The “New York Post” has compiled a list of jobs that celebrities supposedly had before they were famous.
Some of them are fairly well known in pop culture, like that ANGELINA JOLIE working as a funeral director. And some of them aren’t 100% accurate . . . like the fact that Angelina Jolie DIDN’T actually work as a funeral director, she just SAID that was one of her backup plans if the acting thing didn’t work out.
So, take these for what they are. Here are 25 highlights. . .
- Wyclef Jean was a gypsy cab driver. Kids, that’s like an old-school Uber
- Nicole Kidman was a massage therapist in Australia.
- Jennifer Aniston was a bike messenger and a waitress.
- Julia Roberts was a Baskin-Robbins ice-cream scooper.
- Beyoncé used to sweep up hair at her mother’s salon.
- Demi Moore was a debt collector.
- Meryl Streep was a high school cheerleader. Rumor has it she was also nominated for Homecoming Queen every year, whether she deserved it or not. (???)
- Bill Murray used to sell chestnuts outside a Chicago grocery store.
- Gwen Stefani mopped floors at a Dairy Queen in Southern California.
- Matthew McConaughey cleaned chicken coops.
- Martha Stewart used to baby-sit Mickey Mantle’s four boys.
- Rod Stewart was a soccer player.
- Whoopi Goldberg worked in a mortuary, making up dead people’s faces.
- Elvis Costello worked at a bank as a data entry clerk.
- Jay-Z was a drug dealer.
- Morgan Freeman was a “radar technician” for the U.S. Air Force.
- Eddie Vedder worked nights as a hotel security guard.
- Channing Tatum was a male stripper, obviously.
- Patrick Dempsey was a juggler.
- Victoria Beckham appeared on a BBC sex-education show.
- Ozzy Osbourne worked a daily 9-to-5 in a slaughterhouse.
- Mick Jagger was a porter in a mental hospital.
- Mark Wahlberg modeled Calvin Klein BVDs, as EVERYONE knows by now.
- Cyndi Lauper was a pop singer known for songs like “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and “Time After Time”. Oh, wait! That was her famous period. So let’s see . . . before that she cleaned the cages at a dog-kennel.
- Keith Richards was a ball boy in a tennis club.
(Jedis: At this point, maybe you can add in a job that YOU used to do . . . before scoring your glamorous job in radio.)
(For the whole list, hit up PageSix.com.)
DJ KHALED’s new album “Grateful” sold another 70,000 copies to top the Billboard 200 for a second straight week.
The new album by Taylor Swift’s ex CALVIN HARRIS, “Funk Wav Bounces, Volume 1”, was a close second. It sold 68,000 copies in its first week. Here are this week’s Top 10 albums . . .
- “Grateful”, DJ Khaled . . . 70,000 copies
- NEW: “Funk Wav Bounces, Volume 1”, Calvin Harris . . . 68,000 copies
- “DAMN”, Kendrick Lamar . . . 56,000
- “Evolve”, Imagine Dragons . . . 44,000 copies
- “Divide”, Ed Sheeran . . . 38,000 copies
- “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music”, 2 Chainz . . . a little more than 33,000 copies
- “24K Magic”, Bruno Mars . . . 33,000 copies
- NEW: “Hydrograd”, Stone Sour . . . a little less than 33,000 copies
- “More Life”, Drake . . . 32,000 copies
- The “Moana” soundtrack . . . 31,000 copies
Someone posted a photo this week of an inflatable pool float Sam’s Club has been selling. And it’s trending online, because guys don’t see what’s wrong with it . . . but women see it immediately.
The thing looks EXACTLY like a giant maxi pad. It’s white with a little bit of blue, and the design even makes it look like it’s quilted.
Someone posted a photo on Reddit. Then it blew up after a romance novelist named Jillian David shared it on Twitter with a caption that said, “This could have been avoided with ONE focus group of women.”
Anyone who says I can have dessert BEFORE dinner is a hero in my book. And in this case I’M the one who gets to say it. So, you’re welcome America . . .
According to a new study, eating CHOCOLATE before dinner might help you lose weight, because it suppresses your appetite. But before you get too excited, it has to be DARK chocolate.
Researchers in England had three groups of women eat a tiny bit of chocolate before meals, and tracked them for three weeks to see how much they ate.
Some of them had dark chocolate, some had milk chocolate, and some had white chocolate. And the ones who had dark chocolate consumed about 20% fewer calories during their next meal than the ones who ate milk chocolate. But they felt just as full.
The ones who ate white chocolate actually ate the MOST . . . about 10% more calories than the milk chocolate group, and 30% more than the ones who ate dark chocolate.
So a TINY bit of dark chocolate before dinner might actually help you lose weight. But obviously too much could do the opposite because of the extra calories.
They think it works because of a compound in chocolate that makes you digest carbs more slowly, which suppresses your appetite. And there’s more of the compound in dark chocolate than any other kind.
Fourth of July falls on a Tuesday this year, but that’s not stopping a ton of people from heading out of town this weekend.
We spoke with Leonel Mascorro from Jaguar of San Juan who helped us understand what’s happening this fourth of July weekend and how we can best navigate through it safely.
Here are some stats on Independence Day weekend traffic . . .
Triple-A says 44.2 million Americans have plans to travel 50 or more miles away from home this weekend. That’s 1.25 million more people than last year, and it makes this the most traveled Independence Day holiday weekend EVER.
The vast majority of people traveling will be going by car . . . 37.5 million.
The absolute WORST time to be on the road is between 2:00 and 5:00 P.M. TODAY.
So if you thought you were going to beat traffic by heading out of the office early today . . . NOPE.
There’s also triple the normal traffic expected between 10:00 and 11:00 P.M. on the Fourth, which coincides with the conclusion of most firework displays.
The BEST day to be on the road between now and Tuesday is Monday, July 3rd.
And finally, be careful out there. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an average of 118 people die in Fourth of July car crashes every year, mostly due to alcohol.
(AAA / Fox News / Atlanta Journal-Constitution)