15 People, Places and Things That Had 15 Minutes of Fame in 2010

Keanu Reeves

Sad Keanu: After Tom Selleck Waterfall Sandwich came Sad Keanu, an Internet meme that showered "Speed" star Keanu Reeves with the kind of press he hadn't seen in decades. In May, a paparazzo snapped a series of photos of a downtrodden-looking Reeves sitting on a park bench, eating a sandwich and looking glum about the world. Online, fans Photoshopped the original image, putting the actor in new and fantastic scenes. A Facebook movement was born and its 14,000-plus members celebrated Cheer Up Keanu Day on June 15. But Reeves wasn't laughing -- in a statement issued through his representative, he called the meme a "misinterpretation" and urged fans to turn their attention elsewhere, say, to LOL Cats.

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