20 One Hit Wonders We Love … or Love to Hate

Ask anybody you meet to name a one hit wonder and they’ll be able to do it. We might not remember who sang it, but the melody is probably an earworm we can’t forget.

Like the Kandi Burruss hit that heads off the slideshow below. Sure, she’s a Grammy winner, but Porsha Williams landed more hits on Kenya Moore than Kandi landed on the charts as a solo artist.

And then there’s Brooke Hogan, Chumbawumba, and American Idol alums Elliott Yamin and Kimberly Locke!

One hit wonders are so ubiquitous Tom Hanks and Liv Tyler made a movie about them. Everybody remember pulling for Tom Everett Scott to get the girl and the gig? I do.

I also remember these 20 one hit wonders which are sure to rock your morning. Or just send you fondly strolling down Nostalgia Lane.

Well if this one hit wonder isn’t PERFECT for 4/20, we just don’t know what is.

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Afroman - Because I Got High

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Afroman – Because I Got High

Well if this one hit wonder isn’t PERFECT for 4/20, we just don’t know what is.


Kandi - Don't Think I'm Not

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Kandi – Don’t Think I’m Not

Before she was a Real Housewife of Atlanta, Kandi Burruss was going by Kandi and recording songs like “Don’t Think I’m Not.”


Norman Greenbaum - Spirit In The Sky

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Norman Greenbaum – Spirit In The Sky

As an oft-featured song on movie soundtracks, it’s hard to believe Spirit In The Sky was Norman Greenbaum’s only hit.


D4L - Laffy Taffy

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D4L – Laffy Taffy

Hmmm, wonder if this was the inspiration for all of Miley Cyrus’ twerking? Or if maybe they were all just munching on Laffy Taffy and this is what came out of D4L’s jam session.


Brooke Hogan - About Us

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Brooke Hogan – About Us

Brooke Hogan, daughter of Hulk Hogan, tried to make it in the music business. She failed. It was epic.


Kimberly Locke - Eighth World Wonder

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Kimberly Locke – Eighth World Wonder

Kimberly Locke, another American Idol finalist, is also another one hit wonder. But hey, she had one, right? That’s more than Taylor Hicks can say, and he WON.


Asher Roth - I Love College

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Asher Roth – I Love College

Do you know why Asher Roth loved college? Probably because he knew how to celebrate 4/20.


Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting

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Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting

Don’t even try to pretend like you haven’t sung this song while ALSO pretending you’re really Kung Fu fighting.


Aqua - Barbie Girl

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Aqua – Barbie Girl

Barbie Girl. Because life is fantastic when you’re plastic. Or living off of air and light.


Mr. Big - To Be With You

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Mr. Big – To Be With You

Mr. Big’s “To Be With You” is like many of the 80s big hair ballads: the only one the band made.


Right Said Fred - I'm Too Sexy

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Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy

Maybe you ARE too sexy for your shirt. If so, there’s a one hit wonder for that.


Nena - 99 Luftballoons

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Nena – 99 Luftballoons

If you don’t know “99 Luftballoons” you should. Watch Wedding Crashers and get educated. Or just watch this video.


Elliott Yamin - Wait For You

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Elliott Yamin – Wait For You

Elliott Yamin, and American Idol finalist, has exactly ONE HIT under his post-Idol belt. But hey, it was a decent one?


Yael Naim - New Soul

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Yael Naim – New Soul

After Yael Naim’s “New Soul” became the apple theme song, we didn’t hear anything else from her, which is too bad, because this song’s fun!


Baha Men - Who Let The Dogs Out

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Baha Men – Who Let The Dogs Out

“Who Let The Dogs Out” was another song of summer that led the Baha Men….nowhere. Oh well.


Come On Eileen

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Come On Eileen

Come ON, Eileen! Why’d you have to go and be a one-hit wonder?


Tony Basil - Mickey

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Tony Basil – Mickey

Oh, Tony, it’s a pity, you don’t understand, that this song featuring you in a cheerleading skirt in your mid-30s was destined to be your only hit.


Chumbawumba - Tubthumping

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Chumbawumba – Tubthumping

This song probably became a one hit wonder because NO ONE KNOWS what “Tubthumping” is about! Except alcohol. We got that.


Len - Steal My Sunshine

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Len – Steal My Sunshine

“Steal My Sunshine” was Len’s ONLY hit, which all too often happens to songs of summer.


Marcy Playground - Sex and Candy

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Marcy Playground – Sex and Candy

Marcy Playground’s “Sex and Candy” is actually ABOUT drugs. And sex. It’s, like, totally rock and roll.


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Teresa Giudice Takes Responsibility for Mistakes, Is "Heartbroken" for Daughters

Earlier today, Teresa Giudice pleaded guilty to a series of fraud charges.

According to various reports, she now faces 21 to 27 months behind bars, while husband Joe Giudice – who also pleaded guilty inside a Newark courthouse – could be in jail for up to 46 months.

Not long after arriving at this plea bargain, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star released a statement.

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“Today, I took responsibility for a series of mistakes I made several years ago,” Giudice said. “I have said throughout that I respect the legal process and thus I intend to address the court directly at sentencing.

“I will describe the choices I made, continue to take responsibility for my decisions, and express my remorse to Judge Salas and the public.”

Teresa and Joe will be sentenced on an unannounced date.

The Giudices, meanwhile, are parents to four daughters: Gia, 13, Gabriella, 11, Milania, 9, and Audriana, 5.

“I am heartbroken that this is affecting my family — especially my four young daughters, who mean more to me than anything in the world,” Teresa added. “Beyond this, I do not intend to speak specifically about the case outside of court, at the recommendation of my attorney and out of deference to the government and our legal system.”

But Teresa is attuned to the outside world, despite her personal woes.

Prior to heading to court on Tuesday, Teresa Tweeted her congratulations to Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes, who is part of the Dancing With the Stars Season 18 cast.

“Congrats @NeNeLeakes on DWTS!” Giudice wrote. “Can’t wait to watch you. Xx.”

Ummm… do they get ABC in prison? Someone might wanna check on that for Teresa.

And now for the classic. Teresa’s face is priceless as she famously flips the table. Bravo. Bravo.

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Teresa Giudice: Table Flipping

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Teresa Giudice: Table Flipping

And now for the classic. Teresa’s face is priceless as she famously flips the table. Bravo. Bravo.


PROSTITUTION WHORE!

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PROSTITUTION WHORE!

Teresa vs. Danielle Staub. Simply the best.


Teresa Giudice: Mid Fight

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Teresa Giudice: Mid Fight

Teresa’s got her fighting face on. She’s been around the Housewife feud block a few times…


Teresa Giudice: Talk to the Hand

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Teresa Giudice: Talk to the Hand

Oh, please. Teresa wants you to talk to the hand.


Teresa Giudice: Arguing on the Beach

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Teresa Giudice: Arguing on the Beach

Teresa argues on the beach wearing a giant sun hat.


Teresa Giudice: Telling It Like It Is

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Teresa Giudice: Telling It Like It Is

We love you, Teresa. Especially these wacky expressions of yours.


Teresa Guidice: I Mean It!

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Teresa Guidice: I Mean It!

Teresa claims she is a lady of her word. Even if her castmates don’t always believe a word she’s sayin.


Teresa Giudice: Skeptical

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Teresa Giudice: Skeptical

Teresa smells something fishy. Don’t mess with this feisty Housewife.


Teresa Giudice: Shocked

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Teresa Giudice: Shocked

Teresa just can’t believe what you’re saying right now. Don’t even go there.


Teresa Giudice: Confused

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Teresa Giudice: Confused

Something’s not sitting right with Ms. Teresa Giudice.


Teresa Giudice: Bikini Babe

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Teresa Giudice: Bikini Babe

Teresa is proud of her bikini body. Take a look at that grin as she flaunts what she’s got.


Teresa Giudice: Silly Smirk

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Teresa Giudice: Silly Smirk

Teresa can be a goofball, too. Check out the smirk as she jokes around with her daughter, Gia.


Teresa Giudice: Labor Pains

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Teresa Giudice: Labor Pains

Teresa even filmed the birth of one of her daughters. Reality, indeed!


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Robert Pattinson Calls Out Hypocrisy of Celebrity Activists



Robert Pattinson is feeling a little combative these days.

The actor recently went off on the nickname of R. Patt and then followed that up in the same interview with The Guardian, focusing his ire on celebrity activities and especially singling out those who got involved with Occupy Wall Street.

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“I remember when Occupy happened in LA. I knew a bunch of actors who went down to it,” Pattinson said. “They all drove down there, because no one takes the train, and parked one stop away, because they didn’t want to be seen driving their free Audis, and then got on the train.

“I was like, ‘What are you doing? You’re probably ruining it for the other people’. I guess that’s kind of a bubble; you want to say things, but you are being hypocritical. I’ve never really been in a position to give my opinion on political stuff before, it doesn’t really come up. But suddenly you’ve got to take an enormous amount of responsibility.”

Pretty heavy stuff from Robert. If you prefer to think of the actor solely as eye candy, you’re in lucky: new Breaking Dawn photos have been released!

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Juror on Casey Anthony: What an Awful Person!



They knew it would be a controversial decision to acquit Casey Anthony of murder. Heck, they even hated the girl personally. But the 12-member Orlando-area jury did what they felt was right and let her walk.

The public outrage that would follow was not what they expected.

The Casey Anthony jurors have received death threats, been barred from restaurants, shunned by family members, even forced to flee in fear of the backlash.

Casey Anthony Trial Photo

Their names remain closely guarded, but one male juror consented to speak with People under the condition of complete and utter anonymity.

His basic take? Casey Anthony sucks, but what are you gonna do?

“We tried very hard to separate emotions from the evidence,” he says. “Generally, none of us liked Casey Anthony at all. She frankly seems like a horrible person. But the prosecutors did not give us enough evidence to convict.”

“They gave us a lot of stuff that makes us think that [Casey Anthony] probably did something wrong, but that is not beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Now that the trial is over, life “has been a nightmare,” says the juror.

“I have been living in fear that someone will find out who I am. I Google my name every single day to see if anyone has figured out who I am.”

“The few people that do know [my true identity] haven’t said anything, but one of my friends told me that his wife forbid him to talk to me.”

“My own sister cussed me out. It has ruined my life.”

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Marlo Hampton, Lengthy Rap Sheet Join The Real Housewives of Atlanta



Marlo Hampton is about to enter The Real Housewives of Atlanta fray. She might wanna wear a helmet.

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports that this 35-year old stylist has joined a cast led by perpetually fighting frenemies NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak. She’ll debut on the show’s new season and is described as an “entrepreneur, stylist, TV personality and philanthropist.” Of course.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta Cast Pic

Hampton has worked with Young Joc and Jazze Pha and will launch an online boutique on August 1. She’s also been arrested seven times on charges that include firearms possession and aggravated battery.

Take a look at one of her mug shots now and let’s welcome Marlo aboard!

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Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony: Dish on the Divorce



It takes a lot to surprise Hollywood and those, such as THG, who cover it for a living. But our staff is still rubbing our collective jaw after it slammed to the ground in response to the news that Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony were filing for divorce.

What went wrong for the couple that appeared to happy together on the American Idol finale? Did another man enter the picture?

No, says a source. The split was simply due to “months of nonstop arguing.”

Marc and Jennifer

As a result of this fighting, “Marc and Jennifer decided it’s best to go their separate ways for the sake of their two kids,” the insider tells People.

We haven’t heard much from the former couple since the announcement was made, though Anthony made a reference to being “single” while on stage in Colombia on Saturday.

Lopez, meanwhile, was spotted at at Milk Studios in Los Angeles yesterday, shooting an ad campaign for her Kohl’s fashion line. Says this friend;

“Jennifer is doing okay,” the source says. “She is, of course, sad that she and Marc didn’t work out, but they both feel they have tried everything.”

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