11 celebrities who’ve been caught Googling themselves

While some celebrities like Lindsay Lohan claim they’ve never Googled themselves, there are a handful of famous people who realize it’s stupid to lie about something so inconsequential.

Here’s 11 of our favorite celebrities who Google themselves on the regular.

1. Jennifer Lawrence

Of course the queen of trying to be relatable will admit to neurotically Googling herself.

“I’m so scared to say anything now,” J Law told ET last year. “I can see every negative way that people can take it, and I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining. It probably comes from Googling myself.”

2. Snooki

“I always Google myself,” Snooki said in a 2010 interview. “And there’s always at least ten topics every single day, and I feel like if I don’t have one, then I’m doing something wrong. Even if it’s negative it’s still flattering.”

Don’t feel weird, Snooks. Every celebrity’s dirty secret is that they feel the same way.

3. Kim Kardashian

As one of Twitter’s resident clap back queens, Kim Kardashian doesn’t just Google herself, she reads her own Google Alerts.

In 2012, the paparazzi spotted Kim reading her own Google Alerts back in the Blackberry days, even though a few months earlier she’d laughed at her older sister Kourtney for doing the same thing.

And earlier this year, Kim Googled herself and then “addressed” the rumors on her app, which mostly consisted of her saying, “My butt is not that big…it’s definitely not 55 inches.”

Good to know, Kimmy. 

4. Justin Bieber

This interesting tidbit about Justin came out in the most random of places: in a 2010 interview with Sean Kingston, a.k.a. that guy who wrote Beautiful Girls. 

When asked whether he ever Googles himself he said, “No, but Justin does that though, he loves to YouTube himself and Google himself.”

FYI, this is slightly less random because Justin and Sean Kingston had a song together called “Eenie Meenie,” which sounds like an awful behind the scenes look at how famous fuckboys decide which girl they’re going to booty call tonight

5. Emma Stone

In Emma Stone’s 2014 Vogue cover story, her interviewer makes a big deal about the fact that she’s “the rare person in public life who will straight up tell you that yes, she has Googled herself.”

Although Stone adds, “I don’t usually like what I find,” she has to confess that “some of it is really funny.” Especially when she goes ham on reading the comment section and realizes that people refer to has as a “Bland Basic Bitch” behind her back. 

6. Katy Perry

“Any artist who says they don’t Google their names is a big fat liar,” Katy said in an interview with Rolling Stone, back before Russell Brand told her he wanted a divorce via text message while she was in the middle of an international tour. “When you look at other celebrities’ Twitter feeds and see them posting about something they read about themselves on a Google Alert, it’s like, ‘Uh maybe you should stop Googling yourself every day, the world does not spin around you.”

Although TBH, she used to be that girl.

In a 2013 interview, Katy admitted, “I used to have Google Alerts set up, which would notify me about everything that was being written about me. But I’ve stopped all that now. After all, there are more important things in life.”

Like dating John Mayer and getting ready to introduce the world to “Dark Horse.”   

7. Selena Gomez

“Sometimes I Google myself and look at what I wore last year,” Selena told Into the Gloss in 2014. “It kind of sucks to see when you got it wrong, but it’s nice to have that instant yearbook. Oh my God — there was this time when I went to the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood party and I wore a shirt that said ‘Hotter than’ something, and a belt with these weird net-y tights and boots, and like, a sock — it looked horrendous and then I put a blue streak in my hair. And I remember, I looked in the mirror and I was like, ‘I feel so cool.’ And I mean, that’s awesome that I felt so good. But I cringe looking at it now.”

For the record, this is the outfit she was talking about.

Not one of her bests, for sure.

8. Anne Hathaway

Although Anne insists that she “had gotten out of the habit of Googling myself” back when she was pregnant, one thing led to another and she found herself clicking on a link called, “Why Does Everyone Hate Anne Hathaway?”

“Well I listened at first,” she told Ellen Degeneres. “I couldn’t help it. You know, you try to shut it off, and I couldn’t. then I realized why I couldn’t: I hadn’t learned to love myself yet.”

And just like that we stopped reading the interview transcript, because it’s Anne Hathaway and we just can’t with her. 

9. Paris Hilton

Although Paris Hilton famously claimed in 2009 that she hadn’t Googled herself in “probably like four years,” a few months later she was ready to admit the truth.

Not only does she Google herself, but she uses the Internet as a diary.

If she wants to see what she was up to on a particular day all she does is “press my name and Google it and see.”

10. Sandra Bullock

While Sandra Bullock doesn’t normally Google herself, when she does, she reads everything.

“I Googled myself and read the comments section, thinking I could get some tidbits of what people really think of me,” Bullock told People in 2014 and she came to the conclusion that “No human being should ever read the comments sections or ever Google one’s self at any time.”

Here’s what she learned:

“Sandra Bullock is over 40 came up a lot.”
“Sandra Bullock’s way past 40.”
“There’s absolutely nothing special about her acting.”
“She’s not particularly attractive.”
“I can’t stand her, she’s mediocre.”
“She’s over 40.”

She also learned that she was in a bitter feud with Julia Roberts “over George Clooney.”


Who wouldn’t be? 

11. Taylor Swift

“I went through a few years where I just never went online and never looked at blogs,” Taylor said in an interview with GQ. “This was around 2013, when the only thing anyone wanted to write about me was about me and some guy.”

My how things have changed

“So I didn’t go online for a year and a half,” she said. “I actually forgot my Instagram password. But now I check in and see what’s happening. In 2015, that stuff doesn’t matter. Because if enough people say the same thing about me, it becomes fact in the general public’s mind.”

For once, something Taylor says that we can actually agree with.

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