’09 In Review: This year’s most annoying quasi-celebrities

Thanks to reality TV and dysfunctional families desperate for fame, quasi-celebs are everywhere and most of them are ridiculous and do idiotic things. Here is a list of the most annoying ones (in random order) from this year. PLEASE feel free to comment with additional honorable mentions.

  • Jon Gosselin–lover of Ed Hardy t-shirts, this very recently divorced dad from TLC’s hit series, Jon & Kate Plus 8 acts like he doesn’t want press attention, yet I can’t turn around without seeing his face somewhere…Kate’s over him, TLC’s over him, now we just need the tabloids to be over him.
  • The Kardashians–ugh, this family is beyond annoying. They only have a reality show on E! because their dad was a lawyer and someone is married to Bruce Jenner, and they like to shop and date football players. Hey, E!, thank you for Joel McHale and Chelsea Handler, but all your other “shows” can go, thanks.
  • Michael Lohan–also known as Lindsay Lohan’s dad.  This guy has proven to be a real a-hole time and time again, but this year, he topped even himself when he released very private taped conversations he had with his daughter and his ex-wife.
  • The Balloon Family–remember a few months back when there was breaking news that a little boy was believed to have been in a helium balloon somewhere over Colorado? And it turned out to be a hoax, all because of a scumbag father wanting to create drama and get a TV show out of it. Thanks reality TV, this is your legacy.
  • OctoMom–see the above, but swap out kid in helium balloon over Colorado hoax/scumbag father with deranged California woman who gave birth to eight babies.
  • Everyone on MTV’s The Jersey Shore–I’ll admit, I checked out this show just to see what all the buzz was about, and by the second episode I began to get dizzy and light-headed by all the hair and tanning-product fumes seeping from my TV set. Or maybe it was because my brain was slowly turning to mush. I’m not sure.
  • Spencer & Heidi Pratt–lucky for us, these two idiots have been laying low recently…maybe we should be worried, are they plotting some huge publicity event/photo op?
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