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Sometimes the drama going on behind the scenes of your favorite movies is more compelling than what’s in front of the camera. Some celebrities have managed to keep their public personas squeaky clean. But reports from the set say that they’re a nightmare to work with.
Whenever big events are taking place we’re always anticipating who our favorite celebs will bring as their dates. Just when we think it’ll be a model, they make us fall in love them even more by bringing their mamas instead. I always find it cute when they show mom dukes that she will always and forever be their leading lady. Video vixen, models, singers… fall back because the mothers are running this show.
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Justin Bieber has signed a 14-month contract with SpendSmart Payment Company, which puts him front-and-center in videos and other messaging directed at his millions of teenage fans. In videos that will be put on his YouTube page today (we don’t see it there yet), and messaging on Twitter and on his Facebook page, he’ll be talking up responsible money management and also pushing SpendSmart prepaid debit cards, according to The New York Times.
The article says Bieber is being paid $3.75 million for his spokesperson services over the next year, with stock options.
The card, previously called BillMyParents and specially designed for teenagers, alerts parents when it’s used, giving them control over spending. “The average SpendSmart cardholder is 16, and the card is used most frequently to buy food (especially fast food), followed by gas, technology (like iTunes, electronics and games) and clothing,” the Times says.
As the paper notes (and as we’ve written about here), prepaid debit cards typically charge lots of exorbitant fees, so they’re generally not recommended as a financial tool. This card also has a ton of fees as well, like $1.50 for ATM withdrawals and $7.95 for a replacement card. Though the SpendSmart folks say the fees are lower than other cards. Experts have gone on the record to say they don’t think they’re a good option for teens.
But with legions of fans willing to stand in line for hours for his concert tickets, spend their allowance on his music, and follow his every move on Twitter, Justin Bieber is likely to convince a lot of kids — and perhaps their parents — that his personal finance talk and SpendSmart endorsement are all good. Is this a responsible use of the Biebs’ celebrity?
Sometimes celebrities make it hard to get on their team. These stars’ recent comments have left their fans confused between the crazy advice, rants and shade that have come out on Twitter, in interviews and on the streets. Here’s the best of the best.
Despite her innocent looks and child-like performances, Taylor Swift seems like the girlfriend from hell. When it’s over, she writes songs about her exes, picks on them and drags their names through the dirt. Here is a list of 15 famous musicians that would give Taylor a taste of her own medicine if they ever dated.
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Sooooo adorable! This little lady took some time out from her regular routine of watching cartoons to show some love to Michael Jackson. MJ was a good friend to her famous producer father, and the two worked on his album, Invincible, churning out bangers like “You Rock My World” together. This tot’s famous pops is also well-known for working with folks like Brandy, and was behind most of the tracks on her classic Never Say Never album. He’s made endless hits for folks like Whitney Houston, Destiny’s Child, Toni Braxton, Lady Gaga and more. He was given the post of VP of A&R for Island Def Jam back in 2006, and currently, while still working with big names like Alicia Keys, Ciara, and Justin Bieber, the famed producer has his hand in gospel music as well, starting his own independent gospel music label. Through the label, he was able to release his wife’s music–the mother of this firestarter. So who does this cutie patootie belong to? You’ll never guess…
Besides getting busy in the boxing ring, one thing everyone knows about Floyd Mayweather is that he loves making money and showing it off.
However, he’s now suing a New Orleans wine bistro for using his name as well as the Money Team name – his crew which includes Justin Bieber, his girlfriend Miss Jackson and possibly still 50 Cent – to lure in patrons and getting pretty big pay off during Super Bowl weekend.
In the lawsuit, Mayweather says The Wine Bistro advertised everywhere that he and the Money Team would be hosting a party with DJ Drama on February 1st. The problem is that Mayweather says neither he nor anyone from the Money Team agreed on any such appearance for the establishment. He is concerned that they made lots of money from his name and his fans will be upset with him for not appearing.
Part of the reason it seems Mayweather would not have ever appeared at this place is because he says he makes upwards of $100,000 per appearance and it’s very possible that The Wine Bistro would not have been able to afford that.
He’s asking that they not ever use his name and also for a lot of money, although the actual dollar amount has not been revealed.
You know what? We can’t even be mad at Floyd for this one. Sure, he’s cocky and extravagant but when your name is being used to make a profit and you don’t see any of it (not to mention you didn’t agree to it), it makes sense that he would take legal action. Many celebrities will take to their social media accounts to just debunk any rumors about them making appearances but they won’t take it any further if word that they will be appearing has already gone past their reach.
There’s been no response from The Wine Bar.
I was having a conversation with a friend the other day about setting time limits for yourself when pursuing a man. For almost a year she’s basically been rearranging her social calendar so it can accommodate the “chance” that this guy might finally pay her some attention, while he has lived his life with no consideration for the part she may or may not play in it. 6 months is my limit. If you’ve spent half a year, texting, direct messaging, calling and lastly confronting and he has made zero effort to show you he’s interested, it’s time to chalk it up and cut your losses.
I’m realizing that’s kind of what a quarter life crisis feels like. You reach a point in your life where you realize if you haven’t hit certain markers to achieve your goals, it may be time to get new ones. It’s plagued by the sobering thought that as much as you want your dream, it may not return those same feelings. For months I’ve been fighting this lump of anxiety in my chest and fleeting feelings of failure and inadequacy. And I can’t help but feel guilty because on paper, my life actually looks pretty good. I have a profession that I enjoy going to everyday where I get to help young people AND get paid. I’ve recently gotten into a tax bracket that gives me the promise of financial stability, I’m surrounded by a select few family and friends that love and support me and I’ve gained a following from freelance writing that gives me a nice paycheck on the side. But as I approach thirty more and more come creeping the reminders of goals that I had hoped to accomplish by my late twenties.
I can’t have possibly peaked yet, I just got started being an adult. This can’t be as good as life gets. I remember when I just graduated high school. I was a late-bloomer. I wasn’t quick to get excited about goal setting and career paths. I was happy if I could get off work early from the Dairy Queen on a pay Friday and spend the weekend away with my boyfriend in his dorm. I didn’t want for much and in many ways that was the best time of my life. But then a few years later I decided I wanted more than being my boyfriend’s bottom broad and “soft serve operator” listed under my special skills on a resume. That’s when my very own American Dream started forming and I realized I wanted a job that didn’t encourage you to wear jeans, real bills that looked good on my credit report like a mortgage and a car note, and I even got a career goal: I wanted to be a writer. I’ve been blogging for about two years and while I didn’t expect to be Necole Bitchie by now, I guess I just would have hoped to have made a little more progress. In many areas of my life I feel like I’m working harder and harder and seeing less and less recognition for it. And I have to be honest, as passionate as I am about something I love to do, at the end of the day we all want to be recognized, not on the cover of Us Weekly necessarily, but appreciated and noted for your work. Even better if you can be compensated at the same time.
Facebook has a way of making you feel like the biggest loser in the world when you’re posting about your new Jessica Simpson wedges you nabbed on sale while your friends are posting their shiny princess cut engagement rings or their newly decorated nurseries. I also noticed friends that I swore were riding with me to the end are now veering onto some paths of vastly different priorities. I always found comfort in the fact that I was in pursuit of something great, and for that I had to sacrifice rushing into being someone’s wife or mother. I was going to be a writer; I had a blog and 246 Twitter followers who were fans of my work to prove it. But as I checked my blog stats on New Year’s Day and they weren’t what I hoped, I found myself wondering if I’ve been wasting my time. Just like I told my friend in pursuit of her Mr. Right, maybe I had missed some key red flags that should have happened to signal that I could experience some significant success as a writer.
Will the stars of today be the icons of tomorrow? Some of them will be, sure, but the majority of today’s biggest names … well, get ready to say your goodbyes. We took a cold, hard look at today’s reigning kings and queens of pop culture and sized up which ones could have a bright future ahead of them and which ones are racing the clock and coming up on that cherished fifteenth minute of fame. Do you agree with our predictions?
Celebrities come and go and while some get lucky, others have their moment of fame and fade out quite quickly. For some that minute of fame is enough to make them life-long millionaires, for others, the moment isn’t enough to sustain the life of the rich and famous. In any case, here are 14 very well-known celebrities that we thought for sure would be one-hit wonders, but turned out to be anything but.