Thursday, July 21, 2005

Celebrity Crushes

So let me ask you a question. Say you have a crush on a celebrity, like say for example, Jude Law. And you then find out he is a moron and he cheated on his gorgeous fiancee with his kids' nanny. It seems the man cannot control himself, since he couldn't stay faithful to his beautiful first wife, Sadie Frost. Does this change your crush on him?


I ask because a few years ago (ya know, when there was hockey to watch), I had a huge crush on the Devils' goalie, Martin Brodeur. We had season tickets essentially for that reason. He was (still is? I dunno) married, and his wife caught him in bed with her sister. That's right, he was banging his wife's sister. Now, while I still thought he was good looking (and I have met him several times and he is even hotter in person), I totally thought he was gross after I learned that about him. My crush quickly ended.

Now, I am totally crushing on Billy Lane (ah, I love me some dirty men) and I know he basically only goes out with strippers and such, but that has not changed my opinion of him because he isn't married so he can essentially do whatever he wants. (I have met him too, and he is also hotter in person. And sooooooo nice.) But some women might judge him for his behavior.

So let me ask you - if you have a crush on a celebrity, is it solely for their looks or does personality and behavior come into play as well? And if you found out he was banging his wife's sister (or, for the men, that she was banging her husband's brother), would your crush end?

40 comments:

deputyswife said...

It would end. Cheaters or men full of themselves are a BIG turnoff for me.

Natsthename said...

It would end. I had a crush on Tom Cruise once, but it ended when he bolted from Nicole. Now that he's a Scientology freakazoid, I feel I made the right move. ;) tee hee.

jlybn123 said...

Billy Lane is way HOT!!! He is definitely yummy. For me, personality does play a factor in their hotness! Look at Tom Cruise, he's just nasty to me now. Freak!

However, I think Mark McGrath can do anything and I'd still adore him! LOL

Carol (Smiles and Laughter) said...

I was going to say exactly what Natalie said. I used to think Tom was HOT, but now I just think he's a freak.

I have another friend that drools over Billy Lane. Maybe I better look into this one. lol. ;)

Guppyman said...

Just a thought for you folks with these crushes.... Wouldn't it just mean that there's more of a shot for you? Obviously, the guy is willing to cheat on his wife... so there's your "in".

;)

LisaBinDaCity said...

Jude is a total fantasy of mine, (YUM in "The Talented Mr. Ripley!!") Thus in my dream world I just pretend he wants only me as we loll on our private beach for hours on end :-)

If I think about real life I would write him off, (Jude you cheating DAWG,) but since I will probably never meet him, I prefer to live in my own sexy Fantasy Land!

Mainline Mom said...

I think it would be GONE. My crush on Dave Grohl dampened a tad when he played on the Bush bashing CD, but it's not dead. I won't hold his politics against him. My crush on Chris Noth should be safe because I don't know anything about his personal life.

-xtessa- said...

LOL! my sister was very happy that jude law cheated with the nanny. she thinks she might actially have a chance! ehehehe...

celebrity crushes who cheats doesn't bother me. if they have a criminal record, then it devaluates them a little in my list. but if they turn out to be gay, hypocritical scientologists... well, they should've never been on my list in the first place!;)

Peanutt said...

Well, for us in the "real" world, I think sometimes it does alter how we look at the person if we find out they are idiots. But when your a celebrity I guess they are the exception to the rule...or at least so they think. Now the only person I think that would be able to get away with that and still be a God is Jon Bon Jovi. And yes, I know you agree!!
And come on already, bring back hockey already, but I know the Wings got rid of Dave Lewis as their coach! Woo-Hoo!! So hopefully they get their heads outta their asses and play already!!!

Lassa said...

It totally makes me wonder WHY these guys are doing this. I mean, Sienna Miller is gorgeous. But so is Kobe Bryant's wife and that didn't stop him!

Cheaters are NO GOOD.

And I have to agree that Billy is a babe :)

Master Foley said...

Billy Lane is awesome.
His choppers are bad ass.

Bumbling Bav said...

The cheating thing is a big, big turn off for me.

Billy is so hot! I love his tats!

Evey said...

He is rather sexy.

I have always loved Bradd Pitt, although now I am not so sure. Also Michael Vartan.

Smallfat said...

yeah, the thing with celeb crushes is that they are generally a purely physical thing.. so while tom cruise may be kinda weird, and hugh grant may be a total asshole, and jude law may be a cheating bastard, none of this makes them any less hot.. it's not like i liked any of them for their personalities to start with.. (except for the fictional ones that they portray in movies.. especially hugh grant. yum)

Charlie Mc said...

It's more than a crush, i LOVE Christina Aguilera......I want her to have my little C-Macs

mlwhitt said...

Does Jessica Biel count as a crush? ;)

Molly said...

NO WAY! I fully stand by my crush as it is all about the looks and not the personality for me with celebrity crushes. I still TOTALLY have a crush on Jude Law...

trine said...

to be fair, you cannot really judge someone's personality unless you've met them and talked to them, so all my celebrity crushes are totally shallow and based on body, charisma and charm.

But I have to agree with you, if they adc like dicks (like jude "the dick" law, then my crush would end. Like. that. period.

TrueJerseyGirl said...

Is it wrong that I keep coming back to my own blog just to look at the pic of Billy Lane? Is that wrong? Would it be wrong to post a pic of him every day? ::sigh::

Indigo said...

I totally had a crush on Tom Cruise, but now I think it's pretty much over.

I'm still crushing over Brad Pitt though, he hasn't opened his mouth and made a complete a$$ of himself, and I have my fingers crossed that he doesn't.

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

billy lane is hot!!!!!!!
i think my celebrity crush is based on looks as well as what my opinion of his personality is like, cuz i've never met my crush. i love harrison ford, he's now divorced and with that skinny bit** but neither of those things changed my opinion of him. as for jude law, hope she cuts him loose.

acumamakiki said...

The crush would end if there was any familial cruising involved!

Since the chances of me getting with ANY of my celebrity crushes is a futile dream at best, they can be pigs, or whatever they want. I'm crushing on them simply for their beauty.

trinamick said...

Crush would be gone in a heartbeat. If I wanted to be enthralled by a manwhore, I'd pretend my dad was a celebrity!

Same goes for liking a celebrity. I can't stand watching Meg Ryan after she cheated on Dennis Quaid. Like it or not, we kinda view celebrities as role models. In reality, we should be the role models for them.

Brookelina said...

Yeah, it's a turnoff. Although there isn't much Brad Pitt could do to turn me off.

J&J'sMom said...

The Rock's got it all...if he cheated on his hometown girl, I'd be so pissed...the whole package for me.

soapbox.SUPERSTAR said...

Well I have a thing for tattooed men (reason #1 I married one). Cheating is a big no no, but it is just a crush, and technically I am cheating in my head when I am fantasizing about humpin him (whoever that him may be this week).

Curator said...

Tiffani Thiessen

Based upon *lust* only.

TGIF TJG.

Redhead Mommy said...

Hm...personality definitely plays into it. A way a man conducts himself is a huge draw to me, so much so that looks are often secondary. Except in the case of Tom Welling of Smallville, who is just too much to be allowed! But if I found out he was a slug, I wouldn't like him so much.

Curator said...

P.S. Now that the NHL is BACK

Fuck it, I'll have a crush on Brodeur as well.

Anything to see the best sport played again.

Patsy Darling said...

So what the guy banged his sister in law. Have you seen his wife lately she is a hog. He has enough money that she could have gotten some liposuction & a trainer. It's her own damn fault. She could be good looking with all that money and banging the hot young pool guy while her retarded husband is away.

PresentStorm said...

I think personality plays a big role in a crush for me ..If I find out they are complete jerks it soon changes ..

Captain Bee said...

Look on the bright side: at least Jude Law doesn't have a messed up grill like some other English dudes.

Angie said...

Its rare for me to have celebrity "crushes" I don't know why...but I just can't get a good grasp on them as a person to crush on them I guess.

The only one I have is Nick Lachey. I love him...for more then just his looks though

Robb said...

I am all about Jennifer Anniston. If she bangs her wife's sister, I will be so afraid I will wake up......

Kathleen said...

Yes, definitely over. Of course, once I find out one of my Five is married, he's off the list, because I don't believe in cheating. I might still think he's really cute and hot and all that, but I won't allow myself to fantasize about him.

And I'm so with Peanutt...I did the freaking happy dance the day the Wings announced they got rid of Dave Lewis.

tinkamarink said...

Without a doubt, he is no longer crush-worthy. Now, I will still fantasize about a married celeb crush, simply because the possibility of us EVER hooking up is nil so cheating is a moot point. Yeah, there's some kind of bizarre logic there...somewhere.

Finn said...

I never can exactly put my finger on what makes me crush on a particular celeb, but I know I usually fixate on one and ride it until it hits the wall.

Right now, I've got it bad for Colin Farrell (with a rep similar to Billy Lane's). His image doesn't bother me; he's not married and he's an adult. But if he were married and cheating? I'd have to think it would turn me off.

The thing about crushing on celebrities is that we use them as shells for our fantasies - we can make them anything we want to be. And it's harder to do that if they turn out to be cheating dogs. A bad boy? No problem. I can always imagine that he just needs the right woman (me) to turn him around. But once a cheater, always a cheater I say.

InterstellarLass said...

Mostly about the looks. Yeah. Unless they're totally gross like Colin Farell. He's just a man-whore. They way I look at it...I'm never going to be with these guys. They're pretty to look at. Everyone else is looking, why shouldn't I?

Angel! said...

I went to high school with Martin Brodeur (yes, he is in my graduation year book) and he was the calm/reserved one of the hockey players we had in school. Can you imagine what the others must be doin' right now: banging dogs probably!!

Raehan said...

When I was younger it was all about looks. Now personality is very important.

I'm going to post about my strange crushes in a day or two. I'm working on it now.

: )