When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. But when life hands you untold riches and a life of luxury, make a sex tape! That’s what hotel heiress Paris Hilton did, and it opened up all kinds of new doors for her, including her own reality show, “The Simple Life,” and a debut album, “Paris,” released in 2006. Surprisingly, the album yielded a genuine hit single in “Stars Are Blind,” which charted in 17 countries (it shot to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club chart) and landed some actual critical praise. —Jeff Royer
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