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No Talent, No Problem: 25 Stars Who Are Famous For Doing Nothing At All

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Nov. 10 2015, Updated 9:34 a.m. ET

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From K-Fed to Speidi, we look at those who are famous for being famous.

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The Kardashians

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The Kardashians: Reality TV’s first family members don’t let their lack of talent bother them. They just keep making money for showing off their wealthy ways. The family’s queen, Kim Kardashian, first shot to fame when her sex tape with then-boyfriend Ray-J was “leaked” to the public, then Keeping Up with the Kardashians sparked an avalanche of publicity. Since then, Kim had (an ill-fated) on-camera wedding and momager Kris Jenner has parlayed the family fame into her own talk show. But no one can compare to “Lord” Scott Disick, who is only known for being Kourtney Kardashian’s baby daddy—and is even being challenged about that these days!

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The Kardashians

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Source: All photos by Getty Images

The Kardashians: Reality TV’s first family members don’t let their lack of talent bother them. They just keep making money for showing off their wealthy ways. The family’s queen, Kim Kardashian, first shot to fame when her sex tape with then-boyfriend Ray-J was “leaked” to the public, then Keeping Up with the Kardashians sparked an avalanche of publicity. Since then, Kim had (an ill-fated) on-camera wedding and momager Kris Jenner has parlayed the family fame into her own talk show. But no one can compare to “Lord” Scott Disick, who is only known for being Kourtney Kardashian’s baby daddy—and is even being challenged about that these days!

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Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt: The pair who fell in love (and later married) after starring on the reality show The Hills together, are experts at extending their 15 minutes! Heidi and Spencer, nicknamed "Speidi", appeared on the not aptly named, I’m a Celebrity…Get me Out of Here! in 2009. The following year, Heidi became the poster child for Hollywood plastic surgery gone bad when she had ten plastic surgery procedures, including breast implants, liposuction on her stomach and thighs, a brow lift and a nose revision. She’s used the plastic surgery to increase her visibility. Earlier this year, Heidi and Spencer appeared on the British version of Celebrity Big Brother.

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Phoebe Price: The redheaded wannabe actress has been posing for photographers for unknown reasons for years (and long before Courtney Stodden!). Her TV “roles” have included appearing on The X Files in a bit part, but is better known for showing up at The Cannes Film Festival and any other places photographers frequent. She has strut her stuff at the Malibu Country Mart in a bikini and attended numerous movie premieres and book release parties.

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Phoebe Price: The redheaded wannabe actress has been posing for photographers for unknown reasons for years (and long before Courtney Stodden!). Her TV “roles” have included appearing on The X Files in a bit part, but is better known for showing up at The Cannes Film Festival and any other places photographers frequent. She has strut her stuff at the Malibu Country Mart in a bikini and attended numerous movie premieres and book release parties.

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Lisa Vanderpump: The British-born restaurateur used her accent, wealth, attitude, and cute dog to break away from the rest of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, landing her own spinoff, Vanderpump Rules. She also gave another reality show a shot, competing on last season’s Dancing with the Stars. She’s attractive and likeable, but what does she do, really?

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Stephen Baldwin

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Stephen Baldwin: He was sort of an actor once, but now, Alec Baldwin’s brother is better known for appearing on reality shows such as I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! and Celebrity Apprentice. Meanwhile, his even less skilled brother, Daniel, has appeared to have gotten on TV’s reality train, too, starring on Celebrity Rehab and Celebrity Fit Club. It seems like reality producers looking for an extra “celebrity” can always count on the fabulous Baldwin brothers.

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Michael Lohan: Lindsay Lohan’s fame-hungry father has kept himself constantly in the public eye by doing interviews about his train wreck daughter. And peccadilloes of his own, such as revealing a long-lost daughter and getting arrested on domestic violence charges, haven’t hurt! Michael and on-again, off-again girlfriend, Kate Major, recently welcomed a son and publicized photos of the birth, too!

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Michael Lohan: Lindsay Lohan’s fame-hungry father has kept himself constantly in the public eye by doing interviews about his train wreck daughter. And peccadilloes of his own, such as revealing a long-lost daughter and getting arrested on domestic violence charges, haven’t hurt! Michael and on-again, off-again girlfriend, Kate Major, recently welcomed a son and publicized photos of the birth, too!

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Tila Tequila: The reality show beauty who had an MTV show called A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila is known for being a pseudo celebrity train wreck! She’s gone into rehab and struggled with an alleged eating disorder. What is she up to now? As RadarOnline.com recently reported, the tiny starlet has produced a video where she shows off how her hands can produce “energy balls.” Tila, who said she’d just woken up when she shot the bizarre video, moves her hands around in ways that she insists “manipulate the air” to produce sparks that create energy.

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Tila Tequila: The reality show beauty who had an MTV show called A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila is known for being a pseudo celebrity train wreck! She’s gone into rehab and struggled with an alleged eating disorder. What is she up to now? As RadarOnline.com recently reported, the tiny starlet has produced a video where she shows off how her hands can produce “energy balls.” Tila, who said she’d just woken up when she shot the bizarre video, moves her hands around in ways that she insists “manipulate the air” to produce sparks that create energy.

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Teresa Giudice: The Real Housewives of New Jersey star was the most famous of her cast mates even BEFORE her recent indictment scandal with her husband, Joe Giudice. And now, everyone knows her name as she and “Juicy Joe” face numerous charges of financial fraud. The show always revolves around Teresa -- who has extended her brand with a cookbook and tanning ads -- and that’s not going to change!

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Teresa Giudice: The Real Housewives of New Jersey star was the most famous of her cast mates even BEFORE her recent indictment scandal with her husband, Joe Giudice. And now, everyone knows her name as she and “Juicy Joe” face numerous charges of financial fraud. The show always revolves around Teresa -- who has extended her brand with a cookbook and tanning ads -- and that’s not going to change!

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Amber Rose: Best known for being Kanye West’s girlfriend before he made Kim Kardashian his baby mama, Amber calls herself a model and recording artist. But her resume is thin, including cameos in music videos and being a guest judge on season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. No problem! She rebounded with another rapper, marrying Wiz Khalifa this July after giving birth to his son. And Amber is recognized everywhere for her distinctive shaved head.

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Courtney Stodden: The starlet first became famous in 2011 when, at age 16, she married actor Doug Hutchison, 51. They appeared on VH1’s Couples Therapy to discuss their much-criticized older man/younger woman relationship. This June, Courtney increased her unlikely fame by posting a video of herself getting double D breast implants – and she’s constantly showing them off by hanging out in the street in a bikini! Courtney and Doug will soon release a video in which they chat about their sex life.

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Paris Hilton

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Paris Hilton: The socialite was only a hotel heiress until the reality show The Simple Life made her famous with her pal Nicole Richie. Known for her dumb blonde ways and uttering the phrase “that’s hot,” Paris added to her pop culture cred by starring in a sex tape. She’s since seen her fame eclipsed by former friend Kim Kardashian. Although Paris’ 2006 album flopped, she’s trying again to score in the music industry--her second album is due this year. Meanwhile, Paris played herself in a bit role in the recent movie The Bling Ring.

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Snooki: While her Jersey Shore co-star The Situation’s fame appears to be fading, Snooki (real name Nicole Polizzi) has extended hers with spinoff reality shows. She also wasn’t shy about publicizing her massive weight loss after having her baby boy. Snooki appears ready for world domination, despite no discernible talents. She recently wrote on her blog, “Hopefully ONE DAY I will have my own talk show.” Yikes!

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Pete Burns: The British media have made former Dead or Alive frontman famous—mostly for his extreme plastic surgery! The singer, whose band had a one-hit wonder in 1985 with You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) got over-the-top facial work done, including making his lips look like pillows. Emotional outbursts on such English reality hits as Celebrity Big Brother and his own show called Pete’s PA have increased his exposure, as well as frequent interviews about his plastic surgery.

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Nicole Richie

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Nicole Richie: Before starring on a little FOX show called The Simple Life beginning way back in 2003, Nicole was known as Lionel Richie’s daughter. Then she raised eyebrows by losing massive amounts of weight and getting into traffic scrapes before becoming a fashionista and launching her line The House of Harlow. Now a judge/mentor on NBC’s Fashion Star, Nicole has come a long way since everyone said, “Nicole, who?”

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Nicole Richie

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Nicole Richie: Before starring on a little FOX show called The Simple Life beginning way back in 2003, Nicole was known as Lionel Richie’s daughter. Then she raised eyebrows by losing massive amounts of weight and getting into traffic scrapes before becoming a fashionista and launching her line The House of Harlow. Now a judge/mentor on NBC’s Fashion Star, Nicole has come a long way since everyone said, “Nicole, who?”

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Tara Reid: The American Pie beauty would have been just another fading starlet if she hadn’t accidentally revealed her bizarre looking breast in an infamous red carpet wardrobe malfunction. Later, in 2006, Tara did a graphic interview with US Weekly in which she admitted she’d had botched plastic surgery on her breasts and tummy. Incredibly, Tara recently got fresh buzz by starring in the so-bad-it’s-good TV disaster movie, Sharknado.

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Tara Reid: The American Pie beauty would have been just another fading starlet if she hadn’t accidentally revealed her bizarre looking breast in an infamous red carpet wardrobe malfunction. Later, in 2006, Tara did a graphic interview with US Weekly in which she admitted she’d had botched plastic surgery on her breasts and tummy. Incredibly, Tara recently got fresh buzz by starring in the so-bad-it’s-good TV disaster movie, Sharknado.

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Paris Hilton: The socialite was only a hotel heiress until the reality show The Simple Life made her famous with her pal Nicole Richie. Known for her dumb blonde ways and uttering the phrase “that’s hot,” Paris added to her pop culture cred by starring in a sex tape. She’s since seen her fame eclipsed by former friend Kim Kardashian. Although Paris’ 2006 album flopped, she’s trying again to score in the music industry--her second album is due this year. Meanwhile, Paris played herself in a bit role in the recent movie The Bling Ring.

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Paris Hilton: The socialite was only a hotel heiress until the reality show The Simple Life made her famous with her pal Nicole Richie. Known for her dumb blonde ways and uttering the phrase “that’s hot,” Paris added to her pop culture cred by starring in a sex tape. She’s since seen her fame eclipsed by former friend Kim Kardashian. Although Paris’ 2006 album flopped, she’s trying again to score in the music industry--her second album is due this year. Meanwhile, Paris played herself in a bit role in the recent movie The Bling Ring.

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Farrah Abraham: The entire cast of Teen Mom became famous for, well, being teen moms! And some of them, including Jenelle Evans and Amber Portwood, hit the headlines regularly for getting into trouble with the law. But Farrah, who got herself In Touch magazine exposure by confessing to major plastic surgery, broke out from the Teen Mom pack by doing a XXX sex tape. Farrah’s become so recognized for having sex with porn star James Deen in Back Door Teen Mom that she’s appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show—just like any other celebrity!

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Kevin Federline: The former backup dancer became famous for marrying Britney Spears in 2004 and fathering her two sons.  After appearing in the 2005 TV reality show Britney & Kevin: Chaotic with his famous bride, Britney slapped him with divorce papers (ironic after Kevin had appeared in the film, You Got Served). After Brit had a well-publicized breakdown in 2008, KFed got custody of their sons.  After having packed on the pounds, Kevin took off the weight on season 7 of Celebrity Fit Club in 2010.  He recently married longtime girlfriend Victoria Prince.

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Kim Zolciak: The blonde spark plug who fought bitterly with NeNe Leakes on The Real Housewives of Atlanta left the show in the dust to move on to her own Bravo reality effort, Don’t Be Tardy.  The “star” whose song Tardy for the Party caused havoc on the housewife front, now publicizes her life with football husband player Kroy Biermann on their show—and the fact that she’s expecting her 5th child.

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Bristol Palin: Former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol caused a sensation when it was revealed she was a pregnant and unmarried teenager during the 2008 campaign.  Bristol and her baby daddy, Levi Johnston, were supposed to wed but never did.  After Sarah lost the election, Bristol decided to parlay her fame into a stint on Dancing with the Stars in 2010.  Despite questionable dance skills and performing in a monkey suit, she finished 3rd!  Later, the Alaska girl released a memoir, Not Afraid of Life: My Journey So Far.  Incredibly, the reality journey continued in 2012, when she starred on Lifetime’s Bristol Palin: Life’s a Tripp, and returned to DWTS as part of the all-star cast. 

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La Toya Jackson: The Jackson family member has never had much luck singing, acting, or really doing anything at all! But you have to hand it to her for continuing to stay in the public eye, odd nose and all.  La Toya has appeared as a judge on such low-ticket reality shows as RuPaul’s Drag Race and America’s Next Top Model.  Earlier this year, she lasted until the third episode of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.  Strangely, Jackson, 57, also starred on her own reality series called Life With La Toya on Oprah Winfrey’s struggling OWN network earlier this year.  And she’s already gotten her memoir published.

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Katie Price: Numerous reality shows, plastic surgery, and marriages have made the former topless Page 3 girl once known as Jordan the toast of Britain.  Although not well known in the U.S., Katie used her sexy looks to land a gig on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! in England and since then, she’s starred on her own reality shows and even become a dubious author and singer.  Katie is famous for telling the truth about her relationships and overdone plastic surgery, amongst other things and the Brits inexplicably lap up every detail.

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Brandi Glanville: As RadarOnline.com has reported, sources claim Brandi bases her fame on being a “professional victim”!   After her husband Eddie Cibrian cheated on her with country singer LeAnn Rimes in 2009, Brandi capitalized on the drama by landing her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills gig.  LeAnn and Eddie eventually married, and Brandi has become the most famous scorned wife since Jennifer Aniston.  She never misses a chance to diss LeAnn and Eddie -- on the web, in interviews, and her memoir, Drinking & Tweeting and Other Brandi Blunders.  

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