Unlike other careers in The Sims, earning money and advancing relies on successfully interacting with fame objects in Studio Town, in addition to mood, skills and friends. There is no carpool, and there are no set hours of work; however, if a famous Sim does not visit Studio Town for two consecutive days, their starpower will begin to decrease.
|0.5||Stepping Stone||$50||1 charisma, 1 creativity|
|1||Insider||$65||2 charisma, 1 body, 2 creativity|
|1.5||Name Dropper||$80||3 charisma, 2 body, 3 creativity|
|2||Studio Fly||$100||friends w/2 starpower, 4 charisma, 3 body, 4 creativity|
|2.5||Sell Out||$150||friends w/4 starpower, 6 charisma, 4 body, 4 creativity|
|3||Trendsetter||$200||friends w/7 starpower, 6 charisma, 5 body, 6 creativity|
|3.5||Player||$325||friends w/11 starpower, 7 charisma, 6 body, 7 creativity|
|4||Talk of the Town||$425||friends w/14 starpower, 8 charisma, 7 body, 8 creativity|
|4.5||Celebrity||$750||friends w/18 starpower, 10 charisma, 8 body, 9 creativity|
The number of famous friends a Sim has is irrelevant; what's important is their total starpower, so having two friends with five starpower is equivalent to having five friends with two starpower each. However, it's difficult for a Sim to make friends with celebrities who don't have similar levels of starpower.
Depending on what is chosen to work in, it will require those combinations. Sometimes trying to get higher in the star leveling is really hard, even if the Sim's got enough friends and is in a good mood. Usually it really depends on the combination picked with the advanced sets. You will have to choose 3 objections in each combination. If the Sim is failing, there will be 3 combinations. If they do okay, there will be 2. If done perfectly, there will be 1. Some of the actions for the sets and studios don't require any combinations. They don't pay as much and give less star power, but it's better than nothing, and the lower star Sims can use it.