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Celebrities: Are They Just Like Us?

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Celebrities, they’re just like us, right?

That’s what US Weekly surely wants us to believe and who are we to dispute something US Weekly wants us to believe?

That must mean that the people we see every day in the news, social network, blogosphere, or ultra-exclusive nightclub have favorite things. They must have a favorite yoga pose at least, like everyone else. It’s what separates us from the Cleveland fans.

We thought about reaching out to a variety of people. But we figured we would save everyone some time and just fill in the answers on their behalf. Besides, some things are better left to the imagination.

What we don’t have is a list of actual responses.

What we do have is a list of speculative answers of dubious veracity.

Derrick Rose

Did you know: Rose’s knee has been healthy since Christmas time. Who has time to play basketball when there’s so much awesome stuff in the world?
Song: “Waiting on the World to Change” – John Mayer
Movie: Anything but “Chicago”
Video Game: Likes them all except for “Call of Duty” (which he doesn’t understand)
Book: A Song of Ice and Fire (and he doesn’t intend to play until George R.R. Martin finishes them)
Yoga Pose: Half Baby

Miguel Cabrera

Did you know: Among personal accomplishments, he ranks his Triple Crown just below Michael Bay’s “Transformers” trilogy.
Song: “Hurricane” – The Click
Movie: “Driving Miss Daisy”
Director: Michael Bay
Book: Frog and Toad are Friends
Yoga Pose:  Balasana

James Franco

Did you know: Franco is an omnipotent god. Franco is everywhere. Franco is nowhere.
Movie: “127 Hours”
Book: Palo Alto by James Franco
TV Show: “Freaks and Geeks”
Song: “Hangin’ With the Dopeboys” – Dangeruss & James Franco
Yoga Pose: Dragonfly

Wayne LaPierre

Did you know: The greatest disappointment of Wayne’s life was when he learned the hard way that a shotgun marriage is something people do.
Movie: “Shoot’em Up”
TV Show:  24
Book: Control: Exposing the Truth About Guns – Glenn Beck
Song: “Happiness is a Warm Gun” – The Beatles
Yoga Pose: Reverse Warrior

Amanda Bynes

Did you know: “Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.” – Henrik Tikkanen
Movie: “Girl, Interrupted”
Poem: Sinking Sanity by B.B. Nothing
Books: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
Song: “Loveeeeeee Song” – Rihanna
Yoga Pose: Locust

Ryan Lochte

Did you know:  (as submitted by Ryan’s mother) Ryan’s great passion in life is really the arts. The great irony of his life is that he can’t articulate that. The female breast trips something in his brain that renders him unintelligible.
Movie: “Solaris” (Andrei Tarkovsky)
Book:  Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Song: “Taco Bell” – Das Rascist
Yoga Pose: Half Moon

Tim Tebow

Did you know: Tim Tebow’s true calling in life is actually to become a monk and peddle Buddhist literature outside of music festivals in exchange for donations. When you say thank you but that you don’t have any money, he’ll become insistent and imposing and you’ll give him $20.
Movie: “Brothers” that one with Tobey Maguire, for some reason
Book: “Tough to Tackle” by Matt Christopher
Song: “Counting” by Autre Ne Veut (Tebow is an avid Pitchfork reader)
Yoga Pose: Not the Tebowing one, actually. He loves to pantomime Terrel Owens’ Sharpie celebration

Washington Wild Things mascot Wild Thing

Did you know: The Wild Thing is locked in a lifelong battle for the soul of the northeastern US with the Philly Phanatic?
Movie: Wild Things
Book: Where the Wild Things Are
Song: “Wild Thing” – Tone Loc
Second Favorite Song: “Wild Thing” – Chip Taylor
NASCAR Driver: Kyle Bush
Yoga Pose:  Wild Thing

Fred Durst

Did you know: Fred formed Limp Bizkit as an angry response to the rejection of his string-quartet Kizmit Blip.
Movie: “School of Rock”
TV Show: Doesn’t normally watch TV, but when he does, it’s “Mad Men.”
Music: Anything by Johann Sebastian Bach
Book: Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Yoga Pose: Halasana



Did you know: Hovie Baby is the greatest rapper of all-time, and that’s with ten years of suck under his belt.
Movie: “Scarface” screens on a 24-hour loop on an estimated 400 Jay-Z-owned flat screens
TV Show: “Wings,” probably
Music: Anything trendy and happening in music, after his engineers and producers come back to him with a beat that cuts and pastes its respective hooks.
Book: The Political Economy of Democratic Transitions by Stephen Haggard and Robert R. Kaufman
Yoga Pose: Blueprint 5

Tags: Chicago Bulls Derrick Rose James Franco Jay-Z Miguel Cabrera Ryan Lochte Tim Tebow

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