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
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
Hip Hop Squares
Hip Hop Squares
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
Love Connection
Love Connection
Tia & Tamera
Tia & Tamera
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Oprah's Master Class
Oprah's Master Class
The Big Interview
The Big Interview
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Big Brother: Over the Top
Big Brother: Over the Top
The Jeselnik Offensive
The Jeselnik Offensive
Second Wives Club
Second Wives Club
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Hayley Ever After
Hayley Ever After
Celebrity Legacies
Celebrity Legacies
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Chumel con Chumel Torres
The Mother/Daughter Experiment Celebrity Edition
The Mother/Daughter Experiment Celebrity Edition
Hollywood Scandals
Hollywood Scandals
NFL Live
NFL Live
Hollywood Exes
Hollywood Exes
Tanisha Gets Married
Tanisha Gets Married
Model Killers
Model Killers
The Getaway
The Getaway
Married to Jonas
Married to Jonas
Mrs. Eastwood & Company
Mrs. Eastwood & Company
Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual
Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
Behind The Music
Behind The Music
E! True Hollywood Story
E! True Hollywood Story
Lindsay
Lindsay
The Real
The Real
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
The Choice
The Choice
The Sheards
The Sheards
E! News
E! News
Extra
Extra
The Ricki Lake Show
The Ricki Lake Show
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Life With La Toya
Life With La Toya
Oprah's Next Chapter
Oprah's Next Chapter
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
My Music
My Music
BET Hip Hop Awards
BET Hip Hop Awards
I Heart Nick Carter
I Heart Nick Carter
Long Strange Trip
Long Strange Trip
Entertainment Tonight
Entertainment Tonight
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
The Dick Cavett Show
The Dick Cavett Show
Popped
Popped
The Show With Vinny
The Show With Vinny
Golf's Greatest Rounds
Golf's Greatest Rounds
Follow The Rules
Follow The Rules
WWE Specials
WWE Specials
VIP Access
VIP Access
Oprah's Lifeclass
Oprah's Lifeclass
The Story Behind
The Story Behind
Teen Mum
Teen Mum
The Burn
The Burn
Splash
Splash
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
Heat of the Sun
Heat of the Sun
R&B Divas: LA
R&B Divas: LA
Raising Asia
Raising Asia
Unsung Hollywood
Unsung Hollywood
Final Cut
Final Cut
On This Day
On This Day
T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul
T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul
CMT Cribs
CMT Cribs
Myths and Legends
Myths and Legends
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
OK!TV
OK!TV
Playing With Fire
Playing With Fire
Celebrities at Home
Celebrities at Home
World's Most Dangerous Roads
World's Most Dangerous Roads
New York Live
New York Live
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
Life After Top Chef
Life After Top Chef
Broke and Famous: 2017
Broke and Famous: 2017
E! News Now
E! News Now
Uncensored (2018)
Uncensored (2018)
Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne
Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne
Hollywood Divas
Hollywood Divas