Which Stars Kept Their 2015 New Year's Resolutions?
By Meredith B. Kile
New Year’s resolutions are hard. From eating right to spending less time on the phone or in front of the TV, things that sound like a great idea in the warm and fuzzy afterglow of the holidays are hard to keep up once the harsh reality of January sets in.
Here’s a look at some of the resolutions stars made in 2015, and how they kept up with them throughout the year.
The Maroon 5 singer resolved to “address and combat the hideous way people treat each other via social media,” then basically spent the whole year insulting fellow Voice coach Blake Shelton on Twitter.
My new years resolution is to address and combat the hideous way people treat each other via social media. Please, be kinder to each other.
“Next year I'm going to try to find my dog [Georgia] a soulmate,” the American Idol host and reality TV mogul told USA Today in January. “And I've got to find one for myself. There's a lot of work I've got to do. I know because I've lived with me."
No word on whether Seacrest’s new squeeze Shayna Taylor fits the “soulmate” bill, but Georgia’s certainly found some friends!
Days before The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice went to prison, she revealed what her New Year’s resolution was: "Going forward, I would like to stop eating bad carbs. I want to keep being around positive people that make me happy and just keep the negative out."
Giudice spent most of her 2015 in the Federal Correction Institution in Danbury, Connecticut after she and husband Joe plead guilty to 41 counts of fraud. We’re guessing it wasn’t easy to keep any of those resolutions behind bars.
In 2015, the Facebook co-founder resolved to “read a new book every other week -- with an emphasis on learning about different cultures, beliefs, histories and technologies.”
Zuckerberg tracked his reading progress on a Facebook page -- no surprise -- and from the looks of it, he kept up with the pledge. However, we’re a little skeptical. The guy’s got a multi-billion dollar company to run and newborn daughter, how much did he really read?
Model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley told WhoWhatWear, "I’d like to travel more and see more of Southeast Asia."
Judging by her Instagram page, the 28-year-old model split her time in 2015 between London and L.A., traveled to Morocco and trekked a post-apocalyptic wasteland for her role in Mad Max: Fury Road. We’d definitely call her well-traveled.
“I just thought, ‘Wait a minute, if I’m going to start writing again, I have to go to the quiet place,’” Whedon told BuzzFeed News at the time. “And this is the least quiet place I’ve ever been in my life. … It’s like taking the bar exam at Coachella. It’s like, ‘Um, I really need to concentrate on this! Guys! Can you all just…I have to…It’s super important for my law!’”
Gwyneth Paltrow probably kept her resolution, only because she wimped out and tiptoed around actually making one.
“You know, I’m not such a New Year’s resolution maker,” the actress told The Daily Mail this year. “Everyday I try to resolve to do the things that I would like to do or be more of the person I would like to be, but I don’t make a big resolution, because I think that’s a way to break a promise to yourself and fail and fail bad.”