Celebrity & Entertainment TV Shows


About Celebrity & Entertainment

If there's one thing people like to debate these days, it's what makes a celebrity a celebrity. It used to be, the argument goes, that people were famous for a reason. They had extraordinary talents, or they accomplished amazing things. These days, the argument continues, people are getting famous just for being famous. Whether or not a celebrity got to be famous for having talent, though, all celebrities have one thing in common: in one way or another, they entertain us. And celebrity entertainment TV has grown into an entire genre that supports our desire to be entertained by famous people.

In the old days, celebrity entertainment TV consisted mostly of news-and-gossip magazine programs. These shows - Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition and the like - were TV versions of things that had long been popular on the newsstand and in the supermarket checkout line: gossip tabloids, soap opera digests, and movie star fan magazines. These programs blended the styles of nightly news broadcasts with the flashy feel of the tabloids, delivering story after story about celebrity antics.

As the celebrity entertainment industry grew, it became obvious that audiences weren't interested only in the private lives of actors, musicians and other traditional celebrities. Viewers would flock to programs that showcased the private lives of anyone, as long as audiences knew the names and faces of the people being exposed. The era of celebrity for the sake of celebrity was born, and most of the reality TV genre grew up in order to take advantage of it. The Kardashians are the most visible examples of the insta-celebrity, but at the moment, cable networks are filled with people who are famous mostly because they're willing to get in front of a camera when lots of people are watching.

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The Challenge
The Challenge
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Wentworth
Wentworth
Flex & Shanice
Flex & Shanice
Lindsay
Lindsay
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Life With La Toya
Life With La Toya
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
Deion's Family Playbook
Deion's Family Playbook
Tia & Tamera
Tia & Tamera
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
Second Wives Club
Second Wives Club
Raising Whitley
Raising Whitley
Love Connection
Love Connection
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
Entertainment Tonight
Entertainment Tonight
Hollywood Scandals
Hollywood Scandals
Oprah's Master Class
Oprah's Master Class
Hip Hop Squares
Hip Hop Squares
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Big Interview
The Big Interview
Raising Asia
Raising Asia
Hollywood Exes
Hollywood Exes
I Heart Nick Carter
I Heart Nick Carter
Splash
Splash
Breaking Big
Breaking Big
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Tanisha Gets Married
Tanisha Gets Married
The Choice
The Choice
Married to Jonas
Married to Jonas
Sanya's Glam & Gold
Sanya's Glam & Gold
Chef Race: UK vs U.S.
Chef Race: UK vs U.S.
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
Dinner at Tiffani's
Dinner at Tiffani's
Dirty Soap
Dirty Soap
Critics' Choice Awards
Critics' Choice Awards
Celebrity Home Raiders
Celebrity Home Raiders
The Jeselnik Offensive
The Jeselnik Offensive
CMT Cribs
CMT Cribs
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Ashlee+Evan
Ashlee+Evan
Playing With Fire
Playing With Fire
The Real
The Real
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Chasing Maria Menounos
Chasing Maria Menounos
Celebrities Undercover
Celebrities Undercover
E! True Hollywood Story
E! True Hollywood Story
The Ricki Lake Show
The Ricki Lake Show
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
The Sheards
The Sheards
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Behind The Music
Behind The Music
BET Hip Hop Awards
BET Hip Hop Awards
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
Unsung Hollywood
Unsung Hollywood
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
100 Greatest Songs of the 00s
100 Greatest Songs of the 00s
Teen Mum
Teen Mum
HuffPost Live Conversations
HuffPost Live Conversations
Oprah's Next Chapter
Oprah's Next Chapter
Backstory
Backstory
The Arsenio Hall Show
The Arsenio Hall Show
Kocktails with Khloe
Kocktails with Khloe
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
VIP Access
VIP Access
Snoop Dogg's Father Hood
Snoop Dogg's Father Hood
Big Brother: Over the Top
Big Brother: Over the Top
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
Oprah Prime
Oprah Prime
On This Day
On This Day
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector
Master Debaters
Master Debaters
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Men of March
Men of March
The Lisa Oz Show
The Lisa Oz Show
Hayley Ever After
Hayley Ever After
Extreme Yachts
Extreme Yachts
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Myths and Legends
Myths and Legends
The Daily Buzz
The Daily Buzz
The Greatest
The Greatest
Live From the Red Carpet
Live From the Red Carpet
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
Mrs. Eastwood & Company
Mrs. Eastwood & Company
Stars Earn Stripes
Stars Earn Stripes
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
King of the Cage
King of the Cage
VH1 Live!
VH1 Live!
ET on Own
ET on Own