Pic via CB reader Danielle Berman, whose work was featured on E!
I’m inspired by the downward spiral of Amanda Bynes, who, in just a few short years, went from this…
… to this:
You got next, Amanda. You got next.
I’ve always wanted to be in a celebrity death pool (as a participant, not a subject), but my friends are too lazy to get organized. So I thought to myself: Self, you have a website. Start one there. And so it came to be: THE CROSSING BROAD CELEBRITY DEATH POOL 2013. Cue the horror music!
Here’s the deal: It’s FREE to play. After the jump you will choose 10 celebrities (from multiple death tiers) for the balance of 2013. The contest starts now, but you can sign up through May 31 (if you sign up after one of your choices has expired, however, you will not get their points). Death tiers are as follows: you will choose 3 celebrities from Death List’s 50 most eligible to die list (well, 45 now), 1 celebrity under 60, 1 under 40, 1 under 30, a Kardashian, 1 of CB’s most eligible, 1 current athlete, and 1 news or sports personality. I have no idea why I just bolded random shit there. I’ll post the most popular selections. All ages will be based on your choice’s age as of December 31, 2013. Points per death (PPD) will be calculated thusly: however old the celebrity is when they die subtracted from 100. i.e. if Amanda Bynes, 27, were to die today, she would be worth 73 points. Please note that the scoring, which is based on their age when they die, and the age bracketing, which is based on their age at the end of the year, might present a disconnect in some cases. Points will be totaled at the end of the year and the winner will receive a prize. I haven’t figured out what yet, but it will be good– worth at least $500, with prizes for second and third place, or youngest death. Something like that. I’ll update the standings periodically throughout the year. Your name and email address will remain private, but please choose a handle that we can use on site. You may select the same celebrity for multiple death tiers… but you don’t want to put all your eggs in one casket.
There is only one rule: You may not kill any of your selections. Automatic disqualification for murder. In fact, it’s probably important (and legally required) to note that we don’t want any of these people to die. As boring as it may be, it would be great if they all defied the odds, father time, and lots and lots of heroin and lived. But that probably won’t happen. So we’re going to have some fun with it.
Choose your death squad after the jump.
Some notes: Full name and a valid email are required. These will not be made public. Your nickname or handle may be used on the site, though. When filling out your selections, please use the following format: FIRST NAME LAST NAME. No commas or ampersands or bullshit like that. This will make scoring much easier. If your selections are not filled out in this manner or are grossly misspelled, your entry may not be counted. I will do my best to keep track of celebrity deaths, but if you have an obscure entry and they die, it’s probably best to remind me. Remember your picks too!
Please choose your first three selections from the remaining 45 living people on this list.