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.
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 married someone famous (Britney Spears) and that contributed to his fame.
Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson
YouTube made Kevin famous for his violent street-fighting videos.
Being extremely rich can help make bring famous, deserved or not.
It’s who you know or who your family knows or who you produce a sex tape with that may help you become famous.
She starred on “The Apprentice” and “The Celebrity Apprentice” and became famous for her cutthroat attitude and confrontations.
A famous mother (Sarah Palin) can contribute to a daughter being well-known, especially if the daughter becomes pregnant out of wedlock.
He was simply a shoulder for Oprah Winfrey to cry on during Obama’s inauguration.
Heidi Blair 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.
She is a musician and disc jockey who was rumored to be the lesbian friend of Lindsay Lohan, which put her in the spotlight.
Reality TV shows make ordinary people famous, as was the case with Nicole Ritchie, who was in “The Simple Life”.
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
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.
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.
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