Most people are superstitious in some form or another. Celebrities and athletes have routines to rid their minds of nervous energy before a performance or game. Usher separates bags of M&Ms by color. Missy Elliott will go back to her starting point if a black cat crosses her path. Many do these things as not to get bad luck. However, the most coveted things in Hollywood bring upon the worst luck. Take a look at our list of the curses of the entertainment industry.
The Curse of the Best Actress Oscar Winner Victims: Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock As an actress, women dream of one day accepting the Oscar for their riveting work in a film. The women who have graced the podium were extremely happy. They weren’t so happy once the celebration of the win died down and reality set back in. When Halle Berry became the first Black actress to win this award, Eric Benet was at her side. She filed for divorce a few months later after discovering his sex addiction. Sandra Bullock was blindsided with the news of her then husband’s two timing with model, Bombshell McGhee. Now what? Actresses are going to have to decide if they want to go for the gold or keep their husbands?
It seems that way.
The Curse of the Best New Artist Grammy Winner Victims: Arrested Development, Toni Braxton, Evanescence When Esperanza Spalding’s name was called as the 2011 Best New Artist Grammy winner, the whole world was stunned. Some because they had no idea who Spalding was and others because of the dreaded curse. Arrested Development was one of the biggest hip hop groups in the early nineties. They had hits with “Tennessee” and “Mr. Wendel.” They accepted their trophy in 1993 and disbanded shortly thereafter. Toni Braxton was the recipient the following year and her financial issues have been well documented. You might say we’re grasping at straws, but the proof is in the pudding.
The Curse of the Reality Show Victims: Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson, Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro, Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler We’ve become a society that needs to know all of each other’s business. when it comes to celebrities, we just can’t get enough. Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson invited viewers into their home with the mega hit, Newlyweds. We got to see Jessica ask the infamous ‘is tuna chicken or fish’ question. By the end of the third season, we could see the cracks showing in their relationship. They divorced a few months later. Carmen Electra and rock guitarist, Dave Navarro, fared much worse. Their show centered around the planning of the nuptials. Their wedding invitation featured a picture of them as corpses holding hands on morgue tables. Needless to say, their marriage was dead on arrival.