Fame doesn't necessarily come along with business acumen, as these famous failed entrepreneurial efforts show. Even the biggest names and brightest stars can close their restaurant's doors and discontinue their fashion lines.
U.S. President Barack Obama awarded Dakota Meyer, a former active duty Marine Corps Corporal, the Medal of Honor for his actions in battle in Afghanistan during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2011. Meyer was wounded as he made five trips to and from a battle zone to save 36 lives and bring back the bodies of four men.
The Darden restaurant chain has pledged to cut their calorie and sodium content by 20 percent and will offer heartier food options on their children's menu with a new partnership with Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Campaign.
Chris "Dutchess" Walton shows off her world-record holding fingernails as part of the "Guinness World Record 2012" book launch at the New York Public Library on September 14, 2011 in New York City. Walton, who is a rock singer and a mom, has been growing her nails for 18 years and their combined length is almost 20 feet.
Jeffrey Ross, William Shatner and Patrice O'Neal participated in the Comedy Central roast of Charlie Sheen, cracking drug and warlock jokes in California. The show will air September 21 on Comedy Central.
President George Bush, Laura Bush, President Bill Clinton, and Vice President Joe Biden attended the unveiling of the "Wall of Names" on September 10, 2001. The white marble wall has the names of the 40 victims of Flight 93 that perished in a terrorist attacks of 10 ten ago.
Nearly 1,000 Egyptian demonstrators gathered outside the Israeli embassy in Cairo on September 9, 2011. Demonstrators attacked a protective wall built to protect the embassy with hammers and a large metal bars, while military police nearby did nothing to stop them. Israel has become a focus of protest since Israeli forces killed five Egyptian security officers in the Sinai three weeks ago.
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