In this week’s episode of Famous in 12, the Artiagas hit an all-time low. Their efforts to reach stardom are ineffective and from the way things look right now, they might be going back to Beaumont sooner than expected.
This week, Taliah, the oldest daughter, puts her talent to work. After making a tape of herself dancing, her momager manages to get an invite for her to dance at a club where Mikey Minden (one of the Pussycat Dolls creators) will be present. Her dance performance looked quite amateurish and Minden rated it a 6 out of 10. Maybe she should have rehearsed a routine and not free-styled it. Minden recommends she get dance classes. Seems like Taliah will have to rely on something else other than her talent to get to the top.
The After Part
After winning the Stanley Cup, the L.A. Kings’ celebration was set to take place at the Staples Center. Taliah and Jameelah decided to crash the party by trying to get in for free. After several attempts to get in without tickets, the girls came across quite desperate and didn’t really stand out from the crowd. If you want to be a celebrity, maybe you should try acting like one. However, their fake-it-till-you-make-it routine didn’t work. Luckily, the day wasn’t a complete waste and the girls managed to get some tickets from a bystander who had an extra set. The confusing part was understanding how this effort was going to help the family gain notoriety. Maybe it was just a waste of time.
Next, Taliah desperately tries to get the rapper The Game to notice her while volunteering with her sister Maariyah to feed the hungry. Maariyah, who always comes across as the most sensible daughter, tells her sister to focus on the job at hand. Taliah doesn’t listen and eagerly keeps looking for The Game. When the rapper finally shows up, he’s anything but interested in Taliah. He ignores her as she talks and seems more interested in his phone than the young lady desperately trying to get his attention.
After mingling with Niecy Nash and Bachelor girl Courtney Robertson at the gifting suite of the critic’s Choice Awards, and after giving away hot dogs outside a nightclub, the girls decide to show off their talents on the Third Street Promonade, which is known for celebrity sightings. Maariyah sang, Taliah danced and Jameelah showed off her model walk. Adrianne Curry of America’s Next Top Model took notice and decided tio give Jameelah some realistic advice on how to seek fame. After Jameelah asked for her phone number, Curry just gave her email address. Out of the entire week, this sadly turned out to be the biggest highlight.
Harvey wasn’t happy about the family’s performance this week. He told them to amp it up or go home. Sometimes he makes it seem like the only way the girls will get famous is if they jump into bed with a celebrity. He continuously tells them to rely on their looks and flirt, flirt and flirt some more. This week the family’s success meter reached a measly 51 out of 100, only adding to the disappointment. If the family wants to stay in the game, they need to bring it next week. Stay tuned.