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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Wentworth
Wentworth
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
Hip Hop Squares
Hip Hop Squares
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
The Challenge
The Challenge
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
Love Connection
Love Connection
Oprah's Next Chapter
Oprah's Next Chapter
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Long Strange Trip
Long Strange Trip
Hollywood Exes
Hollywood Exes
Second Wives Club
Second Wives Club
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
True Tori
True Tori
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
The Dick Cavett Show
The Dick Cavett Show
The Real
Stars Earn Stripes
The Jeselnik Offensive
Big Brother: Over the Top
The Late Late Show with James Corden
E! True Hollywood Story
Myths and Legends
Country's Family Reunion
Behind The Music
Oprah's Master Class
Tabloid
Friday Night Fights
Extra
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
Tia & Tamera
TMZ Live
The Chris Gethard Show
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Celebrity Legacies
VH1 Storytellers
Weird Celebrity Journeys with Bearsac in London
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Hollywood Scandals
Sports Dads
A Capitol Fourth
The Field of Blood
BET Hip Hop Awards
The Star and the Story
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
The Choice
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
Access Hollywood
The Joey and Rory Show
Top 20 Country Countdown
Unsung Hollywood
MTV Unplugged
Deion's Family Playbook
Entertainment Tonight
Critics' Choice Awards
Oprah's Lifeclass
Michael Feinstein's American Songbook
The Big Interview
Live with Kelly & Michael
Playing With Fire
Jessica & Krystal
Flex & Shanice
GMA Live!
Lindsay
I Can Do That
VIP Access
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
Chasing The Saturdays
MTV Video Music Awards
The Sheards
Fox Sports 1 on 1
The Ricki Lake Show
NFL Live
I Love the 2000s
Apollo Live
Award Season
VH1 Divas
Olbermann
The Arsenio Hall Show
History of the Eagles
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
TeenNick Top 10
The Radio Disney Music Awards
VH1 Live!
Raising Asia
Life With La Toya
ET on Own
E! News
Yo! MTV Raps
Hollywood Divas
I Get That A Lot
Farm Aid
Bear Grylls' Wild Adventures
Ex Wives of Rock
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show