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.


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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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