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
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Wentworth
Wentworth
Hayley Ever After
Hayley Ever After
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
World's Most Dangerous Roads
World's Most Dangerous Roads
Kocktails with Khloe
Kocktails with Khloe
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Hip Hop Squares
Hip Hop Squares
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
Love Connection
Love Connection
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Critics' Choice Awards
Critics' Choice Awards
Teen Mum
Teen Mum
The Real
The Real
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
Big Brother: Over the Top
Big Brother: Over the Top
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
I Heart Nick Carter
Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event
True Tori
Follow The Rules
Tanisha Gets Married
Oprah's Master Class
TMZ Live
E! True Hollywood Story
Access Hollywood
Chumel con Chumel Torres
The Dick Cavett Show
Long Strange Trip
Behind The Music
Extra
Lindsay
The Sheards
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
BET Hip Hop Awards
TeenNick Top 10
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Myths and Legends
Oprah's Next Chapter
Weird Celebrity Journeys with Bearsac in London
Jessica & Krystal
Sports Dads
The Field of Blood
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
The Star and the Story
Tia & Tamera
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
The Choice
Bobby Jones Gospel
Freestyle Love Supreme
NFL Live
New York Live
E! News
Unsung Hollywood
Deion's Family Playbook
Celebrity Crime Files
G Girls
Snoop Dogg's Father Hood
Raising Whitley
Live From the Red Carpet
The Joey and Rory Show
History of the Eagles
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Broke and Famous: 2017
VH1 Live!
ET on Own
MTV Unplugged
Hollywood Divas
StarTalk
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Entertainment Tonight
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Tabloid
60 Minutes Sports
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
Be Good Johnny Weir
CMT Cribs
Hollywood Exes
Orange County Choppers
Top 20 Countdown
Sanya's Glam & Gold
The Big Interview
Reel Life
Gruden's QB Camp
The Ricki Lake Show
The Daily Buzz
Friday Night Fights
Criss Angel: Trick'd Up
The Lylas
Melissa & Tye
Party On
VH1 Divas
The Illusionists
Hollywood Scandals