Five Celebrities that are Inexplicably Famous

This is an entertainment site, but here at Unreality we are friends and link partners with quite a few gossip blogs. As they populate my bookmarks, I visit them on occasion, and I keep seeing the same people over and over again, and I don’t understand why.

It’s  class of people who it seems are famous ONLY for appearing on gossip blogs, and as an avid movie and television watcher, I’m shocked I don’t understand why many of them are famous. I’m not saying I don’t know who they are, I just don’t have any idea how they got to be celebrities.

1. Heidi Montag


I understand that Montag used to be on The Hills, a spinoff of Laguna Beach that far too many girls watched for the last few years. But that ended, Heidi was determined to retain her fame. Her plan? Since the paparazzi didn’t think she was interesting enough to follow around, she’s hired her OWN paparazzi to shadow her and take “candid photos” for reprint in celebrity magazines and sites.

These photos of her and her douchebag husband Spencer Pratt are some of the most laughable things I’ve ever seen. In efforts to be “candid,” there are shots like the one you see above, where Heidi pretends to almost have a boob slip on the beach. As you can see from her face, she can’t even act that role convincingly.

When fake photoshoots fail,  she gets massive amounts of plastic surgery so the gossip magazines put her on the cover and say “OMG HEIDI HAS MORE PLASTIC SURGERY.” But even those type of publications drew the line (well most of them) when she and her husband “broke up” and he started alleging she had a sex tape. Completely untrue, but as her star keeps fading, the prospect of a real sex tape is inevitable for more attention.

2. Kim Kardashian


Speaking of sex tapes… Many will wonder why Paris Hilton isn’t on this list. She might have been a few years ago, but seems far less relevant than she used to. Plus, it’s obvious she was famous mainly because of her sex tape, which was by comparison, far better than Ms. Kardashian’s here.

Yes, Kim had a sex tape with her boyfriend Ray J, but by all accounts it is absolutely retarded, and outside of that, I had to do research as to why people seem to be genuinely interested in Kim Kardashian. She’s the daughter of Robert Kardashian, who was one of OJ Simpson’s lawyers back in the day, but is that enough to make you famous?

Nope, and the woman from what I can tell, appears to be famous for having a giant ass. It’s impressive sure, and I do think she’s quite pretty, but no ass should be so impressive that it lands you and you’re entire family an E! reality show which makes The Real Housewives look like Mad Men.

3. Justin Bieber


I know I’ve mentioned Bieber before on my “things that make me feel old” post, but I know a little more about him now, and feel the need to bring him up again. I understand the fame of most young rising pop stars from past or present. Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Jesse McCartney, David Archuletta, and a bunch of others who have inspired a teen mob or two. All are pretty good looking, and genuinely talented, but I just can ‘t say the same is true of Bieber.

He was discovered on YouTube of all places, which should be your first clue something is afoot, and he appears to have gotten famous because various celebrities have adopted him like a pet like Usher, shown here. It’s like he’s some novelty for other celebrities to be photographed and record with.

As for his music, I’ve listened to it and its absolute garbage. I may see some merit or spunk in Cyrus or Swift outings, but Bieber has literally nothing of substance in his music, not lyrical value (what does a fifteen year old boy know about love?) or musical talent (there is so much auto-synthing in his songs it would make T-Pain cry).  And as you can see, he is in NO WAY CUTE. Even by pre-teen girl standards, no one should be swooning over Justin Bieber. Taylor Lautner = teenage sex icon. Justin Bieber = ugly lesbian. I just don’t get his following. Let’s just ignore how homolicious these last few sentences might have sounded…

4. Tila “Tequila” Nguyen


Behold, the creation of a celebrity in the age of the internet. Do you remember how Tila Tequila got famous? Way back in the dawn of social media, MySpace was a viable website, and Tila realized this. She set about getting as many friends on the site as she could, and because she was an attractive Asian girl, she was featured in the “Top 8” on a million different guys profiles who wanted to act like they were cool that this hot girl would be friends with them.

She is a self-marketing genius, as there are plenty of hot Asian models out there who could have taken her place, but her ravenous quest for fame actually landed her a show on MTV where she pretended to be bisexual and made out with boys and girls even though she had a steady boyfriend in real life at the time.

Fast-forward to today, where the above picture accurately describes the state of her life. Literally rolling on the ground at a red carpet event, wearing a belt for a shirt with so much boob showing it makes the word “cleavage” obsolete, and only making news headlines when Juggalos hit her in the head with bottles.

5. The Entire Cast of Jersey Shore


OK, so I kind of understand the fame here. These folks are the stars of a wildly popular MTV show, and straight up cultural phenomenon. With that should come a certain level of celebrity. But what I do NOT understand is why MTV pays them millions of dollars to continue this show, and why Jersey Shore is somehow different than The Real World.

When I first heard that the cast had taken a hardline approach to contract negotiations, I scratched my head. “Wait a minute, they want them to come back? They aren’t just getting a new cast?” Re-signing the same guidos is like if The Real World kept bringing back the same people every year. I understand that these people are in a sense dynamic personalities, but after two seasons of watching them party and hook up with each other, are they really viable as a long running franchise? Their adventures aren’t exactly sitcom material.

I expect that MTV will bring in new blood to the Jersey Shore quite soon, and we’ll have a whole new host of deformed, tanned people to mock but secretly like. But as for these guys, they’ll soon fade into obscurity like a dozen odd other casts of The Real World have.


  • Chrystani

    Well Usher is always posing with Bieber because he signed him onto his label. Thats why he is always posing with black celebrities. Its his “street cred” I guess.

    I think its weird how all these celebrities buy him gifts and pump him up when he is the ugliest little non singing thing.

    And hes a dick. Watch him talk if you can stand it. Unfortunately I am 24 with an 8 year old sister, so I’ve heard his songs one too many times.

  • Bert

    Re: Number 1 – methinks she needs to sue her surgeon. Not only does she now have weird nipples (they shouldn’t be that high!), she looks worse than she used to.

  • Madison

    Agree with 4 out of 5 of these. Bieber is actually a great performer; I’d think it was weird if girls DIDN’T love him. Of course, I don’t listen to his music or anything like that, but he can sing, dance, and perform better than just about any kid his age. How talented he is can be debated, but he’s talented – unlike the other 4 you mentioned in this article.

  • Velovan

    Honest to God, the first time I heard a Bieber song I thought he/she was a girl. I’m still not convinced he/she isn’t. Shouldn’t he/she be hitting puberty by now?

  • rutkowskilives

    I agree with Madison, and it shouldn’t be in the interests of a 28 year old male like myself to opine on this, but I think the people that knock Beiber haven’t honestly assessed his talent. He’s a natural performer and musician.

    Also, what’s wrong with getting discovered on Youtube? He comes from some podunk town in nowheresville Canada. He isn’t a cultivated performer born and bred in one of our creativity hot beds like NYC or LA.

    Granted, I know way too much about the kid because I got sucked into watching a special on E! about him with my wife, but still. He has talent.

    Also, Kim K’s talent is being a smoking hot Betty, and you know what’s wrong with that?

    Not a damn thing.

  • Bryan

    4 of the 5 involve large breasts. Bieber is just a boob. The Jersey Shore is like watching a slow-motion train crashing into a 747- incredibly horrible but you can’t look away. I DVR it and watch it when I’m feeling down to make myself feel better about my life.

  • ROSS

    Everybody that mocks jersey shore does it because they think its the right thing to do, and those are the people that dvr it every week. It is the definition of a gulty pleasure. MTV has never had a consistent ratings beheamoth like it before. Its a show for people who like stereotypes, and there is obviously a large demographic for that. Once you get to know the ins and outs of each character, the show is hilarious. And the awkward situations they always put themselves in could be repeated ad nauseum. There is already gonna be a season three with new people plugged into the formula, and i dont see them stoping at a third season either…

  • “He’s a natural performer and musician.”

    He may be a natural performer (never watched any of his performances), but a natural musician he most definitely is not. I’ve heard more musically inspired and talented stuff coming out of a pressure cooker full of potatoes than the stuff they call his “songs”. He makes the drivel produced by Britney Spears sound like true art, for crying out loud.

  • rutkowskilives

    @ Cobra

    I can’t believe I’m getting sucked into this.

    The kid is self taught on drums, piano, guitar and trumpet. He did this I think at the age of 9. How many people do that?

    So, ok, maybe he’s not a great song writer. He’s a kid. But to say he’s not a musician reveals irrational bias and not an honest assessment of his ability. He’s clearly in the 99th percentile for musical talent.

  • JohnC

    @ Rutkowskilives

    Self-taught? Hahaha
    This basically means nothing if he doesn’t understand basic rudiments or have a notion of original songwriting.
    The latter is the difference between being a musician and being an instrumentalist.

    I did a search for proof on his “talent” and found that he is marginally skilled. Had he continued to further his musical prowess, he would have been an amazing musician with plenty of substance and soul, instead of some pop icon hack.

    The real tragedy here is that he had plenty of potential, but rips out it’s jugular for the sake of a quick buck and fame.

  • rutkowskilives

    Sure seems to me that people have set an inredibly high bar for what this Beiber kid ought to be. Pop icon hack? Ripped out the jugular of his potential for a quick buck and fame? Being self taught means nothing because he doesn’t have a notion of original songwriting… at the age of 15. Because 15 year olds are on the whole full of depth and philosophical insight.

    I would say that the hatred for this kid and efforts to discredit his popularity is amazingly irrational, and yet I’m the one that came back a day after the topic was posted to see if there is anymore discussion to engage in.

    I don’t understand myself.

  • JS100

    You guys appear to be painfully unaware of the reason Tila Tequila is famous. the reason she was able to get so many myspace friends…

    She is one of the most well known porn stars ever! Do your research next time!

  • Danny

    For all those that are cutting down little Beiber and knowing music or whatever your gripe is, just know that Paul McCartney couldn’t read music all those years with the Beatles. Who’s gonna argue his success? Quit comparing the kid and just let him be. He’ll either become something big or fade into obscurity like so many others.