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Monday, June 1, 2009

A Celebrity Trainwreck

If ever there was an example of vapid celebrities desperately clawing for attention, it is the perhaps purposefully bad concept "I'm a celebrity, get me out of here!" that starts tonight and runs for three weeks on NBC.

Contestants include Stephen Baldwin, American Idol finalist Sanjaya Malakar and wife of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, Patricia Blagovich. The last one might really surprise some, but she was only asked to be on the show after a judge prohibited the former governor from being on the show himself (he needs permisson to leave the country and the show is being filmed in Costa Rica). Janice Dickinson, who still has the attitude of a big shot celebrity despite bording on obscurity, appeared on an episode of Christina's Court earlier today (she was the defendant), so apparently she'll do anything to keep her face on TV.

So if you have any interest in watching, you can see these celebrities do "embarassing" things to stay on TV. I put embarassing in quotes because while these things might be embarassing for other people, these celebrities obviously have no shame. I was able to sit through an entire season of The Celebrity Apprentice, but this may be too much to stomach.

Something tells me NBC put this together just for the trainwreck potential.



Anonymous Steve said...

In the race to see how low they can go, NBC's reality television is actually giving the network a real winner. First they have the torture show with eating gross stuff, then Mr. Hair-do, and now this. Can't watch this stuff and seeing the commercials for it on their real shows, some of which actually are good, indicates it's amateur hour at a loser of a network. Hope they don't ruin the NFL for me.

June 2, 2009 at 1:17 PM 

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