In a recent interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Robert Pattinson said that he is totally bewildered by his fame and hopes that “New Moon” will calm down his rabid fans since he’s not the focus of the film. Yeah, fat chance on that. Still, Robert seems to have pretty good perspective on the whole thing. “I just don’t take any of it seriously,” he said. “It’s just a job and while it’s a job I love, girls scream out for Edward [Cullen], not Robert. I still can’t get a date.” Wait just a second. Robert “Sparkles” Pattinson can’t get a date?!?! Not only did he crush the Kristen Stewart rumors, but now fans are going to try to drag him home! [The Insider]
Interestingly, plenty of celebs lament the difficulties of dating while famous. After the jump, a selection of those who say it’s especially hard.
- Hayden Panettiere not only can’t find lovin’, she also blames the tabloids for her breakup from fellow “Heroes” star, Milo Ventimiglia. “People have no idea what they do to peoples’ relationships,” she said. “They destroy them. The paparazzi and the public. The public wants to read about your personal life, and the paparazzi give it to them by nosing into your personal life and saying things that are just not true and horrible.” [Star Pulse] —I guess I’d be pissed if I lost Milo, too.
- Tim Gunn is pretty unfazed by his lack of dates. “I haven’t been on a date in 26 years,” he’s said. “I’m not even remotely looking. To have a relationship would require time. I don’t have any time, so it wouldn’t be fair to someone else. It might sound selfish, but I’m very happy being alone.” [OK! Weekly] — I almost forgot. There’s nothing wrong with being happily single!
- Meghan McCain blogged on The Daily Beast earlier this year that she can’t date after her dad’s run for office. She said, “I am not only turned off by people who voted for Barack Obama, but I am also turned off by people that voted for my dad—or more so, obsessive supporters of my dad.” One crazy McCain supporter (as if there is another kind) said she could be “his Cindy” and asked if she “ever wore pearls because they probably would look as good on me as they do on my mother.” [Thaindian News] — Gross. Don’t guys know that coming onto our mothers only makes our moms happy?
- Kelly Clarkson claims she doesn’t meet any single men. “I’m not dating anyone,” she said. “I just had this conversation with my girlfriends out on the road, my backup singers. We don’t ever meet anyone ‘cause we’re constantly around married men. And you’re always working. So, I don’t even know how I’m ever going to meet anyone, unless they’re a mic tech, or a guitar tech. I don’t know if I could go out with a celebrity. I’d rather have someone that’s, I don’t know, an accountant. I don’t know, a normal job. I love my job, but I like having my separate life.” [Celebuzz] — Just take a cue from Britney and hook up with your manager or back-up dancers.
- When supermodels can’t even get a man, what chance do the rest of us have? In 2007, Elle MacPherson said she hadn’t had a date in way too long. She said, “It’s crazy but, apart from a brief romantic intermission last summer, I have been single and celibate for two years. How boring is that?” Despite being linked to numerous dudes, Elle says those are rumors and that most men are intimidated by the 43-year-old’s looks. [AZ Central] — I’m also intimidated by her looks. Poor woman.
- Not long before meeting his girlfriend Miranda Kerr, Orlando Bloom thought dating was hopeless. “You can’t date if you’re famous,” he said. “There are complications in relationships between men and women. There always will be. But there’s also the celebrity aspect of it. It’s like you travel so much and it feels like the options are endless. People think getting a new partner is like getting a new car.” [Celebrity Nation] — Sounds like Orlando drove away the winner.