Kelly Rowland in Freddy Vs. Jason, 2003. Rotten Tomatoes: 41%
Well, if you’re going to appear in a bad movie, you might as well make it a horror film, particularly one that combines two classic franchises together.
Christina Aguilera and Cher in Burlesque, 2010. Rotten Tomatoes: 36%
Two abysmal pop star performances for the price of one!
Katy Perry (as the voice of Smurfette) in The Smurfs, 2011. Rotten Tomatoes: 23%
Since this is a voiceover performance only, we’re spared the sight of Katy facepalming throughout this film.
Beyonce in Obsessed, 2009. Rotten Tomatoes: 20%
We’d rather see a Foxy Cleopatra spin-off than sit through this once.
Miley Cyrus in The Last Song, 2010. Rotten Tomatoes: 19%
Prepare for LOL to sink even lower than Miley’s wannabe tearjerker.
Justin Timberlake in The Love Guru, 2008. Rotten Tomatoes: 18%
JT is so charming, he can walk away from this Mike Myers dreck and still remain loveable.
Taylor Swift in Valentine’s Day, 2010. Rotten Tomatoes: 18%
The only evidence we need that Swift should have never been in contention for the role of Eponine in Les Miserables.
Snoop Dogg in Soul Plane, 2004. Rotten Tomatoes: 18%
We can’t really blame Snoop for this unfunny comedy, since he think he was basically typecast to play himself.
Britney Spears in Crossroads, 2002. Rotten Tomatoes: 14%
She’s not a girl, not yet a woman, and definitely not an actress.
Kelly Clarkson in From Justin to Kelly, 2003. Rotten Tomatoes: 8%
At least Kelly had the good sense to never try this again. (And to her credit, she never wanted to – it was in her contract with Idol that she star a film.)
Mariah Carey in Glitter, 2001. Rotten Tomatoes: 7%
Mariah’s subtle, understated performance in Precious absolves all (well, most) of her sins from this amazingly awful film.
Jennifer Lopez in Gigli, 2003. Rotten Tomatoes Score: 7%.
Gigli, unsurprisingly, is her lowest-scoring film, though it had serious competition from the other movies in J.Lo’s canon: The Back-Up Plan (19%), Maid In Manhattan (39%), Angel Eyes (33%), Enough (22%), The Wedding Planner (17%), Jack (17%) and Monster In Law (16%).
Madonna in Swept Away, 2002. Rotten Tomatoes: 5%
Well, this could have been good, theoretically. The film is a remake from the well-reviewed 1974 version of the same name, directed by Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmüller (who, by the way, would become the first woman nominated for a Best Director Oscar). But proving that a couple should never work together, Madge paired up with her then-hubby Guy Ritchie for this mind-numbingly dumb modern take on a story featuring Madonna playing an arrogant, spoiled rich woman who soon turns obediently subservient to a man. Who wants to see Madonna play either of those things for 90 minutes?
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