Jennifer Paige's song, the one currently playing on my blog, inspired this post today. It's about those crazy crushes that you can't exactly explain, but you have them just the same. Today I'm going to talk about celebrity crushes, only not your ordinary Johnny Depp-inspired crush. I'm going all-out bad boy.
Maybe it's because I'm the shy wallflower type. Sure, I can talk a good game while on-line, but in real life, unless you know me pretty well, I'm quiet. And for whatever reason, I've always been attracted to bad boys. Not so unusual; most of us are. But my bad boys are not just the ones that ride on motorcyles and wear tight jeans. I like 'em wild, kinda crazy, and maybe even a little scary. Unpredictable. I don't really understand it, but there is just something about certain guys that draws my attention like the proverbial moth to a flame.
James Spader. (Not the current version). Ever since seeing him in "Pretty In Pink", trying to force Molly Ringwald to accept his attention instead of Andrew "Blaine" McCarthy, you knew he was nothing but trouble. He was the spoiled, rich kid, the one who was used to getting whatever he wanted, and nothing irritated him more than being rejected by someone he thought was beneath him, class-wise. But admit it. (Okay, okay, I will). He intrigued you. Hell, he definitely intrigued me. He might have been the the unremorseful bad guy, but oh, he was yummy. I would have traded Blaine in for a spin with him any day of the week. Like I said, totally crazy.
Another one, only more of the violent variety with that temper of his. (Again, my choices are not based on any valid or acceptable reasoning. I just liked 'em). He is one of the leading bad boys of our generation, no doubt. From his fights with the media to the roles he chooses, Sean Penn is not about the warm fuzzies. But I gotta give the guy credit for sticking to his guns and selecting roles that challenge him, and for his involvement in many controversial causes. If he supports something, he gives it 150%. True, some of it may be self-serving, what with cameras following him around to view the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, but I didn't see Tom Cruise down there...did you?
Okay, and probably the craziest of them all: Rob Zombie, former lead singer of White Zombie and current horror film director (plans on directing "Halloween"). This is actually one of his more normal looks, sans dreadlocks and combat boots. He loves those really awful "b" movies, those parodies of horror. Whatever, he doesn't seem to take himself too seriously, but there is something rather wicked about him. Do I understand the attraction? Not really. I can't even say that I'd get on the back of his motorcycle, but when he's on t.v. or the radio, I pay attention. And I'm not even embarrassed (too much) to admit I have him (?) as one of my friends at myspace, LOL.
Okay, not exactly the type of guy you'd bring home to mom. (Well, actually my mom would probably love each of these guys. She always had a soft spot for the rebel, since she is one herself). And for someone who's never really gotten into trouble, much, they all have their unique appeal. It might not make any sense, but these are some of the craziest celebrity crushes I've had over the years. Do you have any to add to the list? (Hey, if I'm willing to embarrass myself, so can you. Could they really be any worse than mine??? *g* )