Talk show host Wendy Williams calls them a "friend in my head". Boy, do we know what she means. They are the friends (or frenemies) we talk about to our other friends. They're the TV stars we hang out with at home, that we obsessively Facebook and tweet to, that we want to dish with over drinks... if only they knew we existed. From trainwrecks and tantrum-throwing divas, to a sassy stiletto-wearing scene-stealer, to a real friend to all the other 'friends in our head,' these are the nominees we can't seem to get enough of.
'Dance Moms'' Abby Lee Miller owns her own dance studio, The Abby Lee Dance Company, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which she began at the tender age of 14. She is now one of the most famous child choreographers in the nation.
Andy Cohen oversees many of Bravo's reality shows, including 'Top Chef,' 'The Real Housewives,' 'The Millionaire Matchmaker,' 'Project Runway' and 'Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List.' He now counts talk show host among his many accomplishments as he chats with the Hollywood A-list nightly on 'Watch What Happens Live.'
Angela "Big Ang" Raiola grew up in Brooklyn as the niece of Salvatore Lombardi, part of the Genovese crime family. She is now a mother of two and and the best reason to tune in to the new season of VH1's 'Mob Wives.'
Evelyn Lozada was raised in the Bronx by her mother and used to be an assistant to a celebrity attorney. She now owns Dulce, a shoe boutique in Coral Gables, Florida, is engaged to New England Patriots superstar Chad Ochocinco and remains the most addictive of the much beloved ladies of 'Basketball Wives.'
Canadian Nadia Giosia first started out with a small comedic web series, which turned into 'Bitchin' Kitchen,' a quirky Canadian cooking show. Now on the Cooking Channel in the US, Nadia cooks up fatty food better suited for a hangover than fine dining â Barefoot Contessa she is not.
Willam Belli, who appears on season 4 of 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' has had a successful career in movies and television with appearances in 'Nip/Tuck,' 'American Wedding,' 'Sex and the City' and 'Defying Gravity.' But it is his weekly antics and quick wit on 'Drag Race' that has won him scores of new fans.