13 Celebrities Whose Egos Are Bigger Than Their Careers
The word ‘celebrity’ is already pretty synonymous with ‘ego’ anyway, but there are some famous human beings in our ranks who really take that overlap to the next level. Being confident is one thing, but these people are cocky to the extreme, to the degree that it’s the thing they’re most famous for.
When you hear their name, instead of thinking of the last project they worked on, you’re reminded of their last rant, or their last Twitter feud, or their last meltdown. They’ve become so inflated by their own success that they’ve actually taken the air right out of their own careers. Did you like that? Did you see what I did there? SUCH A CLEVER BLOGGER.
Agh, sorry guys, just realized that was really self-congratulatory of me about myself. I guess that sort of thing just wears off on you once you assemble an entire list of people whose egos are now bigger than their careers. Read on.
1. Katherine Heigl
Girl, the last thing IMDb knows you for is Grey’s Anatomy, so whenever you want to stop bringing your mom to sets and making diva demands would be perfect for us.
2. Kanye West
Sure, he’s talented, but he titled an album Yeezus and a song ‘I Am A God’. You better reset, buddy.
3. Lindsay Lohan
Girl, we all saw Liz And Dick. The trainwreck has become the master. (I don’t know what I mean by that.)
4. Chris Brown
I can only speak for myself, but I will never buy a piece of this guy’s music ever again. I think his opinion of himself proves that he’s a ticking time bomb.
5. Nicki Minaj
As much as I enjoy her fights with Mariah Carey on American Idol, it’s pretty terrifying how obsessed with herself Nicki is, considering her songs consist almost entirely of herself rhyming the same word over and over in a fake British accent.
6. Tom Cruise
Did you guys know that he can heal you with his touch?
7. Mariah Carey
The literal poster child of the diva. I guess she does still have a very devoted fan base, but I personally can’t name more than three of her songs, so she stays on the list!
8. Justin Bieber
This kid hasn’t been in the spotlight for new music since ‘Baby’. PUT A SHIRT ON, JUSTIN.
9. Gwyneth Paltrow
I’m sure you still do movies, Gwynnie, but for the most part you’re so infatuated with staring at yourself in the mirror and devising / publicizing new recipes for hot kale water that they tend to slip through the cracks.
10. William Shatner
I feel sort of bad putting Shatner on the list because I have such great affection for him, but you have to admit it takes a certain brand of brass ball to complain about not being cast in a movie when your most current accomplishment is as the Priceline guy.
This is a woman who literally thinks she can turn back the hands of time and emerge fresh-faced as a wee baby if she wants it hard enough. Scary town.
12. Charlie Sheen
Tiger blood. #winning. Fired from his job on Two And A Half Men and only expects to be even more famous. Pull it together, Sheen. Cool it with the hooker parties.
13. Lady Gaga
And you, my dear, have jumped the shark. Her videos used to be excellent — remember Bad Romance? Telephone? — but now they’re just rehashing things she’s already done. Gaga blew her art wad too early.