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We all have a stretch of time in our past where we were on some other stuff or trying to find ourselves. We talked different, dressed odd, and everyone told us it was just a phase, and thankfully they were right. The same can be said of these celebs. While individuality and creativity should be applauded, many people were scratching their heads and raising their eyebrows when these stars went through their weird phases.
Christina Aguilera always knew she would be a star. Getting her start early on the “Mickey Mouse Club,” Aguilera’s career began along the same time as fellow pop diva Britney Spears. Trying to differentiate herself from her rival, Aguilera decided to be edgy and played up her sexuality and bad girl image to help sell records. Catching a lot of negative criticism for her overly sexual image, Aguilera eventually toned things down after a brief hiatus to start a family and retool her image. Most recently, Aguilera has rejoined her red seat on NBC’s hit singing reality competition show “The Voice.”
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If you’ve ever been with a guy, and after dating him for a long while you break up and he proposes to the next chick, you’re not alone. It happens all the time, and many of us are left wondering, ‘why did I have to be the one before THE ONE?’ But men, both everyday Joe’s and famous fellas too, do things like this, and some ladies do too. They won’t get to commit to one guy, but in the interest of wanting to get married and start a family (and believing in “happily ever after”), will marry the next guy they meet. Need examples? Here are nine celebs who got engaged right after they left a long-time love.
When a Hollywood couple makes the hard choice to split up, most of the times it’s the wife who walks away practically set for life. However, these 15 famous women were forced to cough up the alimony when the marriage was over.
Britney Spears shocked the world by marrying her childhood friend during a night of partying in Las Vegas. That union was quickly annulled and Spears found herself walking down the aisle months later, this time to her backup dancer, Kevin Federline. Her second marriage lasted a bit longer — three years — and for his time as Mr. Britney Spears, Federline received $40,000 a month in alimony. Federline is reportedly content to remain a single man in order to continue cashing in his monthly checks. Federline was originally awarded custody of their two boys but after Spears took some time off to work on personal issues, they now share joint custody.
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Many women face the challenge of choosing between a career and children, but there are plenty who choose both. Raising children is the hardest job to have and to balance that with a successful career is even harder. These 15 celebrity moms have been in movies, television shows, on runways and red carpets looking stunning, full of energy and have even brought their little ones along to celebrate with them. Hard work, drive and determination have served these women well in their public and personal lives.
Nia Long has starred in some of our most classic films like “Boyz in the Hood,” “Love Jones” and “The Best Man.” She’s been on episodes of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and many other projects and with the length of her career you may forget that she is a mother of two sons Massai, age 12 and Kez, age 1.
After watching this year’s Emmy awards, many people felt as if actress Kerry Washington was robbed. After losing out to Claire Danes in the category for “Best Actress,” the “Scandal” star took it in stride but here is a list of other actors who were passed over for their stellar roles.
Denzel Washington: Malcom X
Denzel Washington has had a long and stellar career in Hollywood that has spanned almost four decades. In addition to playing various characters, Washington also had to flex his acting skills when it came to playing real-life people. He received critical acclaim for his portrayals of Steve Biko, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, Melvin B. Tolson, Frank Lucas, and Herman Boone but it was his starring role in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X that should’ve earned the native New Yorker an Academy award. Although he was nominated for Best Actor, Washington lost out to Al Pacino. Lee was very vocal about his feelings saying, among other things, “I’m not the only one who thinks Denzel was robbed on that one.”
Well, it was about thisclose to panic time for the executives but the American Idol judges have finally been confirmed!
The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively revealing that crooner Harry Connick, Jr has agreed to be a judge on season 13 of the reality show. While ratings may be dwindling, this could give the show a nice boost. Not only is Connick already a familiar face to the show having served as a mentor many times, but the New Orleans native is also loved by older women which is key to their ratings.
The show was in jeopardy of being delayed after producer Dr. Luke had to drop out due to record label conflict (he has a deal with Sony Music while all Universal Music Group holds all the exclusive music rights to the Idol recordings).
Connick joins other American Idol judges Keith Urban and Jennifer Lopez who’ve already been confirmed according to multiple reports.
While show reps aren’t saying anything one way or another, The Hollywood Reporter did say that Simon Fuller, the show’s producer, held a small party Thursday to toast the new judges. The guests included Lopez, Urban and Connick, as well as former judge Randy Jackson who will now serve as a mentor on the show.
American Idol host Ryan Seacrest also added on Friday morning that he had some show news to reveal soon.
So that’s that. In the words of Ryan Seacrest, “Say hello to YOUR American Idol judges.” Those of you hoping for a cancellation will have to wait at least one more season,
What do you think of the new panel?
Celebrity or not, there are some things people just shouldn’t wear after a certain age – or until they reach a certain age. But there’s really no point in telling these 15 celebrities who don’t dress their ages. They’re just as famous for their talents as they are for their age-inappropriate wardrobes.
This 43-year-old mommy of two definitely doesn’t let age govern the clothes she rocks. From super low plunging necklines to super high thigh slits, Mariah Carey shows no signs of slowing down (or covering up) anytime soon.
Or You Could Just Cancel The Show: Jennifer Lopez And will.i.am Reportedly The New Judges For “American Idol”
Somebody at Fox clearly wants that old thing back, because according to omg! Insider, Jennifer Lopez is about to be back as a judge on American Idol. And that’s not the only new news. Not only was country singer and judging favorite Keith Urban asked to return, but will.i.am has allegedly been asked to be a judge for the show as well. These folks will take the place of Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and original judge, Randy Jackson, who all left after a tumultuous season 12. even longtime producer Nigel Lythgoe was axed after that strugg season. The executive producer of omg! Insider spread the news after Fox’s recent TCA panel and speaking with a “reliable as can be” inside source from the show.
There have been whispers since the middle of last season that Jennifer Lopez would possibly return, and she has played very coy in interviews since then about what her next move would be. But who wouldn’t want to collect those easy millions by listening to people sing in designer clothes all day and night? Lopez would be crazy not to go back. But as a trio of judges, I can’t say that I’m really excited about this possible lineup. Keith has an awesome personality, J. Lo is cool, and will.i.am knows a lot about making great music, but as a unit, we’ll have to wait and see if they can actually bring in viewers. What do you think? Either way, it’s going to take a lot to resurrect this show.
Talent and drive might get a lot of these celebrities far, but does that translate into business? Sometimes, it doesn’t. From closed-down restaurants and nightclubs to clothing lines that flopped, our favorite celebrities might be masterminds behind the mic and on the big screen, but not as talented in the business world.
Although these celebrities didn’t go bankrupt from their failed businesses and investments like these bankrupt celebs, their bad investments cost in the millions. Here are a few celebrities whose investments might have been a bad business choice.
The entertainment industry’s ‘Jill Of All Trades,’ Jennifer Lopez revealed to W Magazine she was homeless months before her big break in 1991 when she was chosen to be a Fly Girl dancer on the classic old school show, “In Living Color.”
Before she took the role, Jenny from the block was supposedly roughing it out, for real- even with her mama. Lopez stated she and her mother would argue about her not wanting to attend college. Instead of enrolling, Jenny wanted to pursue her dancing career full time. Her decision to do so led her to become homeless by moving out of her mother’s house and into a dance studio she would take classes at. Lopez recalls:
“I was homeless, but I told her, ‘This is what I have to do.’ A few months later, I landed a job dancing in Europe. When I got back, I booked ‘In Living Color.’ I became a Fly Girl and moved to L.A. It all happened in a year.”
Because of her hustle, Jennifer Lopez believes she will instill a great work-ethic in her five-year-old twins, Max and Emme, saying:
“I think a lot about teaching my kids to work hard. I’ve learned something about kids — they don’t do what you say; they do what you do. I watched my parents. My dad worked nights, and I was aware of how much he was doing for us. My mom was a Tupperware lady and also worked at the school. I always felt that I couldn’t let them down. And I had a natural discipline from early on. I was always training for something.”
Looks like that worked out for her in the long run. What do you make of J. Lo’s rags to riches story?