According to all the “Celebs, They’re Just Like Us” articles from US Weekly, they do their own grocery shopping, take their furry friend to the dog park, buy the latest clothes on Rodeo Drive and take their adorable children to the movies.

But are Kris Jenner and the Kardashian clan REALLY like us? What is Mother’s Day like in the Kardashian-Jenner household?

Kim: Expecting… Everything

Kim is expecting her first child with Kanye West this July. While she won’t be a mom until next Mother’s Day, she is no doubt looking to celebrate this year. Though it’s usually been all about Kourtney and mom Kris, expect lots of special treatment for Kim this year. Kim’s career has been predominantly based on her looks as we previously reported in “The Kim Kardashian Effect.” Pregnancy has been a challenge for Kim, who has continued to push the fashion envelope despite her growing baby bump. With the media criticizing all the weight she’s gained during her pregnancy, Kanye is going to need to shower her with lots of gifts.

The perfect gift for Kim? A posh spa weekend at an exclusive resort with massage, mani-pedi, facials and more. If, of course, anyone can get her to take a weekend off. Perhaps the maternity massage at the Peninsula New York might tempt her.

Kris: The ‘Queen of F****** Everything’

Kris, the mom-ager and recently self-proclaimed “Queen of F****** Everything” will be expecting the royal treatment. Mother’s Day must really be “Kris Day” in the Kardashian-Jenner household. Anyone who has had Oprah over to visit certainly expects more than a homemade card. The Oprah visit was, according to an episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” Kris’s favorite memory of 2012. Despite that also being the year her second grandchild, Penelope, was born.

The Perfect Gift for Kris? A series of spring flower arrangements, the latest Birkin Bag (even if it’s a duplicate of one she already has), a mani-pedi, Christian Louboutin vildo flat sandals (to wear to and from the spa) and a

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You don’t have to be a millionaire to duplicate the home decorating ideas of celebrities. Whether you’re house shopping in Los Angeles or just looking to add some Hollywood flair to your humble abode, here are some design ideas to steal from celebrity homes:

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Kitchen

This celebrity couple’s Los Angeles kitchen is open and airy with a healthy mix of stained woods, interesting lighting and a pop of yellow on the walls. Continuing with the 9,000 square foot home’s Italian-style architecture, the kitchen has a European flair. Though impressive at every angle, it’s still livable and versatile. Get the same look by pairing a light summery paint color with granite counter tops, rich-colored wood and a dangling rustic chandelier.

Kim and Kanye

Photo by accidentalpaparazzi via Flickr

Adam Levine’s Bachelor Pad Bedroom

With a nightclub feel to it, one of Hollywood’s most sizzling rock stars has a bedroom to match. Surrounded by dark walls (a matted black), Levine’s simple 1940s bed is complemented by matching vintage armchairs and old suitcases used as night stands. Adorning the star’s windows are thick velvet curtains that maintain a palpable darkness even in the middle of the day, Levine told ArchitecturalDigest.com. Get the same look by snagging a few antique-looking pieces to pair with a modest brass or wooden bed frame, dark drapery and black and white photos.

Adam Levine

Photo by gashleygoh via Flickr

Will and Jada Smith’s Closet

Featuring built-in shelving, a standalone bureau and an over-sized ottoman, the couple’s closet is not only functional but inviting. Without being gaudy, this closet has a warm feel to it while still doing what it’s made for. Shoes and bags are on display with jewelry, intimates, socks and accessories tucked neatly into dresser drawers. Get the same look by lining one wall with shelves (standalones will do if you don’t want to install built-in). Place a dresser in the center of the closet instead of up against the wall with an ottoman or bench to its side. To switch it up a bit, pair his and hers dressers back to back.

Jada Smith

Photo by Jerry Avenaim via Wikimedia Commons

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor’s Sitting Room

Encompassing black furniture and dark stained beams, frames and curtains, this Hollywood home’s living area needed some color to liven the room without losing the mood. A steel blue on the wall mixed with pops of plant life make the room stylish yet welcoming. According to ElleDecor.com, the collection of photos displayed on three ledges of one wall are by Hiroshi Sugimoto and Matthew Barney, but you could easily copy the idea with pictures of your own. Get the same look in any size room by doing what they did — and then angle mirrors to reflect outside light in to manipulate the room to feel larger.

Christine Taylor

Photo by Vivanista1 via Flickr

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s Reading Nook

Minimalistic and earthy, the couple turned one corner of this Beverly Hills estate into a cozy reading nook. Combining scrap wood with a basic bench, built-in bookshelf and bare vintage reading lamp, it’s easy to see DeGeneres or de Rossi curling up with a good book in this corner. Get the same look by turning your empty space under the stairs or in the corner of the great room into a comfy place to read, complete with a tiny table and love fern to boot.

Ellen and Portia

Photo by Angela George via Wikimedia Commons


How to get into them, and how much they pay

When the majority of people think of working in the film industry, the first thing they picture is actors going through auditions or working on set.

However, the people (and work) that the public at large gets to see is only a comparatively tiny part of the industry. Today we’ll be looking at four of the most desirable jobs in the industry, how much they pay and how to get into them…

Pyrotechnician

When you’re at a party and someone asks you what you do for a living, responding with ‘I work with pyrotechnics on film sets’ is guaranteed to turn heads.

pyrotechnician

Pay: It’s a much more nuanced job than you might expect, and not too badly paid either – anywhere from $100 to $2000 per job, although it’s very hard to find a salaried position.

How to Get Into it: Naturally, only

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A Deadliest Catch Hero Emerges ‘GoPro’ :

What started out like a trickle of cheap digital camera formats this year has turned into a full on court press with the newest darling of in-your-face “action technology” gear. So, don’t be the first person to see their entertainment career destroyed by missing the boat on the latest craze.

GoProThey are small rugged, cute, waterproof and fit right in the palm of your hand. No, I am not talking about the Smurfs, but the new GoPro Hero line of cameras (http://gopro.com).
These small cameras are everywhere and digital media is beginning to crop up on all of the episodic TV and live performance projects I have been working on in the last couple months. I knew the device had officially arrived when I realized everything with wheels or a helmet at the 2013 X Games had a GoPro mount and camera locked in place. And don’t get me started on reality TV. Shows like Deadliest Catch and Gold Rush use GoPro Cameras for Everything.

Here’s An Example Of How Hollywood Is Using HD GoPro’s
DEADLIEST CATCH
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GoPro Deadliest Catch from GoPro on Vimeo.

Action sports and its long love affair with the POV camera is nothing new, and with the continued push in reality TV programming, including game shows like

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Most celebrities don’t get it right on the first try. Luckily, life is filled with second chances and the road to success is paved with risk. The ability to take chances, make mistakes and confront failure head on is what separates super stars from average “Joes.” but that doesn’t mean you should quit your day job and run to Hollywood. If you dream big, there are online jobs that allow you the flexibility to pursue your passion on the side. Although countless hopefuls fall to the wayside, the tales of those who made it big keep the twinkles in our eyes shining bright.

Harrison Ford: Before Han Solo donned those insatiable leather pants and melted our hearts with the crack of his famous whip, Harrison worked as a carpenter. He perfected his craft for 15 years. He was a stagehand for The Doors, sound studio maker for Sergio Mendes, and cabinet builder for George Lucas. Lucas, obviously taken by Ford, offered him a small role in “American Graffiti.” He then went back to carpentry, and it was only after he was a stand-in for an absent actor in “Star Wars” that he was offered the lead.

Ray LaMontagne: If you haven’t heard Ray LaMontagne’s “Trouble,” stop what you’re doing and Google it right now. Little do most of his fans know, the crooner’s previous career entailed 65 hour weeks at a shoe factory. Ray wasn’t particularly fond of music until his alarm clock blared Stephen Stills’ “Tree Top Flyer” at 4 a.m. one morning. A simple event inspired him to take the day off in search of music, eventually sell his VW bus for an acoustic guitar, and go on to be one of the most respected singer/songwriters today.

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One of the best parts about living in an urban city is the amount of people with amazing talent. In no other setting can you find normal people with so much potential all trying to go from rags to riches. All across the country these inspiring people make their daily grind in the hopes of one day becoming rich. If you find yourself on hard times, you can save money by making meals at home, looking for used cars online and cutting useless expenses to have your own rags to riches story.

Chief Keef

One of the most recent rags to riches stories is of young Chicago rapper, Chief Keef. The 17-year-old rapper grew up in humble beginnings on Chicago’s South Side, but has since risen through rap’s underground to be the center of a recent record label bidding war. He wound up signing with Interscope Records in a deal that was reported to be worth upwards of $6 million. In December 2012, the young rapper released his debut album “Finally Rich,” which debuted at number 29 on the US Billboard 200. Chief Keef’s rags to riches story was also documented in a short film called “Chief Keef: From Rags to Riches.”

50 Cent

50_CentRapper, turned entrepreneur and actor, 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson) is one of the most well known rags to riches stories in recent memory. Jackson was born in the South Jamaica section of Queens. According to IMDB.com, he was raised by his grandparents after his father left and his mother was shot when he was 8 years old. He went from a struggling underground rapper to a successful mainstream artist seemingly overnight. He turned a profit of over $50 million investing in Vitaminwater. 50 Cent has found many acting paychecks since the success of his acclaimed bio-picture “Get Rich or Die Trying,” which chronicled his rags-to-riches story.


Eminem

“The real slim shady,” Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born in Missouri and worked at Gilbert’s Lodge, a family restaurant, until he was signed by Dr. Dre. His album in 2000, “The Marshall Mathers LP,” sold 1.76 million copies in the

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Jerry Seinfeld is best known for his starring role in the 1990s American comedy TV show “Seinfeld.” He’s also one of the top grossing stand-up comedians year after year. Since his hit sit-com, the funnyman has popped up in the public eye every now and then, promoting American Express business cards and creating the animated film “Bee Movie.” Mostly, though, this New Yorker sticks to what he loves the most: comedy and cars.

With his fame and riches, he has amassed an amazing collection of antique cars. Get an inside look at his antique car collection and find out what it takes to maintain a fleet of that size.

What Type of Cars Does Jerry Collect?

Jerry Seinfeld Porsche

Photo by Bryan Thatcher

Seinfeld is a fan of Porsche cars in particular. According to an auto article, he has one of the largest collections of Porsche cars in the world. At the time the article was published he had 47 of them. He has collected a wide range of Porsche cars ranging from more common models to the rarest of the rare. His collection is estimated at around $15 million and includes:

  • Porsche 911s
  • Porsche Boxsters
  • A 1944 Porsche 550 Spyder
  • A Porsche 959, one of only 337 ever built.

Are They Road Ready?

As this insurance guide states, antique car insurance is often cheaper than

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