With industry professionals thriving in a hotbed of talented, attractive people, it’s no surprise that celebs can develop major crushes on other celebrities. Who else can understand the pressures and pleasures of fame more than another pop culture star? Sometimes admiration turns into a deeper attraction and fantasies about powerhouse relationships. We looked at the crushes of ten artists who have a thing for the singers and screen stars working alongside them. It’s cute, sometimes creepy, and always entertaining. Tell us about your favorite celeb-on-celeb crushes, below.
Gary Kemp Had a Crush on David Bowie
The Spandau Ballet guitarist wrote this love letter to Bowie for
“The first time I fell in love it was with a man. It happened one Thursday evening in the bedroom of a flat in King’s Cross. I was a wide-eyed boy of 12 and the object of my passion had dyed orange hair and white nail varnish. Looking out from a tiny TV screen was a Mephistophelean messenger from the space age, a tinselled troubadour to give voice to my burgeoning sexuality. Pointing a manicured finger down the barrel of a BBC lens, he spoke to me: ‘I had to phone someone, so I picked on you.’ I had been chosen.”
Tom Meighan Had a Crush on Madonna
“Ooh, Madonna’s thighs! She reminds me of my old dance teacher, who I used to have a crush on,” the Kasabian vocalist said. “Who didn’t have a huge crush on Madonna when they were a kid? I’d marry her. If she came for me, I really would.” She just might, Tom.
Scarlett Johansson Has a Crush on President Obama
“I am engaged… to Barack Obama. My heart belongs to Barack, and that is who I am currently, finally, engaged to. Yes.” We know she was joking since wedding rumors about the Avengers star abounded, but… was she? Barry’s a catch.
Adele and Ke$ha Have a Crush on Rihanna
The English songbird got right to the point about her lust for the Barbadian beauty. “If Rihanna wanted me, I’d do it with her. She’s hot… She had pinstripe flares on. She whipped them off and there were her stunning thighs. I said to all my girlfriends: ‘Are you feeling a bit gay right now?'”
Of course, Adele will have to fight Ke$ha for Rihanna’s heart. “Rihanna is my new crush. Jeeez she’s perfect,” she told press after the NRJ Music Awards in Cannes.
Rupert Grint Has a Crush on Emma Watson
“A lot of people think there’s something going on [between me and Emma Watson] because I have to kiss her on film soon,” the Harry Potter actor said. “I’ll be honest with you: it’s not something I’d say I’m dreading. Emma’s a pretty girl. Have Daniel or I ever hit on Emma? Well, she’s quite popular with the cast. As for who has the worst crush on her — me or Radcliffe — I’d rather not say,” Grint continued, sounding like Jesse Eisenberg’s little brother.
Russell Brand Has a Crush on Kate Moss (Still)
“I had a mad infatuation with her. I didn’t feel all cool. It didn’t feel like a conquest, it felt like a fall down a well. I was like a 12-year-old… “When I saw she was there (at the gig) I felt totally overwhelmed because she is obviously incredibly beautiful and she is Kate Moss… She sort of looked at me and smiled, then she sent me a text message a bit later, saying, ‘Do you wanna meet up?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I’ll come round.’ I did go round… it was mad that was… I f**ked that up because I really, really liked her. It was never going to go anywhere but it was mad. I just thought she was remarkable.”
Jay-Z Has a Crush on Nia Long
“How does it feel to be every boy from the hood’s fantasy girlfriend for 20 years?” Hova recently asked the Prince of Bel-Air star. Married life hasn’t dulled his mojo one bit.
Thurston Moore Has a Crush on Eliza Dushku
We still haven’t recovered from Moore’s split with long-time collaborator Kim Gordon, but we suppose a crush on an ass-kicking, sultry vampire slayer isn’t the worst thing in the world. At a show last year, Moore joked about naming his band “Dush Krew” due to his crush on actress Eliza Dushku from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. If he ever goes into the boy band biz, it sounds like an ideal moniker.
Morrissey Had a Crush on Morten Harket and Pete Burns
Who didn’t have a crush on A-ha frontman Morten Harket growing up? Apparently Morrissey’s affection for the singer was quite visible (or someone is translating this interview a little too lustily.) “I’ve met him, he almost had an erection around me! We met up in New Orleans some time in the eighties,” Harket said of Moz. When asked if Harket spoke to the whole band or just Morrissey, the singer had this to say: “It’s him I remember. He thought it was a bit difficult I think, the whole thing. He said something… I thought he was decidedly on the gay side.”
Meanwhile, one only needs to have eyes to see that Moz was totally crushing on former pal Pete Burns of Dead or Alive fame. In this 1985 interview, the two talk about their close friendship and how they sent flowers to one another. Burns calls Moz a “provocative little minx,” and the compliments fly freely. The bosom buddies broke up, however, due to differences over fur. It seems the famous vegetarian didn’t like Burns’ coat:
“I bought a fur coat, that’s what happened to my friendship with Morrissey. It was a very expensive fur coat from Japan made from genetically engineered something-or-others that’d had their spines lengthened (howling with laughter) so the pelts didn’t have to be cut to make a floor length coat. I thought it was hilarious. He started sending me letters saying, ‘Wear that coat and your windows are in,’ and I sent him letters back that were a lot nastier. We kind of drifted apart over a fur coat really, but I’d still rather have a fur coat. I have a great admiration for his work and for him, but I think when you like someone’s work or principles, it doesn’t mean that you have to be their best friend. He was great.”
Lena Dunham Had a Crush on Jimmy Fallon
The Girls creator was obsessed with Fallon in high school and even wrote a play about him, in which she swapped bodies with the late-night host, and they fell in love. “I was like, oh my God, when I wake up and touch myself, I’m touching Jimmy Fallon!” she confessed — also admitting the idea was “a little crazy.” So, this mean Dunham predicted Freaky Friday, right?