publication date: Friday, April 18, 2014 (part of Spring 2014)

category: Music

clue: This real-life Buttercup recently lost 100 pounds, but his rapping name continues to reflect his former girth.

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Justin Woods, Denise Sawicki, and Mike Rothstein

Life is a Fairy Tale: Classic fairy tales teach universal lessons about wisdom, patience, and other virtues, remaining relevant even in our modern world. Each of these five celebrities has something in common with a classic fairy-tale hero or villain.

Similar Goos

Rihanna

This singing real-life Rumpelstiltskin asked her fans, "What's my name?" Go »

Cher

Her distinctive long hair made this real-life Rapunzel an star on her singing variety show, long before she won an Oscar. Go »

Snooki

From Chile by way of the Jersey Shore, this real-life Thumbelina packs a lot of personality into her tiny 4'8" frame. Go »

Taylor Swift

This young singer of hits "You Belong with Me" and "We are Never Ever Getting Back Together" is many years away from a nickname like Old Rough and Ready. Go »

Cyndi Lauper

Theme after theme, goos just want to have fun. Go »

Jackson Browne

The expression "running on empty" is a sad metaphor for the Trail of Tears. Go »