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Is there a such thing as a “break-up season?” We haven’t done any studies on the phenomenon but it sure seems like a lot of celebrity couples have called it quits this fall. Maybe it’s the end of swimsuit season or the cold weather. What do you think? Is there a time of year when you’re more likely to lose your boo? Seems like that’s the case for these pairs.
Fame is a funny thing. One day everyone loves you and the next day you’re the butt of everyone’s jokes. These celebrities never managed to outlive their most embarrassing moments. And now they’re antics are even more famous than their careers.
Your celebrity best friend is like your imaginary sidekick. You quote their lines, feel their struggle and know you’d hang out in real life. Here are 15 celebrities who we’d love to hang out with because we realize they are our (sometimes corny) best friends in our heads.
Queen Latifah has been our favorite roll dog since “Living Single.”
Being a famous celebrity isn’t always about popularity and fortune. Sometimes, it entails battles with the law over money, criminal allegations and scandal. Bouncing back from these legal issues, these celebrities have made a significant career strides after problems that could’ve shelved their careers for good.
Stanning for Kerry Washington is just what Black girls do. How could we not? Have you seen her wardrobe? Have you seen the way that blowout wafts in the wind? Have you gotten into the classy brand of authority she exerts over her team when she’s not getting hot and heavy with the President of the United States in some random closet (on screen, of course)? There’s too much going for this woman for the rest of the world not to love her too. It seems like Kerry Washington’s time has come.
A few months ago there were full-blown internet campaigns to get the star of TV’s No. 1 drama on a magazine cover. Now, with an Emmy nomination under her belt, Washington has slowly transitioned into a cover girl. She graces the cover of Glamour and Flare this month alone. Last week she made her New York Fashion Week debut as a guest judge on the Project Runway finale. The slow simmer of Washington’s career could be turning into a boil.
Washington possesses the beauty, grace and talent to become a Julia Roberts remix the world never saw coming. Unfortunately, the things that make her great are also the things that make her rising to mega-stardom unlikely on paper. Let’s rundown the starlet checklist:
Young. Her beauty may be timeless, but Washington is 36 years old. That’s halfway to the retirement home by Hollywood standards.
Hot. I know, I know, who would dare question Washington’s sex appeal? But the sexiness Hollywood covets isn’t as subtle as Washington’s brand. Studio execs and magazine editors seem to like their sexiness with a side of desperation.
Shallow. Kerry doesn’t subscribe to the celebrity school of “my presence is a present.” She has a brain. And she’s not shy about letting the world know it exists. Or voicing her qualms with injustice. A celebrity that not only speaks on issues, but educates herself about them before forming an opinion… where they do that at?
Scandalous. The public likes stars to want their approval and attention. Kerry isn’t going for it. No tabloid fodder here. We found out she was married before we knew she was dating. And she admits, she didn’t join Twitter until she met with a digital social media consultant.
So, Washington doesn’t meet today’s requirements for superstardom. But, isn’t that a good thing? I think the world is more than ready for a starlet who is entertaining and aspirational. For all the decades of issues with Black women, maybe Hollywood is ready to celebrate a smart actress with class. Even if the entertainment industry isn’t ready, it seems Washington refuses to be denied. Scandal is set to take over televisions sets across the nation on October 3rd.
If Washington becomes the star she should be, my faith in Hollywood will be restored. OK, maybe not restored, but I’ll at least give them the benefit of the doubt from here on out. Pinky swear. What do you say Hollywood? Do we have a deal?
C. Cleveland covers professional development topics and entrepreneurial rebels who blaze their own career paths. She explores these stories and more on The Red Read, Twitter (@CleveOutLoud) and Facebook (/MyReadIsRed).
When two musicians get together, sometimes the music changes — for better or for worse. Check out our list of our favorite musicians who changed their music along with their relationship status.
When J. Lo left Diddy after she had enough of his street life, his music was never the same. He released “I Need A Girl” parts One and Two and then didn’t release another track for four years. In 2006 he came back with “Press Play” but all the “street” went right out of his music.
Any celebrity will tell you that the key to a successful career is relevance, longevity and a diverse portfolio. This can often separate those who only have 15 minutes of fame from those who have a long-term contract with celebrity.
When it comes to the marketplace, it’s no secret that tons of celebrities want us to buy their stuff. From clothing to fragrances and apparel, it seems like everyone has their hand in the business world. There are however some who opt for less obvious ventures that would make us take another look. Here are ten celebrities who have created unexpected side hustles or businesses.
Mistresses have been around as long as marriage. But these women have managed to make mistress history with their scandalous behavior. Their illicit relationships made headlines, changed the course of history and turned them into millionaires over night.
Tupac and Biggie are two of the biggest celebrity unsolved murders in history. But they’re not the only ones who checked out under mysterious circumstances. Check out our list of 15 unsolved celebrity deaths that still haven’t been figured out years after their passing.
Nothing makes us happier than seeing celebrities who are willing to give their time and resources to a worthy cause. But we’d be lying if we said we weren’t surprised when these celebrities came out in such fervent support of animal rights. And trust us, it wasn’t just their time and resources they were willing to put out there. From the cute to the downright hot and steamy, we take a look at PETA’s 14 most surprising ads.