Real Talk: 15 Celebrities Whose Careers Got A Reality Show Boost

December 27, 2012 ‐ By M A


It used to be that when your career was nearing its end, there wasn’t a whole lot that could help resuscitate it. Then came reality television. Now many a has-been celebrity have found new life (and bigger paychecks) by jumping on the reality bandwagon. Whether they’ve taken a spin around the “Dancing with the Stars” ballroom or honed their business chops on “Celebrity Apprentice,” these celebrities have found fame in unexpected places. Madame Noire lists its 15 celebs that have benefited most from a little reality action.

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  • where the hell is flavor flav???

  • Tam Tam

    What about J. Lo??

  • Kaori

    I can only imagine how Joseph Simmons Jr. feels about all the success his siblings has had while he has struggled for people to take him seriously. I wonder what talents Russell Simmons II has.