Going From Civilian to Celebrity: Seven Survival Tips

Being a celebrity isn't as easy as it appears, but if you think you're ready for instant Gosselin-level infamy, you'll need to heed these seven tips. You can thank us later. (8 Photos)

Patrick Sandora on Aug 18, 2009 at 2:41PM

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Going From Civilian to Celebrity: Seven Survival Tips

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Sort Out Your Sordid Past

Whether you have unpaid parking tickets, past arrests or allegations of kidnapping (Danielle Staub from Real Housewives of New Jersey, we’re looking at you) you should brace yourself for the day it comes to light because it’s sure to happen.

If you’re unlucky enough to have a rap sheet, prepare to have your mug shot broadcast to the world, a la Khloe Kardashian (whose mug shot was pretty), Lindsay Lohan (who looked startled) or Paris Hilton (just plain wonk).

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