Addicted to Tumblr? You're not alone-- even President Obama has jumped on the micro-blogging phenomenon. Yet while everyone from politicians to pornographers seems to have embraced the medium, actual celebrity controlled Tumblrs seem to be few and far between. For this reason we've assembled a list of our favorite Tumblrs ran by our favorite stars. Here are 15 of the best celebrity Tumblrs.
While writer/director James Gunn is only now flirting with Hollywood’s A-list (thanks to his part directing Marvel’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy), he has long been one of Tinsel Town’s most funny and subversive bloggers. Though it is less envelope pushing than his previous blogging endeavors, Gunn’s Tumblr is packed with funny content, behind-the-scenes pics and prerequisite pet photos.
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Gunn’s fellow splat-packer Eli Roth has a Tumblr that is certainly in keeping with the fall season. Roth gained fame as the director of hits like Cabin Fever and Hostel, as well as for acting in Quentin Tarantino epics like Inglorious Basterds. To be expected, Roth’s page is heavy on gory pics and GIFs from his films (making it probably NSFW), not to mention behind-the-scenes images and, indeed, dog photos of his own.
Celebrity chef, author and Parts Unknown host Anthony Bourdain (No Reservations) defies the competition on this list by having a Tumblr used for--GASP-- legitimate blogging! That’s not to say there aren’t a fair share of images and micro-posts on the site. It's just worth emphasizing that Bourdain has the one of the most voluminous and well-written Tumblrs of any celeb out there.
Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams’ Tumblr is just about what you’d expect--on top of plugging her own projects, the site is an ode to her fans, friends, and many artistic influences. From pop culture nostalgia GIFs to Williams’ interaction with fans, Williams’ Tumblr is well worth a follow.
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Depending on how much you like Kat Dennings, her official Tumblr may be worth a follow. The Two Broke Girls and Thor actress more or less lives up to her quirky hipster image, balancing fun images (from pop culture GIFs to selfies) with occasional self-promotion and frequent musical musings.
Most celebrities tend to show a certain amount of restraint on their Tumblrs but rapper Kreayshawn is not one of them. In the process, she unequivocally wins at Tumblr. If you’re a fan, there isn’t much to dislike here-- the site comes off as a glimpse into the mind of the controversial M.C., one that seems to suggest a veritable pop cultural explosion. We award extra points for the retro MySpace theme…
While lacking the personal touch of many celebs on this list, Beyonce Knowles’ Tumblr earns mention simply for the sheer volume of awesome pics on display. It’s a must for the Beyonce obsessed, though we dare even a casual fan not to kill a substantial amount of time scrolling through the pop diva’s multitude of behind-the-scenes snapshots.
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Do you like Glee? How about food-y pics? How about actor Kevin McHale? If the answer is “Yes” to two or more of these questions, you’ll probably enjoy McHale’s Tumblr, the sardonically titled Sick of My Own Voice.
While author Neil Gaiman describes his official Tumblr as “honestly no better than the unofficial Neil Gaiman Tumblrs out there”, we beg to differ. Gaiman’s reblogs are a feast for the eyes and brain and his interactions with fans are frequently insightful and always charming. If you’re a devotee of anything Gaiman has authored or are even just an aspiring writer, following his Tumblr is a must.
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Paul Scheer has risen to acclaim thanks to TV hits like The League and NTSF: SD: SVU as well as his movie snarking podcast How Did This Get Made?. If you’re familiar with Scheer’s unique brand of comedy, then there are infinite laughs to be had on his Tumblr. If you aren’t, rectify that mistake immediately.
Aziz Ansari’s Tumblr is every bit as disarming as the man’s stand-up. It also frequently delves into the absurdities of celebrity to hilarious effect. Few can balance self-aggrandizing and self-effacing as well as Ansari does via Tumblr, which also features your typical promo-material (Parks and Rec, stand-up specials, etc) and some always interesting behind-the-scenes pics.
Comedian Rob Delaney has more or less made a career off of his hilarious Twitter feed, so you can bet his Tumblr is worth a look. While the humor is sometimes more restrained than his 140-character jokes, the format allows for hilarious, weird and thought-provoking content from the stand-up.
Diablo Cody’s Tumblr, the aptly name Honest To Blr, is a little short on content when compared to others on this list (her last update was May 2013), but what’s there will appeal to fans of the writer. It’s worth noting Cody (real name Brooke Busey) shares her Tumblr with Linda Spellman, Universal exec and mentor to the Juno screenwriter.
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Zooey Deschanel is America’s quirky girl and her Tumblr is right on par with that image. Boasting lots of behind-the-scenes material from New Girl and Deschanel’s indie band, She & Him, Zooey’s Miscellany is a rabbit hole of offbeat and adorable content that’s hard to resist.
With his directorial debut Don Jon in theaters, what better reason do we have to plug Joseph-Gordon Levitt’s Tumblr? The majority of the site is dedicated to JGL’s open-source creative website, HitRecord, which is also the company through which Levitt produced his new indie comedy.