We all know there’s an image involved when you’re famous. Not only do you have to do your job and get cast in creative projects, but you also have to maintain a certain identity. And there are only a few to choose from. You can be an intellectual, a rebel, a s*x symbol, or, in this case, a sweetheart. If you choose the latter, then you have to be super nice all the time or else it may come back to bite you.
This is a list of those Hollywood sweethearts who aren’t exactly sweet. Of course, we don’t know any of these sweethearts personally, but we usually have a pretty good idea what’s going on. Add a little internet research, and soon you can uncover some not-so-nice details that destroy the sweetheart image.
Meanwhile, some sweethearts are actually sweethearts. Take Kristen Bell for example. She rescues people from hurricanes, visits retirement homes, supports her loving husband and family, and always looks cute as a button. She is the real deal and did not make it to our list of meanies. But don’t worry, there are plenty who did.
15 Emma Watson - Hates Selfies
Okay, Emma, we get it. You’re beautiful, and you’re smart. You can almost pull off the intellectual image, but you came into Hollywood as a child star, so you’re stuck in the sweetheart zone for at least another decade. Doing films like the real-life version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast isn’t going to help you shed the sweetness anytime soon. And she is so squeaky clean, even when her phone got hacked, there was nothing scandalous. But, if you dig deep, you can find the dirt. And the fact is, Emma happens to be a selfie hater. What? It’s true. She won’t do it. If her fan wants one, she’s like, “Nope.” In a day and age when selfies are taken by everyone from toddlers to grandmas, this anti-selfie stance is just plain mean. What’s meaner? She lies. She doesn’t hate selfies. She takes them all the time with her friends, but not her fans.
14 Blake Lively - Complains Too Much
Blake Lively is pretty much known as the perfect blonde. She’s married to Ryan Reynolds, and they have some kids. Everything pretty much seems fine and dandy. But she’s not as sweet as you think. First of all, she’s a complainer, and she’s mean to Ryan for not doing anything. What? The dude is in the most successful years of his long career and she’s calling him lazy? Come on, Blake, that’s not cool. She once complained that Reynolds just sits around and stares at the television, watching “50 hours a week.” Fifty divided by seven is just over seven hours per day, but he’s probably doing research for his job. He has to keep up to date on what the competition is doing. And another thing, what’s up with B and Leighton Meester? They used to be buds, but it fell apart. Blake must have complained about her too.
13 Selena Gomez - Hard To Work With
Selena Gomez is a beautiful and talented singer and actress and one of the most popular stars in Hollywood. She is also the victim of constant media hype. She has been given the role of sweetheart, largely due to her Disney past. She does play the victim sometimes, which doesn’t help her shed the sweetie vibe. Remember when she showed up on the beach in that pink bikini? She looked great, but a little thicker than usual, and some media outlets called her fat. We totally disagree with that opinion and thought she looked fantastic, but we were slightly put off by the way she complained. The whiny “stop picking on me” attitude seemed childish and rather sweethearty. If she would’ve just said “F you all,” maybe she would have gained more respect. That response would have been genuine. Apparently, that’s the language she uses in real life. Everyone from the Sprouse twins, to Miley Cyrus, and little bro on Waverly, Jake T Austin, all complained about her attitude onset.
12 Hilary Duff - Insensitive Dresser
We just survived another Halloween. Hopefully, you didn’t get your pumpkin smashed, get too drunk, or eat too much candy. And hopefully, you had a good costume that didn’t offend anyone. The problem is, nowadays, it seems like somebody will be offended by nearly anything. Even Halloween candy is under fire. There’s a movement called the “teal pumpkin” designed to protect kids with allergies. Just paint your jack-o-lantern greenish blue so that everybody knows your house is giving out stickers instead of candy. This has surely offended the peanut lovers of the world. Meanwhile, with costumes, race is always an issue. Remember when Julianna Hough wore blackface as an OITNB inmate? Well, Hilary got in some trouble too. She went as a pants-less pilgrim while her boyfriend, at the time, dressed as a Native American chief. This was during the whole North Dakota Pipeline fiasco too. Needless to say, Twitter freaked out, and Duff was labeled as a racist.
11 Taylor Swift - Zero Sense Of Humor
Taylor Swift has millions of dollars, tons of fans, platinum records galore, and a thousand boyfriends, but she does lack something. That would be a sense of humor. The pop princess couldn’t take a joke when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler commented about her at the Golden Globes. Fey told her to “stay away from Michael J Fox’s son.” Taylor reacted by quoting Katie Couric saying, “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” Whoa! That’s a catty reaction, right? It’s just a joke, Tay. And you’re pointing at the wrong people. Fey and Poehler are not even close to burning bridges for women in Hollywood, they’re actually building them. Fey has written several powerful female leads for TV and film. Poehler is an outspoken feminist with comments like, “The topic of feminism is another example of people co-opting it, taking it out of our hands and we have to take it back.” Sounds like Taylor was getting nasty for no reason. Or maybe she actually did have a crush on Fox Jr., and the comics totally ruined her chances.
10 Drew Barrymore - Don’t Mention Her Past
Drew went through some rough years after the whole child star thing. She got super drunk since like 5th grade and then took her clothes off for Hefner. But, those days are long gone now, and don’t even try to ask her about it or else she’ll bite your head off. “You should have heard this b*tch I had to do an interview with before you,” she told a London reporter, “God, I wanted to punch her, she would just not drop the youth thing.” Yikes! Real friendly, that one. Another topic you shouldn’t mention is feminism. “I was raised in a generation where women thought that they could have it all, and I don’t think you can.” She said, “I think that some things fall off the table. You choose your battles. I just couldn’t direct a movie right now. I would miss out on too much with my daughter. And it was heartbreaking to realize that, because I worked so hard to get to a point where I could direct, but it was a clear choice.” What? You don’t want to work? Many feminists were offended by the comment and instantly labeled her as a jerk.
9 Zooey Deschanel - Hates “Adorkable”
Zooey Deschanel looks so much like a sweetheart that it’s rather easy to believe that she’s not. There has to be something evil underneath because you know that her entire life, with those humongous eyes and pretty face, that everybody assumed that she was so sweet, and that fact slowly drove her insane. Well, rumor has it that Zooey is extremely rude on the set of her sitcom New Girl. She even hates the show’s ingenious marketing term, “Adorkable." The actress says, “I don’t always identify, perhaps, with the way that I’m portrayed in certain public contexts. I try to stay away from that sort of thing.” She says, “[Adorkable] was something that was calculated, you know what I mean? That was our marketing department at Fox and they did a really good job with our first season, but that’s a word that describes the character that I play, not me. I don’t personally have identification with that word myself.”
8 Beyonce - So Self-centered
Sorry fans, but Beyonce is so dripping with arrogance that it is mean. She thinks she’s sweet, but she actually makes people feel bad about themselves because she is so overwhelmingly conceited. Throughout her HBO documentary, Life Is but a Dream, you can sense how self-centered she is. It’s all about Bey...all...the...time. She has no concern or regard for anything else. She loves gazing at herself in her computer, telling her video diary all of her secret feelings and confessions. She tries to get the audience of the doc to feel bad for her and that she’s just a normal person, yet all the while, she’s flying in helicopters and spending obnoxious amounts of cash. Then, there are the rumors about her rise to success. How she would sabotage her Destiny’s Child singers and turn down their mics. And when she did the Super Bowl, everybody thought Kelly and Michelle would make an appearance. Nope. Instead, Bey just did her ingenious “Formation” dance, which is really nothing but a Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation rip-off.
7 Jennifer Lopez - Condescending Liar
Jennifer Lopez is still trying to pull off the sweetheart thing. While in reality, everybody knows she’s gotta be cutthroat as hell. She’s been in the business so long that she has certainly burned some bridges along the way. But then, she gets on TV and acts like the sweetest dancing judge in the world. Oh, so-and-so is so sweet that she has to get up and give her a big old hug. But the mean girl reputation proceeds her. Mariah Carey, who is no sweetheart herself, has said about the star, “I’d rather be on stage with a pig.” Whoa! That’s harsh. Another time, a fan by the name of Jennifer Lawrence wanted to meet Lopez. JLo’s response was, “No, I’m good.” There are also reports that she fired a maid after she asked her for an autograph. And remember the Fiat commercial she said was filmed in the Bronx? She lied. It was actually just a sound stage. Just drop the facade and get real. People will respect an honest witch way more than a fake sweetie.
6 Megan Fox - Extremely Rude
Megan Fox has been dragged through the mud a few times. Everyone has heard about her gross habits. She doesn’t bathe often, or she doesn’t flush after going number two. Those are just a couple examples. Yet she still claims to be a sweet girl and thinks that all of the bad press is unfair. But she’s not sweet, right? We just aren’t buying it. If she was sweet, she wouldn’t compare Michael Bay to Hitler. Sweet girls don’t mention Hitler unless they’re in history class. In response to her insult of Bay, three Transformers crew member wrote an open letter about the “dumb-as-a-rock” actress, which included this statement, “She’s as about ungracious a person as you can ever fathom. She shows little interest in the crew members around her. We work to make her look good in every way, but she’s absolutely never appreciative of anyone’s hard work. Never a ‘thank you’. All the crew members have stopped saying “hi” to Ms. Princess because she never says “hello” back. It gets tiring.”
5 Carrie Underwood - Holy Hypocrite
Carrie Underwood totally plays the sweetheart role. She’s a country act, with blond hair and nice legs. So, the way the genre is set up, it’s sweetheart all the way. But in truth, she is anything but. Let’s first bring up her past. Remember her battling with Bo Bice on the American Idol finale? Yes, Carrie is an Idol alum, but you would never know it since she acts like she’s too good for the franchise. She thinks she’s better than everybody in the country music business as well. When Leighton Meester performed a song on the CMA Awards, Carrie had some very rude advice, “Get out there and don’t f*** it up.” Then, she turns around and plays the holy card. “Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus.” That’s what she tweeted in defense of her terrible live performance of The Sound of Music. Sure, it’s easy to look righteous on a tweet, but we know the real Carrie loves dropping f-bombs.
4 Kaley Cuoco - Ditched Ailing Husband
Kaley Cuoco has been all over the place lately. She has the new Priceline commercials going strong and everybody finally recognizes her from Big Bang. She even has the paparazzi following her around, after she had a tryst with Superman star Henry Cavill, a relationship that some claim she made just to get attention. Kaley has always been not-quite-A-list material, and she has tried so desperately to make it to that next level. But she may not deserve all of the success, especially after her reaction to her failed marriage. She and Ryan Sweeting, the tennis pro, were married for 21 months. What’s worse is that Kaley kind of ditched the guy when he was at his lowest point and battling an addiction to painkillers. Instead of helping her husband regain his health, she went out and partied. Then, she scrubbed his face clean off her social media before she even left him.
3 Jennifer Lawrence - Humiliated Reporter
Sometimes, these sweethearts try so hard to be liked. They campaign to the point of exhaustion to get an award. But then, once it’s in their hands, they drop the sweetheart act like a hot potato. Jennifer Lawrence is another one of those phony sweeties. She butters up directors and producers, but her true colors show through when she’s talking to those who she deems lower than herself. Remember when she told off a reporter? “You can’t live behind your phone, bro," she quipped, “You gotta live up here, in the now.” The comment was met with awkward laughter. The thing is, it was the foreign press. The guy could barely speak English and surely had his question for her written on his phone. Did Jen even consider his point of view for a moment? Nope. It’s all about her. But she may be right about one thing. “Everybody is very fickle,” she says, “They like me now, but I’m going to get really annoying really fast. Just watch.”
2 Natalie Portman - “Harvarding” On The Set
Natalie Portman has been in the Hollywood spotlight since she was a kid. We watched her grow up so, of course, she’s a sweetheart. She was in the Star Wars prequels, which gave her instant fame, but she was already famous before that. And after all that publicity, it’s hard to be as down to earth as she claims she is. Some reports have stated that she was downright rude on the set of Jane Got a Gun. She was constantly “Harvarding,” or over-intellectualizing every detail until it leads to a condescending insult. Allegedly, she was pissed during the entire film since a handful of A-list actors dropped out of the film. The star has even admitted to being a “scheming b*tch.” Let’s not forget her Oscar winning performance in Black Swan. Her body double did a ton of difficult dancing and was never mentioned.
1 Julia Roberts - Bullied Her Sister To Death
The accusations get pretty serious on this one. Sure, we’ve heard of actresses and pop stars who have thrown shade, been obsessed with themselves, or even been snippy to the press. But, Julia Roberts took it to the next level. The star, made famous by such iconic roles as Pretty Woman and Erin Brockovich, has been treated like Hollywood royalty for years. But her past is not so sweet. Reports claim that she verbally abused her half sister, Nancy Motes, in the meanest of ways. She ridiculed everything from her appearance and fat shaming her, to her relatively unsuccessful career. All of which led to Nancy’s suicide. And it gets worse. In the suicide note, Nancy wrote, “My mother and so-called ‘siblings’ get nothing except the memory that they are the ones that drove me into the deepest depression I’ve ever been in.” Yikes! Nancy’s fiance, John Dilbeck, said, “If Nancy hadn’t been Julia Roberts’ kid sister, I believe she would still be alive.”
Sources: People, HollywoodReporter, EOnline, HuffPo