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Matt Damon Hates Snakes, Plus 15 Other Strange Celeb Phobias

Matt Damon and I are pretty much not alike at all, but one thing we could bond over: we both hate snakes. Apparently Damon was so squeamish around the reptiles on the set of his new movie “We Bought a Zoo,” that his co-star Scarlett Johansson made fun of him.  “He was definitely sweating a bit, and maybe the sweat formed in the corner of his eye,” she told People. “I said, ‘Matt, these kids are practically juggling the snakes. Hold it together.’” Johansson recalled watching Damon “cry like a baby and rock back and forth when the snakes were spread all over the set.”

Hey, lay off him Scarlett! I’m right there with you, Matt. Snakes are just not right. Click through to check out some other notable — and notably strange — celeb phobias.

Thoughts From Guys On Our IM: What Are Your Pre-Date Nerves?

Guys — they’re just like us! In this episode of “Thoughts From Guys On Our IM,” the boys who make up our chat list confess what makes them nervous before and during a date. Yes, dudes get nervous. Shocking, I know. Read onward! Keep reading »

This Woman Is A Balloon-O-Phobe

Poor Yvonne is deathly afraid of balloons, so much so that she was homebound for 10 months due to her phobia. She doesn’t trust the way they float, runs in fear at the sight of them, and believes that a balloon will lead her to untimely death. How? I’m not sure. What happened to her when she was a kid? But more importantly, what was Maury thinking when he decided it would be a good idea to ambush her with a bouquet of balloons. Sick bastard. Now can we hear more about the woman who is afraid of mustard and pickles? [Effington] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Want To Be The “Fun Girlfriend”

When I was in college, I dated a guy who went to college in Ithaca, New York. The town is filled with gorges and bridges that run over rivers. One afternoon as we were walking along with a picnic basket and passed over a bridge, he declared he wanted to strip down to his undies and jump in a river. Other swimmers had made the 10-foot jump and were laughing and splashing, but I just … couldn’t. I am not afraid of heights and I know how to swim. He kept calling at me to jump in and offering to hold my hand and jump with me, but my mind kept circling around my fears: “I’m going to sink straight to bottom. Hit a rock. And break my neck. I will be paralyzed. All because someone wanted me to jump off a bridge to go swimming.” I stood at the edge of the bridge for a whole damn hour, even starting to cry, terrified to jump in.

Eventually we walked on and had our picnic. He ate psychedelic mushrooms while I sat and watched, because that’s another thing I’m afraid to do. I felt like … well, I felt like a pussy. And worse, I felt like I wasn’t being a fun girlfriend. Keep reading »

Jessica Simpson Clowns Around

Jessica Simpson recently faced her biggest fear: clowns. The actress was chased by one for an upcoming commercial for Macy’s (promoting her clothing line), which the singer/designer says helped her get over her fear. “I was deathly afraid of clowns before the commercial,” Jessica told JustJared.com. “But I faced my fear head on!” What’s your biggest fear? Keep reading »

Salma Hayek Is Not A Fan Of Snakes


Fun, newly learned fact about Salma Hayek: she is terrified of snakes. No, seriously, terrified. Like, will practically s**t her Gucci if she sees one, and is willing to climb over chairs in stilettos and maybe even dive into a lake to escape. Here is proof. Guess she won’t be starring in “Snakes on a Plane 2″? [via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

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