OK, I'm an old coot, but I watch an inordinate amount of TV and I'm not unaware of the various reality shows - we get bombarded with most of the American series down here in Oz because they are cheaper to buy than actual drama featuring people who can act.
That said, the entire cast of Jersey Shore could fly down here and I doubt that there would be anyone at the airport beyond a few bored photographers. Momma Kardashian flew in yesterday with one of the Jenner kids - Casey, I think - and they were swamped with kids looking for autographs. WTF ? I even went to the trouble of pulling up the Wikipedia entry on the most famous of the brood:
A sex tape and some modelling. Reads like the resume of half the waitresses in LA - big deal. But then momma got them a reality show and the rest is history.
My cynicism aside, can someone from Gen Y please enlighten me. At this point, I just cant see why anyone would pay this family simply for being 'famous' - even Ozzy had an actual career before the cameras arrived at his front door. ;)