Just as the Us Weekly meme would have it, stars are just like us. And they even take public transportation, like a mere plebeian. Jay-Z made a splash over the weekend when he rode the local N train to his final performance at Brookyln's Barclays Center -- even chatting up his new friends on the train, to the delight of the Twitterati. But the hip-hop star isn't the only celebrity to ride underground, of course.
Launch our gallery below to see other celebrities who like to ride local, from Hugh Jackman to even Katie Holmes.
The former Mrs. Cruise rides the New York subway on Oct. 10, possibly to go to work on her new broadway play, "Dead Accounts."
So Brooklyn native Jay-Z took the subway back to his hometown Saturday night, and it was kind of a big deal.
Zoe Saldana looks unimpressed as she rides the New York subway with her sister Cisely Saldana on May 13, 2012.
Sunglasses on the subway appear to be a theme. Rihanna rides the London tube on February 20, 2012 -- also her 24th birthday.
The "Smash" star braved the New York subway into another borough on her first day at the job, but it turned out to be a disaster. <a href="http://www.self.com/healthystars/2012/03/katharine-mcphee-shape-up-secrets-slideshow#slide=5">She told Self magazine,</a> "Smash has a set in Brooklyn, and on my first day of work, I said, 'I'm going to be a real New Yorker, get there on my own and not spend $30 on a cab.' "But I went the wrong way on the subway, and when I asked for directions, the person in the booth was mean to me. So I ended up crying and in a cab anyway. Now the show sends a van for me."
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
"Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson yuks it up with boyfriend Justin Mikita while waiting on the New York subway platform on Apr. 6, 2011.
Why so sad? Former model Christy Turlington looks annoyed as she waits for the subway to arrive with son Finn, in this photo from May 2012.
Minka Kelly keeps it casual with pink sneakers and a hoodie in this May, 2012 photo.
Actor Liev Schreiber casts an adoring look at his (and wife Naomi Watt's) son Samuel Kai in this photo from Oct. 2010.
Hugh Jackman may play "Wolverine," but he's hardly intimidating to the other passengers on the train who rode with the actor and his daughter on the A train in New York in May 2010.
Rick Springfield not only walked into New York's Penn Station on Oct. 10, he performed in it. His spontaneous sing-a-long rendition of "Jessie's Girl" attracted a huge mob of subway riders.