Thursday, December 31, 2009

HOW TO BE FAMOUS: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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HOW TO BE FAMOUS

Our Guide to Looking the Part, Playing the Press,
and Becoming a Tabloid Fixture

BY HEIDI MONTAG
AND SPENCER PRATT

ABOUT THE BOOK:

From braving the wilds of Los Angeles to the Costa Rican jungle, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have learned a thing or two about reality...television, that is. But while dominating the airwaves and tabloid covers every week may look like all fun and mind games, Speidi is here to tell you: becoming wildly famous requires hard work and a no-fail blueprint for success. Now, for the first time ever, Heidi and Spencer invite you behind the scenes as they reveal the ten-step plan that took them from nobodies to notorious! You will:
  • Learn how to say I hate you without opening your mouth--Heidi's exclusive tutorial
  • Increase your capacity for evil with Spencer's "Villain-o-meter"
  • Discover why getting and talking about plastic surgery is a must
  • Unlock the secrets of celebrity couple math (e.g. Speidi > Heidi + Spencer)
  • Mesmerize the media with outrageous behavior
  • Bow down to the power of the paparazzi
...and much, much more! With Heidi and Spencer as your personal coaches, you, too, can transform yourself into a red-carpet-ready superstar!

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:


HEIDI MONTAG

Growing up in Crested Butte, Colorado, population 1635, Heidi Pratt is a story-book example of the small town girl making it big and living the “American Dream” in Hollywood.

Born Heidi Blair Montag on September 15, 1986, Pratt attended one semester at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where she met MTV’s Laguna Beach star Lauren Conrad. It was Conrad who brought her onto the reality TV scene in 2005 during Season 2 of popular reality show when she accompanied Conrad back to Orange County. Her friendship with Conrad and further studies at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) led to a featured role in the spin-off reality show, The Hills.

After leaving FDIM in the fall of 2005, Pratt began working at event production company, Bolthouse Productions. Over the course of two years, she was promoted to event planner, met the love of her life, Spencer Pratt, and got fired and re-hired – all of which was caught on camera. Pratt is currently in her fifth season of The Hills.

In addition to her career in television, Pratt is a musician, fashion designer, aspiring actress and president of her own music label, Heidi Montag Records. She collaborated with producer David Foster on her first single “Body Language” in February 2007 and will be soon releasing her own self-titled album.

In April 2008, Pratt debuted her fashion line, Heidiwood, at the Hollywood and Highland shopping center fashion show in Hollywood, California. Pratt plans to release another line in 2009.

Pratt recently married her manager and The Hills co-star, Spencer Pratt.

SPENCER PRATT

There’s a good chance that at any given moment, MTV, E! or “Extra,” is featuring the new-age Hollywood star Spencer Pratt. But look beyond the entertainment shows and gossip blogs and you will see that Spencer Pratt is more than just a reality show celebrity. He’s a brand. And sales are through the roof.

Born August 14, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, Pratt soon discovered he was destined for stardom. With movie-star looks and relaxed confidence, it was not long before the television cameras were part of his daily life. Shortly after high school, Pratt began producing – and appearing in – the television series The Princes of Malibu, a Fox Television reality show that profiled the entertaining lives of Brandon and Brody Jenner, sons of Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner.

The show was short-lived, but Pratt’s career in Hollywood was just beginning. Best known for his reoccurring role on MTV’s reality series The Hills, Pratt has also appeared on Late Show with David Letterman, The View and How I Met Your Mother.

Not wanting to settle as a television personality, Pratt has utilized his celebrity and talents to develop his career as an entrepreneur. In addition to his executive role on The Princes of Malibu, Pratt is an accomplished music producer and president of Innovator Management, a management company with clients such as his wife, Heidi Pratt and MMA superstar Kevin Casey.

REVIEW:

I will admit I don't watch The Hills, nor do I follow the careers of Heidi Montag and/or Spencer Pratt, but still found this book to be a riot! It is told so tongue-in- cheek like a tabloid, that it was fun. The authors do talk about the obvious of celebrities needed to have drama to report or else they will be out of the people's attention and lost in the mix. Many people may not like this book but I think it will be because they take the whole thing too seriously. I think it was well written and had lots of funny parts that made me laugh out loud. Heidi especially writes about relationships and her friends which was interesting and I thought the ending was somewhat surprising and satisfying. If you want a fun read that actually has some substance to it (sadly as paparazzi are a real thing to contend with as is fame) then this is the book for you).

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO ANNA AND
THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP,
I
HAVE FIVE COPIES OF THIS
FUN BOOK TO GIVE AWAY!

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AS MORE THAN ONE ENTRY


HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON IF YOU READ ANY OF THE TABLOIDS OR FOLLOW ANY OF THE "CELEBRITY" NEWS SHOWS...IT'S OK TO BE HONEST AS I BET MOST OF US DO ONE OR THE OTHER AT LEAST SOMETIMES!

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND LEAVE A LINK I CAN FOLLOW IN THE ENTRY

GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, JANUARY 17

GOOD LUCK!
AND
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

27 comments:

Dannie said...

I watch E!...a lot. Like, it's always on. Please enter me, I'm an old follower.

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Benita said...

I don't generally read the tabloids, but from time to time I do pick up a copy of the National Enquirer.

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petite said...

Thanks for this great giveaway. I don't watch the shows nor do I read the tabloids, but my daughter-in-law reads magazines devoted to stars and loves them all, as well as watches the shows so this is for her. rojosho(at)gmail(dot)com

Dixie said...

I'd like to read this one-please enter me for this one.
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traveler said...

Interesting giveaway which I would enjoy. I don't watch the shows but reading this would be fun. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Angie said...

I hate tabloids but like the celebruty entertainment shows on TV. This book sounds fun.

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Angie said...

I'm a subscriber

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MarionG said...

Yes I read a lot of the movie gossip magazines. My aunt always buys them and then passes them on to me when she's done. polo-puppy-fluffy AT hotmail (dot) com

bison61 said...

I watch E and read People but that is about it!

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Aik said...

Yes, I do watch celebrity shows. Many of them are actually quite entertaining.

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Lee P said...

I don't buy celeb mags but if they are laying around somewhere, I'll pick it up and flip through it. Sometimes I watch the celeb news shows, especially if I want to find out more information. I was sad to hear about Brittany Murphy's death. She was such a cute little girl. Thank you for this nice giveaway and please count me in.

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sharon54220 said...

I used to buy tabloids all the time. I do read People, but the only thing I really look at in there is the pages on books. I also watch the Insider every night.

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sharon54220 said...

I am a follower via Google Friends and Google Reader.

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Rebecca Graham said...

I read The National Examiner every now and then.

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K said...

I don't read any mag but there are a few gossip blogs I lurk every so often! shhh...don't tell!

Lacey said...

OF COURSE I love Access Hollywood, E!News, Extra, all the goods. My favorite story of 2009 was Jon and Kate.

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MiscMayzee said...

I read TMZ. :)

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Eve said...

*Hanging my head in shame*. Lol.I read tabloids. I am subscribed to star, and read people.

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Nancye said...

I watch The Hills but I don't follow the tabloids other than glancing at them at the grocery.

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Nancye said...

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g.g. said...

I don't read tabloids but I do watch shows like Entertainment Tonight

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Wickdogg said...

no tabloids but I watch some celebrity shows sometimes like Access Hollywood

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