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
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
The Challenge
The Challenge
Wentworth
Wentworth
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
The Chris Gethard Show
The Chris Gethard Show
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
Oprah's Master Class
Oprah's Master Class
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Hip Hop Squares
Hip Hop Squares
Love Connection
Love Connection
World's Most Dangerous Roads
World's Most Dangerous Roads
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Tia & Tamera
Tia & Tamera
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Big Brother: Over the Top
Big Brother: Over the Top
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
The Big Interview
The Big Interview
I Heart Nick Carter
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Long Strange Trip
The Real
Hollywood Exes
The Getaway
The Mind of a Chef
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Tanisha Gets Married
Teen Mum
Mash Up
Fox Sports Live
MTV Unplugged
Tabloid
Country's Family Reunion
Myths and Legends
The Dick Cavett Show
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
TMZ Live
BET Hip Hop Awards
NFL Live
The Sheards
E! True Hollywood Story
Celebrity Legacies
Weird Celebrity Journeys with Bearsac in London
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Hollywood Scandals
Sports Dads
The Field of Blood
The Star and the Story
Broke and Famous: 2017
GMA Live!
The Choice
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
VH1 Storytellers
Oprah's Next Chapter
Farm Aid
Deion's Family Playbook
CMT Cribs
Access Hollywood
Shannon and Sophie
Heat of the Sun
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Top 20 Country Countdown
R&B Divas: LA
VH1 Live!
E! News
Behind The Music
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
60 Minutes Sports
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
Critics' Choice Awards
T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul
Orange County Choppers
Top 20 Countdown
Oprah's Lifeclass
Mario Lopez: One On One
Music Builds: The CMT Disaster Relief Concert
Gruden's QB Camp
TV Guide Specials
The Ricki Lake Show
Rock Legends
Apollo Live
NFL Insiders
iHeartRadio Music Festival
The Arsenio Hall Show
React To That
Flex & Shanice
Yo! MTV Raps
Hollywood Divas
True Tori
LHH: Out In Hip Hop
Lindsay
NBA Fan Night
The Rosie Show
Rusty's RockFeast: Backstage with Zac Brown Band
Second Wives Club
Celebrity Home Raiders
Breaking Magic
4th and Loud