We’ve seen and heard plenty of stories of actors and musicians going through tough times to make it big.Â The “struggle” is always part of a success story.Â Â And while we know a fair amount of people out there who have struggled mightily to make it big, there’s always new names that crop up on the list.
These seven celebrities give new meaning to struggle as each of them were homeless at one point in their careers….
I’m sure many of you heard about this last month but just in case you didn’t, it’s not exactly like Hollywood stars are roughing it when they’re on set these days.Â Let’s take Ashton Kutcher for example.
This two-storey, 53ft long, 30-ton luxury home on wheels has everything a man can dream of. Â There are even seven 60 inch 3D plasma screens.Â The car costs $8,750 a week.
The other day I was in the car and I heard something pretty funny from my wife.Â Â The song “Sussudio” was playing on the radio and my wife told me that when any song featuring Phil Collins is playing on the radio you’re not allowed to turn it off.
I’m not sure who made up that rule but I found it to be quite funny.Â Â Not only did I find it funny, I found it to be “appropriate” somehow.Â There are just some people that when you hear them on the radio you simply don’t turn their music off.
I’m not sure what the criteria is.Â Perhaps it’s nostalgic music.Â Â Perhaps it’s that they don’t have much new music these days?Â Whatever it is, here are 7 such examples….
There are some movies out there that you never realized had sequels.Â Â In fact it’s hard to believe that producers out there felt a need for another movie to be put straight to DVD to earn an extra buck.
Granted it’s a business, we all know that.Â Â But still, show a little bit of integrity here will ya?Â It’s not that the movies I’m about to mention were the greatest things ever, but I think I can safely say that none of them should have had sequels.Â Â Then again, you kind of have to see them just to see how bad they are.
Check out five sequels that are so bad you have to see them….
One of the things (amongst a million others) I hated about riding the subway in New York was that on some days there was the off chance that I would be facing a couple who decided that a subway was the best place to make out incessantly and talk all cuddly to one another.Â It made me want to puke.
Public displays of affection in general are pretty nasty.Â However, there are some times when it’s flat out funny.Â Â These moments are not normally caught on camera but I have five clips that were.
I have to admit that I wasn’t even aware that they still made music videos.Â Â All of MTV appears to be reality shows these days.Â When the hell do they have time to squeeze them in?Â And honestly who really cares anymore?
I guess it’s cool to see a cool video once in a while but whatever.Â Â For some reason though, there are videos out there that have nothing to do with the song and wind up being pretty strange.
This video just doesn’t match the song.Â I happen to like this song a lot.Â I would want this video to simply be of the band rocking out.Â But instead what the hell is this little character they got crawling around?Â Totally random.
For such a groovy, hip, popular song this video is pretty random.Â Hell I can accept the band playing in the woods somewhere.Â But what the hell is that weird animated chick character?Â I mean really?Â What does that have to do with anything?
Obviously you need to include an insane metal band.Â They always make weird shit.
Closer by Nine Inch Nails
I can’t describe how random this is.Â From the hanging bull skull to the weird masks worn to the wind machine picking up.Â Â What the hell is going on here?Â It’s a great song but I had to feature Nine Inch Nails at some point.
Next time youâ€™re drunk in public, make sure that there are no security cameras around.Â But unfortunately it happens to the best of us.Â Â Well not all of us but when you’re drinking that often the odds are bound to catch up with you.Â For these people, they certainly did.
And, if weâ€™re lucky, these people get caught on security cameras and people post it on the internet for all the world to see.
Here are videos of people acting like complete idiots while they thought nobody was watching.
It was a pretty action packed awards season this year.Â Â By the way, did anyone catch the Spike Awards in June?Â I never realized how awesome they were.Â Â Just had to point that out.Â Seems like they’re getting pretty big, not to mention some very large stars are in attendance.Â Guess I missed out the past couple of years.
In any event, perhaps the most important element to an awards show is the host.Â Â And that host better get the attention of the audience fast or risk making the entire night boring.
Here are seven hosts who definitely did their jobs….
In a world of quick tweets, zero attention span, and people being millionaires for acting like schmucks on television,Â not only is it rare that you see something work paying attention to but it’s even more rare to listen to something that you’ll actually learn from.
Last month Conan O’Brien delivered one of the best commencement speeches I’ve ever seen and I can honestly say I’ve seen it 5 times.Â Â And it got me thinking.Â Any other great speeches out there?Â Yup.
Here are five you’ll love (hope you have enough time to see them all)…..
I have suggested in the past that riding the subway in New York City is by far one of most annoying modes of transportation around.Â Granted it’s a miracle of construction and it’s a great way to get around, it’s just not worth it most times.
It’s always crowded, there are annoying people, and it can get extremely hot.Â Â Frankly it’s just nasty and I try to avoid it at all costs.Â However, once in a while you’ll run into an incredible gem.
And by gem I mean an entertaining one or two minutes that you’ll tell all your friends about.Â Â Check out seven examples after the jump…..