Sure, it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to make it in showbiz, but sometimes luck and good timing are factors. In honor of Near Miss Day on March 23, the day that a giant asteroid nearly hit the earth more than 20 years ago, we're rounding up stars who experienced life-altering near misses. Keep reading to see how Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan, Selena Gomez, and more dodged bullets.
The One Direction cutie proved that timing is everything when he started romancing Taylor Swift in November 2012 -- just weeks after Taylor's latest album, "Red," hit shelves. How exactly is that dodging a bullet? With Taylor touring through the end of the summer, it could be a year before she returns to the studio. According to our calculations, that's enough time for her to move on with at least two high-profile beaus. By that time, Harry should be just a distant memory -- all the better to avoid a breakup anthem titled "Our Love Was Going One Direction" becoming Taylor's next big hit.