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Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg Team Up for Reality Show

Is it too early to call this the best reality show ever?

(Newser) - Lewis and Clark. Astaire and Rogers. Ben and Jerry. Simon and Garfunkel. Snoop and Martha. Yes, you can add Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart to the list of Best Duos Ever, because they are teaming up on VH1 for a new reality show, Variety reports. Martha & Snoop's Dinner ... More »

VH1 Reality Star 'Real' Givens Dead at 33

Real Chance of Love star was diagnosed with colon cancer 2 years ago

(Newser) - Ahmad "Real" Givens, star of VH1 reality shows including Real Chance of Love, has died of colon cancer at age 33, People reports. Givens learned he had stage four colon cancer in March 2013, E! Online reports; at the time, the site notes, he heard he had two weeks... More »

Santorum Ad Inspired by ... Pop Up Video

GOP candidate channels VH1's late-'90s hit

(Newser) - GOP hopeful Rick Santorum's latest campaign ad doesn't exactly scream 2012. The video is seemingly inspired by VH1's cult classic TV show Pop Up Video, which was a huge hit after it debuted in 1996 (it was resurrected in October of this year ). In the 60-second... More »

Jessica Simpson Eats Bugs, Stays Ditsy

The 'Price of Beauty' premiere offers some funny moments

(Newser) - Jessica Simpson’s new reality show debuted last night, and it put her in a few disgusting situations. In the first episode of VH1’s The Price of Beauty, Simpson attempted to eat a bug in Thailand—because they boost metabolism—and later found herself using a facial cream made... More »

Dr. Drew Is Clueless About Sex Addiction

And he's a narcissist to boot, says participant on 'Sex Rehab'

(Newser) - The current season of VH1's Sex Rehab With Dr. Drew wraps up this weekend, and at least one participant is glad to be rid of his association with the good doctor. "It was immediately apparent that while Drew may be an astounding drug and alcohol specialist, he knows very... More »

VH1 Brings Back Behind the Music

Lil Wayne, Scott Weiland to be featured

(Newser) - VH1 is reviving Behind the Music—yes, it was gone—after the success of last fall’s popular New Kids on the Block special. “It felt like the time was right,” a network exec tells the Hollywood Reporter. “There’s all sorts of new artists who have... More »

Cho Gung-Ho on New Show

Comedienne has a new show and plenty to talk about

(Newser) - If you've missed Margaret Cho's raunchy brand of comedy, her new "scripted reality sitcom," The Cho Show, debuts this month on VH1 and follows the comedienne and hangers-on through outrageous adventures in Hollywood. Cho sat down with Radar to talk about anal bleaching, defending Britney Spears, and winning... More »

VH1 Loses Creator of Hit Shows

Hirschorn decamps network to start production company

(Newser) - VH1 programming VP Michael Hirschorn—the brains behind "Flavor of Love" and other hit shows that turned around the once-sleepy network—is leaving to start a new company centered on unscripted programming. The Hollywood Reporter writes that Ish Entertainment has secured a first-look deal with MTV Networks' Music Group,... More »

Check Out of This 'Rehab'

VH1 show exploits fame junkies looking to kick addictions

(Newser) - VH1 has pulled off a difficult feat—it's brought reality TV to new depths of depravity, writes Mark Perigard of the Boston Herald. The network's new "Celebrity Rehab," which follows the struggles of B- and C-list celebs as they try to kick their varous addictions, is "heartless,... More »

Perez Hilton Calls Own Work ‘Noble’

Admits he skewers Britney because he feels 'cheated'

(Newser) - Mario Lavandeira, aka Perez Hilton, is every celebrity’s worst nightmare, but the blogger thinks his work—satirically applying lipstick, dollar signs, and other doodles to Hollywood’s most photographed—is “noble.” With his own VH1 reality show, a ban from the Chateau Marmont, and a yearly take... More »

Cubans Ignore Static on Illegal TV

Even committed commies crave US satellite shows despite Castro ban

(Newser) - Cubans are turning to black-market satellite TV to watch soap operas, US news and music videos, and even the Chicago White Sox—in defiance of a national ban on the programs, the Christian Science Monitor reports. "If there is censorship, there is business," said one  provider who faces... More »

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