15 Celebs With Secret Side Jobs… Who Knew?
A job is a job. The economy still isn’t that great. People have to take what they can get! The awards and Twitter followers are not enough for these celebs. They need more money, more clothes, and more professional validation. If you were a celebrity, wouldn’t you want to use your fame in order to get as many money-making opportunities as you could? You don’t even have to answer that. Next time you use an app to catch a ride or go to the checkout line, don’t be surprised to see your favorite celeb in a place you didn’t expect. Here are the celebs who have been hiding their secret side jobs from you and you never even knew it.
How many celebrities are neuroscientists with a doctorate from UCLA? The number is probably very small. There is at least one celeb who is such a thing and that is Mayim Bialik, according to Kentucky.com. Last year, Bialik even came to Morehead State University to speak about her life and passions. Before she went on to star in “The Big Bang Theory,” Bialik had taught neuroscience for five years! This is a job for science.
Tony Danza was an actual high school English teacher on A&E’s “Teach.” His students spoke to Oprah.com about their experience being taught by him and the results were mixed. “On ‘Taxi,’ Mr. Danza’s character was not the smartest guy so it was a little confusing how he could play such an incompetent role and then be a teacher,” said one student named Chloe. The principal also had her doubts but eventually everybody warmed up to him as a passionate teacher.
This will be a secret for the people who don’t watch the DIY Network show called “Vanilla Ice Project” since there are at least a few people who watched professional house flipper Vanilla Ice film his fifth season. According to Palm Beach Post, Vanilla Ice flipped a house in the Florida town of Lantana last month. He bought it for $1.4 million, increased its value by another $1 million, and plans to sell it for $5 million.
If you fight the law, then the law will win. Don’t even think about fighting action hero Steven Seagal. He was sworn in as a sheriff’s deputy in New Mexico two years ago, according to El Paso Times. A year before that, Seagal was a part-time deputy in a West Texas county called Hudspeth. Seagal recently played a contract killer who encounters a girl on the run from a mob boss in the 2015 movie “Absolution.”
He was Mr. Chow in “The Hangover” and Senor Chang in the show “Community.” Ken Jeong will always be a beloved doctor to his former real life patients, though. “Internal medicine was my specialty – basically general practice with an emphasis on adult medicine. During the day, I was a doctor. At night, you know, I was a comic. And it was really just to let off some steam. If just became my golf, you know, in many ways,” Jeong told NPR.
Jessica Alba is the founder of a company called The Honest Company. You can buy a bunch of stuff including organic and eco-friendly baby products from her, according to the New York Post. There are also personal care products like diapers, baby wipes, sunscreen, and soap. “There wasn’t a brand that really spoke to me as a modern woman, a brand that was transparent, that used unquestionably safe ingredients, but also was effective,” Alba told Forbes.
If you start a rock band or rap group, maybe you could hit up Kiefer Sutherland for a record contract! Kiefer opened his own label called Ironworks Music. Last month, the band Lifehouse shot to the number one spot on the Billboard independent albums chart with their new album that was issued through Ironworks Records and Kobalt Label Services. The album is called “Out of the Wasteland” and also went to number three on the top rock albums chart!
He’s bringing sexy back along with fast-casual barbecue chains! Justin Timberlake founded the restaurant Southern Hospitality which has three locations in Colorado, according to Bizjournals. The purpose of this place is to bring authentic Memphis barbecue to the city. Now there is another restaurant called Carve which will open on South Colorado Boulevard. This concept will use five or six hand-carved proteins and a variety of dishes that are good for paleo diets.
Sandra Bullock isn’t just an Oscar-winning actress, she is also a restaurateur. Bullock opened Bess Bistro in Austin, Texas back in 2006. According to On Location Vacations, this restaurant serves up andouille sausage, pork belly benedict, macaroni and cheese, grits, and fresh pastries. Bullock’s voice can be heard in the movie “Minions” where she plays the villain named Scarlet Overkill who needs help stealing the British crown jewels. Hopefully they put Minion-themed foods in the restaurant as well.
Even if he is a “Harry Potter” star, it doesn’t hurt to have a realtor father as well. Imagine setting up a meeting with Ron Weasley to buy a property in Hertfordshire! It’s a Hogwarts fan’s dream come true. Weasley’s company is called Eevil Plan Properties. However, his wealth brought certain struggles in his social life. According to Mirror, he said, “It took me a while to figure out whether someone was genuine or they had ulterior motives.”
According to Curbed, Jeremy Renner has flipped more than a dozen houses since 2002 with his partner Kristoffer Winters. The latest house was in the Hollywood Hills below Runyon Canyon. Isn’t that the canyon where a lot of trendy celebrities go running? Where do we sign up? The house once belonged to filmmaker Preston Sturges who made “The Lady Eve” and “The Palm Beach Story.” Renner was able to add about $3 million to put the house on sale for $4.7 million.
Who ya gonna call for your voice acting needs? Dan Aykroyd will come to your rescue. The actor from “Ghostbusters” and “The Blues Brothers” was also a voice actor for the movies “Antz,” “Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return,” and “Yogi Bear.” According to AV Club, Aykroyd will be in the new “Ghostbusters” movie starring Kristen Wiig. The movie will also feature Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, and Kate McKinnon. If there’s something strange in the neighborhood, call those actors from “Saturday Night Live!”
One of the latest collections to hit the stores of Dubai this year was a swimwear line from Elizabeth Hurley. According to Ahlan Live, the Spring/summer 2015 Elizabeth Hurley Beach collection has bikinis in animal prints, neutral hues, and bright solids. “I decided to venture into beachwear not only because I’ve always been obsessed with holiday clothes, but also because it’s an area where women, regardless of shape or size, can either look amazing or really get it wrong,” said Hurley.
If you thought Benedict Cumberbatch couldn’t get any more beloved by his fans, then look away. He officiated a gay wedding in Ibiza, according to NY Daily News. Who knew Cumberbatch was an ordained minister? The ceremony took place on top of a cliff at the Hacienda Hotel Ibiza and a view of the Mediterranean Sea was in the background. He is now doing a play called “Constellations” on the West End.
DJ, play that song louder in the club or whatever the kids these days call it. If you want to know who the hottest DJ is these days, then ask Idris Elba. You can also book Idris Elba for your next birthday or bat mitzvah if you have enough money and connections. According to Western Gazette, Elba played a set at Glastonbury Festival 2015 alongside Four Tets and Grandmaster Flash.