CNN did a segment on the rise of "the famous-for-nothing celebrity," and turned of course to one of the top experts in the field, Star editor-at-large Julia Allison. Julia sounded a little alarmed about the whole trend toward vapid media personalities. "There is nowhere to go but down," she said. Then: "Kim Kardashian and Heidi Montag are extremely good at makeup and wearing dresses and at posing" — and at nothing else, implicitly. It would be easy to mock Allison, whose time at giveaway newspaper AM New York and whose smile-for-the-cameras gig at Star hardly justify her own reality show. But after scouring the blogs of would-be fameballs like Mary Rambin and Emily Brill during a three-week Allison drought, it would be disingenuous to call Julia anything other than a master of the topic on which she speaks. You made being famous-for-nothing look so easy, Jules! Watch Allison project a little in the video after the jump.