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12 of the Most Awkward Times Celebrities Had Music Careers

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I recently stumbled upon a video of actress Kirsten Dunst, and I was absolutely shook. Wait, let me make that more specific: It was a music video by Kirsten Dunst. As far as I knew, she was strictly an actress, a performer who has done everything from teen comedies to iconic blockbuster to melancholic cult classics hits. But now, I suppose, I can describe her as a former singing sensation as well:

To be fair, this cover of ’80s hit “Turning Japanese” was a one off for a 2009 art exhibit, but still… what? After watching this, it seems abundantly clear that she made the right decision by sticking to acting. In fact, it’s safe to say that most actors, models and other celebrities who aren’t musicians but try their hand at music… really shouldn’t have bothered. Sure, there are some who manage to do both really well: J.Lo started her career in acting before becoming a pop star, and Zooey Deschanel made some pretty dreamy songs as part of indie duo She & Him. But they’re anomalies in a sea of flash-in-the-pan hits or forgotten flops by their peers. From Kim Kardashian to Paris Hilton, check out these 12 awkward times celebrities had music careers. The phrase, “Don’t quit your day job,” doesn’t get as much use in the real world as it should, but maybe someone should have said that to some of these celebs:



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