So, you’re on a reality TV show about expectant teen mothers. That’s great and all, especially since you’ve managed to parlay that into a stint on the follow up show, “Teen Mom.” But how do you take your fame to the next level?
Erstwhile porn star Farrah Abraham knows. For the past three years, she’s worked her way through Twitter feuds, a music career, literary aspirations and DUIs to reach this moment — a million dollar porn tape called “Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom,” with “indie” porn star James Deen. It really doesn’t get much better than this.
So take a lesson from Farrah — and follow her path to super stardom in these nine easy steps.
“It’s so funny how different life could have been. I went to so many auditions. I remember my audition for ‘Heroes.’ I went in right after Hayden Panettiere … I mean, I haven’t been around very long. I can’t expect everyone to have seen ‘The House Bunny.’ Oh God. I am having such waves of internal embarrassment, which now I’m admitting on a tape recorder. This is so one of the things I should keep in my head.”
—Emma Stone looks yowza in yellow on the cover of Elle and, inside, talks about her quick rise to fame over the last few years. How fascinating that she could have been Claire on “Heroes.” Basically, I just love that Emma hasn’t let her status as an It Girl go to her head. [PopEater] Keep reading »
In her Salon piece, “A Nation of Attention Whores,” Mary Elizabeth Williams asks why everyone in this country seems so starved for fame. I think that very question is on everyone’s mind after the recent “Balloon Boy” incident. As Falcon Heene vomited on national television, you couldn’t help but feel sick about being taken for a [balloon] ride by his fame whore papa. And that’s just one of many examples of how people are doing crazier and crazier things to get their 15 minutes. Others: Meghan McCain’s boobs, Jon and Kate, Susan Boyle, OctoMom, Real Housewives, Perez Hilton—the list goes on and on. Ever since the evolution of reality TV and the internet, it is easier than ever for anyone to get famous for just about anything. No talent, intelligence, or hard work required. But why are we so obsessed with fame? Keep reading »
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a veterinarian. And then a firefighter. Then a marine biologist. Then a screenwriter. But according to a study of 3,000 kids in the U.K., today’s pre-teens have very, very different goals: Twelve percent want to be sports stars; eleven percent want to be pop stars; and 11 percent want to be famous actors. That means that more than a third of kids today want to live the lifestyle of the rich and famous. And while there’s sure to still be a lot of reality TV slots available when they come of age, what’s gonna happen when this fame thing doesn’t pan out for 99 percent of them—are we going to have an entire generation in therapy because the paparazzi isn’t stalking their every move? After the jump, see how today’s kids’ career goals stack up against those of 25 years ago. And chime in on whether you think we’re going to hell in a handbasket or not.
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Well, it’s officially fall, ladies. Time to retire your bikinis and start packing on the winter pounds and you’d better hurry because I’ve already got a head start! Training includes consuming lots of empty calories and then sitting really still for long periods of time. Where better to do that than at the movie theater? This week is all about pretending to be what you aren’t, like a talented dancer in “Fame,” a beautiful android in “Surrogates,” a capable parent in “The Boys Are Back,” politically versed with “Capitalism: A Love Story,” rich enough to afford Chanel with “Coco Before Chanel,” and a nice guy with “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men.” Keep reading »
The remake of “Fame” comes out in two days and we are getting our spandex ready. Join us after the jump. Keep reading »
A new study has found that the pursuit of fame, fortune, and beauty makes people less happy. One hundred and fifty graduates from the University of Rochester and Knox College in Illinois were followed for two years, and over that time, researchers assessed the graduates’ satisfaction with life, relationships, and self-esteem. Participants also evaluated their anxiety and stress levels, as well as, their physical ailments such as headaches. The researchers found that fame- and money-hungry graduates who had achieved their goals were the most dissatisfied and anxious. In contrast, participants who had a stronger sense of community and had developed fulfilling relationships felt less stress and were more confident. [am New York]
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Stripper turned Academy Award-winning “Juno” screenwriter Diablo Cody has returned to ranting on her MySpace page, and this one’s a doozy. After she climbed out of Midwestern obscurity to win an Oscar, work with Spielberg, and garner the attention of the international media, the former blogger found herself a target for those who didn’t appreciate her writing abilities, her pole dancing skills, or her ascent to the top of the Hollywood pile. Keep reading »