21 surprising celeb side businesses

We're used to singers producing records and models backing clothing lines. But these days, you'll find entertainers doing things like backing tech startups, cleaning oil spills and running a general store.

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Mar 24, 2013 6:09PM
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MSN!!!!! I came get info on celebrity business. Now WHY WHY WHY do I have to "bung" to get the information I came here to read in the first place? That's dumb and stupid!
Apr 2, 2013 5:22PM
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I am really hating MSN right now. Why should I have to click on ANOTHER ****ing link to find out what should have been in the article in the first place.. Don't have to do that on Yahoo.
Apr 12, 2013 8:46PM
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MSN, You are a loser! Am not clicking to another dead end to get info you

promised from this one. Go **** yourself.

Apr 12, 2013 10:56PM
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I hate, hate hate to have to click on another site to find out the info you're advertising. I have gotten to the point of  just skipping it altogether.
Apr 2, 2013 1:51PM
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I wouldn't give you people a DIME...

BOYCOTT EVERYTHING

The more we know.. the less we need!

Apr 12, 2013 8:12PM
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Where?????????? YOU click through to another site. YOU should have the info for which you advertised Dummies?????
Apr 12, 2013 11:53PM
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MSN news really sucks. many times there is some advertisement right in the middle of the article which prevents you from being able to read. There is no way to move the ad so you can see the article. Stupid, stupid, stupid!
Apr 15, 2013 8:00AM
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I agree, MSN pulls this crap all the time.  They lead you into an article and then you have click on other links and search around for the answers which turn out to be a waste of time anyway. 

 

I don't even bother any more.

 

VERY VERY STUPID!!!

Apr 2, 2013 3:03PM
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Carmen Electra rocks.  Her legs are unbelievable!!!
Apr 15, 2013 10:08AM
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Terrible way to write an article, just say what the business is and dont force the user to go to Bing - if you want more information the you go to the search engine, i had to comment on this because this is a constant with MSN, terrible
Apr 2, 2013 6:06PM
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OK,  admit it -I have tried a few of those celebrities' items.

The good ones:

Ackroyd's vodka: 2 thumbs up

Sammy's Cabo Wabo: EXCELLENT (but expensive) tequila

Newman's Own: great coffee, popcorn and dressing. I like the charity work

 

Absolute CRAP

Manson's Absynthe: I love absynthe. This was garbage.

I've seen Gwen Stefani's and Madonna's clothing lines...and I wouldn't put those trashy rags on my worst enemy's dead dog.

 

At this point, I've stopped buying anything that's got a celebrity's name on it, except for the 3 good mentions above.

Apr 15, 2013 1:13PM
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This is MSN's way of getting people to use Bing but it is stupid and a waste of time having to pick one link after another. Stupid, stupid, STUPID!!!!!
Apr 15, 2013 1:12PM
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This is a complete JOKE! Get it together MSN. You mislead your reader. No wonder it's been like foreever, since I poke around in your worthless links/sites. You mis-direct the reader/consumer everytime you run a headline and you falsely send information the wrong direction. YAHOO!!! Here I come AGAIN!
Apr 15, 2013 1:12PM
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This type of "bait & switch" article will prevent me from following these links in the future.  They do this with side bar links all the time ask a question, then when you follow it, you still have to keep clicking on a separate link for each answer - very frustrating!
Apr 15, 2013 12:18PM
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The "next" funciton isn't even working.

 

The 21 individual pages is how they artificially inflate their stats for the Bing  search engine. Everything is a Bing query, instead of giving you the story the highlighted. If I wanted to do a query, I woudd DO A QUERY! And MSN has the default search engine set to Bing and you can't change it. And of course, now they have commercials to try to convince people to use it. I DON"T LIKE BING!

And don't get me started on WUNDERWALL! I wish the headlines would identify that the story is on Wonderwall, so I could not have to click on it to find out.

Apr 13, 2013 2:19AM
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Didn't even mention Jeremy Renner's house renovation business he runs, which he's mentioned in interviews with both Ellen Degeneres and Jimmy Kimmel [described in more detail in the second]. tsk tsk. ;)
Apr 15, 2013 11:37AM
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Foegive them (MSN) lord, for they not know what they do,
Apr 15, 2013 8:19AM
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The dude with the ball (cojones) warmer on his head.....the new icon of amerikan manhood??
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