Sometimes it's hard to tell, but we love our celebrities around here. (Shut up, we do.) The truly admirable stars are beautiful, likable and talented. They didn’t all start out as A-listers, though -- not everyone can be plucked from obscurity and rocket straight to the top. Sometimes...
Most celebrities have glam squads kept on retainer to advise and style everything from hair to clothes to makeup. Unfortunately, though, sometimes the image entourage takes a nap and things fall through the cracks -- or, worse yet, the stars try to handle things themselves and flame out in spectacular fashion.
Hair in particular seems to present a unique challenge, so it wasn't hard for us to find a whole slew of follicle-related fails. Some are one-off disasters from red carpet appearances, while others are semi-tragic cuts, bad colors, poorly done extensions or horrific perms -- but they're all worthy of being pointed and laughed at.
Dog-owners have been putting their canine kids in costumes for years -- who among us hasn't seen a Dachshund dressed as a hot dog or a tiny little Chihuahua in a tutu? And yeah, they're cute and everything, but yawn. Whatever.
Bring a celebrity slant to it, though, and everything changes. No one will be nodding off when they see your pooch as a pop star, an '80 TV icon or one of history's greatest Lotharios. And did we mention a few of these get-ups have faux cleavage?
Most of us don't get to choose our names, but celebrities do -- and when they start out with a snark-worthy or tongue-twisting real name, it makes the decision to abandon it even easier.
With that in mind, here are five stars with given names that probably wouldn't have gone up in lights, and the stories behind the stage names they chose instead.
Some celebrities pop up overnight, helped along by a star-making performance that makes it seem as if they came out of nowhere. But before all that fame and glamour and easy money, plenty of celebs had to actually work to make ends meet -- and a lot of them had some pretty bizarre occupations along the way.
We went through a bunch of bios, discarded the mundane stuff, and found ourselves with a fairly impressive list of the weirdest and worst jobs anyone could ever hope to have.
And now we share them with you. Because we're loving that way.
As we near the anniversary of both Kim Kardashian’s split from short-time husband Kris Humphries and the start of Katy Perry’s rather brief marriage to Russell Brand, we can't help but ponder the shelf-life of Hollywood wedded bliss. We feel a speci...
Shoes ... they're not just what goes on your feet, especially when you're a celebrity with access to designers who view footwear as tiny little works of art. And we're not talking about "it" designers like Brian Atwood or old standbys like Christian Louboutin or even Manolo Blahnik (RIP Carrie Bradshaw).
Here, you'll see celeb shoes that took fashion to the next level. Penis pumps? Got 'em. Pistol heels? Yep. Gravity-defying, backless platforms? Those, too.
A few made us wonder what the hell these ladies were thinking, while others had us coveting our own pair. But kids, we beseech you -- don't try this at home.
Mugshots are basically a rite of passage for celebrities. But while some look just as good with that awful grey background as they do on a red carpet, others are a bit less glamorous.
Let's stroll down memory lane, where we'll snicker at some of the most unflattering photos in history -- and revisit the transgressions that led to these pics being taken in the first place.
Last time we checked the sources that track such things, the average height of American and European men was about 5 feet 10 inches. That varies depending on genetics, of course, but what's really mind-boggling is how much taller some male celebrities on the shorter side seem to look to us.
So we decided to check on the stature of some famous dudes known for their larger-than-life personas on stage or screen to see exactly how much we've been duped. A few are famously short, but just how wee they are may surprise you.
Recently, there was a rash of celebrities-accepting-prom-dates activity. Sure, it’s easy to go to prom and look spiffy when you’re a grown-up and have a stylist at your disposal -- but what did celebrities look like at their own proms?
Kind of embarrassing, actually. Not as embarrassing as old pics of us at prom, but hey, we're not rich or famous. And since we're a little bitter about that, we're gonna point and laugh at some celebrities' dance photos instead.