Blink, And They’re Gone: 15 Celebrities Who Were Famous For 5 Minutes


While some people get under your skin and make a big impression, some are just easily forgettable.

It’s like you forget they ever existed as soon as you look away, and celebrities are no exception.

While some celebs have climbed the stairs of popularity without any hardship (or talent) and have stayed popular for eons of gossip, some were not that lucky.

Sometimes overnight, those unlucky celebs fall from their pedestals, and get lost in the abyss of failed A-list statuses. Celebdom is unfair. Get used to it.

1. Ginuwine

Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, better known by his stage name Ginuwine is an American singer, rapper, songwriter and actor, but it seems that he’s best at doing disappearing acts.

Hysterical fangirls with jealous boyfriends, hit after hit… He had it all. His biggest hits were “Differences,” “Same Ol’ G,” “I Need a Girl (Parts I and II)” and let’s not forget “Pony.” Not only that, that man could dance! And he was totally besties with Timbaland and Missy Elliot.

So, what happened? The fangirls just got over him and he went into living a low-profile life. His last hit was “In Those Jeans” from then on his main goal was to procreate. And a lot! He and his wife, rapper Sole, have nine children! Maybe he’s compensating for his failed attempt at fame.

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2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Michelle Kirkwood November 13, 2015 at 8:35 am - Reply

    And a lot of these actors and actresses are still working to this day, whether they’re big or not—I’ve seen a lot of actors/actresses who were proclaimed to be the next big thing come and go over the years—even if you’re very talented, that,sadly, is still no guarantee you’ll make the A-list. Most of them are just glad to still be working,period.

  2. Dobraya Utka April 25, 2015 at 3:27 am - Reply

    Not everyone in Hollywood can be at the top of the A-List.

    Some don’t want to be. Some would rather have regular work in TV programs. And so on.

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