Why Are They Famous Again? 15 Celebs Who Hit The Big Time For No Big Reason

A long time ago in America, you used to have to actually do something to be famous. Today, that no longer seems to be the case as many people are in the limelight for reasons best left to the imagination. Here are some examples of 15 "celebrities" who make you wonder why they are special enough to be singled out by the cameras.

Lauren ConradLauren Conrad

She rose to prominence after starring in the reality TV show “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County”.


If it wasn't her association as P.Diddy's girlfriend of the moment, everyone would've forgotten about Cassie  as a one hit wonder.

Kevin Federline

Kevin Federline Kevin Federline married someone famous (Britney Spears) and that contributed to his fame.

Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson

Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson YouTube made Kevin famous for his violent street-fighting videos.

Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton Being extremely rich can help make bring famous, deserved or not.

Kim Kardashian Kim Kardashian

It’s who you know or who your family knows or who you produce a sex tape with that may help you become famous.


Omarosa She starred on “The Apprentice” and “The Celebrity Apprentice” and became famous for her cutthroat attitude and confrontations.

Bristol Palin

Bristol Palin A famous mother (Sarah Palin) can contribute to a daughter being well-known, especially if the daughter becomes pregnant out of wedlock.

Sam Perry

Sam Perry He was simply a shoulder for Oprah Winfrey to cry on during Obama’s inauguration.

Heidi Blair Pratt

Heidi Pratt Heidi is one of many people who attained celebrity status from a reality show, in this case, “The Hills” but extended that fame by engaging a crazy plastic surgery obsession.

Samantha Ronson

Samantha Ronson She is a musician and disc jockey who was rumored to be the lesbian friend of Lindsay Lohan, which put her in the spotlight.

Nicole Ritchie

Nicole Ritchie Reality TV shows make ordinary people famous, as was the case with Nicole Ritchie, who was in “The Simple Life”.

Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino

Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino “The Jersey Shore” has made stars of several people, including Mike Sorrentino. His abs are really more famous than he is.

Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher

Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher When Obama was meeting with people in Joe’s neighborhood, the discussion was taped. He was called "Joe the Plumber" by McCain during a presidential debate and in October, 2011 announced plans to run for Congress.

Kendra Wilkinson

Kendra Wilkinson Acclaim can come for dating someone much older, especially if that someone is famous. Kendra became one of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends when he was 78.

  -Christy Rakoczy

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    • ro828

      Six of these people, I’ve never heard of (guess I miss out on a lot by not watching “reality” TV. It would have been seven, but then they identified Joe the Plumber. Paris Hilton was the only one whom I could just see her face and recall her name. How many of these people will have any recognition factor five years from now?

    • penguins galore

      #6 on the list was kim

  • JRW_31

    SARAH PALIN HAS A FITNESS BOOK? Talk about the blind leading the blind.

  • JRW_31

    Who cares.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001407759893 Andrew Levy-Neal

    Palins … heaven save us from them … every time i hear their names on the news, i can almost hear iq scores plunging.

  • ItsSarahBooBoo

    What they said about Cassie is so accurate

  • Jelly

    Being extremely rich cab help bring famous? Thinking you people meant fame.

  • redbirds

    most of these people i don’t know and i think i should be happy about that. i’ve only watched one reality-show. it was mtv’s real world with pedro zamora. still makes me sad thinking about him.