As is the case with most people who become celebrities, Justin Bieber’s dad is making waves in Hollywood. Jeremy Bieber is making his way into the spotlight that Justin so kindly turned on for him. Though he did not raise Justin, he was part of his life and claims that some of Justin’s singing and performing chops are due to his genes and his exposing Justin to music at a young age. Jeremy’s personal website is filled with shirtless pictures of him, and his Twitter persona is “Lord Bieber.”
Another non-famous family member who has used her kin’s fame to procure some for herself is Dina Lohan. The celebrity parent, who latched on to daughter Lindsay Lohan’s fame, is now a household name. While some blame Dina for Lindsay’s problems, others tout her as a parent who is concerned for her daughter. Lindsay’s father, Michael, has also used his daughter’s fame to get himself TV interviews and press.
Audrina Patridge’s mother Lynn Patridge has also made waves on the Internet with her alcohol-fueled rant about how her daughter was going to beat all the other Dancing With the Stars contestants and was better than Lauren Conrad. She has since apologized for her disorderly conduct, but the video of the rant is still circulating around the net, making people laugh and cringe all at the same time.
Yet another family member who has made a name for himself from his kin’s fame is Joe Simpson. Aside from the creepy comments he made about his daughter Jessica’s bust, Joe has become a household name across America. Though some find him creepy, there is no doubt that he used his daughter’s fame to make a name for himself, serving as both Ashlee and Jessica’s manager and publicist.
There is no doubt that when it comes to celebrity, it is far easier to use your family’s star power to make any of your own. Each of these family members has used their kin’s fame to make names for themselves. There is no doubt that when it comes to fame, everyone wants a piece, but not everyone wants to work for it.
Joey Bartolomeo, Meet Justin Bieber’s Rockin’ Dad, www.people.com
Molly Sullivan, Did Dina Lohan Cause Lindsay’s Recent Problem With Father, www.hollywoodnews.com
Popeater Staff, Audrina Patridge’s Mom Apologizes for Bashing Lauren Conrad, www.popeater.com
Staff Writer, Joe Simpson Talks About Jessica’s Boobs Again, www.celebspin.com