Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Celebrity Siblings

I think it must be difficult to stand in the shadows of a famous celebrity sibling, particularly if people think you are a loser with no talent and that you are trying to glom on to your more famous sibling's success you are trying to make a name in the same industry.

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P.S. For the most part, I think there are many reasons why the folks shown above aren't as popular as their famous siblings. But there is one exception: Charlie Murphy. I think he is as funny if not funnier that his famous brother Eddie. FOR REALS. I am also a pretty big fan of Chris Penn, and it sucks that he died so young.



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42 comments:

tulpen said...

So glad you mentioned the funniness of Charlie Murphy. I was gonna call you on it if you didn't.

Caroline said...

OK...never knew that Eddie had a brother! And Gallagher??? Who the heck is he related to?

Melanie's Randomness said...

Oh to be a sibling of a celebrity! It's gotta be hard!! I actually met Frank Stallone once & heard him play...he's really nice in person. There's a funny scene in the movie "Fred Clause" where the siblings talk about their actor siblings & Stephen baldwin is like "I'm not Alec!!". hehe. =)

WendyB said...

It might be kind of nice to benefit from the fame without having the drawbacks of being the center of attention.

♥Aubrey said...

I say be UNIQUE..be your own person. Don't follow in someone else's shadow. Make your own mark on the world!

Morgan said...

I'm so with you on Chris Penn! He's the one that stands out for me.

Alicia said...

i friggin LOVE charlie murphy!!! he was hilarious when he was on the chapelle show!!

Haute World said...

Angelina Jolie's brother is a scary looking dude. Just goes to show that the same features that make a woman hot don't apply to men. Agree with you on Chris Penn. I also think Eric Roberts would have been a bigger star if it wasn't for his attitude and slight overacting.

Lady Ren said...

AJ's brother is so freaky looking- He scares me.

bananas. said...

okay good...so glad you agree on charlie murphy because he is HELLA funny!

also had no idea that chris penn was sean penn's brother. you'd think the last name would've given it away.

for the most part i agree...except for kevin dillon who i like better than his brother matt. but then i'm a big entourage fan.

Brooke said...

I think it would be hard. Then again, you would get a lot of perks with minimal invasion into your personal life (sometimes)...

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

Is it me or does Angelina Jolie's brother just ... look ... crazy??

Dancing Branflake said...

Girl, did you really put up Latoya? Cuz I'm telling you you could have put up all the rest of the less successful Jacksons.

I love this post. It makes me happy that my sister and I live mediocre lives.

House of Milk said...

Chris Penn died?! Wow, I had no idea. How sad!

And yes, Charlie Murphy is the way funnier brother.

Alisa said...

I agree, it would be hard to live in the shadow. Best to just become a dentist or something.

Claire Kiefer said...

What's funny is that Donnie Wahlberg started out as the famous one!! Oh man, Stallone's bro looks just like him. And since we're on the subject, can we comment on their atrocious looking mother? WOW.

Stacy said...

You forgot the Quaid brothers! Can you believe Randy is related to Dennis!? Somebody really lost out in that gene pool!!

Laura Trevey said...

Great post ~~ you can totally see the resemblance in all of them!

Iva said...

I'm an only. I don't know the sibling thing at all. I am sure in some cases its tough, especially in the cases where the sibling is trying super hard to make it too but aren't catching a break other then being a celebs sibling. In other cases though, some of them aren't trying too hard but do catch some spotlight just because of being a sibling to a celeb. and since I can't seem to put together a sentence today I am going to stop leaving this comment right now! oiy.

frenchie said...

who's the last dude?
and i kinda think that britney and LiLo's baby sisters are cuter than their eldest.
again...there no junkies. yet.

Pretty Little World said...

I always feel the worst for Haylie Duff, because you can tell she wants it really badly...

I totally agree about Chris Penn - it was really sad when he died.

BTW, and speaking of the Penns, did you know that Sean Penn has taken up as manager of an aid camp in Haiti? He always kind of amazes me - how easy would it be for him to just write a check and forget about it, but instead he lives in a crappy tent to try and help as much as he can. Kind of awesome.

Christiejolu said...

This post kind of reminded me of the scene in Fred Clause when he goes to the group therapy and Steven Baldwin and Frank Stallone are in it...

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Tracie said...

I've never heard of Eddie Murphy's brother. I'll have to check out your link.

Kellie said...

Oh yes! Totally agree about Charlie Murphy! Especially lately w/ Eddie's LAME movies. Charlie cracks me up!

Kathryn said...

I didn't know Eddie Murphy had a brother in show biz either - will have to check out the link.

Have to agree with some of the other posters than some of the less popular siblings actually are more talented.

I like Jim Belushi much better than I ever did John.

Here is a link to a site that has pics of celebrity sibling, but not all of them are famous, which is interesting to peruse:
http://www.boredville.com/31388/Celebs-and-Their-Less-Famous-Siblings

Missy said...

Glad I do not have a famous sibling! LOL

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Charlie Murphy on Dave Chapelle...oh that show was ridiculous and awesome.

Cheryl said...

The Sedaris siblings seem to handle it well. Despite all of David's neurotic compulsions, sibling rivalry doesn't seem t be one of them. But the rest of them, wonder what Christmas at their house is like...

Asylum Dolly said...

I feel bad, as I've never even heard of Charlie Murphy! I actually don't recognise most of those people in the photos there!
It would kinda suck being the invisible sibling...but then if you were on really good terms with your famous rich brother or sis, they might give you free airline tickets and stuff. If you begged hard enough. I would! (i mean, i wouldn't give my family airline tickets, but i would beg for them if necassary)

Jennifer DeDonato said...

James Haven freaks me out!

uglygirl said...

We have a bunch of these in Australia too...like Dannii Minogue (feel so sorry for her as she's the famous "lesser sibling" in the UK as well), Antonia Kidman (Nicole's sister who is a TV entertainment reporter) and Lester Gibson, Mel's saner but uglier brother.

Okay I just made up that last one.

The Zhush said...

First up, Eric Roberts...eeeew! With you on Eddie's brother though...big Curb Your Enthusiasm fan, he was hilarious on that show!

couture dresses said...

Tough luck having a "better" sibling. Glad am an only child.

The Cottage Cheese said...

So true - Charlie Murphy is hilarious! I do love early Eddie Murphy stand up though, before he was a movie star.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Dear, this was like a game of riddles for me. Luckily I do get most of the names by hovering over the pics. You can see I'm not a resident of LA :(

Phoenix said...

Chris Penn dying was so very sad. And yeah, I feel for celebrity siblings...although sometimes the only reason they're famous at all is because of their more famous bro or sis. I don't think they are all artists in their own right...rather they have a built in publicist in their family!

PS dude, my word verification was "outbersh"! It's like a kid with a retainer yelling "outburst"! So COOL!

pita bread said...

Luckily not all of them have hard life. I love Chad Lowe, I think he is a good actor and a very cute guy. As for Walberg he had his time already in NKOTB! And Angelina's brother looks exactly like her.

Kristin said...

Johnny Drama...best celebrity sibling of 'em all...especially since he's based on a New Kid. HA!

...love Maegan said...

HOW DARE YOU INCLUDE "DARKNESS"?!??!?!

...also, um, Donnie Wahlberg was a famous New Kid on the Block BEFORE Marky Mark tried to glom onto HIS fame with "Good Vibrations" ..and then the tables did, indeed, turn.

LOLOLOL!! fab post.

...love Maegan said...

also, Beyonce's sister is a monster.

Diana said...

OMG, i believe everyone was created in God's eyes, blah blah but GOOD GOD, look at Angelina's Jolie's brother!! He's horrific!!