Unusually Stupid Celebrities: A Compendium of All-Star Stupidity

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The Greeks honored Zeus, the Romans revered Juno, but modern civilization worships a different sort of god: Celebrity. Face it, we follow the stars’ every move, fashion choice, and deliciously dishy affairs. Now Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras, authors of Unusually Stupid Americans, pull the demanding divas, screwball stars, and celebu-twits off their pedestals–and prove it doesn’t take a degree in rocket science to become famous. Cases in point:

• Courtney Love misses an important court date relating to “possession of a controlled substance” because she can’t find a professional bodyguard at the last minute.
• Mariah Carey’s entourage includes a skirt-from-touching-floor specialist, a towel hand-off person, and a professional drink holder/lifter.
• Cheap or frugal? Actor/director Kevin Costner scores a $20,000 never-before-used Vera Wang wedding dress for his young bride for only $5,000.
• Savvy traveler Paris Hilton concludes that all of Europe is, “like, French.”
• Mensa candidate and rocker Tommy Lee is pretty sure that Winston Churchill was president during the Civil War, that the numeric equivalent of pi is “the two-equals-MC-squared thing,” and that an isosceles triangle is “somewhere in Bermuda.”

Feuds, faith, family, money, sex, tantrums, travel–no star-studded stone is left unturned. Filled with jaw-dropping anecdotes, quirky quotes, and special stupid-celebrity awards, Unusually Stupid Celebrities provides a red-faced glimpse of the red carpet.

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User Review  - lesindy - LibraryThing

Very funny book with sayings and stories from those oh-so-whacky celebs. Published in 2007, so Snooki and the Kardashians aren't in it. Tommy Lee and Britney Spears are featured a lot. Supermodel Naomi Campbell is super cray, hitting people with her cell phones. A fun read. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Kathryn and Ross Petras, are great curators of quotes and the authors of several books, including "The Stupidest Things Ever Said Book of All-Time Stupidest Top Ten Lists"; "Dance First, Think Later"; "Don't Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats", "The Lexicon of Stupidity", and "Age Doesn't Matter Unless You're a Cheese". "The 365 Stupidest Things Ever Said "calendar has over 3 million copies in print.

Ross and Kathryn Petras are the authors of numerous best-selling humor books and have received coverage in a vast array of media, including the New York Times Book Review, People, Reader's Digest, the Wall Street Journal, and more. Ross lives in New Jersey and Kathryn calls Manhattan, New York, home.

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