Oxymoron Shaq’s Jewelry Line & More Odd Celebrity Products (PHOTOS)
After a confusing and hilarious spot for Chanel No. 5, the actor got the
. So what’s next for the shaggy-haired humanitarian? A line of home furniture, of course. From Michael Jackson’s chocolate products to Justin Bieber’s nail polish, see more strange celebrity products. SNL parody treatment
NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal isn’t just a hoop star, an actor, a rapper, and a TV analyst—he’s also a high-end jewelry designer. From Michael Jackson’s chocolate products to Justin Bieber’s nail polish, see more strange celebrity products.
Courtesy Zales Shaquille O’Neal
Former NBA superstar and occasional actor Shaquille O’Neal fessed up to being a regular shopper at Zales since he was in college. So it’s only natural the 7-foot-1 dominator on the basketball court created his
own line of jewelry with the company. The jewelry is “an expression of Mr. O’Neal’s fun-loving personality and his unique sense of style,” said Zales CEO Theo Killion. The line of necklaces, crosses, and pendants, rings, earrings, and bracelets cost around $100 to $500—so it’s safe to say not all college students will be adorning their ears and wrists with Shaq’s “fun-loving” creations. Joel Ryan Brad Pitt
Pitt’s an award-winning actor and father of six, so why wouldn’t he be an expert in wood furnishings and leather detailing? On Tuesday, he’ll unveil his latest project, a furniture collection—like couches and tables and stools and stuff. The
Killing Them Softly star teamed up with furniture maker Frank Pollaro for the line, which includes a dining table, a cocktail table, several side tables, a few club chairs, and a bathtub for two in Statuario Venato marble. But maybe we’re not giving the actor enough cred: “I’ve been doodling ideas for buildings and furniture since the early 1990s, when I first discovered [Charles Rennie] Mackintosh and Frank Lloyd Wright,” Pitt told Architectural Digest
Timberlake—ex-boy bander, ‘SNL’ cameo artist, and now the official
Mr. Jessica Biel—launched a line of home goods and art pieces called HomeMint in May. The line is one of many celebrity lines from BeachMint, which is also home to Kate Bosworth’s JewelMint, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s StyleMint, Jessica Simpson’s BeautyMint, and Rachel Bilson’s ShoeMint. “If we wouldn’t put it in our homes, we’re not going to ask people to put it in theirs,” he told of the collaboration with interior designer Estee Stanley. Elle Décor Michael Jackson
We know not to take candy from strangers, but what about Michael Jackson? Oh, never mind. The late king of pop released “Michael Jackson Premium Swiss Milk Chocolate Bar” in the late 1980s in Europe. The bars, released in milk chocolate and milk chocolate with hazelnuts, were clearly a product placement for Jackson’s feature film
Moonwalker, with the wrappers showcasing the star in his signature hat-tilted, suspender-wearing stance. Bill Wyman
The retired Rolling Stones drummer has an unlikely hobby for a hugely successful musician with (probably) plenty of funds: metal detecting. He loves metal detecting so much, he even created his own signature detector. But unlike some fair-weathered hobbyists, Wyman is the real deal. After creating the product, he used his own brand to find relics in the English countryside dating back to the Roman Empire.
The irony of a British boy band creating a line of oral hygiene products is just too obvious to joke about, so let’s deliver the facts: through a partnership with Colgate, One Direction is offering a line of toothbrushes and toothpaste. But these aren’t your grandma’s products. One toothbrush comes with a small oscillating head, and then there’s One Direction Colgate Maxfresh, a super minty blend of Liam Payne’s saliva, mint leaves, and sweat collected from the band’s stage performances. Just kidding—it’s probably just Colgate toothpaste with five pubescent faces plastered to the tube.
Ethan Miller Danny DeVito
Many moons ago, in 2009, DeVito made an appearance on
The View in which he slurred his words, made inappropriate jokes, and stumbled to his seat, blaming his odd behavior on too much lemon-flavored liqueur. Like any smart businessman, DeVito capitalized on the faux pas and created Danny DeVito’s Limoncello—complete with scratch-n-sniff label and a theme song sung by DeVito himself. Carlos Santana
Santana, the soulful 65-year-old Mexican singer, has his own line of shoes … women’s shoes. The moderately priced line is sold on FamousFootwear.com and features heels, boots, wedges, and some surprisingly stylish kicks. He might seduce us with his Latin rhythms, but this music legend may have a second career at seducing our feet.
The celebutante has had her fair share of product launches—perfume, hair products, even beauty books, all things we would expect from the fashion-forward heiress. But scrapbooking, along with knitting and stamp collecting, sort of falls in the old lady stereotype bag, something not usually associated with Hilton. Nonetheless, in 2009 she launched Paris Hilton: The Creativity Collection, a glittery sticker- and collage-filled book of scrapbooking essentials.
recently single Bieber knows his target audience—teenage girls. When the teen idol launched his nail polish line with Nicole by OPI, he sold more than a million bottles in just a few months. The line, One Less Lonely Girl, named after one of his songs, boasts colors like “One Less Lonely Glitter,” “Not a Gold Bigger,” and “I’m a Belieber.”