Gallery: Women Who’ve Bred Their Way To Fame

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When Kourtney Kardashian first started gabbing about her unplanned pregnancy last week, it didn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. I mean, her baby daddy is supposedly a cheater, so I’m surprised she didn’t want to keep things hush-hush. But then, I noticed the timing—she let the news drop within hours of the premiere of “Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami.” Then this mommy-to-be started scoring interviews and the internets filled up with info about her weight gain, boob size and pregnancy cravings. When she started talking about doing a maternity clothing line, suddenly I understood: Kourtney is using her fertility to become truly famous. One of her friends confirmed my suspicion saying, “She thinks the pregnancy will be great for raising her profile.” [Celebitchy]

Oh, but this is an age-old trick. Check out these other chicks who’d be nothing without their kids.

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