It’s been a year since the premiere of the new Bill Murray movie, Stuck On You, and the nostalgic comedy-drama still feels fresh in the mind. We’re already on the lookout for signs of a sequel, but in the meantime, the fans of the original are keeping busy. One of its most dedicated groups are the Clinton Clan, consisting of Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, and the former US president’s own granddaughter, Chelsea Clinton. The fans’ passion for their idols never ceases to amaze.
The family resemblance is uncanny. Despite their fame, the Clintons still seem like regular guys. It’s hard to picture them in a mansion or posing in front of a luxury vehicle. It just doesn’t seem like them.
They’re certainly no stranger to high-profile projects. Chelsea, who has worked as an assistant to her famous grandfather, recently wrapped production on his Netflix series, The White House, and Gaga has appeared in recent years in films and on TV shows with famous relatives. It isn’t easy to carve out a niche in showbiz when you’re part of a legendary political dynasty, but these celebrities make the effort look easy. They’re famous for being famous, and that’s half the battle.
Chelsea Clinton has been especially busy this year. After her granddad’s presidency ended in 2001, she went on to work in the nonprofit and non-governmental sectors. As the world’s youngest first lady, she took on an unofficial role as her grandfather’s spokesperson and adviser. While still in her teens, she founded the Chelsea Clinton Foundation to channel her passion for social justice and empower young people to make a difference in their communities. She’s currently the vice-chair of the foundation and has taken on a more visible role in her family’s Clinton Clan Instagram account, which has nearly 700,000 followers.
As for Gaga, the fashion superstar has kept busy with her elaborate 2018 world tour, which has been dubbed the Monumental Tour. The tour’s title refers to the fact that the artist is using her Instagram account as a guide to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Every post on the account focuses on a different aspect of the event, from the striking red dress Gaga wore at the premier in Moscow to the chocolate fountain she created for the finale in St. Petersburg. She’s also featured in the upcoming film, Darling, an adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, The Great Gatsby. The film, which stars Daisy Ridley, will be released this year.
They Come In All Shapes And Sizes
The 2019 SAG-AFTRA Awards saw some of Hollywood’s biggest stars wearing their favorite dress or suit. But the biggest names weren’t the only ones to steal the show. The show’s MC, James Corden, even had to pause the proceedings to give attendees’ credit cards back after they learned the celebrities’ cards were stolen for the purpose of making unauthorized purchases.
One woman in particular stole the show in a blue dress that she matched with a stunning smile. The actress was clearly enjoying her time among the famous and inspiring speeches by the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Benicio del Toro.
It’s been a decade since Hilary Duff starred in her last film, Charlie’s Angels. She’s kept busy since then with her music, releasing five studio albums and touring the world as a soloist and part of a group with her sisters. In the interim, she’s taken on a very visible role in her family’s charitable foundation, Duff Family Ice Cream, which is named after her. She’s also started a clothing line, Duff Industries, which brings her designs to life in the form of actual apparel.
Duff is one of the more recent cases of a famous parent or guardian teaming up with their child to create a brand. The trend is becoming more prominent as celebrities increasingly want to have a stake in the businesses they’re a part of. The child brand Slow Club was launched earlier this year by the Beckhams (David and Victoria) and their son, Cole. He’s already built a solid brand in the knitwear and lifestyle sectors and plans to expand into fragrances and accessories in the near future.
It’s rare to see celebrities working together, but it’s become commonplace for celebrities to form brand-specific Instagram accounts, where they post regularly and use the platform to engage with their fans and promote their products. Perhaps the most notable example is Mariah Carey, who has a separate account for each of the brands she’s a part of. Similarly, Eva Longoria and Roseanne Barr have promoted brands on their accounts in the past and all three women are part of the Women’s Wear Daily’s Century Club, a group of stylish women who have influenced the industry over the past century.
They’re Not Alone
The 2019 A-List also includes a number of famous relatives who don’t appear to have inherited their family’s gift for public service. Sister Nancy’s new show, The Bold Type, follows her as she helps other women explore their passions and follow their hearts. The series also stars Annabel Karim Kassar and Christine Ciccone, who are the daughters of former New York City mayor Wilton J.C. Kelly. They’re also the great-granddaughters of Marjorie Merriweather Post, who was the founder of Aunt Marjorie’s tastefully appointed tea party, which she christened the Merryweather Group, and Katharine Hepburn, one of Hollywood’s most iconic actresses. This year has also seen the birth of Mia Mathers, the great-granddaughter of Marjorie Merriweather Post and the only child of musician Matilda Jane and fashion photographer Peter Mattingly.
Like many other industry professionals, Mathers has taken on an important role in her family’s foundation, Katherine Hepburn Memorial. The foundation raises funds for children’s charitable organizations and has funded a scholarship for Mathers to study business administration at the University of Southern California. The 22-year-old will begin her studies in the fall.
They Have A Lot In Common
Apart from being famous in their own right, the A-List of 2019 shares more than a few commonalities. First and foremost is a love for good food. Dinner parties in the celebrities’ honor aren’t limited to the white tablecloth variety and many of the guests bring their own food trucks. Taylor Swift showed off her culinary skills when she hosted an intimate dinner party for her fans in Nashville.
It’s no secret that food plays a prominent role in the entertainment industry, whether it’s through the lens of a chef, stylist, or photographer. The photo-sharing platform, TikTok, has even incorporated food into its flagship app, where users can order food (or drinks, for that matter) to their exact location.
Another commonality among the 2019 A-List is a love for philanthropy. Many of the stars have their own charitable foundations and have used their fame to raise awareness for important causes. Some of the more prominent ones include: