Hollywood celebrities often want to branch off from their normal careers, wanting to be a double or triple threat.
There are a few people that were able to accomplish that feat, but many crossover stars should have stuck with what they know.
We imagine being successful at acting makes a celebrity want to try their hand at singing or vice-versa, but many have had unsuccessful crossovers. Let’s check them out!
Paris Hilton, who really does nothing to be famous but be herself, has starred on reality shows and receives money to party at clubs.
Paris has crossed over from doing nada to trying to be a singer and DJ.
Paris has signed with Cash Money Records and is working on a house music album.
Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan released her first album in 2004 and achieved an impressive number four on the Billboard 200 chart.
Honestly, we’ve heard much worse. But we think Lindsay should stick to acting and trying to stay sober.
Mariah Carey has an awesome voice, but she has tried to branch out into the acting world. Sadly this isn’t her forte.
In 2001, Mariah won a award she didn’t want…a Razzie for her performance in the movie “Glitter”.
Russell Crowe has had a successful acting career, even winning an Oscar for his role in “Gladiator”.
He did sing on “Les Miserables”, but we think the actor should stick to what he does best.
Crowe performs in a band called 30 Odd Foot of Grunts. They have released four albums!
Snoop Dogg (or Snoop Lion), whatever his name is at the moment, has been on the rap scene for a long time. Of course music just wasn’t enough for Snoop. He had to try his hand at acting.
Snoop has starred in several films, one of which was “Starsky and Hutch” where he played a character very much like himself. That wasn’t too much of a stretch.
Ashlee Simpson, the younger sister of Jessica Simpson, has had a decent music career. She has three albums under her belt and is working on a new one currently.
Ashlee tried to foray into acting, but that didn’t pan out for the attractive singer. She even had a brief appearance in “CSI: NY” with her former husband Pete Wentz.
Britney Spears is a great singer and entertainer, but we all remember the major bomb “Crossroads” when she made her way into acting.
Spears thankfully cut her losses and went back to what she does best!
Brit Brit also made an appearance on “Sabrina The Teenage Witch”.
Ozzy Osbourne’s little girl, Kelly Osbourne, was previously a reality star but wanted to follow in her famous father’s footsteps in music.
Kelly’s music career never took off but she’s quite successful as part of E!’s “Fashion Police”.
Actor Dennis Quaid has been in the acting profession for many years, but also fancies himself a rocker.
Quaid often performs with his band, Dennis Quaid and The Sharks”. Don’t quit your day job Dennis!