Darren Criss was a relatively unknown musician until he landed the role of Blaine on Glee. Now? He's all over the place, including Out...

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Some celebrities worked their way up from humble beginnings to earn worldwide fame and seven-figure bank accounts.

Others were born with show business connections, but they still had to struggle and work hard to avoid flipping burgers to chip away at crippling student loan debt.

But there's another, slightly less common subset of celebrities - those born into such privilege they could've never worked a day in their lives and their posh lifestyles would still make us jealous.

Lady Gaga
Gaga grew up in Manhattan's posh Upper East Side. She is the daughter of a successful Internet entrepreneur.

Yes, these are the stars who lived the good life from day one, the celebs born with a silver spoon in their mouth and tailored Yves-Saint Laurent diapers on their tuchis.

Some may not surprise you (Gwyneth Paltrow didn't become that snooty overnight) while others you may not have known about (Rooney Mara's family owns two NFL teams?!) 

But whether they flaunt their classy pasts or try to hide them, these stars all have one thing in common: they were richer than most folks in Hollywood before they learned to talk.

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Kristen Wiig stars as a woman at rock-bottom in the new Girl Most Likely trailer. Watch the first trailer for the indie comedy below:

Wiig plays Imogene, a playwright who fakes a suicide attempt in order to reconnect with her ex-boyfriend.

Her plan goes South, however, when her unreliable mother ends up taking her in.

Annette Benning, Matt Dillon, and Darren Criss (Glee) also star. Girl Most Likely premieres July 19.

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For all the chatter over who may next judge The X Factor - Britney Spears, for $20 million? - it's easy to forget: the show is also without a host for season two.

And that remains the case, E! News reports, even after the show asked Darren Criss about the gig.

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"They were after him," an X Factor insider said. "But there's no way he could have done it with everything he has going on."

Criss stars as Blaine on Glee and also appeared on Broadway earlier this year, earning strong reviews for his role in How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

Do you think Criss would make a good X Factor judge?

 

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Over the weekend, the girls of Glee did battle in a THG Fashion Face-Off that pitted Lea Michele against Dianna Agron at the cast's 3D movie premiere.

Now, let's bring on the guys!

A trio of cast members - Cory Monteith, Darren Criss or Harry Shum Jr. - walked the red carpet at last night's Teen Choice Awards, prior to the show winning the honor of Choice TV Comedy and Monteith taking home the surfboard for Choice TV Actor.

Can Criss or Shum get revenge by outpolling their co-star below? It's your call, readers.

Fashion Face-Off!

It's a battle of Glee hunks! Who wore his outfit best at the Teen Choice Awards? View Poll »

Poll is now closed! Here are the results:

Cory Monteith
57.7%

Darren Criss
24.0%

Harry Shum Jr.
18.4%

Total Votes: 1698

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Darren Criss has gone from relative unknown to television superstar in a matter weeks.

It's all thanks to his breakout role as Blaine on Glee, an openly character that has landed Criss on the cover of Out, in order to make a major announcement: he's straight!

Sorry, guys. Celebrate away, ladies!

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Explaining why he's come out - in the opposite fashion than most - Criss tells the publication:

“It’s more empowering to everybody if I’m articulate about identifying myself as a straight male playing a gay character. Ultimately, that’s more powerful for both communities.”

Criss, who will take part in the upcoming Glee tour, is thankful for his role on the series and the new ties it has forged for him. He says: "The coolest part is not that it’s a hit show - that’s a bonus - and, of course, that I have a job. But the real cool thing is I was inadvertently raised by the gay community."

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Why are all Glee fans buzzing over Darren Criss? Why did this show promote this new actor to series regular after just one episode?

Viewers of the Fox series might know the answer to these questions, as Criss has come aboard in the role of openly gay student Blaine and made quite an impression. As for everyone else?

They'd be well-served to check out the following video, which features Criss covering a Disney classic, acoustic style. Sorry, Ariel, but we wish we were part of the rising star's world...