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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Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
The Challenge
The Challenge
Wentworth
Wentworth
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Hip Hop Squares
Hip Hop Squares
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Tabloid
Tabloid
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Tia & Tamera
Tia & Tamera
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
The Chris Gethard Show
The Chris Gethard Show
Love Connection
Love Connection
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Rock Legends
Rock Legends
StarTalk
StarTalk
Teen Mum
Teen Mum
Kocktails with Khloe
Kocktails with Khloe
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
The Real
The Real
Big Brother: Over the Top
Big Brother: Over the Top
The Big Interview
The Big Interview
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
Hayley Ever After
Hayley Ever After
Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne
Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne
All the Right Moves
All the Right Moves
Heat of the Sun
Heat of the Sun
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
The Sheards
The Sheards
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Myths and Legends
Myths and Legends
Celebrity Damage Control
Celebrity Damage Control
World's Most Dangerous Roads
World's Most Dangerous Roads
The Dick Cavett Show
The Dick Cavett Show
Long Strange Trip
Long Strange Trip
The Choice
The Choice
This Is How I Made It
This Is How I Made It
Oprah's Master Class
Oprah's Master Class
The Radio Disney Music Awards
The Radio Disney Music Awards
Behind The Music
Behind The Music
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
E! True Hollywood Story
E! True Hollywood Story
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
Deion's Family Playbook
Deion's Family Playbook
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Celebrity Legacies
Celebrity Legacies
Weird Celebrity Journeys with Bearsac in London
Weird Celebrity Journeys with Bearsac in London
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Hollywood Scandals
Hollywood Scandals
Jessica & Krystal
Jessica & Krystal
Sports Dads
Sports Dads
The Field of Blood
The Field of Blood
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
The Star and the Story
The Star and the Story
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Lindsay
Lindsay
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
NFL Live
NFL Live
Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event
Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event
VH1 Live!
VH1 Live!
Life With La Toya
Life With La Toya
The Show With Vinny
The Show With Vinny
Entertainment Tonight
Entertainment Tonight
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
Extra
Extra
On This Day
On This Day
MovieStar
MovieStar
Oprah's Next Chapter
Oprah's Next Chapter
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
The Greatest
The Greatest
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
New York Live
New York Live
MTV Unplugged
MTV Unplugged
Bobby Jones Gospel
Bobby Jones Gospel
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
Snoop Dogg's Father Hood
Snoop Dogg's Father Hood
Model Killers
Model Killers
Raising Whitley
Raising Whitley
T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul
T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
The Story Behind
The Story Behind
VH1 News
VH1 News
Dirty Soap
Dirty Soap
Mario Lopez: One On One
Mario Lopez: One On One
Gruden's QB Camp
Gruden's QB Camp
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
The Daily Buzz
The Daily Buzz
OK!TV
OK!TV
Friday Night Fights
Friday Night Fights
Maxim Hot 100
Maxim Hot 100
The Music City Show
The Music City Show
The Price of Fame
The Price of Fame
Award Season
Award Season