will.i.am's Robotic Pet Project and 4 Other Celebrities With Weird Side Businesses

It's been a tough world out there for all of us trying to make a buck. Even celebrities have taken up side hustles to rake in the extra cash. Including will.i.am, whose newest venture is the musical robot pet business, apparently. The singer/hologram said: “I want to be able to talk to it. I want to be able to tell it, ‘Play this song, download it.’ I want to be able to tell it, ‘Put the next game on Tivo.’ I want this thing to rule my house.” Sounds a lot like Tom Haverford's DJ Roomba. Take a look at some other famous side gigs. Where do they find the time?

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It's been a tough world out there for all of us trying to make a buck. Even celebrities have taken up side hustles to rake in the extra cash. Including will.i.am, whose newest venture is the musical robot pet business, apparently. The singer/hologram said: “I want to be able to talk to it. I want to be able to tell it, ‘Play this song, download it.’ I want to be able to tell it, ‘Put the next game on Tivo.’ I want this thing to rule my house.” Sounds a lot like Tom Haverford's DJ Roomba. Take a look at some other famous side gigs. Where do they find the time?

Ron F**king Swanson will make you a canoe

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Nick Offerman, aka Ron Swanson, aka the Pinnacle of Man, really does love woodworking! So much so that he crafts canoes when he's not taking down the Pawnee government from the inside on Parks and Recreation. Offerman owns a woodshop in LA, where he and his buddies craft boats, baseball bats, and occasional tables galore. He even waxed poetic about the joys of woodworking over at the Huffington Post: "I am spellbound by the ancient practice of woodworking, fueled by the ingenuity of men and women to cleverly alter this natural material into items of use and beauty." What a mighty good man.

Roseanne's nuts! Literally

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Comedy queen Roseanne Barr went nuts in 2007 and purchased a 46.33-acre macadamia farm for $1.78 million on Hawaii's Big Island, where she lived with her boyfriend Johnny Argent and her son Buck. Those nuts don't come cheap. Lifetime even made a short-lived docuseries about Roseanne, her nuts, and her going nuts.

So that's where he gets his bling

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Probably the shadiest of celeb side dealings is Akon's diamond mine, about which he refuses to let up a lot of details. Of his bling source, he stated back in 2007, "I don't even believe in conflict diamonds," he announces. "That's just a movie. Think about it." Okay, Akon. Maybe you should Shut it Down.

Avenge this House

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When he's not parkouring all over the silver screen in just about every action film ever, Jeremy Renner is flipping houses. Not for nothin', either — his latest flip is going for $24.95 million dollars.