Even if you fancy yourself a pop culture expert, you might be surprised how easy it is to be fooled into thinking some ‘regular’ dude is a celebrity. That’s exactly what New York City’s Brett Cohen proved, when he pranked a bunch of people in Times Square.
It was simple really. Brett merely cleaned himself up, donned a nice suit and gathered an entourage that included security, photographers, bodyguards and two pushy assistant. While Brett was inside NBC Studios, his assistants and the paparazzi started creating a buzz outside. When asked who the celebrity was, they didn’t provide an answer. So the people outside were left to make something up or take a photo, hoping their Facebook friends could identify him. A crowd formed even before the fake celebrity emerged.
His brand new fans were convinced they knew who he was too — “He’s the guy with the single on the radio right?” “No, actually he’s the guy from Spider-Man, I know it.” They lined up for photos and followed him around the square.
It goes to show how easily we’re drawn into the crowd mentality — fantasizing over someone without really knowing who they are, just because everyone else is. Would you fall for it?
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Remember that Spice Girls movie? Well, One Direction might just be getting a film of their own too!
In an interview with The Sun, Harry Styles said the band was definitely interested in making an appearance on the big screen.
“Movies are something we would consider. But it would have to be what we want,” he said.
But being the cheeky person that he is, Styles joked that he would love the movie to be a romance.
“We would love to do Romeo And Juliet, as depicted by One Direction, and we should play the parts — Niall would be Juliet.”
Would you guys watch a movie starring One Direction? I’m not sure how I feel about their acting chops after watching iCarly. But seeing how big these boys already are, they would definitely be cashing in some serious cash if this film were to be made.
Some people say Thomas Elliot was in The Hunger Games while others are convinced he was in The Amazing Spiderman. It really doesn’t matter, because he’s famous and you have to get your picture with him so everyone can be jealous you met a celebrity. That’s how a lot of people act at this popular mall in Virginia.
On a regular Saturday, Thomas and his friends decided to try a social experiment of sorts. With the help of a few staged actors, tons of people believed Thomas was famous, including mall security. The mall assigned them special security to escort them everywhere and shut down a couple stores for him. They even took him through private corridors to avoid the frenzy.
Most importantly, a bunch of giddy girls wanted to get close to the action, asking for autographs and photos. It just goes to show how the perception of supposedly famous people is often built up because of the hype!
In other unsurprising Kim Kardashian news, Jon Hamm has slammed the reality star with a harsh statement by saying that her success “doesn’t make any sense.”
“Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated,” the Mad Men star told Elle UK Magazine.
“Being a f**king idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly.”
Well, it’s not like Hamm is the only star to criticize Kardashian’s fame. British actor Daniel Craig has also said similar things.
“Look at the Kardashians, they’re worth millions. I don’t think they were that badly off to begin with, but now look at them,” said Craig to Britain’s GQ magazine in an interview. “You see that and you think, ‘What, you mean all I have to do is behave like a [expletive] idiot on television and then you’ll pay me millions?’”
Well, that makes me and them both. I still have no idea why the Kardashians are so famous. Maybe it’s because they’re rich and they annoyingly like to make everything public.
Who knows? It must be one of the world’s greatest mysteries.
Victoria Beckham and husband David have asked Eva Longoria to be the godmother of their new daughter, reports Digital Spy.
The couple are due next month, and have chosen the ‘Desperate Housewives’ star as the godmother among other friends like Gordon and Tana Ramsay and Heidi Klum and husband Seal.
Brooklyn and Romeo, their two sons, have famous godparents as well – Sir Elton John and Liz Hurley. Talk about lucky kids.
“Victoria ran it past David and they both want Eva,” a source told The Sun. “She’s extremely honored.”
Longoria is a long time friend of Beckham, and is reportedly thrilled over the news. ”She’s very loyal and very, very funny. Everyone loves her,” Longoria says of Beckham.
Boy, do I wish I was a child to a famous person. I’ll take Britney Spears as my godmother.
‘Harry Potter’ star Emma Watson is enrolling at Oxford University, reports CTV.
After quitting Brown University in April, the actress will now study English at the prestigious British university in October.
Watson said she found it difficult trying to juggle filming, modelling and studying at Brown.
“Recently I’ve had so much to juggle that being a student AND fulfilling my other commitments has become a little impossible,” says Brown. ”I’ve decided to take a bit of time off to completely finish my work on ‘Harry Potter’ and to focus on my other projects.”
Now that she has a little more free time since ‘Potter’ filming is done, Brown can focus more on her studies. Since she has lived in Oxfordshire practically her whole life, she will probably find it much easier to attend Oxford as well.
Watson said she underestimated how famous she was at Brown, saying “I was in denial. I wanted to pretend I wasn’t as famous as I was. I was trying to seek out normality, but I kind of have to accept who I am, the position I’m in and what happened.”
Good for her for sticking with school, though. I can imagine how difficult it must be with a full-time career, but she seems smart enough to pull it off.
Katie Holmes is letting her 18-year-old stepdaughter, Isabella Cruise, apprentice at the actress’s fashion line called ‘Holmes & Yang,’ E Online reports.
Tom Cruise, Katie’s husband and Isabella’s father, shared his excitement for Isabella last week at a tribute dinner in his honor in L.A.
“Kate’s designing and [Isabella] is just working her way up,” Cruise said.
“She’s an artist, Bella, so it’s really great that she gets to work with it,” said Cruise. “She’s loving it.”
While Katie and son Connor were on hand to watch Tom receive the Humanitarian Award that night at the Beverly Wilshire, Bella was on her way back from the Big Apple to begin her apprenticeship.
Well, I’m jealous. Wouldn’t it be nice to be the child of a famous person who can help you with whatever career you want? I always thought little Suri would be the fashionista of the house, but looks like Isabella is well on her way to being a new designer. Good luck!
Lindsay Lohan’s train wreck of a life has been turned into an off-broadway play, reports Playbill. Flattering, or embarrassing? We’re not sure which of these it is.
The play, titled Project: Lohan, is written by D’Arcy Drollinger and directed by Ben Rimalower. It will run from April 29 to May 8 in New York. Playwright Drollinger also plays Lindsay in the play, and the cast also includes Clayton Dean Smith, Brandon Olson, Cindy Goldfield, Emily McGowan and Brian Reiss.
Described as a “multi-media, gender-bending theatrical experience,” the show only uses published text from tabloids, magazines, entertainment TV and internet gossip sites. Kind of a neat concept, if you ask me.
Here’s how the show is described:
“From starlet to harlot, from hottie to hot mess, from fashion plate to prison inmate,” the press notes states, “Lindsay Lohan has been the subject of arguably one of the most publicized rise and falls in showbiz history. The youngest person to host the MTV movie awards and earning over $7 million a picture before she turned 18, Lindsay had it all, but her love/hate relationship with the paparazzi played a significant role in her seemingly out-of-control spiral. The money, the fame, the feuds, the media-hungry parents, the lesbian lover, the insatiable paparazzi, five trips to rehab, two DUI’s, possession of cocaine, shoplifting, physical abuse and even carjacking — all played out in the public eye — will be reinterpreted for the stage; and will include other such luminaries as Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Hillary Duff, Jessica Simpson, Scarlett Johansson, Samantha Ronson, Dina and Michael Lohan, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Leslie Sloan Zelnick and Wilmer Valderrama.”
This will be nothing short of entertaining, I can tell you that much. I wonder if Lindsay will pop in to see the show? She does make trips to New York quite often, so how amazing would it be if she did a cameo?
The play will be housed at La MaMa, E.T.C., which is located at 74A East 4th Street. For tickets, priced $18/$13 students and seniors, call (212) 475-7710 or visit www.lamama.org.