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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Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
The Challenge
The Challenge
Wentworth
Wentworth
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Flex & Shanice
Flex & Shanice
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Second Wives Club
Second Wives Club
Raising Whitley
Raising Whitley
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
Life With La Toya
Life With La Toya
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
Lindsay
Lindsay
Tia & Tamera
Tia & Tamera
Deion's Family Playbook
Deion's Family Playbook
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Hip Hop Squares
Hip Hop Squares
Love Connection
Love Connection
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Oprah's Master Class
Oprah's Master Class
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
Breaking Big
Breaking Big
The Choice
The Choice
Hayley Ever After
Hayley Ever After
Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs.
Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs.
Big Brother: Over the Top
Big Brother: Over the Top
Tanisha Gets Married
Tanisha Gets Married
I Heart Nick Carter
I Heart Nick Carter
Tabloid
Tabloid
LHH: Out In Hip Hop
LHH: Out In Hip Hop
This Is How I Made It
This Is How I Made It
The Real
The Real
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
Breaking Magic
Breaking Magic
The Burn
The Burn
The Dick Cavett Show
The Dick Cavett Show
In Play With Jimmy Roberts
In Play With Jimmy Roberts
Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne
Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne
Christmas In Rockefeller Center
Christmas In Rockefeller Center
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
E! True Hollywood Story
E! True Hollywood Story
Oprah's Next Chapter
Oprah's Next Chapter
Entertainment Tonight
Entertainment Tonight
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
BET Hip Hop Awards
BET Hip Hop Awards
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Big Interview
The Big Interview
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
Hollywood Divas
Hollywood Divas
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Myths and Legends
Myths and Legends
R&B Divas: LA
R&B Divas: LA
Oprah's Lifeclass
Oprah's Lifeclass
Ashlee+Evan
Ashlee+Evan
Married to Jonas
Married to Jonas
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Bollywood Fry
Bollywood Fry
The Ricki Lake Show
The Ricki Lake Show
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
MTV Unplugged
MTV Unplugged
Behind The Music
Behind The Music
Bruce Lee Lives!
Bruce Lee Lives!
The Sheards
The Sheards
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Jenny McCarthy Show
The Jenny McCarthy Show
The Lylas
The Lylas
My Music
My Music
Playing With Fire
Playing With Fire
World's Most Dangerous Roads
World's Most Dangerous Roads
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Broke and Famous: 2017
Broke and Famous: 2017
VH1 Live!
VH1 Live!
Raising Asia
Raising Asia
Follow The Rules
Follow The Rules
Bobby Jones Gospel
Bobby Jones Gospel
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
Extra
Extra
Celebrity Crime Files
Celebrity Crime Files
VIP Access
VIP Access
The Seven
The Seven
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
Hollywood Exes
Hollywood Exes
Dinner at Tiffani's
Dinner at Tiffani's
Dirty Soap
Dirty Soap
Fox Sports 1 on 1
Fox Sports 1 on 1
Teen Mum
Teen Mum
Gruden's QB Camp
Gruden's QB Camp
Friday Night Fights
Friday Night Fights
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
Look-A-Like
Look-A-Like
Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event
Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
Stars Earn Stripes
Stars Earn Stripes