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 Challenge
The Challenge
Wentworth
Wentworth
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Hip Hop Squares
Hip Hop Squares
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Oprah's Master Class
Oprah's Master Class
The Real
The Real
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
Love Connection
Love Connection
Entertainment Tonight
Entertainment Tonight
The Getaway
The Getaway
Follow The Rules
Follow The Rules
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Long Strange Trip
Long Strange Trip
The Drama Queen
The Drama Queen
Married to Jonas
Married to Jonas
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
I Heart Nick Carter
Fear Factor
True Tori
The Director's Chair
Second Wives Club
BET Hip Hop Awards
Country's Family Reunion
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Myths and Legends
World's Most Dangerous Roads
The Big Interview
The Ricki Lake Show
Tia & Tamera
E! True Hollywood Story
NFL Live
Access Hollywood
Behind The Music
TMZ Live
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
The Chris Gethard Show
Big Brother: Over the Top
Celebrity Legacies
Weird Celebrity Journeys with Bearsac in London
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Hollywood Scandals
Sports Dads
Fox Sports Live
The Dick Cavett Show
The Field of Blood
Tabloid
The Star and the Story
60 Minutes Sports
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Deion's Family Playbook
The Choice
Bobby Jones Gospel
T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul
Orange County Choppers
VH1 Storytellers
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Extra
Snoop Dogg's Father Hood
Dirty Soap
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
Gruden's QB Camp
The Jenny McCarthy Show
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Joey and Rory Show
New York Live
E! News
Unsung Hollywood
Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne
MTV Unplugged
GMA Live!
Lindsay
Teen Mum
CMT Cribs
Oprah's Lifeclass
The Sheards
Dinner at Tiffani's
CMT Specials
VH1 News
Fox Sports 1 on 1
The Mind of a Chef
Friday Night Fights
Celebrity Damage Control
Oprah's Next Chapter
I Love the 2000s
Apollo Live
MTV News
Shannon and Sophie
Look-A-Like
The Illusionists
Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event
iHeartRadio Music Festival
The Arsenio Hall Show
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot
Stars Earn Stripes
History of the Eagles