The entertainment industry promises big rewards as well as bitter competitions among the players.

There are probably just a small percentage of celebrities whether actors, singers, hosts, and TV personalities who have so far managed their stardom status after years (if not decades) in the business.

A lot of people in this small percentage are among the most talented and gifted entertainers that Hollywood just cannot seem to get enough of their works.

They are subjects of admiration, the finest role models everyone can take examples from.

On the other side of the spectrum, you have celebrities with the ability to disappear from the spotlight without fanfare.

They earned great early success and attracted a lot of interests from the media and public at large.

For one reason or another, the stardom gradually dims out to the point where they find themselves struggling to put the spotlight back on.

To make things worse, they don’t seem to be aware of the fact. The following names should fit the bill well.

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10 Hilary Duff

A celebrity’s stardom status has gone down to a desperate point when one has been rumored to call the paparazzi to get back on radar.

Perhaps it would be such a smart move when no one knows about the skimp at all or if everything actually comes to fruition, but not in the case of Hillary Duff.

Her early success in the entertainment industry brought significant media attention, specifically during her Lizzie McGuire days.

Her Disney’s success has long gone, and her attempt to bounce back to the industry flopped with her 2014 single Chasing the Sun ended up at No. 79 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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9 Nick Cannon

There was a time when Nick Cannon appeared as host of many popular shows such as Wild ‘n Out and America’s Got Talent.

He also is an actor featured in Drumline, Roll Bounce, and Love Don’t Cost a Thing among others. All of those never actually made him a serious star in the industry.

Cannon was once married to one of the best singers of all time, Mariah Carey. Now you can see him hosting Fox’s The Masked Singer.

While the show is still running with respectable rating, the host itself – at least for now – seems unable to regain as much popularity as he once had.

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8 Aubrey O'Day

The first time Aubrey O’Day earned her fame was in the girl group Danity Kane in Making the Band 3.

The group members apparently did not get along well, and she was fired in 2008 following a discord with P. Diddy, her mentor at the time.

Rumor has it that O’Day only wanted to use the band as a prop to launch her own solo stardom. It didn’t work out.

More recently she has done mostly reality TV including The Apprentice – where she was fired again – and previously All About Aubrey which lasted only one season.

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7 Ashley Greene

As The Twilight Saga reached its end many years ago, some actors have managed to keep their acting careers on such as Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

Unfortunately the same thing cannot be said to Ashley Greene, who in the Saga portrayed vampire Alice Cullen.

People remembered her poor acting, and it seemed that every movie featuring her turned into a flop, critically and commercially.

Her one-season role in Rogue also coincided with the show’s last season.

Her other movie titled The Apparition, released before The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, actually was named one of the worst horror films of 2012.



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6 Camilla Belle

One thing about Camilla Belle is that she still is pretty popular for young actor.

Belle appears every now and then on fashion events, although her acting gigs seem to revolve around direct-to-video, short, unreleased movies these days.

Part of the reason is she dated Joe Jonas for a time.

It was not because of the dating itself, but mostly because Jonas is Taylor Swift’s ex.

Swift wrote a single to smear the young actor, seemingly without any attempt to conceal who Better Than Revenge is talking about.

Perhaps the experiences of being smeared in a song encourage Bell to stay away from the spotlight.

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5 Dianna Agron

The breakthrough for Dianna Agron’s career happened when she was cast for Quinn Fabray in Glee.

That being said, she was not exactly the highlight of the show; Agron wasn’t even included in the Cory Monteith tribute episode.

Her next big attempt to get back on the radar was with I am Number Four, which was not particularly bad, but not very good either.

In The Family, she was both lucky and struggling as the film brought veterans like Robert De Niro and Tommy Lee Jones.

So she was popular, and then not so much. In 2020, however, she is on the right track to the limelight thanks to her performance in Shiva Baby.

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4 Nicole Scherzinger

Former member of The Pussycat Dolls, Nicole Scherzinger, tried to bring fame back her way in 2019 with a stint in the reality singing competition The Masked Singer not as a contestant but a panelist.

She also became a judge on Australia’s Got Talent the same year.

Then in February 2020, The Pussycat Dolls came back after breaking up 10 years earlier.

A new song called React just wasn’t enough to re-launch the band and her career to great fame.

Her solo albums Killer Love and Big Fat Lie also were nothing extraordinary.

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3 Olivia Culpo

In 2012, Olivia Culpo was Miss USA and Miss Universe.

Of course she was popular back in the days and even more so when about a year later she started dating Nick Jonas.

Outside the pageantry and celebrity news, however, Culpo doesn’t have a lot of things to help her maintain the stardom status.

After breaking up in 2015, she was featured in 2017 film American Satan, which probably is not as bad as you might think.

Now it seems like Culpo is busy as influencer in social media.

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2 Lindsay Lohan

If there is one person to blame for the gradual disappearance of Lindsay Lohan from the big and small screens, it would be Lindsay Lohan herself.

She had multiple opportunities to restore fame with the help of much bigger names in the entertainment business like Oprah and Charlie Sheen, but she blew it all away.

Oprah tried to help by offering Lohan a miniseries in the Oprah Winfrey Network; she refused to film every now and then. Sheen attempted to give her a role in Scary Movie 5; she declined a scripted kiss.

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1 Ashlee Simpson

Back in 2004, Ashlee Simpson’s debut album Autobiography was the highest selling by a female artist.

The album went on to sell more than 2.5 million copies in the United States by January 2005.

Such success was followed by a guest appearance in Saturday Night Live where she was caught lip syncing, and then her venture in the music industry went in downward spiral.

Her attempt to get back to spotlight was a supporting role in film Undiscovered – a commercial and critical failure – for which Simpson was nominated for Worst Supporting Actress at Golden Raspberry Awards.

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