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
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
Ashlee+Evan
Ashlee+Evan
Hip Hop Squares
Hip Hop Squares
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Tia & Tamera
Tia & Tamera
Love Connection
Love Connection
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
BET Hip Hop Awards
BET Hip Hop Awards
Flex & Shanice
Flex & Shanice
Second Wives Club
Second Wives Club
Mrs. Eastwood & Company
Mrs. Eastwood & Company
World's Most Dangerous Roads
World's Most Dangerous Roads
The Jeselnik Offensive
The Jeselnik Offensive
The Real
The Real
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
Hollywood Exes
Hollywood Exes
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
Celebrity Legacies
Celebrity Legacies
Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual
Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual
The Radio Disney Music Awards
The Radio Disney Music Awards
E! True Hollywood Story
E! True Hollywood Story
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
Unsung Hollywood
Unsung Hollywood
Lindsay
Lindsay
Extra
Extra
The Sheards
The Sheards
Behind The Music
Behind The Music
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
Oprah's Master Class
Oprah's Master Class
The Big Interview
The Big Interview
Deion's Family Playbook
Deion's Family Playbook
Teen Mum
Teen Mum
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
VH1 Live!
VH1 Live!
Oprah's Lifeclass
Oprah's Lifeclass
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
Oprah's Next Chapter
Oprah's Next Chapter
Final Cut
Final Cut
The Ricki Lake Show
The Ricki Lake Show
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
MTV Unplugged
MTV Unplugged
Bobby Jones Gospel
Bobby Jones Gospel
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
The Lisa Oz Show
The Lisa Oz Show
Myths and Legends
Myths and Legends
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
The Arsenio Hall Show
The Arsenio Hall Show
Making of
Making of
R&B Divas: LA
R&B Divas: LA
Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne
Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne
Popped
Popped
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Entertainment Tonight
Entertainment Tonight
Chasing Maria Menounos
Chasing Maria Menounos
Anna Nicole Smith
Anna Nicole Smith
VIP Access
VIP Access
On This Day
On This Day
Model Killers
Model Killers
Raising Whitley
Raising Whitley
The Chris Gethard Show
The Chris Gethard Show
College Football on CBS
College Football on CBS
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
NFL Live
NFL Live
Backstory
Backstory
Playing With Fire
Playing With Fire
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
New York Live
New York Live
Kocktails with Khloe
Kocktails with Khloe
The Dish
The Dish
Broke and Famous: 2017
Broke and Famous: 2017
E! News
E! News
Long Strange Trip
Long Strange Trip
The Choice
The Choice
Celebrity Crime Files
Celebrity Crime Files
Championship Wrestling from Hollywood
Championship Wrestling from Hollywood
The Seven
The Seven
Critics' Choice Awards
Critics' Choice Awards
Bollywood Fry
Bollywood Fry
Crowd Goes Wild
Crowd Goes Wild
Michael Feinstein's American Songbook
Michael Feinstein's American Songbook
Golden Boy on Fox
Golden Boy on Fox
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
Dinner at Tiffani's
Dinner at Tiffani's
Fox Sports 1 on 1
Fox Sports 1 on 1