The Unusual Hobbies Of Celebrities
Nearly everyone has a hobby in one form or another. Whether it’s making art, playing an instrument, collecting antiques, or participating in sports, hobbies are things that people do in their free time for their own happiness. People tend to forget that while celebrities may be very busy people, that doesn’t mean that they don’t do things for themselves too. Many celebrities have hobbies just like everyone else, but some of them stand out more than others. Take a look at which celebs have hobbies that are a little bit out of the ordinary.
Can you guess which celebrity practices witchcraft?
Bob Barker Is a Black Belt
Believe it or not, Bob Barker is a karate fanatic. Over the years, he eventually earned a black belt and was trained by none other than Chuck Norris himself. However, Norris didn’t go easy during his training. In his memoir, Priceless Memories, Barker notes that he once broke four ribs when sparring with him.
While most people may believe that his karate days are over, even at 95 years old, he’s still been known to throw a few karate chops here and there. We even saw some of his skills in the film Happy Gilmore after he beat Adam Sandler’s character into the dirt on the golf course.
Paris Hilton Is a…Frog Wrangler?
While the public may think that Paris Hilton’s dogs are the only animals in her life, she secretly loves catching amphibians and reptiles around her ranch, especially frogs. Known for being an animal rights activist, Hilton has made it clear that her methods for catching her precious frogs is totally humane, and that she always releases them back into the wild.
So, the next time you see Paris Hilton strutting her self on the red carpet, just imagine her rustling through the brush and dirt in her backyard in search of some new friends.
Mila Kunis Is a Big-Time Gamer
Mila Kunis has always been very into video games. While that may not seem all that unusual, she once revealed that she had developed a full-blown obsession for the multiplayer-online role-playing game World of Warcraft. She admitted that she has been known to stay up for hours late at night leveling up her characters and unleashing her inner-nerd.
While she makes an effort to get her friends to sign up and play with her, she doesn’t need to look far since there are thousands of other players that would be happy to team up with her on the game.
Azealia Banks Is a…Witch?
When it comes to hobbies, most people stick to typical things like collecting stamps or playing sports, but not Azealia Banks. Her hobby takes things to a whole new level. Though she’s already known for being a little out there, what she does in her free time is shocking, especially to PETA. In 2016, she posted a video (which was later taken down) of her cleaning the area where she practices witchcraft and sacrifices animals.
The video shows her cleaning a small room full of dried blood, feathers, and what was possibly the carcasses of two dead chickens. She says that she practices brujeria, a Spanish word for Witchcraft and proclaims that “Real witches do real things.”
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Rod Stewart Doesn’t Go Anywhere Without His Model Trains
Rod Stewart may have an obvious passion for music, but not everybody knows about his obsession with model trains. Apparently, his fascination with them and his growing collection has reached addiction level. Even when he goes on tour, he’s been known to bring some of his most prized trains with him.
Stewart once confessed that while on the road, he’ll sometimes book two rooms, one for himself and another devoted entirely to his model trains. Upon arriving at his destination, his people unload all of his stuff, unpack his trains, and then set up tables and lamps so Stewart can work on them.
Susan Sarandon Took Her Love of Ping Pong To New Heights
Susan Sarandon once admitted that one of her guilty pleasures is ping pong. She’s been known to play often on the sets of movies and any chance she can get while traveling. As a tribute to her favorite game, she even opened a sports bar-restaurant that is dedicated to the sport of ping pong.
SPiN Ping Pong is located in Chicago and has over 20 tables where customers can come enjoy a few games, a beer, and maybe even settle some bets. Chances are, every once in a while you may Sarandon herself showing her fans how it’s done.
David Arquette Proves That Knitting Isn’t Just For Women
Some people may view knitting as a hobby for older women who make scarves that their grandson will never wear. But not David Arquette. Arquetteis quite open about his passion for crocheting and knitting. He learned to knit from his grandmother when he was younger and hasn’t stopped since. There are pictures of him all over the Internet knitting while on vacation or to kill a few hours in his free time.
To put his hobby to good use, he knit a scarf which appeared in the book Celebrity Scarves 2: Hollywood Knits for Breast Cancer Research. A portion of the book sales went to the Avon Foundation which raise funds for cancer research.
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Nicholas Cage Just Wants To Be Superman
Nicholas Cage may have acted as a superhero of sorts a few times in his films, but his favorite superhero of all is Superman. Cage’s love for the character has led him to accumulate an impressive collection of Superman merchandise over the years. With all of his Superman knowledge and gear, the only thing left to do was actually play him.
His dream of playing Superman almost became a reality when he was approached by Tim Burton about a Superman project. Unfortunately, the project got sidetracked and was canceled. Looks like Cage is will have to continue waiting to play the Man of Steel.
Leslie Mann Prefers One Wheel Over Two
We all know that Leslie Mann is one funny lady, but she has more up her sleeves than just her sharp tongue. She’s been riding the unicycle since she was just ten years old and practices regularly. She revealed her secret talent with the world on the Oprah Winfrey Show and said that she’s actually pretty good.
Apparently, she’s skilled enough to the point that she can perform a wide variety of maneuvers. Maybe it’s only a matter of time before we see her showcase her skills in one of her movies.
Mike Tyson has A Deep Love For Pigeon Racing
Coming out of left field, it turns out that the former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is an avid pigeon racer. Each year, he attends a pigeon pageant in Ontario, California, where other pigeon lovers come to show off and race their best birds.
Retired from boxing, Tyson now spends a lot of his time training and maintaining his birds so that they can be the best racers out there. He’s also hopes that the hobby becomes more available for younger generations and believes they will get as much joy out of the sport as he does.
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Don’t Get Into A Knife Fight With Angelina Jolie
The Academy Award-winning actress has demonstrated her knife skills in her films such as Wanted, Tomb Raider,and Mr. & Mrs. Smith. However, her love for knives exceeds the roles she plays in movie. Angelina Jolie has been collecting knives ever since she got her first when she was 11 or 12 years old.
She says that “It reminds you of history, and there’s just something beautiful about them and traditional. Each country has different knives and weapons, and that’s why I started collecting them.” She once even showed off her skills with a butterfly knife while on the set of Conan O’Brien. Although the size of her collection is unknown, we’re sure it’s quite impressive.
Johnny Depp Has No Shame In His Barbie Collection
Johnny Depp has a massive Barbie doll collection and claims that playing with them is “one of the things I’m good at.” Of course, he doesn’t just have any regular old Barbie collection — he made sure to clarify that his collection is large and very unique. He has doll versions of his own characters, Beyonce, Pairs Hilton, Marilyn Monroe, and of course special edition and customized Barbies.
When his kids were younger, he would use his collection as a way to interact with his daughter, as well as test out new character while they were playing with each other. This was an effective form of practice for him until his daughter became too old for it.
Shailene Woodley Makes Her Own Health and Beauty Products
Shailene Woodley has made it very clear the public that she cares deeply for the environment as well as her personal health. She’s described herself as a “tree-hugger” and tries her best to do her part in helping the environment. However, her care for the planet eventually developed into a passion. A supporter of the non-GMO movement, she spends her time growing her own food and making health and beauty products from scratch.
She makes her own medicines, cheese, and tries to recycle any materials she can for different uses. Comparing herself to a hunter-gatherer, she’s devoted a big part of her life to adopting and living this alternative lifestyle.
Quentin Tarantino Likes Collections He Can Play With
Quentin Tarantino is a certified oddball, so it’s safe to assume that his hobbies might be a little strange as well. Aside from his obsession with making groundbreaking films, Tarantino has been known to collect TV-inspired board games. But the director didn’t start out collecting board games. At first, he tried to collect lunch boxes but those were too expensive.
He then turned to dolls, which he decided had no real purpose because you can’t even take them out of the box. So, he decided on TV-inspired board games, a unique collection that he says you can at least actually play with.
Tom Hanks’ hobby is certainly unusual but definitely fits his personality. Keep going to see what it is!
Nick Offerman Is A Woodworker In Real Life
If you’ve ever seen the hit show Parks and Recreation, you know that Nick Offerman’s character Ron Swanson is very into woodworking. Yet, this is no coincidence, as Offerman is a long-time woodworker in real life. Much of the woodwork-talk in the show is actually Offerman’s knowledge of the craft with some of his own passion leaking into his character.
Offerman is serious enough about woodworking to have his own shop where he makes custom high-end furniture for his clients. He notes that it’s great way for him to relax and be creative while in between jobs and he enjoys making people happy with his work.
Jennifer Garner Jams On The Saxophone
Jennifer Garner isn’t just an actress, she’s also a musician. In an interview with Vanity Fair, she revealed that her hidden talent is playing the saxophone. During the same interview, she even performed the jingle “Mary Had A Little Lamb.”
Garner started playing the saxophone in high school and even gave her instrument the name “Sally the Sexy Saxophone.” It wasn’t long before the Internet got a hold photos of Jen and her sax that an onslaught of memes spread. Of course, Garner didn’t care and is proud of her talent.
Taylor Swift Makes It Snow
Taylor Swift is known for her love of DIY projects and crafts. However, there is one thing that she does in particular that stands out among her other projects. Every year during the holiday season, she gifts her die-hard fans with home-made snow globes.
Swift makes personalized snow globes for her family, friends, and particular fans and then personally ships them out. She calls this yearly event “Swiftness” as a way to show her gratitude to her fans and give them a little piece of herself.
Tom Hanks Is a Sucker For Vintage Typewriters
Although definitely unique, it’s not exactly surprising to learn that Tom Hanks collects vintage typewriters. He has been an avid collector since 1978 and has developed quite the collection. In 2013, the actor wrote an Op-Ed for the New York Times describing the reasoning behind his hobby. It turns out, the major reason for his obsession is mostly for the sound and the feel of the keys.
To help share his love of typewriters with others, in 2014, he released the app called the Hanx Writer. The app gives you the satisfying experience of using real typewriter fonts on an iPad or iPhone, exactly what Hanks loves.
Warren Buffett Strums The Ukulele
There’s no doubt that Warren Buffett has led an incredibly successful life. However, it is important to remember that he isn’t in meetings or making deals all day every day. In his free time, Buffett enjoys playing the ukulele. He’s skilled enough that he has even played a duet with Bon Jovi during the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy.
To further showcase his skills, he released his own version of the 1971 “I’d Like To Buy A Coke” as a tribute for the 100th anniversary of the brand’s contoured bottle.
Jay Leno Is a Car Fanatic
Funnyman Jay Leno is a massive collector of antique and special cars. Although he’s most famous for his success in the world of comedy and late-night talk shows, he’s almost equally as known for his collection of high-end automobiles.
He has so many cars that it’s rare to ever see him behind the wheel of the same car twice. His collection has become so distinct that he’s even hosted shows about cars as well as his collection.