple talking about blowing $10 million, Speidi was all up in the pop culture headlines … any chance they got. But can we all just admit their time in the sun has past? Time to move on folks.
The year 2013 will forever be know as the time when the Biebs turned bad. Justin Bieber’s teen idol image definitely got a few chinks in its armor this year when he was caught urinating in a mop bucket, took a little fling with a Hooters waitress, and offended numerous groups of people with his poorly thought out and often ignorant comments. He may have a face of an angel, but his mouth sure as hell didn’t come from on high. We think the world could truly benefit from a Bieber time out. Just take a few months rest buddy, we’ve had enough of you for now.
From Broadway plays to new books to interesting interviews, Mike Tyson has been all over the place the last several years. And we think it’s time he takes a brief time out. Absence makes the heart grow fonder and we truly think this boxing legend could benefit from a little time away from the spotlight.
The novelty of Nicki Minaj wore off just about as quickly as her welcome to American Idol. While we did appreciate her entry into the game, there was only so much of that booty popping, animated persona we could take. In 2014, we would love to see Nicki try to lead more with her talent, than with her physical attributes. Girl, you can spit that hot fire, there is no need for you to rely on that caboose.
Does this one even need an explanation?
This one hurt our hearts to include on overexposed celebrity countdown for 2013. And while we still love Rihanna and can’t get over how marvelous she can look on the red carpet, we have to admit that the attempts at being anti-establishment, controversial and against the grain (for against the grain’s sake) have just gotten a little too predictable. It was cute when RiRi shirked the pop princess persona, but now we think she’s teetering too far in the other direction. Ditch the strange and come on back to us, girl.
Even when you finally bringing in a cast member of color can’t get us to care. We need a break from these Girls.
When is Mariah Carey not all over the place? Sure, she picked her spots a little more than she has in years past, but Mariah still pushed her way into the news every chance she got. The most egregious attention play: When she tweeted a selfie of her cleavage to husband Nick Cannon for his birthday with the message: “Happy Birthday to my Hubby @NickCannon…”my baby I’m waiting on youuuu”hahaha! KKLB! GHL!!!! Mwah !!!!!