Celebrities Who Shot Their Shot And Were Turned Down By Other Celebs

Anyone who has ever asked someone out or tried to approach someone they’re attracted to knows how nerve-wracking it can be. You’re putting yourself out there by shooting your shot and there’s no guarantee that it’ll turn out how you want.

You can take solace in knowing though that while you have been rejected a time or two, so have your favorite celebrities! Take a look at these celebrities who were shot down by other famous people.

Chris Rock Was “Uncle-Zoned” By Rihanna

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You’ve heard of the friendzone, but what about the uncle zone? During an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, comedian Chris Rock talked about how he tried (and failed) to shoot his shot with singer Rihanna.

According to Rock, when he approached the musician she looked at him like he was “one of her aunts. She didn’t even register me as a sexual being.” Rihanna was so uninterested in him, “I was like, in the uncle zone.”

James Franco Publicly Denied Lindsay Lohan’s Claims That They’d Been Together

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Not only did Lindsay Lohan make a physical list of the celebrities she’d been with, she also left that list lying around in public so of course, someone found it and shared it. One of the names on her list was James Franco, who then spoke out to deny their involvement.

He told Los Angeles Magazine that the actress was lying, and during an interview with Howard Stern he doubled down on the fact that he had turned Lohan’s advances down.

Julianne Hough Was Snubbed By Daniel Radcliffe As Pre-Teens

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While working as an extra on set for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Julianne Hough developed a crush on the series leading man, Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe.

Hough decided to take action and profess her love to him in a way that any 11-year-old can appreciate: by giving him a beanie baby. Hough wrote a love note for Valentine’s Day and left him a Valentino beanie baby but never heard anything from Radcliffe in response.

Aziz Ansari’s Texts To Blake Lively Went Unanswered

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Before Blake Lively was part of the power duo that is Lively and her husband Ryan Reynolds, comedian Aziz Ansari tried to shoot his shot with the Gossip Girl alum.

Lively and Ansari exchanged phone numbers after an interaction at an event but that’s as far as their love story went. On more than one occasion Ansari attempted to connect with Lively over text but his messages went unanswered.

George Clooney Tried To Get With Eva Longoria While Still Seeing Someone Else

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Photo Credit: BILLY FARRELL/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

Is it any surprise that People’s Sexist Man Alive also used to be a bit of a player? Before there was an Amal Clooney, Geroge was dating ex-girlfriend Stacy Keibler—and trying to get with Eva Longoria.

The movie star pursued the Desperate Housewives star through calls and texts but the actress shut him down. Longoria apparently made it very clear that she wanted nothing to do with him while he was still involved with his ex-girlfriend.