16 Celeb Head-Scratching Decisions

We can't fault famous people for trying to make a buck off of their familiar name or pretty face. Look -- if I had either of those, I'd be trying to cash in like a frat dude after a bachelor party at Dave and Busters.

At the end of the day, fame is a commodity, and every celebrity is entitled to barter it to huck sandwiches or whatever – just, maybe not the way Steven Spielberg tried to. Here are a few of bold, bonkers, and ill-fated attempts to remain in the public eye.

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Robert Downey Jr. 1E 0 CRACKEDC After getting booted from Ally McBeal for repeated run-ins with the law, he was really reaching for his Next Big Thing

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Bruce Willis B RUCE WILLLS BRUCE DONT KHE YOU I JUST MreS TO STROKGER WILLIS Te Rentnv BRUND CRACKEDCON You just can't keep this guy from making R&B.

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Kim Kardashian kimkardashian JAM CRACKED COM Kim K was surprisingly aware about her embarrassing 2011 single Jam (Turn It Up): What gave me the right

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Michael Phelps CRACKED COM Of all the places a guy could land after falling from grace, Shark Week is a pretty sweet spot. But the segment he did, cal

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Morton Downey, Jr. CRACKED COM Downey (no relation to Robert) was an early pioneer of the whole loud a **hole talk show host thing. He was just the

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Babe Ruth ED'S After sh*ing the bed in the 1926 World Series, he went on a hree-month tour on the Vaudeville circuit. Not only did he suck at performi

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Sisao CRACKEDCO He topped his sad stint on Sabrina The Teenage Witch with something even sadder: a remake of The Thong Song at 40 with some Norwegia

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Farrah Abraham FARRAH ABRAHAM CELEBRITYSEXTAPEY IN THE MAKING CRACKEDO When the 16 and Pregnant gravy train ran dry, she predictably dabbled in writi

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Britney Spears BRITNEY SPEARS Ordssronds CRACKEDCON Britney made a valiant, but ultimately ill-fated foray into acting. Crossroads did gross $60 milli

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David Hasselhoff CRACKEDCON After Baywatch, he struggled to reach the same level of success in the soap opera scene. He struggled even harder when he

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Blake Lively CO CRACKED COM Lively tried to start up a Goop-esque wellness brand, Preserve, in 2014. She called it quits a year later, without even

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Steven Spielberg Dien CRACKED.cO COM Spielberg tried to break into the restaurant industry in the 90s when he started a very clever chain called Dive!

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Lance Bass COI CRACKEDcO He famously trained to become a cosmonaut, and was slated to go to space with the Russian Space Agency. But he had to cancel

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Clay Aiken clay aiken measure of a man Aiken decided to pivot to politics a decade after the peak of his music career. He ran for Congress as a Democr

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Hulk Hogan Pera! HULK HOGAN'S CRACKEDCON Hulk opened a restaurant in the Mall of America called Pastamania. It served Hulk-shaped Hulk-a-Roc pasta

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Garth Brooks CHRIS GAIN E S A rare example of an actively beloved musician ruining his music career with more music, Brooks inexplicably released an a