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Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 02/23/2007

Friday List: Celeb-Zeros -- Running on Fumes

In yesterday's Celebritology Live chat, some anonymous genius posed this fabulous question:

Who invented this notion of people who are famous for being famous?

I'm not sure who invented the notion, but over the years we've been subjected to or fascinated with an array of talentless, yet seemingly ubiquitous, celebrities. The current crop of celeb-zeros is presided over by Paris Hilton, who has managed to turn her lack of skills into a cottage industry, spawning a (relatively contrived) reality show and a lucrative sideline as a paid party guest. And she's not alone -- gossip pages now regularly track the sons and daughters of the famous, recording every drunken revel or, umm, parachute jump to feed our inexplicable appetite for these empty calories.

Yesterday's chatters came up with the start of a fabulous Friday list, dropping names like Pia Zadora, Charo, Charles Nelson Reilly, Rula Lenska and the entire British aristocracy as members of this Celeb-Zero club.

Who else is famous just for being famous? Drop your knowledge in the comments section.

By Liz Kelly  |  10:43 AM ET, 02/23/2007

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