It turns out that not all celebrities are famous forever. This lot now have real jobs and go to work like regular people, some by choice, others...not quite.
It’s sort of assumed that when a celebrity stops being famous they just retire to a celebrity island where they live out the rest of their days watching re-run of their old shows or living off royalties from that movie they starred in that one time. Who knew that they actually have to get real people jobs and go back to living like the rest of us when the acting work dries up? Mind. Blown.
Jonathan Bennett AKA Aaron Samuels is now a spinning instructor
Take Jonathan Bennett AKA Aaron Samuels from Mean Girls for instance. He may have been the object of desire for both Cady and Regina, but in real life Bennett is just your regular indoor cycling instructor. The former heartthrob works at an LA studio as a spinning class instructor, and has credited “group fitness” with helping him recover from the death of his mother. “I wanted to give back to the community and inspire others to be their best selves”, Bennett explained. Perhaps Lindsay Lohan could attend one of his classes.
Continue reading: They're Just Like Us: Celebrities Who Now Have Regular Jobs
Conrad Bain and Diff'rent Strokes Co-Star Gary Coleman
Diff'rent Strokes actor Conrad Bain has died aged 89, his daughter confirmed to Reuters on Wednesday (January 16, 2013). In the long-running series, Bain played a wealthy white New Yorker who adopted two young black boys from Harlem.
The actor, who starred opposite Gary Coleman in the NBC sitcom, died of natural causes at a comfort-care facility in Livermore, California on Monday - he was just three weeks shy of his 90th birthday. Known for playing erudite and professional characters such as doctors, politicians, lawyers and executives, Bain had a long career which began with a recurring role in the daytime drama Dark Shadows (recently adapted for the screen by Tim Burton). He broke into primetime comedy with 'Maude', a spin-off of Norman Lear's 'All In The Family.' In 1978, he landed the role of Phillip Drummond on Diff'rent Strokes, in which he played a rich, widowed industrialist who creates a racially mixed family in an era when depictions of such households were rare on television. The show was a huge hit and ran for eight seasons in total - Coleman's catchphrase "What you talkin' 'bout Willis?" became ingrained in popular culture. The young actor, who grappled with financial and domestic woes in later life, died in 2010 aged just 42.
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