You know you’re famous (or infamous) when…

While trying to find inspirational photos to pin on Pinterest (aka the forgotten child of all the sites I’ve signed up for) I came across one of Vogue’s magazine covers featuring Kristen Stewart. I don’t know why this alarmed me, but it did…enough to inspire this post. For starters, I always had this impression that you had to be someone fricken fantastic to be on Vogue’s cover. Someone glamorous with excessive talent and a little extra something. A star who’s been in more than just a few Indie films and passionless roles (but apparently being one of the highest paid actresses wins you a V-ticket now). Regardless of the why or how, you KNOW you’ve made it big when you’re on the cover of Vogue.

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This got me thinking…what other things indicate that you’ve made it really big in Hollywood or public media? I mean, you could be a brand spanking new actor just starting out but maybe you landed a really sweet role and had no idea just how big you’ve become. Then one day you’re walking past a candy shop and you realize your face is on a PEZ dispenser. BAM! Stardom.

If any of the following numbers apply to you, chances are that you are really, really famous (or infamous).

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1) You have a caravan of fans on Reddit (with absurd group names that mimic and butcher your own name).

Ex: Cumberbatch Kids (thanks Kira…couldn’t have found this gem without you).

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2) You host one or more episodes of Saturday Night Live.

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3) You hire someone to write your tweets. Because you’re too busy being beautiful.

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4) You type one letter in Google’s search bar and your name pops up.

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5) Weird Al makes fun of you.

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6) South Park makes fun of you.

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7) You wear shades in public. Anywhere. Day or night. For the rest of your LIFE.

Hide your kids, hide your wife and hide your husband…

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8) There is a toy manufactured in your likeness.

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9) Disney, Pixar or DreamWorks asks you to voice a cartoon character.

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10) You become a meme.

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(This one of Gosling really spoke to me…)

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And sometimes your meme becomes ANOTHER meme.

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11) And last but not least, your face ends up in a coloring book.

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3 thoughts on “You know you’re famous (or infamous) when…

  1. missy w says:

    I don’t think it is a coincidence that the voice-over actors look like their animated counterparts!

    • It’s like the chicken or the egg ordeal…which came first? The cartoon or the voice-over actor?!

      • Lia A says:

        Actually, you’re wrong. It’s clearly the voice-over actor. Only AFTER the actors are cast do they plan what the characters look like. Eep from The Croods’ appearance, was based on he actress.

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