Was Snooki drunk when she “wrote” her books? Will my butt look like Kim‘s in the Kardashian Kollection? Will Skinny Girl help us shred a few? They may have gotten into a few bar fights, pulled each other’s hair, or cursed America out on national TV, but these stars sure did take advantage of their broadcast leverage and turned their 15 minutes of reality fame into multimillion dollar fortunes. While we once may have mercilessly laughed at them, these numbers are no joke.
Some actors, athletes and musicians have longevity — their talent and fame will have them in the public eye until long after they’re 6 feet under. Others, well, if they didn’t plan ahead when they made it big, they kinda need to find new ways to pay the bills. We’ve already visited the political options available to stars, but there are other great career paths too.
More than trips to Paris and mascara tears, The Hills will be remembered for its connection to fashion. Not only did we covet the going-out tops and high heels Lauren, Heidi, Audrina, and Co. would sport during the work day or late nights out at Les Deux, we watched as they followed their dreams at FIDM, Teen Vogue, People’s Revolution, and beyond. Which means it’s not entirely out of left field that three years after the finale, three of the show’s protagonists have clothing lines of their own.
Kristin Cavallari tells Janell Snowden of VH1 News that she does not miss reality television. As we all know, the actress and designer became famous as the mean girl on Laguna Beach and later on The Hills when she took over for Lauren Conrad. While she admits that she had a lot of fun starring on the two shows, she’s done with that world of entertainment.
“I definitely don’t want to do it again,” admits Cavallari backstage at Junk Food presents NFL/Elements Curated by Kristin Cavallari runway show during New York Fashion Week.
Cavallari also says she did not see the alternate ending of The Hills (sad face), which aired during MTV’s Retro Mania programming block in July. The ending, which Cavallari did not see, shows Brody saying goodbye to Kristin before returning to his apartment where LC was waiting. (Gasp! Watch it all here.)
What makes a reality star these days? Whether you’re a pawn broker, an aspiring model or an already famous actor, all it really takes is the willingness to bare SOMETHING for our entertainment. Now, during the 2013 Bikini Awards, we’re happy that these ladies have been exposing some extra skin as well as their innermost secrets.
And what did Olivia Wilde think when she first met Jason Sudeikis? Plus what is Rebel Wilson doing on top of Channing Tatum‘s lap? This and more in today’s Last Lap.
Make room for Camden and Lorenzo! Proud mommas Snooki and Kristin Cavallari have never been camera shy and it looks like their little ones are following in their footsteps, whether they want to or not. The two reality-TV stars are joining the ranks of other adorable twitpic-posting celeb moms Hillary Duff, Alisan Porter and Lily Aldridge. Kristin recently tweeted a pic of adorable son Camden Jack, who was born on August 8 and is already rocking his Chicago Bears gear in support of dad, quarterback Jay Cutler. Snooki is also blowing up Twitter with pics of son Lorenzo, who was born August 26! Who would have ever pictured these two MTV fixtures playing the mommy role so well? We love to see them doting over their precious babies! Vanessa Lachey also tweeted pic of son Camden John and hubby Nick Lachey. BTW, Kristin and Vanessa have similar taste in baby names and men — in case you don’t remember, Cavalleri was at one time romantically linked to Lachey after his divorce from Jessica Simpson … who also regularly tweets pics of daughter Maxwell! All love triangles and copycatting aside, we can’t wait for the next adorable baby pics. Take a look at some of the cutest celebrity we’ve seen lately:
We had so much fun with our “Guess the Celeb Rock” game we played with you last week that it had us inspired. It may not be jewelry this week, but it’s still something all of us go ohhh over every time: the baby bump. There’s always a fair amount of pregnant bellies around any given season, and the expecting celebrity mamas always look so great. So here’s the game. We’ve got 10 celebrity mothers lined up in a row in our gallery, but you have to go in sequence. Start with clicking on the first picture and guess away. Hint: two supermodels, two singers, two reality stars and plenty of actresses await. Have fun!
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So, some other news outlets forked out a bunch of cash to get pics of Jessica Biel’s giant, vintage-looking, square-cut rock that she finally wore out to lunch after leaving at home for months. (Was she getting it repaired or something?) We’ll let you take a second to go peep it. OK, now that was not nearly enough goofing off for a lazy winter Friday, so we cooked up another time sucker for you, one we’re calling Guess the Celeb Rock! Now quick, don’t peek at the thumbnails below before you click on the first pic and guess the famous fiancee that ring finger belongs to. The weekend is almost here. Weeeeeee!
Congratulations to Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler. The engaged couple are expecting their first baby together! In a statement to People, they revealed, “We are thrilled to announce we are expecting our first child together. It’s an amazing time in our life and we can’t wait to meet the new addition to our growing family.” Great news, especially since they had hit a rocky patch in their relationship not so long ago. They broke off their engagement in July last year, only to reconcile in November. We love a happy ending! Kristin’s come a long way from Laguna Beach.
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