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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Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
The Challenge
The Challenge
Wentworth
Wentworth
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Hip Hop Squares
Hip Hop Squares
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Tia & Tamera
Tia & Tamera
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
Love Connection
Love Connection
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
World's Most Dangerous Roads
World's Most Dangerous Roads
Teen Mum
Teen Mum
Oprah's Master Class
Oprah's Master Class
The Chris Gethard Show
The Chris Gethard Show
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
StarTalk
StarTalk
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
Follow The Rules
The Real
The Big Interview
The Show With Vinny
Chasing Destiny
VH1 Storytellers
Long Strange Trip
Country's Family Reunion
The Getaway
Second Wives Club
Access Hollywood
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Heat of the Sun
Behind The Music
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
Big Brother: Over the Top
E! True Hollywood Story
Sports Dads
The Dick Cavett Show
The Choice
Bobby Jones Gospel
The Ricki Lake Show
NFL Live
Award Season
Celebrity Damage Control
This Is Justin Bieber
BET Hip Hop Awards
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Raising Whitley
The Story Behind
Celebrity Legacies
Myths and Legends
Oprah's Next Chapter
Weird Celebrity Journeys with Bearsac in London
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Hollywood Scandals
The Joey and Rory Show
Jessica & Krystal
The Field of Blood
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Tabloid
The Star and the Story
60 Minutes Sports
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Lindsay
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Entertainment Tonight
This Is How I Made It
Extra
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Oprah's Lifeclass
Married to Jonas
I Heart Nick Carter
Life With La Toya
Uncensored (2018)
Deion's Family Playbook
TMZ Live
On This Day
T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul
Top 20 Countdown
The Sheards
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
Hayley Ever After
Jim Rome on SHOWTIME
Maxim Hot 100
The Frank Sinatra Show with Ella Fitzgerald
My Music
A Capitol Fourth
Kris
VH1 Live!
Unsung Hollywood
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
GMA Live!
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
Anna Nicole Smith
Be Good Johnny Weir
CMT Cribs
Hollywood Exes
Reel Life
Aggression MMA