HOW TO BE FAMOUS
Our Guide to Looking the Part, Playing the Press,
and Becoming a Tabloid Fixture
BY HEIDI MONTAG
AND SPENCER PRATT
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
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
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.
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.
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).
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