Celebrities, for the most part, stand the test of time.
Once they become stars, they remain stars until the day they die and even beyond. But there is another type of celebrity. This kind is known as the “fleeting celebrity”. They are said to have their “15 minutes of fame”, which was a phrase coined by the late Andy Warhol. Our culture has seen a number of these 15 minute wonders. We’re going to take a look at just a few of them here.
Why don’t we start off with two for the price of one? Remember quite a few years ago when a 16 year old girl by the name of Amy Fisher had an affair with a guy by the name of Joey Buttafuco? Amy ended up shooting the guy’s wife in the head and ended up going to prison for 6 years. Today, nobody gives her or Joey a second thought.
Then of course there was Monica Lewinsky who had sex with President Bill Clinton. Of course Clinton’s celebrity status has not diminished since, but Lewinsky has so fallen off the radar map that today nobody even knows where this woman is or what she’s doing.
Then there was the big scandal in the late 80s involving Jim Bakker, who began the Praise The Lord Ministry in Fort Hill, South Carolina in 1974. A big sex scandal and some shady business dealings involving the PTL landed Bakker in prison for 45 years. Most people today don’t even give him a second thought.
In the world of music, a guy by the name of Carl Douglas gave us the totally ridiculous song “Kung Fu Fighting”. While Douglas may have been yesterday’s news after that song mercifully fell off the charts, the song itself has been in more Kung Fu movies than you can possibly imagine.
And then of course there was the novelty song of the 90s, “I’m Too Sexy” by Right Said Fred. These bald headed brothers probably grew hair after this total embarrassment of a song. Neither one of them has been heard from since and the song only gets played as a parody.
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NICOLE RICHIE is known for her tattooed ballerina shoes that were inspired by a song her dad, Lionel Richie, wrote for her. She also has seveal unique designs which include wings on her back, %uFFFDVirgin%uFFFD on her inner wrist and a gorgeous chain 7 cross on her ankle that look like jewelry.
VICTORIA BECKHAM, formerly %uFFFDPosh Spice%uFFFD of the Spice Girls,is most famous for her husband David%uFFFDs initials on her inner wrist and the 5 stars on her lower back to signify family which includes her husband and 3 children. Also interesting is the Hebrew script on her upper back.
DREW BARRYMORE has been acquiring her collection of %uFFFDfree spirit%uFFFD tattoos for over a decade. She is known for the adorable butterfly under her belly button, the moon & star on her foot and a unique angel adorning her gorgeous lower back.