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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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The Challenge
The Challenge
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Wentworth
Wentworth
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Tia & Tamera
Tia & Tamera
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
The Chris Gethard Show
The Chris Gethard Show
Oprah's Next Chapter
Oprah's Next Chapter
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
Hip Hop Squares
Hip Hop Squares
Kocktails with Khloe
Kocktails with Khloe
The Real
The Real
Long Strange Trip
Long Strange Trip
Teen Mum
Teen Mum
Follow The Rules
Fear Factor
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
BET Hip Hop Awards
Access Hollywood
Deion's Family Playbook
Myths and Legends
World's Most Dangerous Roads
Behind The Music
Country's Family Reunion
King of the Cage
New York Live
The Sheards
E! True Hollywood Story
TMZ Live
Oprah's Master Class
Extra
Christmas In Rockefeller Center
Celebrity Legacies
Weird Celebrity Journeys with Bearsac in London
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Hollywood Scandals
Sports Dads
The Dick Cavett Show
History of the Eagles
The Field of Blood
The Star and the Story
60 Minutes Sports
MTV Unplugged
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
GMA Live!
The Choice
Bobby Jones Gospel
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
VH1 Storytellers
Fox Sports Live
TeenNick Top 10
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Top 20 Countdown
Oprah's Lifeclass
VH1 News
NFL Live
Life With La Toya
Lindsay
Bruce Lee Lives!
Celebrity Crime Files
G Girls
Tabloid
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
CHIC.TV Movies
Snoop Dogg's Father Hood
Raising Whitley
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector
College Football on CBS
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
Dinner at Tiffani's
The Big Interview
MovieStar
Fox Sports 1 on 1
Mario Lopez: One On One
A Very Gaga Thanksgiving
The Mind of a Chef
The Ricki Lake Show
CelebTV.com
Apollo Live
My Music
Playing With Fire
iHeartRadio Music Festival
This Is Justin Bieber
The Arsenio Hall Show
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Fashion Queens
Live From E!
The Dish
The Gossip Game
RMTV Live Performances
E! News Now
ET on Own
E! News