Resembling a celebrity can, on occasion, actually make you famous yourself, as Chantelle Houghton discovered when people realized she looks just like every other Big Brother contestant. Doing good through perverse clone spotting: Loot-ALikes
From an intrepid pair of London bloggers, L-A aims to add a little levity to the hunt for rioters, by scanning CCTV footage for clones of the rich and famous, some spookily close, and some not so much, although everybody knows the camera adds 10 pounds, even when you're stealing hundreds worth of cameras.
The slightly more convincing robblegangers count amongst their numbers Rio Ferdinand, Bubbles from The Wire, a startling, but slightly younger Eva Longoria, Ashley Cole, President Obama, and Macaulay Culkin, though given how his career's going, they're quite rash to discount the possibility that this is, in fact, Macaulay Culkin.
Less convincing dupes -- all the more hilarious for their arbitrariness -- include a fellow who allegedly could pass for both Guy Garvey from Elbow and Ray Winstone, a very overweight J-Lo, and a distinctly un-Woods like Tiger, who's probably had enough of windows being smashed.
Despite its apparent frivolity, the founders maintain that the ultimate aim is to properly identify the rabblerousers, encouraging users to call CrimeStoppers, or anonymously submit info online, and thus turn the look-alikes into real celebrities, who'll soon be trapped in a small room together.