Before stars were stars, they had to climb the Hollywood ladder just like everybody else. They starred in small television guest spots and low-budget films to kickstart their careers, but achieved an entirely new level of success once they proved they could cut it in film, too. Jennifer Aniston will always be Rachel Green from “Friends,” and Ryan Gosling just a kid on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” but they went from actors to movie stars once they brought in big bucks at the box office. Click through the gallery to see which flicks gave 17 stars their big breaks on the big screen.
The elusive chanteuse is elusive no more! Mariah Carey — whose new album dropped last Tuesday — decided to forgo her usual private driver in favor of the good ol’ NYC subway system, but rode the train the Mimi-way, glittering gown and all. ”I figured since I’m underdressed, we might as well take the subway,” she explained in the various Instagram and Vine photos and vids she posted of the momentous occasion. Mariah Carey, for one brief moment, was just like us.
In addition to being better for the environment, public transportation is often more efficient and quicker than fighting traffic. Plus, it’s just kind cool to see celebs “out in the wild,” clutching filthy subway poles and giving the stink eye to rude multi-seat hoggers with the rest of us. Here are a bunch more celebs spotted on public transpo!
For some families, creativity—or possibly basic cognitive learning and motor skills—skips a generation. (Examples include the spawn of Rod Stewart, Demi Moore and/or Lorenzo Lamas.) For others, the DNA decides to cluster together and generate a super-powered pedigree of icons, inventors and innovators. (Might we interest you in a Spielberg or Coppola?)
With that in mind, take a gander at these insanely creative brothers and sisters born to the same mothers and misters, respectively.
We’ve seen Jennifer Lawrence flip the bird before — most memorably backstage at the Academy Awards after she picked up her Best Actress statue for “Silver Linings Playbook” — but it’s always been in a joking, playful way. Something tells me she wasn’t feeling so sweet and silly when she gave the paparazzi the finger last night in London, as she and boyfriend Nicholas Hoult made off in a bubblegum pink cab. That face? SHE MAD. [Photos: Pacific Coast News]
Here are some other starlets flippin’ the bird, because sometimes, one finger says it all.
It might be a wrap on the first weekend of Coachella, but we’re still getting over some of the random celebrities that decided to descend on Indio, California, for the Music and Arts Festival. To this group of celebs that seemed to stand out like a hand full of sore thumbs, we have three words for you: Just Say No-chella.
Katherine Heigl once had an extremely promising career, starring on “Grey’s Anatomy” and in a number of (shitty) rom-coms, but she hasn’t been able to get a job recently thanks to the terrible reputation she and her manager mom have for their diva-like demands. I don’t think her latest headline-making stunt is going to win her any fans — she’s suing Duane Reade drugstores for six million dollars because they tweeted the above photo. I guess her argument is that they used her image to promote their stores without her permission and without paying her, which isn’t okay because she is “a highly successful television and motion picture actress, producer and celebrity” in “high demand.” RECORD SCRATCH. Have a stadium full of seats, Katie Heigl. Highly successful TV and movie actresses don’t need to sue drug store chains because they tweeted a photo. Also, I’m pretty sure Katherine Heigl isn’t worth six million. Ugh, this lawsuit gives me secondhand embarrassment like whoa. [TMZ]
We like in a litigious country so this is of course not the only totally stupid and ridiculous lawsuit related to a celeb’s name and image. Here are a few more…