Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Thursday Thirteen # 25 - Thirteen Jinxed Celebrities

These thirteen celebrities have been unlucky in life, love or their career in some shape or fashion and I would probably feel really sorry for them if some of their woes were not self-manufactured or if they didn't have millions of dollars. Who would make your list of unlucky celebrity?

1. Tara Reid - Ditching Carson Daly back in the day wasn't a bad idea, but everything Tara Reid has done since then has proven to be a mistake. From fashion malfunctions to botched plastic surgeries and everything in between, the tanned train wreck is desperately in need of some good luck.

2. Jennifer Aniston - Even though Jennifer Aniston parted ways with Brad Pitt over three years ago, she's still considered unlucky in love. Perhaps her recent romance with John Mayer will lead the former "Friend" down the aisle for a second time? Unfortunately, the chances are slim based on the number of leading ladies John has left in the dust.

3. Jessica Simpson - Speaking of John Mayer, Jessica Simpson hasn't seemed super since splitting with the singer/songwriter. Despite the comfort of her current beau Tony Romo, the blond bombshell is beyond stressed thanks to a stalled music career, a meddling father, and a younger sister who's not only married but pregnant.

4. Star Jones-Reynolds - When her battle with Barbara boiled over on "The View," many believed Star would fade away forever. Her questionable marriage to Al Reynolds and a chat show on Court TV kept her dimmer on low. In recent months, she's lost everything, and it appears that it's lights out for the self-involved former star.

5. Alanis Morrisette - With tracks on her new disc entitled "The Guy Who Leaves," "Incomplete," "Straightjacket," "Madness," and "On the Tequila," we're guessing that Alanis Morissette isn't over the fact that her delicious ex, Ryan Reynolds, left her in favor of Scarlett Johansson, to whom he's currently engaged.

6. David Beckham – Guys have bad luck too. Less than a year ago, the MLS and the City of Angels welcomed David Beckham with open arms, and soccer fans around the world rejoiced. Unfortunately, the hottie didn't live up to the hype. The superstar, and part-time underwear model, only managed to play in eight matches, provide three assists, and score one goal for the Galaxy in his lackluster debut season.

7. Britney Spears - Our beloved Brit is slowly but surely attempting to resurrect her career, but one thing is for sure - the tasteless pop tart is still unlucky in love and when it comes to outfit selection!

8. Christine Cavallari - When "Laguna Beach" sailed off into the sunset a few years ago, Kristin Cavallari was poised for stardom. However, after her UPN show sank, she was on the outside looking in as L.C. ascended to the top of "The Hills," Audrina landed a movie role, Whitney nabbed a spin-off, Heidi debuted a fashion line, and Spencer Pratt became a household name.

9. Jordin Sparks - Now that Jordin Sparks has been replaced by a new "Idol" (David Cook), her 15 minutes of fame are in jeopardy. Yes, the single "No Air" is a quasi hit, but with an injured vocal chord and stalled album sales, the teen could quickly find herself signing autographs alongside Justin Guarini and Jasmine Trias at a county fair.

10. Brook Hogan - Hopefully Brooke Hogan's petite beau Jonathan Prater is helping her cope with her parents' failed marriage, her brother's incarceration, and her failed music career.

11. Lindsay Lohan - Lindsay's stock continues to erode. The once promising young star of "Mean Girls" has reverted to hawking a custom line of leggings now that her film career has officially come to a screeching halt. What's next? Promotional appearances at Forever 21?

12. Ian Zierling - Kelly Taylor (Jennie Garth) and Donna Martin (Tori Spelling) are heading back to the halls of Bev Hills High this coming fall in the CW's "90210" spin-off, while an uninvited Steve Sanders (Ian Ziering) will likely be crying himself to sleep in his 1991 Chevy Corvette.

13. Denise Richards - Who would have guessed that in the bitter divorce battle between Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen, Charlie would come out on top and Denise would quickly become a public enemy? We suppose it doesn't help your image when you toss your young kids on a tacky reality show and shack up with your former BFF's (Heather Locklear) man minutes after their breakup.

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Michelle said...

Poor Brittany Spears. That poor girl has some serious problems. Great idea for a TT!

Chelle Y. said...

I think I have seen something like this before, but with a few exceptions on this list, it does not matter to me.

Anonymous said...

Heh, #5 made me laugh a little bit.

What a unique TT idea! I loved it. I do feel kind of bad for some of them, though...but you are right, a lot of it is their own fault and, hey!, they have a LOT of money!

Happy TT!

SJ Reidhead said...

I don't think I would consider many of these people jinxed. They are living the lives they created, just like the rest of us - for good or ill. I think the problem is most of us can't admit we've blown it.

the Pink Flamingo

Hootin' Anni said...

Personally, I think #4 is just plain weird. No offense.

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Carol said...

I didn't know that. Any of it.

pjazzypar said...

Michelle, I think Brittany is mentally ill. She desperately needs psychiatric help.

Chelle Y., I hear you. Don't matter to me either, it's just a list of thirteen. Thanks for visiting., Thanks. I think Beckham is just having a bad year. Ian Zierling is just unlucky. He hasn't done anything wrong.

SjReidhead, You could be right, thanks for visiting.

hootin anni, No offense taken. I am not related to the woman. Even if I was she has made some mistakes that she needs to deal with.

nicholas said...

Beckham isn't jinxed. He just made a very silly career move by going to LA, when he should have remained in the mainstream. He allowed himself to be sent to what is essentially a sports backwater by his pushy, brainless wife. The sooner he gets back to a real team the better -- if the woman will allow it.

On a limb with Claudia said...

Wow. You're so right. Unlucky, insane, and stupid. I keep asking myself why I care... but oddly I do.

Happy TT!

kay said...

Beloved Brit? I don't think so! And I don't even know most of the others. Outa touch, outa touch!

SandyCarlson said...

There's a similarity in the hair of many of these! Unlucky? Michael J. Foxx, maybe.

jehara said...

man, they're making a 90210 spin-off? and jennie garth and tori spelling are going to be in it?
wow. that just seems very bizarre.

Journeywoman said...

Okay...some of these people...I don't even know.

Feeling old.

Lori said...

Id have to agree with most of them. I really like Jennifer Aniston. I hope she finds her happily ever after. Happy TT:)

Malcolm said...

Props on the "tasteless pop tart" line you used in regards to Britney Spears, that was a good one.

As for your question regarding other celebs who belong on the unlucky list, I struggled to come up with somebody. I then remembered Jennifer Grey. She had the nose job in 1990 that was botched so badly that she had to have a 2nd operation. Her appearance was changed so much that she was virtually unrecognizable. Her career never recovered.

Clarence said...

What was Denise Richards originally famous for? I can't even remember. Nice T13, quite entertaining. :)

Angie said...

Just goes to show you that money can't buy you love, health, or common sense.
Great List!

forgetfulone said...

I don't really feel sorry for them, either. How about Winona Ryder? Or Anna Nichole Smith? Gary Coleman? Maybe you're too young to remember him, but the other two?

forgetfulone said...

OOPS. Forgot to finish my comment. This was a really great post! Brittany would be at the top of my jinxed list, and yes, she desperately needs mental help. Baby sister might, too, in the near future. Hope not. My T13 is up.

Renee said...

Great idea for TT!

I'm surprised your list doesn't include Amy Winehouse! She's definitely pretty jinxed!

Happy TT!

Peter Plum said...

It's funny how distorted a life can be because of celebrity. Unless you're careful, you can get a warped view of what's truth and what's fiction.

Great list-- Happy TT!

Brenda ND said...

Interesting post. I wonder if the celebrities have the same idea about thier current situations. Happy TT!

Lori said...

I found that very interesting, but then again I'm a people watcher so I find myself drawn to watching the lives of celebrities as well. Many times I do have compassion for them. I wonder sometimes if some of them can't handle the reality of how unreal a celebrities life can become, when everything revolves around them and then suddenly it doesn't, they don't know how to deal. Interesting stuff, to me anyway!
As far as Jordin Sparks is concerned, i don't want to count her out yet. Love that girl!

Anonymous said...

Your one liners had me laughing - I couldn't agree more with your picks! My faves: the tanned train wreck, the tasteless pop tart, and the line about Jordin signing autographs at the county fair were my favorites.... : ).

amy said...

Another creative one. I actually read your entire list and totally agree!

I laughed as well!

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Chris said...

Great idea for a list. Have to feel somewhat sorry for some of those listed. Happy TT

PopArtDiva said...

Muhahahaha, "pop tart". ..

Seriously though, I just can't bring myself to feel sorry for these celebrities. They are not suffering anything that millions of us "non-entities" have dealt with and the fact that their pain is public is their choice.
No one goes into Hollywood thinking "oh wow, I really don't want to stand out".

And many times their quest for notoriety has created their dilemma! But what we would read in "the rags" if not for their woes??

Oh, BTW, it looks as though Shannon Doherty might be in on the 90210 remake - now that's an accident waiting to happen!