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50 Celebrities We Bet Have Google Alerts Set Up For Their Own Name

23 April 2010 Lies and Entertainment 30,791 views 9 CommentsPrint This Post Print This Post Email This Post Email This Post

I’m sure tons of celebrities have a Google Alert for their own name, but not all of them have time to follow up on all the mentions. Justin Bieber isn’t trolling blogs looking for mentions of his name.

So, if you are one of the celebrities or semi-celebrities mentioned below and we caught you checking out your own name, it’s only fair for you to let us know in the comments. And please feel free to leave a comment with the names of more celebrities that you suspect of running Google Alerts in their own name!

1. Curtis Armstrong
2. Greg Grunberg
3. Kool Moe Dee
4. Wil Wheaton
5. Andy Dick
6. Dame Judi Dench
7. Reinhold Weege
8. Christine McGlade
9. Pauly Shore
10. Meadowlark Lemon
11. Carol Channing
12. Jean Enersen
13. Eric Drew Feldman
14. Cynthia Geary
15. David Duet
16. Johnny Fairplay
17. Frazer Hines
19. Brent Spiner
20. Mark Evanier
21. Finesse Williams
22. Anthony Michael Hall
23. Julia Allison
24. Andrew Ridgeley
25. Criss Angel
26. Rob Schneider
27. Kim/Khloe/Kourtney Kardashian
28. Jane Curtin
29. Sergey Brin
30. Jamie Farr
31. Wink Martindale
32. Suri Cruise
33. Paul Provenza
34. Joe Biden
35. Phil Donahue
36. Jerry O’Connell
37. Tim Gunn
38. George Takei
39. The Amazing Jonathan
40. Padma Lakshmi
41. Richard Christy
42. Dave Eggers
43. Moby
44. Richard Kelly
45. Candace Cameron Bure
46. Dustin Diamond
47. Jake Busey
48. Tom Savini
49. Herschell Gordon Lewis
50. Bruce Vilanch

David Wahl


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  1. This appears to be a list of people David Wahl believes may grant themselves too much importance. If so, couldn’t the list include almost everyone on earth?


  2. Help me!

  3. Have to give a quick shout-out to Ivan Doroschuk of Men Without Hats. “Freeways” and “Antarctica” kick ass, as does most of the “Pop Goes the World” LP (with the notable exception of its title track; sorry, but that’s just my taste).

  4. Well, actually, here’s my thought process for this list.

    Anyone who is in the public eye at all should have a Google Alert for their name. I have one on mine and I’m way less famous than anyone on the list. There is a 100% chance that I grant myself too much importance.

    I’m betting every celebrity spends time reading about themselves on the internet. This list was supposed to make you laugh in two ways. One, the obscurity of the names. Two, I think it gives us pleasure to be reminded that we’re all the same. It would be strange if people didn’t care what other people were saying about them.

    If my name was on this list, I would comment. And I think it would make people like me more, not less.

    Here are a few more names of people I wish would comment:

    Grant Morrison
    Rudy Rucker
    Harlan Ellison
    Gary Burghoff

  5. You’re right that I have a Google Alert set up for my name. You’re wrong that I’m a celebrity but you’re right about the Google Alert. I suspect you’re also wrong that this is rare or a sign of anything. In case you care, I have more than 50 Google Alerts set up for the names of friends, people whose careers I follow, topics that interest me, etc.

    Anyway, I seem to be the first person on the list to own up to it. What do I win?

  6. Mark, you are awesome!

    Everyone should go read your excellent blog right now.

    I will email about your prize…

    Did you hear that other celebrities? Prizes!!!

  7. Greg Grunberg is also awesome for mentioning us on Twitter! Everyone should follow him and see everything he does…

  8. What the hell is a “Google Alert?”

    I think I want one.

  9. LOL @ Herschell Gordon Lewis!

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