5 Celebrities I Like For No Good Reason

1. Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is a polarizing celebrity and rightfully so. Over the years she has said and done some ridiculous things, garnering the wrath of snarky bloggers and concerned moms everywhere. But you know what? That’s what I like about her. She’s a real teenager—someone who says and does stupid things without a hint of self-awareness and I find it refreshing. I’m sure her publicist needs to eat ten Xanax a day just to deal with her shenanigans but whatever. Also, I’m obsessed with her backwards Christian family who let Miley’s boyfriend, a sexy underwear model, move into their house when she was only 16! Their reasoning being that they could better keep an eye on them, but who are they kidding? Why do parents always forget what it was like to be an actual teenager? Hello!!!! They’re having sex in treehouses, their car, your bed. Good going, guys!

2. Rachel Bilson

Rachel Bilson is, by all accounts, a useless celebrity. Since she starred in The O.C., she’s done nothing besides look chic as hell in L.A. and do the occasional non-speaking role in an ice cream commercial. Oh yeah and I guess she’s in a new TV show but there’s no use in mentioning it because by the time this is posted, it will be cancelled. But despite being confused by her purpose, I choose to accept her for what she is, which is a real California gurl with excellent style and a precious face. Plus, her character, Summer Roberts, was the only redeeming quality of that soggy teen soap opera. “Chino, ew!”

3. Edward Norton

I love Edward Norton. That isn’t so weird as loving Rachel Bilson or Miley Cyrus because Ed is actually a talented actor but I’m not necessarily drawn to him because of his acting. It’s something less discernible. Maybe it’s his sexy but approachable good looks. Who knows? What does a celebrity have that makes you want to sit through every movie they’re in, regardless if it looks interesting or not? I’m not sure. Regarding Edward Norton, I think I just get the impression that he’s a genuinely cool guy, someone with a good head on their shoulders who would be fun to talk to…and have sex with. He also dated Courtney Love for three years, which FASCINATES me.

4. Sienna Miller

People love to hate on Sienna Miller and I don’t really understand why. I mean, I guess she “broke up” Jude Law’s marriage and made some poor choices with films and Broadway plays but I happen to like her. I think she actually did an amazing job as Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl and did anyone ever see her in the movie Interview with Steve Buscemi? She essentially played herself—a diva celebrity with stunning good looks—but she actually was quite captivating in it.  Plus, she is so gorgeous. That face! I could watch her do anything and be content. Well, besides that play she was in. That looked positively dreadful.

5. Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke is the ’90s. His face is the ’90s, his hair is the ’90s, his body is the ’90s and that’s why I love him. Besides starring in the amazing quintessential ’90s flick, Reality Bites, he also was in the fantastic adaptation of Great Expectations with Queen Gwyneth Paltrow. If you haven’t seen that movie already, please do so immediately. Both Gwyneth and Ethan look drop dead gorgeous and chic—the queen and king of the ’90s respectively. Today Ethan Hawke is a complete DILF and really bad novelist. Have you read his books? Don’t. Don’t mar your beautiful perception of him. I read a few pages and put it down because I just cared about him too much to see this weird untalented side of him.  Gosh, I just adore him…. TC mark

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  • http://www.facebook.com/asmond Asmond Chew

    Ryan, i adore every article you write. you write about all the things i have never thought about but yet agree with you when i read it. AMAZING, keep writing! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Megan-Cunningham/172500881 Megan Cunningham

    Thank you for giving me the chance to admit that I too heart Sienna Miller… and to a lesser extent, Miley Cyrus.

  • bones

    i wonder if there are any real grown-ups on this site? this a definite who-the-hell-cares-iddy-biddy-bit-of-pap. you know- pablum- what is fed to babies. can’t think of anything else today? fine, but why not respect your reader(s) and don’t post anything. that would just be so much better.

    • rgar

      You can usually tell if it’s a Ryan piece from over a mile away. So . . . if you don’t like it then don’t read it blah blah blah, the usual “let it be” rant.

    • guest


    • April

      There are not enough pages on the Internet to keep me occupied at work. I’m thankful for ANYTHING Ryan posts, as every second I spend reading his articles is one less second of mind numbing boredom, and one second closer to 5pm. 

      PS: I hope I’m not a real grown up. If I am, I’m definitely doing it wrong. 

  • http://twitter.com/snuggiebunnies Olivia Moore

    Rachel Bilson and Miley Cyrus are both guilty pleasures of mine. Can’t deny that Miley has some pretty catchy songs too.


    No shame, Sienna is rad. Factory Girl and Interview are two of my favorite movies. Judge me if you must. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/ehalliday2 Ed Halliday

    The first Ethan Hawke movie I ever saw was “Corky Romano”.

  • brn

    I love Miley so much. wow, it feels nice admitting that…

  • Robertsguitar

    winona was the queen of the 90s.

  • http://twitter.com/mung_beans Mung Beans

    dude, Sandy Cohen was the good thing about The OC

  • must remain anonymous

    Sienna Miller was the one married to Jude Law. he cheated on her with their nanny. I, too, love her, and therefore I know this

    • shaina

      Jude Law was married to someone before Sienna, when he slept with Sienna, left his wife for Sienna, married Sienna, and cheated on Sienna.  Which shouldn’t be a surprise to her since she should know, firsthand, that he’s a dirty cheater.  Since he dirtily cheated.  With her.  

      • Brittney B

        Both of you are wrong, actually… it isn’t very hard to find out that he was married to Sadie Frost, cheated on her with a nanny, got subsequently dumped by her, *then* took up with Sienna (no marriage) before cheating on her, too, and getting dumped again.  A few years later Jude and Sienna rekindled their romance, but it went sour again, and no, the two of them have *never* been married to each other.  

  • http://twitter.com/bethanie_m Bethanie Marshall

    Edward Norton.. druelz..

  • Anonymous

    When I realized that edward norton wasnt the hulk in the avenger…. :( 

    Love everybody you mentioned, cept I love hayden christensen as well. 
    Omg what is it with canadians

    • luvah

      are there people who don’t like hayden?! he’s beautiful. 

  • luvah


    Seriously though. 

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