Sad and cringe-worthy. Many one-hit-wonders don’t get it into their heads; they’ve had their 15 minutes of fame, and that’s it.
Some former celebrities will go to great lengths to cling to their long-gone fame. It usually doesn’t work, but they keep trying.
10 Paris Hilton
Her face should be in the dictionary to illustrate the famous for being a renowned concept because that’s what Paris Hilton essentially is. She is part of the Hilton clan and quite rich, but her fame has no real base.
If you remember, she became a celebrity after releasing a pornographic video, which doesn’t even make her a genuine porn star as those people work hard for their money.
The pampered socialite tried promoting herself as a celebrity with a reality show and cameos in a couple of movies.
9 Rita Ora
Your typical one-hit-wonder. And that hit was I Will Never Let You Down, back in 2014. Although quite popular in Europe for a while, the British singer never really made it in the US. She got herself a part in Fifty Shades, a minor one, totally unmemorable, as no one went to see that movie for the plot.
But she’s still looking for her big breakthrough, guest-starring in several reality shows. Maybe someone should tell her it’s not going to happen.
8 Tila Tequila
If the name rings a bell, you’re probably confusing it with the liquor of the same name. Tila Tequila rose to fame as a MySpace personality, but that was more than ten years ago.
MySpace isn’t a thing anymore, but Tila still thinks she’s famous. She’s tried everything from modeling to reality shows, anything to make people talk about her.
She’s certainly not the only one to do so, but, come on, pretending to be a Nazi sympathizer or praying for the death of other, actual celebrities, that’s way over the top. To her defense, she is said to have mental issues.
7 Owen Wilson
Now that’s a sad story because Owen Wilson is not a bad guy. He’s a decent actor; he did a few good movies when he was younger.
His best film, The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), earned him an Academy Award nomination. Almost two decades ago.
For some reason, Wilson still thinks he’s an A-lister, although his most recent artistic endeavors are crap. His best-paid gig of the past decade? An advert campaign for a British sofa retailer. At least, it pays the bills.