We forever remember Michael Richards for screaming racial slurs, and Charlie Sheen will always be a punchline, but the vast majority of the world has forgotten about these.
The best way to tell what a person is all about is to see how they act when they're paid millions to look like they enjoy something.
Not every Tinseltown career ends after being busted for having a cocaine-snorting contest with an aardvark. Sometimes, their lives take a somewhat unexpected turn.
Hollywood meltdowns make Chernobyl look like routine procedure.
In some cases, real celebrity personalities actually contradicted the one thing they're now famous for.
I chose to start acting when I was 5. It was my decision, and my parents tried their hardest to discourage me.
Most celebrities are profoundly disappointing in real life. Not these guys.
I decided I'd take a simple zombie-killing article and give it a twist: ranking my favorite zombie killers of all time, and then choosing proper careers for them in a post-apocalyptic world.
One reason pro wrestling will probably stick around forever is that there are certain advantages to having everything scripted, such as making sure shocking underdog stories happen right on schedule, and celebrity guest appearances.
Is it fair to expect artists to never lose it? Why can't artists just be good forever?
We should stop every now and then and point out when celebrities do nice or even heroic things. Because it does happen.
When you're trying to create a dignified memorial to some historic event, it's important to ask yourself, 'Is what I'm about to create actually ridiculous and/or insulting to everyone involved?'
Too bad they didn't get to say "I told you so!"
If you're about to sign a record contract, take a cue from these seven artists. All have played before thousands-strong audiences, and all have followed up their fame with successful (if totally random-ass) careers.