9 Of The Weirdest Things Named After Famous Celebrities.

As if celebrities didn’t have inflated egos already with their millions of dollars and motion pictures and stuff, turns out that when you become a superstar people are also compelled to name things after you!  Here are some of the weirdest things we could find that are named after celebrities. JEALOUS.

This spider is called “Calponia harrisonfordi” and is named after the Indiana Jones star which is cool, but I kinda wish it was a snake.

Lady GaGa has a whole genus of ferns named after her. The DNA sequence of these ferns is actually guanine, adenine, guanine, adenine (g-a-g-a). Same DNA but born this way!

Johnny Depp has a 500 million year old fossil named after him because its lobster claws resemble those of Edward Scissorhands.

In 2006 California passed ‘Tom Cruise Law’ which prohibits the sale of diagnostic ultrasounds to anyone except appropriately licensed clinicians. Apparently Tom Cruise had purchased an ultrasound and the California Assembly wanted to scorn him for Mission Impossible 2 being crappy.

Angelina Jolie was troubled by what she saw at a Bosnian refugee camp and started a donation drive to provide permanent housing for the people still displaced by the Bosnian War. Out of gratitude, the refugees have named the new apartment building “Villa Angelina”

Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, has a mole crab named Albunea groeningi after him. Could it also be a reference to everyone’s favorite Simpson’s character, Hans Moleman?

Conan O’brien once did a comedy bit hat impressed Lucasfilm so much that they retroactively renamed a character from the original Star Wars saga after him. Conan Antonio Motti is the imperial officer whom Vader famously chokes for his “lack of faith.”

The 116939 Jonstewart is a main-belt asteroid named after comedian and Daily Show host, Jon Stewart. That all sounds good, but I think we’ll all remember most fondly for his role in Death to Smoochy.

Some town in New Zealand has named a landfill pile as Mt. Cleese after the Monty Python vet, John Cleese cheerfully described the town as a “good place to commit suicide.”

Hey, at least Cleese has a lemur named after him as well.

That’s so crazy cause the only thing I have named after me is a couch I accidentally threw up on at my friends house.  I guess that’s something.  Give this a share on Facebook!

Read more: http://viralnova.com/things-named-after-celebrities/

Viewers notice something high-larious about Sean Penn, Johnny Depp [pics]

http://twitter.com/#!/OriginalNixster/status/432734010453028864

Oops!

As Twitchy reported, Adam Levine’s performance during the #Beatles50 celebration that aired on CBS Sunday night fell flat. Presenter Sean Penn, however, fell … high? Viewers noticed a little something funny about the actor:

http://twitter.com/#!/mjeffers99/status/432711469717671936
http://twitter.com/#!/activemom4life/status/432711433680601088
http://twitter.com/#!/RACCOONCKWINERY/status/432712539512639488

Snicker! Sean Penn was apparently not the only one with a stoned face:

http://twitter.com/#!/CaitRWalsh/status/432756904620601344
http://twitter.com/#!/SittingHere1/status/432726554003517441

Who indeed? Let Twitter decide:

http://twitter.com/#!/wennie_s/status/432699292290019329
http://twitter.com/#!/JasonBushey/status/432685199298531328
http://twitter.com/#!/alllisoncraig/status/432684266736984064
http://twitter.com/#!/podfeet/status/432729622900256770

Take a gander at some pics:

http://twitter.com/#!/xrocknroll/status/432684150110584832
http://twitter.com/#!/sabrina_kayee/status/432698075069444097

Oh dear.

http://twitter.com/#!/993thefox/status/432684399503867904

That “allegedly” is a nice touch.

http://twitter.com/#!/GregGlanville/status/432684097710718977
http://twitter.com/#!/stephenrodrick/status/432730368802713600

HA!

Penn had Depp beat in another area: Harry Connick Jr. tyle orange face.

http://twitter.com/#!/mariamilito/status/432714214344765440
http://twitter.com/#!/RAQU3L/status/432756780821532673
http://twitter.com/#!/victoriaramirez/status/432711430953922560

“Hammered and really orange.” Looks like Penn took the wasted honors. Better luck next time, Depp!

Related:

Not so sexy: How bad was Adam Levine’s #Beatles50 performance? Laura Ingraham zings

‘Why is Harry Connick Jr. so orange?’ ‘American Idol’ judge responds to the buzz with a pic

Twitchy coverage of Sean Penn

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/10/norwegian-weed-viewers-notice-something-high-larious-about-sean-penn-johnny-depp-at-beatles50-pics/