What does being famous even mean anymore? Celebrity Apprentice, Dancing With the Stars and Celebrity Rehab are all shows that are supposed to involve celebrities, but most of these so called stars are just famous for being famous. In today’s society there are a lot of celebrities who have fame but haven’t really done much to earn it. Being famous for nothing is usually a symptom of having certain family relationships, having starred on some reality show or just being rich. Either way, too many people today are famous for no reason.
Although some of the people on this list have attempted to do something with their fame, they just aren’t very good at anything. Without any real talent, these people have managed to become household names in a fairly short period of time, which is kind of impressive in itself. Since there are truly so many talentless stars it was hard to come up with a list of just ten. Although many people deserve to be on this list, as in 90% of all reality stars, ten lucky fame seekers have made the cut. The following ten people all made the list for different reasons and have successfully managed to completely ingrain themselves into the minds of millions of innocent individuals.
10. Kevin Federline
Kevin Federline is a former backup dancer who became famous for marrying Britney Spears in 2004. The father of her two sons appeared in the film You Got Served, and shortly after his movie debut he was served with divorce papers from Miss Britney.
After Britney’s public breakdown in 2008, where she shaved her head and attacked paparazzi with an umbrella, Kevin got custody of their two sons.
However, Kevin’s fifteen minutes of fame lasted a bit longer than planned when in 2010 he participated on season 7 of Celebrity Fit Club after putting on a significant amount of weight. He is now married to Victoria Price, who he dated for a few years prior and is flying under the radar…for now.
9. Bristol Palin
Bristol Palin, daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, made headlines when she revealed she was a pregnant. The unmarried teenager made this announcement during the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign. Her baby daddy Levi Johnston and her were supposed to be getting married but never did.
After her mother Sarah lost the election, Bristol decided her fifteen minutes weren’t quite up and in 2010 she appeared on Dancing With the Stars. Despite her lack of talent and skill on the show she managed to finish in third place.
She was still not done. Bristol then released a memoir entitled Not Afraid of Life: My Journey so Far. If you thought that was the last of Bristol, you were wrong because in 2012 she made her acting debut, starring on Lifetime’s Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp, a very hard role for her to play, it being based on her life and all. She then retuned to Dancing With the Stars as part of the All-Star cast.
She has been pretty quiet, but who knows she may pop back into our life shortly, she never seems to want to give up her fame.
8. Paris Hilton
Paris became a household name in 2003, when a sex tape starring the hotel heiress was made public. 1 night in Paris, co-starring her then-boyfriend Rick Solomon, rocketed Paris to fame and later that year she paired up with childhood friend Nicole Richie in the reality show The Simple Life which earned both Paris and Nicole international recognition.
Paris is an example of someone who does a little bit of everything and a whole lot of nothing. Known for her trademark line “That’s hot,” the heiress has released an autobiography, had a supporting role in a movie, had her own reality show (Paris Hilton’s My New BFF), launched a shoe, handbag and perfume line, had a failed singing career and is now a DJ.
Paris Hilton is a perfect example of a celebutante; she did not earn her talent, she inherited it, like many others on our list.
7. Nadya Suleman
Nadya Suleman got the attention of people around the world in 2009 when she gave birth to octuplets (8 kids). Only one other set of octuplets were born in the United States of America.
After these children came into the world, a lot of controversy surrounded them and the circumstances of their birth. The reason for the high order multiple births led to an ongoing investigation by the Medical Board of California, focused on the specialists involved in Nadia’s treatment.
The world turned against the mother when they discovered that she already had six children and was unemployed, living off public assistance. She conceived all of her children through in vitro fertilization (IVF), which she confirmed in 2012.
6. Amber Rose
Amber Rose made her debut in the spotlight as Kanye West‘s girlfriend, before Kanye became Kimye. Amber claims she is a model and recording artist but her resume is far from impressive. It includes cameos in music videos and being a guest judge on Drag Race.
After Kanye and her called it quits she had no problem finding another rapper to help her rise to fame. Her and famous rapper Wiz Khalifa married after she gave birth to their son.
Now famous for having a shaved head, Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa have ended their marriage. Let’s see who her next victim is…
5. Farrah Abraham
Farrah Abraham became famous from the hit shows 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom. Born in May of 1991, this 23-year-old star has quite a resume; teenage mother, aspiring author and musician, porn star and stripper. Impressive.
When Farrah became pregnant at sixteen and her baby daddy died in a car accident (which gained her sympathy from the audience), she became one of the stars of Sixteen and Pregnant. However, as the show went on, she became more and more promiscuous, leaving her child at home with her mother very regularly, and it has all been down hill from there.
With numerous body enhancements and regular appearances in the tabloids, Farrah was enjoying her newfound fame, until the show came to an end in 2012. To nobody’s surprise, Farrah released a sex tape in 2013 and has been in the tabloids ever since. She really needs to get it together!
4. The Kardashian Family
In 2007 the Kardashian family invaded the lives of so many people and they haven’t stopped since. From high-strung “momager” Kris to 17-year-olds who drive nicer cars than most 50-year-olds, the Kardashian family brings new meaning to the word obnoxious.
Their reality show launched this family to superstardom and they have been rolling in money ever since. As if they weren’t already beforehand. The Kardashian family is one of the most hated and loved families in America, and whether you are Team Kardashian or anti-Kardashian, you find yourself talking about them because they are literally everywhere!
The Kardashian family exemplifies the American dream on steroids.
3. The Real Housewives
The Real Housewives is a media franchise compromised of numerous reality television series which all air on Bravo. This show documents different affluent housewives in different prestigious areas around America.
However, these women are always making headlines. Weather it’s for attacking another housewife or being convicted of white-collar crimes, these women are very entertaining and even more talentless.
With new episodes airing every season, the fame of these housewives just keeps rising. Some of these ladies have even gotten their own spinoff shows like Lisa Vanderpump’s new hit show Vanderpump Rules and Kim Zolciak’s Don’t be Tardy for the Wedding.
With new housewives being added to the mix frequently, it’s exciting to see who will be the next of these rich and famous-for-nothing ladies to become even more rich and famous!
2. The Cast of Rich Kids of Beverly Hills
Similar to The Real Housewives, the cast of Rich Kids of Beverly Hills is famous for being rich. The only difference between the two sets of cast members is that these cast members are “kids.”
This show that first aired in 2014 on E! follows a group of twenty-something-year-old millionaires showing the world how the more fortunate live.
The show follows these young adults as they travel, party and basically spend their parents’ money. The show’s newly famous cast members include Dorothy Wang, Morgan Stewart, Brendan Fitzpatrick, Roxy Sowlaty, Jonny Drubel and Earvin “EJ” Johnson.
If self-righteous spoiled brats irritate you, this show is definitely not up your alley. This talentless group of friends fame is becoming increasingly famous, and we wouldn’t be surprised if soon they come up with a Rich Kids of Miami or even better a Rich Kids of New York! Let’s see what the future holds.
1. Kim Kardashian
Okay, so I know the Kardashian family is on this list, but Kim Kardashian needs her own category. She is the most photographed woman in the world and she became a household name because of her sex tape. Although Kim is beautiful and well dressed, she has no reason to really be famous. At the age of 34, she has been married 3 times, and clearly the third time was the charm because she seemingly found her perfect match in the one and only Kayne West. The only difference between her and her hubby and baby daddy is that he is actually a talented artist.
Kim Kardashian is the epitome of someone who is famous just for being famous, and thanks to her mother and hip hop husband she is one of the biggest stars on the planet!