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
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
The Challenge
The Challenge
BET Hip Hop Awards
BET Hip Hop Awards
Wentworth
Wentworth
Hip Hop Squares
Hip Hop Squares
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Oprah's Master Class
Oprah's Master Class
Oprah's Next Chapter
Oprah's Next Chapter
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
The Real
The Real
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
Tabloid
Tabloid
Long Strange Trip
Long Strange Trip
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Big Interview
The Big Interview
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Married to Jonas
Married to Jonas
Love Connection
Tia & Tamera
The Mind of a Chef
Teen Mum
T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul
Kocktails with Khloe
Orange County Choppers
I Heart Nick Carter
Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne
Chasing Maria Menounos
Myths and Legends
Big Brother: Over the Top
Country's Family Reunion
Fox Sports Live
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Hollywood Scandals
The Dick Cavett Show
60 Minutes Sports
G Girls
NFL Live
Access Hollywood
Deion's Family Playbook
E! True Hollywood Story
The Sheards
VH1 Storytellers
Celebrity Legacies
Weird Celebrity Journeys with Bearsac in London
World's Most Dangerous Roads
Sports Dads
The Field of Blood
The Star and the Story
MTV Unplugged
Behind The Music
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
GMA Live!
The Choice
TMZ Live
Extra
Snoop Dogg's Father Hood
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Bobby Jones Gospel
Entertainment Tonight
Oprah's Lifeclass
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Award Season
King of the Cage
New York Live
Yo! MTV Raps
Hollywood Divas
Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
The Chris Gethard Show
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Skee TV
MTV Video Music Awards
Top 20 Countdown
Dinner at Tiffani's
Dirty Soap
Gruden's QB Camp
Celebrity Damage Control
VH1 Rock Honors
I Love the 2000s
BET Remembers Whitney
Apollo Live
Celebrity Style Story
Look-A-Like
The Mother/Daughter Experiment Celebrity Edition
Splash
The Joey and Rory Show
Stars Earn Stripes
Guilty at 17
Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual
History of the Eagles
Chasing Destiny
TeenNick Top 10
Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On
Broke and Famous: 2017
R&B Divas: LA
Totally Tracked Down
Life With La Toya