10 Celebrities Who Should Retire

Some celebrities like the limelight a little too much to share it while others have been in the game so long that they’re past their prime. In both cases, these celebrities are prime candidates for retirement – if only they would listen! Many celebrities have no idea when to throw in the towel, hence why many of them don’t actually retire. Few celebrities realize that they can actually destroy everything they worked so hard to create by continuing to work. We decided to make a list of the top 10 celebrities who need to stop chasing fame and just retire already. Check it out!

10. Madonna

Madonna has had an incredibly successful career as a pop star. She has been in the business for over three decades, has sold over 300 million records worldwide, is recognized as the best selling female artist of all time and is worth a reported $700 million. Madonna has clearly established herself as the Queen of Pop; however, she isn’t exactly a spring chicken anymore. We think that she has had enough success – and made enough money – that she should really just retire already.

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9. Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen has managed to create a lucrative career on television by playing variations of himself on two different sitcoms – “Two and a Half Men” and “Anger Management.” While he has said that he plans to retire after his current show is finished, we can’t help but feel that it isn’t soon enough. The mercurial actor needs to retire pronto and then move to an island that doesn’t have Internet.

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8. Lindsay Lohan

While Lindsay Lohan has continued to act here and there, her career has more or less been over since 2007 when her drug and alcohol problems derailed everything. For several years now, no one has really wanted to work with her because she has a reputation for being unreliable, unpredictable and difficult on set. In spite of this, Lohan won’t give up her dream of getting her movie career back on track. It’s time for her to just let it go and find something else to occupy her time.

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7. Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler is one of the few actors in Hollywood who can demand a $15 million paycheck, which makes absolutely no sense since his films aren’t especially funny or successful at the box office anymore. In spite of this, he still gets jobs. In our humble opinion, Sandler has done enough movies at this point and, considering that the vast majority are really bad, we think that it is about time this “funny man” starts using his past paychecks to start funding his retirement.

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6. Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber hasn’t been in the music business for an especially long time; however, he has somehow managed to become one of the most overexposed – and entitled – celebs in the business. From terrorizing his neighbors to cavorting with prostitutes to using a bucket at a club as a personal washroom, Bieber seems to have done it all. The young singer is in desperate need of image rehab, but we think people would like him more if he just retired.

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5. Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp is another celebrity who has had a long and successful career in Hollywood. He has gained worldwide acclaim for his performances and many of his films been commercially successful as well. As of late, however, Depp’s films haven’t been faring so well at the box office. Some think that he is no longer the bankable star that he once was. The Oscar-nominated actor recently told David Letterman that he plans on retiring in the next year. We think that is a great idea!

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4. Miley Cyrus

In 2013, everyone saw more of Miley Cyrus than they wanted. Whether she was grinding up against Robin Thicke at the MTV Video Music Award’s or simulating masturbation at one of her concerts, the controversial performer managed to grab headlines with her continuously crass behavior. We saw so much of Miley last year that we think she should be forced into mandatory retirement. We can’t handle anymore of her obnoxious antics!

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3. Britney Spears

Britney Spears has had a really successful career as a performer; however, it has not been without its hiccups. In 2008, she was taken to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation more than once and was reportedly diagnosed as bipolar. Although Spears has managed to make a career comeback in recent years by releasing more albums, landing a gig on “X-Factor” and securing a residency at Planet Hollywood, we can’t help but feel that she’s worked hard enough already. This pop princess has earned an early retirement.

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2. The Kardashians

The Kardashians are great at self-promotion, so great in fact that no one can escape them anymore. Their show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” is in its ninth season and, even though its mocked for its lack of substance and lowest common denominator appeal, its still on the air, going strong. The Kardashians themselves get more insufferable and look more and more tweaked with each passing season. This family needs to retire – now.

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1. Kanye West

Kayne West has become more known for his inflated ego than for his music. From interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for Best Female Video at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards to comparing the treatment of celebrities to how blacks were treated in the ‘60s, West is both egotistical and delusional, which definitely helps us understand why he settled down with Kim Kardashian. This controversial rapper needs to retire on a remote island somewhere – and he needs to take Kim with him.

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Cate has a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature and has been the Managing Editor of Fame10 for more than 6 years. Despite having a love for the works of Thomas Hardy, Leo Tolstoy and Lord Byron, she also has an intense fascination with pop culture. When she isn’t writing for Fame10, she’s planning her next big adventure in Southeast Asia.