We may chastise certain celebrities for their mammoth egos, but secretly it's half the fun of following the famous. Let's face it, nobody wins if Mariah decides to go make-up free or Miley suddenly shuts her trap.
While most celebs have exposed their swollen heads at one point or another during their careers, the following stars get bonus points for taking their self-love to a whole new level.
The R&B singer may have lost some fans after the Rihanna beat-down but he certainly didn't lose any self-confidence. The self-lover recently told MTV that he has no trouble meeting women. "My whole dating thing, I've been kinda chillin'," he said. "I mean, I'm Chris Brown. I'm not gonna say it like that, but it's just, like, girls are gonna be around."
The self-obsessed singer proved once again that it's always about HIM when he went off script to enjoy the sound of his own jokes while announcing the Golden Globe Award nominees recently. Of course, taking credit for America's love of Big Macs can't go without a mention either. "Just like the McDonald's deal, whose market share went up 25 per cent when I walked into those offices and changed their image... when I did the Grammys, the viewing figures went up by 25 per cent," he famously said.
There is likely no person on earth more thankful for the invention of Twitter than this self-absorbed singer who no doubt delights in the knowledge that his words of wisdom are distributed to the masses every few seconds. We also can't forget that impromptu day-long press conference he held outside his gym to discuss why he dumped Jennifer Aniston. "I ended a relationship to be alone because I don't want to waste somebody's time if something's not right," he told the paparazzi.
It's not exactly breaking news that the rapper's ego has a whole publicist of its own with comments like "I am the No. 1 human being in music," but he took his King of the World act over the line when he hijacked the stage from Taylor Swift at the Video Music Awards back in September. (
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Not only does the diva's ego have its very own postal code, but there is also an entire team dedicated to stroking it at a moment's notice. Only an ego-maniac hires a special attendant to hand them towels, changes outfits five times for the same party and sticks their butt out that far for photographs while maintaining a straight face.
The camera-loving heiress is very strict about only posing on her good side and it's been said she rushes home after being snapped by the paparazzi to analyze how she looks in each shot. The constant cat walker is also reported to have outfitted boyfriend Doug Reinhardt's home with life-size portraits of herself as far as the eye can see. At least Paris proved she also has a selfless side when she splashed out $325,000 on a 300 sq. ft luxury dog house for her puppies.
It wasn't exactly top secret that Alex Rodriguez had a swollen head under that helmet, but when an ex-girlfriend revealed the baseball superstar had two paintings of himself as a centaur hanging over his bed, he graduated to the egotistical big leagues. Ironically, friends of the Yankee slugger told the tabloids he dumped Kate Hudson because she was too full of herself.
There has never been a shortage of self-love for Puff Daddy, Sean Combs or P. Diddy. Not only will he pull a mantrum if you happen to forget his name of the hour, but the rapper/producer's sense of entitlement is second to none. When gas prices skyrocketed too high for the star to fly his private jet, he posted a video on YouTube where he wailed: "Can you believe it? I'm actually flying commercial. That's how high gas prices are!" His latest fragrance "I am King" leaves no doubt about his lack of modesty.
The 17-year-old Hannah Montana star has both the wealth and the ego of a celebrity twice her age but still hasn't developed the maturity to know when to cut herself off when that incessant verbal diarrhea kicks in. The dangerous combination has been painful to stomach on several occasions such as when she disrespected Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren on a British talk show or when she dissed Jay-Z's music despite using his name to sell her hit song "Party in the USA." Even when the brazen teen quit Twitter to supposedly avoid the attention it was bringing her, she couldn't resist first performing a rap song explaining her decision and then posting it on YouTube.