Talent and fame have always been mutually exclusive of each other. As the rules of being a celebrity has proved again and again, you don’t need to be talented to be famous. As long as you are famous, talent can take care of itself. Heck, talent can even be faked. So, in this age of liposuction and high-profile divorces, sex scandals and award-fixing, here’s a list of celebrities who are famous for being famous.
1. Justin Bieber
Teenage sensations come and go. So what makes Justin Bieber’s story special? He is the teenage sensation of the Internet Age. You don’t actually need to take music lessons or spend years playing wherever you can to hone your talent and win a record deal. All you have to do is upload a video. Bieber’s Beatle haircut, faux Michael Jackson vocals, ridiculously trite lyrics have only managed to win him more screaming fans as days go by.
Her name was like a prayer and she had the skills of a foremost businesswoman. But what were her talents as an entertainer? A straw-like thin voice that grew to one that sounds like a broken record, Madonna lingerie collection is the secret behind her success. As well as her knack for spotting talented dancers, songwriters, musicians and set designers. It is time she let go of trying to make it as a singer and do what she does best- talent spotting.
3. Kanye West
Unlike other celebs on this list, Kanye West does have talent. However, he is annoying because he excels at the art of being annoying. Borderline sex maniac whose lyrical ability extends to lines such as “I like sex and I am good at it”, Kanye West is a misogynistic, pretentious no-gooder who should just shut up and work as a record producer for the rest of his life.
4. Robert Pattinson
Honestly, it is not the English lad’s fault. Just another guy auditioning for roles in Hollywood, he just had to land up with the role of an annoyingly perfect vampire in a more annoying series of vampire books routinely being made into films. Think Beatlemania multiplied by four times, and your get the frenzy around Pattinson. He is as much surprised by the hype as a non-Pattinsonian is. He gets that it is highly overrated.
5. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is trailor trash Hollywood. Teenage slut icon to millions, she spells irritating from head to toes. Completely lacking in singing, acting and even modelling ability( for she has the most disastrous fashion sense), her desperate need for attention does make her stand out. As a classic example of people you wish would just fade away.
6. Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton was the reigning queen of overrated celebs in the last decade. She deserves some honor for having been the one who set the rules of being a person who is famous for being famous. She stands out the most because, unlike Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber, she has not even been able to successfully fake talent. Disastrous acting and singing stints later, she now struggles for the spotlight with her range of beauty products.
7. Britney Spears
She set out to be Madonna. She lost her mind. She tried to recover, but she hasn’t quite regained her crown as the overrated “Princess of Pop”. Annulled marriages, shaved heads and K-Fed later she has proved that when you try to recycle overrated trash, you go straight to the trash can.
8. Lindsay Lohan
LiLo has received some of the worst press ever in the history of celebrity. No one has a good word for her. However, to resurrect a fact from oblivion, LiLo did have competent acting ability. So what if that is just a tiny plus point in a sea of minuses?
9. Lady Gaga
Madonna is beautiful. David Bowie was talented. Coco Chanel made fashionable but wearable clothes. Lady Gaga tries to be all three and yet completely misses the mark. So what? She’s famous.
10. Taylor Swift
“She wears short skirts, I wear T-shirts” are lines from a Grammy winning song, by a so-called songwriter, who is a so-called country singer, who is a so-called teen icon who sleeps with everyone in town so that she can write songs about them.
11. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie seems a little big to be on this list. After all, she has never attempted music or launched beauty products or shaved off her head. Instead, she has adopted half the children in the world, broken up a perfectly good Hollywood couple, drank blood and made out with her brother. She is more than annoying and overrated. She is mythical.