You know those celebrities that you see everywhere…except in movies, on TV, in music videos, or in concert? These stars are always hanging around, but never actually accomplishing anything significant, and at this rate, they’re like “fetch.” They’re just not going to happen.
1. Stacey Dash
Stacey Dash should be more famous than she is infamous — she’s jaw-droppingly gorgeous, was great as Dionne in the classic Clueless (1995), and she hasn’t aged at all since then. Unfortunately, work has mostly dried up for her since 2001, with occasional bit parts on television and only direct-to-video film roles seemingly being offered to her. She’s since become a conservative commentator, but she even lost that gig: In Jan. 2017, Fox News announced that Dash’s three-year stint on the network came to an end in Sept. 2016, after controversial comments about race and even a suspension in 2015 after she swore on air while speaking about then-President Barack Obama.
2. Tyrese Gibson
Tyrese Gibson doesn’t have much going on in terms of acting outside of his roles in the Transformers and the Fast And The Furious franchises. Gibson took that frustration out on his Fast co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson via a series of social media rants in Sept. and Oct. 2017, in which Gibson first begged Johnson to return his calls, then berated the Baywatch (2017) star for having the audacity to have a spinoff of the Fast series.
The only projects Gibson has slated for the near future are Desert Eagle (2020) and Fast And The Furious 9 (2019). Perhaps to bide his time, he’s focusing on music, writing on Instagram in Oct. 2017, “When they push #Fast movie to 2020 it’s back to your day job — CAA’s Mark Cheatum thank you for the 7 shows so far I just wanna do 20 shows please and get back to the house #BarclaysArena #PhilipsArena #ImNotCheap real offers only and I’m at you.” Hey, at least he’s trying to hustle, right?
3. Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas will always have a place in our hearts because of his history with the Jonas Brothers, but his solo efforts have stalled lately: His most recent release, Last Year Was Complicated, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard charts in June 2016, which sounds good — until you realize that it actually came in behind Drake’s Views, which had been out since April of the same year. In its second week, Last Year Was Complicated dropped out of the Top 10 entirely. Add that to his botched guitar solo at the 2016 ACM Awards, and, well, he may want to stick to acting, because he’s doing well there — he got a lot of hype for his shirtless scenes in Kingdom, and he’s likely to crack everyone up as the token hunk in Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2018).
4. Kelly Osbourne
Kelly Osbourne is famous because her parents are Ozzy and Sharon and she was on The Osbournes from 2002 to 2005. Since then, she’s had a slew of undeserved opportunities, from a flop music career (with one song, a cover of “Papa Don’t Preach,” peaking at No. 74 on the Billboard Hot 100) to more than 200 television appearances as herself, including a five-year stint on Fashion Police … but she’s known more for putting her foot in her mouth (like when she made a racist comment on The View insinuating that Latinos clean toilets) and feuding with other celebrities, like Lady Gaga, who didn’t rely on nepotism to become successful.
5. Megyn Kelly
Megyn Kelly made a name for herself on Fox News when she went viral in 2013 for insisting that Santa Claus is white, despite Santa Claus (spoiler alert), you know, not being real. She made a name for herself again in 2015, when then-candidate and current President Donald Trump slammed her for allegedly “bleeding out of her wherever.” Her star continued to rise throughout the 2016 election cycle, which she used as leverage to jump ship from Fox News to NBC.
Unfortunately, that move may not last long: Page Six reported that Kelly’s ratings at NBC are so poor that Megyn Kelly Today is actually hurting other shows in the network’s lineup. “Not only are ratings plummeting since Megyn Kelly joined the Today franchise, but the numbers show Kelly’s lead-in has also affected Kathie Lee [Gifford] and Hoda Kotb’s show, which follows straight afterwards,” a source said. “They’ve taken a huge hit with Megyn as their lead-in.”
Ratings for Kelly’s hour of Today were down 32 percent compared to a year before the show premiered, and Kathie Lee & Hoda dropped 26 percent compared to 2016. An insider told Page Six, “Too many people are tuning out NBC. Hoda and Kathie Lee had been a bright spot in the mornings. People are alarmed.” A second source said, “The format for Megyn’s show doesn’t make sense. Her show distracts from the Today franchise.”
Aside from the ratings, Kelly may have issues booking guests following gaffes with Jane Fonda and Debra Messing, both of whom had moments of tension and a lot of awkwardness on the show.