Can a celebrity live a private life? Why not? Directors like Terence Malick have done it. So have celebrities like George Clooney, who only gives out a couple of interviews every time he has a movie. David Letterman regales us with his wit, humor and gift of gab almost every night, then retreats to his own shell afterwards.
Of course, it helps that the above mentioned celebrities do not get involved in scandals or illicit affairs. Other famous people do not possess the same amount of discipline and seems to bask in any kind of publicity, even the bad ones. As a result, every step that they take is followed by the entertainment press and lapped up by the public.
Here is a list of the top 10 celebrities with the most public lives.
10. Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton is a socialite, businesswoman, entrepreneur, model, actress and television personality. She is known for her hard-partying lifestyle. As an heir to the Hilton chain of hotels, she already has got it made financially. She is not shy of flaunting her body and wealth, posting pictures on Instagram of her vacations in Ibiza while in a bikini, or showing off her new private plane. She was involved in a sex tape scandal when she was only around 20 years old. She has appeared in reality shows that showcased her life like The Simple Life, Paris Hilton’s My New BFF, Paris Hilton’s British Best Friend and Paris Hilton’s Dubai BFF.
9. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez is an entertainer who first appeared in the 1986 movie called My Little Girl. She then became a dancer in the TV show called In Living Color. Her breakthrough role was in Serena, before she became the first Latina million-dollar actress for the movie Out of Sight. Every dress that she wears is scrutinized by the press and public, and even perceived wardrobe malfunctions get their own Twitter accounts. Her relationships have been high profile, including with Sean Combs, Ben Affleck, Cris Judd and Marc Anthony.
8. Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie is an award-winning actress with an Oscar, two Screen Actors Guild and three Golden Globe Awards. She is also one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. She has been married thrice, with Jonny Lee Miller, Billy Bob Thornton and Brad Pitt. It was the latter relationship that further exposed her already relatively public life even further wide open. She has adopted several children from different countries, with magazines scrambling and paying ridiculous amounts just for photos of the kids.
7. Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan is an example of a good girl gone wrong. She started off with several critically and commercially-successful films, including The Parent Trap, Freaky Friday and Mean Girls. She also had a couple of successful albums, namely Speak and A Little More Personal (Raw). Then the troubles began. She had two driving under the influence incidents and three visits to rehabilitation facilities in 2007. She also had several run-ins with the law for probation violations and necklace theft.
6. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is the daughter of country singer Billy Ray Cyrus. She started out auspiciously as a teen idol in the Disney series called Hannah Montana. She had several hit records, like See You Again, 7 Things, Fly on the Wall and The Climb. At the age of 18, she started having more mature roles and songs, with movies like The Last Song and songs like “Can’t Be Tamed.” In 2013, she released a provocative video to promote “We Can’t Stop.” She became the talk of the town with an even more provocative performance in the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
5. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is a Canadian pop-singer and actor who burst into the scene through a series of YouTube videos. He was the first artist to have seven songs from an initial record to make it to the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He was Artist of the Year in the American Music Awards for 2010 and 2012. His on-and-off relationship with Selena Gomez has been highlighted in the press. His run-ins with the law, from speeding to illegally owning an exotic animal, are press magnets.
Rihanna is a Barbadian singer and actress. She has consistently charted ever since her debut in 2005. She has had hits like “Umbrella,” “Don’t Stop the Music,” “Take a Bow” and “Disturbia.” Her relationship with singer Chris Brown attracted a lot of attention, especially after a violent altercation that forced the cancellation of her performance in the 2009 Grammy Awards. She also dated Matt Kemp, a baseball player from the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Drake, a Canadian rapper. Through it all, her relationship with Brown has been on-and-off.
3. Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is a reality television star that certainly knew how to make money out of her personal life. She parlayed a sex tape scandal into millions of dollars in settlement fees. Her marriage to Kris Humphries was marked by several tweets in which she endorsed products that helped sponsor her wedding. The marriage ended after just a couple of months. She stars with her family in their own reality television show. She is now with rapper Kanye West in a high-profile relationship that the media loves.
2. Britney Spears
Britney Spears has been in the public eye since she was a kid. She was part of the television show called The Mickey Mouse Club. She then hit it big in the pop music world with songs like “…Baby One More Time” and “Oops!…I Did It Again.” Her relationship with Justin Timberlake was well-documented, as well as her personal struggles highlighted by erratic behavior, hospitalizations and a divorce.
1. Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is a pop and country star with a life so public because she writes songs about her boyfriends. She wrote “Last Kiss,” “Forever and Always” and “Holy Ground” for Joe Jonas; “Back to December” for Taylor Lautner; “Dear John” for John Mayer; “Mine” for Cory Monteith; “The Last Time” for Jake Gyllenhaal; “Begin Again” for Conor Kennedy; and “I Knew You Were Trouble” for Harry Styles.
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