We like to think that we know everything about our favorite celebs. We can rattle off their filmography, their favorite fashion designers and even their most scandalous one night stands. However, even the biggest movie stars, like Jennifer Garner or Angelina Jolie, can surprise us with the unlikely celebs they chose for their first marriages.
Let’s be honest, puberty isn’t kind to any of us. Weird things happen to chins, hair gets fuzzy, voices get squeaky and deepen (especially awkward if you’re a girl). But it’s normal! As non-celebrity civilians, we learn to develop stellar personalities to distract from the acne and move on with our lives. Not so easy for child stars. For kids and teens whose careers depend on their adorability factor — who can support their entire family for a year with their dimples — losing their cutie-pie good looks can be disastrous. Look at The Brady Bunch’s Susan Olsen. As Cindy Brady, the lisping daughter with the boing-boing blonde curls, she was a star. But sadly, she grew up to look like a tough-but-lovable bartender in a biker-themed pub in San Fran. Or Tevin Campbell, who was prom-date-perfect as a tween/teen R&B hottie. Now, he’s more “creepy evangelical minister” than pinup.
Whether it’s substance abuse issues (Eddie Furlong), awkward styling (Lark Voorhies), or both (Leif Garrett), these ten celebs look totally different than they did as child stars. Check out how much these formerly cute A-listers have changed!
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Stars can’t go for a Starbucks run, or a quick drive-by at Whole Foods, or a walk of shame back from their backup dancer boytoy’s apartment without paparazzi waiting to catch them. And more often than not, the A-listers are caught looking, well, not their red carpet best. For the past year or so, though, the stars have started beating the photogs at their own game — taking shots of themselves, makeup-free, for all the world to see (and yet, controlling the images with self-editing tools and tons o’filters).
Kate Upton’s boobs are uber-fetishized. We get it; they’re massive, and lush, and flawlessly shaped, and perky. They deserved to be studied at the Smithsonian Institute. In fact, her voluptuous figure (and perfect face, let’s be honest) has afforded her one of the most impressive runs one can get in modeling.
This weekend’s car chase thriller, Need for Speed, features Aaron Paul in his first leading role post-Breaking Bad, a bevy of crazy awesome car chases and one smoking hot chick driving a hot rod. We’re talking of course about Imogen Poots and after this weekend, the British beauty is joining the ranks of Megan Fox, Amber Heard and more hot girls who burned up the cinema screen in muscle cars.
It’s really no surprise that celebs and athletes are so drawn to each other. They’re both larger than life, usually wealthy, have rabid fans, live public lives and, more often than not, are raging narcissists. Also, there’s the looks thing. Celebrity women are usually drop dead gorgeous (think Halle and Kim), while male sports stars are generally strapping, muscle bound hotties (i.e., Andre Agassi and Rick Fox). They look great together. Here’s the thing, though—it takes a lot more than being paparazzi-perfect to make a lasting marriage.
Thus, a large percentage of celeb/athlete unions end in disaster. Whether it’s a result of insane drug abuse, like wild child couple John McEnroe and Tatum O’Neal, or truly epic infidelity, like Tony Parker and Eva Longoria, most sports/starlet marriages never have a chance. Here, check out the most ten most salacious divorces, ever!
Tattoos are hot. They just are. Good ink can make almost anything sexy — a wrist, the top of a foot, aging rock stars (kidding). And in the past year or so, tats have totally become zeitgeisty, thanks to the popularity of shows like VH1′s Black Ink Crew; Spike TV’s Ink Master and Tattoo Rescue; and Oxygen’s Best Ink and Tattoos After Dark.
What is it about Mad Men‘s John Slattery that makes women go crazy? Or what about Hollywood’s hottest bachelor, George Clooney? Is the way both men wear suits? Is it their staggering talent? Is it their natural swagger. Maybe, or maybe it’s because no woman can resist a silver fox.
A lot of couples spare no expense when it comes to their wedding day, but is it worth all the cash if the marriage is doomed for divorce? The fifteen couples on this list spent an estimated combined total of $80.5 million on their big days. Maybe it would have been worth it if their love had lasted forever, but all these marriages had unhappy endings.
There are countless tales in television and film of women who sell their love for money–and for some reason we can’t stop falling in love with them! Julia Roberts was already a rising star when she played Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman, but it’s her performance as a Hollywood hooker that made her the biggest movie star of her generation. Nicole Kidman dazzled us as the doomed Satine in the romantic and over-the-top Moulin Rouge and Rachel Brosnahan is the latest to steal our heart with her conflicted but beautiful portrayal of Rachel Posner on the hit Netflix series, House of Cards.