The only thing better than reality is a reality show. It’s similar to the real world, but with cameras and a possible script for everybody to recite lines of vapid dialogue. It was reported that the Kardashians just signed a $100 million contract for four more seasons of “Keeuping Up With the Kardashians.” This reality show business is hot stuff. However, there was a time when reality shows did not always end up with happy endings and million dollar contracts. Some stars truly had to start from the bottom and now the whole gang is here. Bring on the secret former reality stars!
This Pussycat Doll has been playing a cat named Grizabella in the musical “Cats” in London. Before all of her fame, Nicole Scherzinger was on a reality television show. She auditioned and won on the WB television show “Popstars.” She and four other girls from the show went on to become the girl group Eden’s Crush. One year later, their group disbanded. Their single “Get Over Yourself” was the only song to chart on Billboard.
Emma Stone was not the trained actress who got all of her big movie roles handed to her right after high school. She started her career on the 2004 VH1 reality show “In Search of the Partridge Family.” She sang a song by Meredith Brooks and this was before she started calling herself Emma. She was known as Emily. She went on to play Laurie Partridge in one episode before it got cancelled. She’s okay now.
It’s not snow, rain, or hail. It’s Lucy Hale, the “Pretty Little Liars” actress and singer. Hale was born in Memphis, Tennessee. She was 14 years old when she went on the show “American Juniors.” She sang “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me” by Diana Ross and the Supremes. She seems to have made a lot of fans love her since she is doing well on television and the country music charts.
Justin Gaston was the actor in the Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” video. He was last seen on Perez Hilton doing a Canada Dry commercial. His first big break was competing on the show “Nashville Star.” It’s a good thing he got eliminated because that is how he had time to respond to Taylor’s request to do the music video. Then he dated Miley Cyrus and broke up with her. “Look where he is now,” said Billy Ray in 2008.
Jennifer Hudson has an Academy Award for her performance in “Dreamgirls.” Her first appearance in our living rooms TVs was the season of “American Idol” she was on. “Nobody knows what really happened, but I feel like whatever it is, it was meant to be. I don’t think it was based on talent, but if it was, I was robbed,” said Hudson in 2004 to MTV. She then told Andy Cohen that the producers of the show laughed at her and here she is with her awards.
David Archuleta made little girls cry and scream on “American Idol.” Before all of the horrors of children’s tears, he sang on the show “Star Search” when he was twelve years old. He had partial vocal paralysis after that and declined surgery. Four years later he went to audition for “American Idol” with the song “Waiting on the World to Change” by John Mayer and the rest of his life is history.
Who knew another blonde would come onto the set of “Glee” and outstage Sue Sylvester? Nene Leakes came a long way from “The Real housewives of Atlanta.” No other reality housewife got onto the shows “The Celebrity Apprentice,” “The New Normal,” “Glee,” and “WWE Raw.” She also played the evil stepmother on the Broadway musical “Cinderella.” She began the role on November 25, 2014 and ended it on Jan. 3, 2015.
Katharine McPhee was such a smash hit on “American Idol” that she went on to star in the show “Smash.” Don’t forget how funny she was in “The House Bunny” as a pregnant sorority girl who gets a hot makeover. Of course, everyone wants to know how much these American Idols make after the show. Forbes reported that McPhee made $1 million between 2012 and 2013. Not bad for a salary!
Julianne Hough was a dancer on “Dancing With The Stars.” She won the fourth season with Apolo Ohno and the fifth season with Helio Castroneves. Then she danced her way into a bunch of movies like “Safe Haven,” “Burlesque,” and “Footloose.” The reality and movie star is following in Gwyneth Paltrow’s footsteps with her lifestyle website focusing on home decor and fitness tips. She will teach you how to be a stylish dancer with the stars.
Leeann Rimes grew up in Garland, Texas and took vocal and dance classes. The only logical step is to turn into a musical phenomenon and grab every chance to catapult your career to universal fame. It all started when she went on the show “Star Search.” Her ex-husband revealed some secrets to Nat’s Next Adventure. “The dumbest thing she ever did for her career was divorce me,” said Dean Sheremet.
When he was 13 years old, Usher was on the show “Star Search,” just like Leeann Rimes and David Archuleta. The A&R representative from LaFace Records saw him there and arranged an audition with L.A. Reid. Usher signed a record contract with LaFace and his mom left her job as a medical technician to be his momager. Who knew this was the original Kris Jenner? Usher went on to be in the Disney TV movie “Geppetto” and all the other success.
A bachelors degree in economics seems like a stable degree to get. Jamie Chung could have used her education to go into hedge funds or investment banking! Then in 2004, she was a cast member of the 14th season of MTV’s “The Real World: San Diego.” Then she got roles in the movies “Dragonball Evolution,” “Grown Ups,” “The Hangover Part II,” and “Big Hero 6.” She is now on “Once Upon a Time.”
You wouldn’t know it from their turtle faces in the movie, but Johnny Knoxville was the voice of Leonardo in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” At the beginning of his career, he moved to California to become an actor. His cash cow was the series “Jackass.” It started because a skateboarding magazine featured Knoxville testing self-defence devices on himself for an article. Then a bidding war between Comedy Central and MTV wanted the show and MTV started a revolution.
Ryan Gosling was not always the guy from “The Notebook.” He dropped out of high school at 17 years old to focus on acting. In 1993, he auditioned in Canada to be on Disney’s “Mickey Mouse Club.” Then he left Canada to go to Florida to be a mouseketeer. Then he was on “Goosebumps” and “Young Hercules.” He is going to be in a thriller with Russell Crowe called “The Nice Guys.”
Thanks to Heather Morris, we have a Tumblr meme of a blonde girl on “Glee” making a funny, cross-eyed look while shouting a lyrics into the audience. Heather Morris played Brittany S. Pierce, the cheerleader who became a lesbian with Naya Rivera. In 2006, she was on the 2nd season of “So You Think You Can Dance.” She then danced with Beyonce and became part of the one true pairing “Brittana” on everybody’s favorite high school musical.
Where Are They Now? Famous Female Celebrities From The Past
Have you ever watched an old television series or movie and wondered how the actress’ career turned out? There have been a lot of television reboots and reunions of series that I watched when I was in middle school and high school. Some of the actresses on the series were popular and had a career ahead of them. But then I thought, I haven’t seen much from them since the show ended.
From Alyssa Milano to Olivia Newton-John, Lynda Carter, and more. Here is a look at where popular actresses from the past have been up to.
I never got to experience “Grease” when it first hit theaters, but I remember watching it as a kid and absolutely falling in love. Like many young girls, I had the biggest crush on John Travolta and felt like I could relate to Sandy.
“Grease” was Newton-John’s most popular film, but she’s also known for the cult-classic hit song “Let’s Get Physical.” Over the years, she’s done a lot of actor roles, and is still singing.
The Cast Of Law & Order: Then & Now
Law and Order first graced our screens in 1990. The show’s dominance throughout the coming decade into the new millennial. The actors who have appeared on television sets of millions of homes have gone on to achieve accomplishments on and off of the program. Their achievements have earned permanent places in viewers’ memories as actors and characters who have shaped popular culture. This list aims to show where twenty-five of the actors on Law and Order have ended up from then to now.
Jesse L. Martin
Ed Green remains one of the show’s most popular characters among friends. Jesse L. Martin played the character on the show from 2002 all the way until 2008. He would quickly become one of the most popular characters on the show. His character as a detective would eventually be replicated as he currently plays a detective on the hit show, the Flash.
15 Fairly Shocking Pictures Of Celebrities Without Makeup!
It’s not easy being a celebrity. Everybody wants to know your business. You want privacy? Forget it. Wherever you go – even if it’s just for a run or to the local grocery store – you can rest assured that there’s a photographer hiding in the bushes ready to take an intrusive snap for the gossip magazines and websites. And nobody in the celebrity world comes under the spotlight more than famous celebrity women do. As well as the pressure to always look good, there’s the pressure to try and live as normal as life as possible under the harsh spotlight of the media. Sometimes that’s not always possible. Sometimes a girl forgets there’s that photographer waiting in the bushes. These are fifteen examples of the occasions when some of our most famous celebrities were caught on camera without their makeup …