Hollywood and tabloids are filled with famous names and recognizable faces. There are designers and models, actors and actresses, singers and songwriters, philanthropists and entrepreneurs. Then there are the faces that grace those front pages and columns, and have for months or years, that we just aren’t really sure what they did to get there. How did that person become an actress? Or get a record deal? Or become a household name?
Those celebrities who walked their way into our minds and our eyes, and didn’t seem to do much else to get there except for breathe. Those are the socialites of the world, the people who are famous just because their parents had some talent or made a lot of money. The people who happened to audition for a show, and acted crazy enough on it that they continued on in our lives even when the show didn’t. They can even be those people who have some talents, or did, and chose to pursue other routes where they may not be as gifted. Whoever they are and however they stumbled into their cemented place in the public eye, they all have one thing painfully in common: they got to be famous without showing an evident shred of talent. This is some sort of a Hall of Shame, here are the least talented people in show business.
15 Heidi Montag
14 Farrah Abraham
13 Kate Gosselin
12 Honey Boo Boo and the Family
11 Amber Rose
10 Tommy Wiseau
9 Bristol Palin
The daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, Bristol Palin soared to fame after it was discovered she was pregnant at the age of 17 out of wedlock. Palin became a teen pregnancy prevention spokesperson and became the focus of critics, who said she glamorized teen pregnancy and was a hypocrite when she spoke about abstinence. Since then, she has appeared on Dancing With The Stars, had her own Lifetime reality show, and wrote a book titled Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp. She was engaged, twice, to the father of her child, who she referred to as a “gnat” in her memoir, but broke off the engagement.
8 Gary Busey
Now, Gary Busey has starred in a number of roles where he performed pretty well. However, as his acting career continued, and especially after his notorious and life-changing motorcycle accident, he started becoming known for his lack of talent, increasingly eccentric personality, elaborate facial expressions and sound effects. Busey attended college on a football scholarship but dropped out just short of finishing his degree. He began his career as a drummer before transitioning to acting. He returned to television with his own reality show, a stint on Celebrity Rehab and Celebrity Apprentice. He just recently appeared in a number of commercials and even on Dancing With The Stars. If you want to see the epitome of Busey’s "talents", look no further than the first ten minutes of Gingerdead Man, where he plays a serial killer who possesses a gingerbread man to finish his killing spree.
7 Paris Hilton
6 Nicole Richie
Our next "celebrity" is Nicole Richie, pal and co-star of Paris Hilton in The Simple Life. Richie was cared for by musician Lionel Richie as her guardian growing up after her parents could not afford to care for her. He took her in since he was friends with her parents and had briefly played with her father. During Lionel Richie’s very public divorce, Nicole Richie was spoiled to make up for the whole situation. This led to her basically being able to do what she wanted and growing into a well known socialite. After reality TV, Richie tried her hand at writing with a semi-autobiographical novel, and got involved a bit in broadway and musical performances. Richie made a name for herself in the fashion world as well.
5 Kevin Federline
4 William Hung
3 Tila Tequila
2 Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian has always had a slight amount of fame as a socialite and step-daughter of famous lawyer Robert Kardashian. Kardashian has had different fashion ventures, as well as modeling and workout videos. However, she became a household name in 2007 when a sex tape of her and R&B singer Ray J was released. Kardashian sued, but settled a few months later. She then appeared on an E! reality show about her and her family. Kardashian had a number of high profile relationships, but two have shone in the spotlight more than others. Kardashian was married to basketball player Kris Humphries for 72 days, the latter saying the marriage was a fraud all along. Kardashian is now involved with rapper Kanye West, keeping herself and her children in the spotlight.
1 Nicole Polizzi (Snooki)
Nicole Polizzi, also known as Snooki, is best known for her appearance on the MTV reality show Jersey Shore, where she was frequently shown drunk or arguing with the other cast members, and was arrested during filming of the show. She was the “breakout” cast member according to The New York Times, and earned six figures for most of the episodes. She has also guest hosted different episodes of WWE, as well as different award shows. She has appeared on different talk shows and now has a different reality show with her Jersey Shore co-star, Jwoww. Since Jersey Shore ended Polizzi has gotten married, had a baby, and cleaned up her act.