Celebs We Won't Hear About In A Year

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There are two kinds of celebrities. The first kind achieve fame because of their undeniable star quality and commitment to working hard in a fiercely competitive environment. The second kind breaks into the public eye for different, often more dubious reasons, and enjoys a fabled "15 minutes of fame" until society does what it should have done with the Kardashians years ago—loses interest. Here are some stars who should enjoy the red carpet treatment now, because it's not going to last.

Gigi and Bella Hadid

Gigi and Bella Hadid are the daughters of Mohamed Hadid, a wealthy Hollywood developer, and Yolanda Foster, star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. (Foster actually has many legitimate endeavors on her resume, but once you stray into the reality TV realm, you don't come back.) Anyway, Gigi and Bella are currently enjoying life as runway models, jetting all over the world for fashion shows and rubbing elbows with the likes of Kendall Jenner and The Weeknd. They're the hottest thing in fashion right now, which is sort of like being the best snowman on the block. They should enjoy the moment, because as soon as the sun gets warm enough... You know what? This analogy is already too complex. What we're trying to say is they'll gain five pounds and get shunned from the scene.

The Duggars

After several scandals involving Josh Duggar, the oldest son of the ever-multiplying family on TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, the network pulled the plug indefinitely on the reality series. While audiences are still jonesing for all things Duggar, the family's spin-off show, Jill & Jessa: Counting On, is already in trouble. Advertisers don't seem to want any association with the Duggar brand, and that spells disaster regardless of ratings.


Tyga is technically a rapper, but he's as famous as he is only because of his controversial relationship with Kylie Jenner. Their romance was rumored to have started when he was 24 and she was 17, despite them waiting until after she turned 18 to publicly announce it. Whether that's true or not doesn't really matter because the pair has since split. Tyga has been left to his own devices, while Kylie remains permanently attached to her publicity juggernaut of a family. Considering Tyga's last track to hit the Billboard Hot 100 was way back in 2014—in the no. 85 spot—it might be hard for him to get the public to pay attention without a Kardashian on his arm.


Who? Maybe this will ring a bell: "Now watch me whip, now watch me nae nae..." Yeah, he's that guy, and we can take an object lesson from Afroman, the musical genius behind 2000's "Because I Got High," to see exactly how far producing an out-of-nowhere earworm will take you. Perhaps more perplexing than why a song that contains the line "Now watch me duff, duff, duff, duff, duff, duff, duff, duff" ever became popular in the first place, is the fact that it has seven, that's right, seven people credited as songwriters. Maybe their collective brainpower can eek out another hit for Silento, but we seriously doubt it.

Calvin Harris

Before he dated Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris wasn't a household name to anybody except whoever goes to those Vegas pool parties that look like fitness model conventions. That's because he's a DJ, and not the one who wears the giant mouse head. The point here is that a DJ can be the most popular DJ on the planet and still walk around in public without a media frenzy, but you could be a garbage man and if you become a notch on TayTay's belt, the world is going to know you. Sadly, the musical duo didn't have that lasting spark, so unless Calvin changes his name to DJ Taylor Swift's Ex, by this time next year, he'll be as good as invisible behind those turntables.

Lamar Odom

Lamar Odom was famous in his own right before ever hitching his wagon to the Kardashians, though his basketball skills never got him anywhere close to the level of fame that his marriage to Khloe Kardashian did. How many other mid-level NBA players are rolling out their own fragrance? Lamar Odom is still lingering in the public eye, having miraculously bounced back from a near fatal overdose, but his basketball career is finished. At this point, he's floating around the periphery of the Kardashian-verse like some kind of weird reality TV specter. But in that world, every character like him has a script, and every script has an end. Just ask Kris Humphries how that goes down.

Robin Thicke

The pinnacle of Robin Thicke's career was his 2013 MTV VMAs performance in which a scantily clad Miley Cyrus twerked all over him while wearing a foam finger. It was part of the whirlwind that followed the success of his single, "Blurred Lines," a song that eventually become embroiled in controversy for its questionable attitude towards women and also for a lawsuit from the estate of Marvin Gaye, claiming the track was a rip off of "Got To Give It Up." That was the beginning of Thicke's decline.

The performer would go on to endure cheating scandals, the breakup of his marriage to Paula Patton, and some disastrous performances while promoting his critically-bashed and commercially impotent album, Paula. Even Thicke claims that album, which was a failed attempt at winning back his ex, was ill-conceived. "In hindsight, the only thing I would have done differently was, I wouldn't have promoted (Paula) or sold it," he told USA Today. "I would have given it away. That would have kept the purity of the message intact."

Thicke hasn't come close to having a hit since "Blurred Lines," and his relationship with model April Love Geary—who is 18 years his junior—hasn't exactly moved him up in the popularity polls. He's managed to stretch his flash in the pan out for several years, which is impressive, but it definitely feels like this has gone on far too long.