Join me in a round up romp through celebrities past and wonder aloud with me: wait, where the hell did they go?
Because, yeah, celebs rise and fall — it’s part of the entertainment business life cycle. They’re here and then they’re not and we, the fickle public, waste not a thought about it.
Well, my friend. WASTE YOUR THOUGHTS, because we rounded up some of the best “where the hell is X” queries from u/drmaxtherabbit‘s viral Reddit thread & are here to give you an update.
So where did the band that brought us “Sexy and I Know It” wind up? They broke up in 2012 and have been on hiatus ever since.
2. Nelly Furtado
In 2006, Nelly had a breakdown on stage during a tour. She told the Daily Mail that she was exhausted. She decided she wanted to be home with her family and left the stage. She did release an album in 2009 and another in 2012; 2017’s The Ride is likely her final recording.
3. Chris Tucker
Tucker is a standup comedian who was in a handful of movies, including Rush Hour. After Rush Hour, he took a break before playing in Silver Linings Playbook with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawerence, but after that he seems to have stepped back. He has said he declines roles due to his religion, so that may be a factor.
4. Cameron Diaz
Diaz was EVERYWHERE in the 90s, wasn’t she? But in 2015, she got married and had a kid and decided to retire from acting. She never liked the spotlight and has found fulfillment in writing self-help books and curating wine lines. Good for her.
5. Renee Zellweger
Renee Zellweger fell off the face of the Earth until she returned with a different face.PurpleDragonDix
Zellweger, who starred in Bridget Jones’ Diary among other films, seemed to disappear in the mid 2010s. When she popped back up in 2014, people thought she had had plastic surgery. She is currently back in the limelight.
6. Thora Birch
Will always be Thora Birch for meMarsupial292
The American Beauty star disappeared after a 2001 film, Ghost World. She said she didn’t want to mold herself to Hollywood’s expectations and “pissed people off”. In 2010, she was fired from an off-broadway revival of Dracula, but she is currently portraying Gamma in The Walking Dead and Jess in 13 Minutes.
Tom from MySpace was everyone’s best friend at one point.UCFandOCSC
RIP MySpace, which couldn’t keep up with Facebook. Tom Anderson sold MySpace in 2005 and retired to Hawaii. He works now as a travel photographer.
8. Taylor Lautner
One of the stars of the Twilight series never saw his career launch the way Robert Pattinson or Kristen Stewart saw their meteoric rise. Other films have been criticized and in 2011, his film Abduction tanked. He was not in a 2020 sequel to a film he starred in and seems to have disappeared.
9. Jason Lee
Jason Lee (My name is earl)MidnightSun77
According to NecrostusXerxemon, Lee moved to Denton Texas and does photography. Another Redditor says that he posts skate clips sometimes and that Lee is just living his life.
10. Jet Li
Wikipedia explains, “In 2013, Li revealed that he suffers from hyperthyroidism and had been dealing with the issue for the past three years. In 2016, he stated that he had recovered from his illness and that accepting fewer film offers was due to his charity work and not because of his health conditions.”
11. Meg White
Meg white from the white stripes. Jack White has his own label and is successful with his own music. When asked about meg he said she doesn’t really enjoy publicity.yellow-snowslide
The rumor on the street is that she had terrible stage fright while performing and really didn’t enjoy the limelight. Perfectly good reason to step back!
she literally made amazing music, made a fortune then swerved the limelight to live peacefully in her castle. Iconic.kerplunk1994
Enya didn’t totally disappear, but she is definitely not chasing publicity like other musicians. She released an album in 2015 that did well and is reportedly working on another release. She does not tour.
13. Josh Hartnett
He was really big after Pearl Harbor.Young_Old_Grandma
Hartnett did fall out of the spotlight for a while, but he recently appeared in Penny Dreadful, so it’s safe to say he’s not entirely gone!
14. Mena Suvari
The girl from the American Pie and American Beauty movies…and Teenage Dirtbag video.July_Sandwich
Mean recently released a book about the sexual abuse she suffered once she became famous and why she stepped away from the industry.
15. Chris Tucker
Rumor is that Chris Tucker decided that he made so much money doing the Rush Hour franchises, he could call it a day. He did release a comedy special on Netflix in 2015 and has been incredibly selective about what films he does.
16. Leelee Sobieski
Leelee Sobieski just evolved into Helen HuntpandaKrusher
After being seemingly everywhere for a few years, Sobieski pulled away from acting roles. She told Us Weekly, “I am just focused on my kids. I think that’s mainly why I stopped … Also, ninety percent of acting roles involve so much sexual stuff with other people, and I don’t want to do that.”