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Dinner with a celeb! Ok, not really, but you can watch it on TV

by Jane Boursaw, posted Aug 14th 2008 9:38AM
NBC develops Celebrity Come Dine With MeOh, boy! Another opportunity to watch the rich and famous doing rich-and-famous stuff! Well, you know what? I talk to enough celebs to know that most of them are a lot like us. Only with more money, more problems, and way less privacy.

But I digress ... The object of my thoughts is a new celebreality show from NBC and Granada America. Each episode of Celebrity Come Dine With Me (working title, subject to change) will feature a big star hosting a dinner party for four of their fabulous friends. At the end of the evening, the party will be judged by its presentation, food, and entertainment value.

The show is based on a format owned by Granada and has aired in 16 countries, including the U.K., where it's aired for four seasons since 2005. But most of those shows have featured non-famous contestants. What fun is that? It'd be like eating dinner at your neighbor's house.

NBC is currently casting for a five-episode run planned for December. It makes me think of that old show, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, hosted by Robin Leach. But will this new show enjoy champagne wishes and caviar dreams? Guess we'll find out.

And I wonder who they'll get to participate. I'm sure it'll be celebs who have a film or book or perfume line coming out. Personally, I'd like to see what their lives are like when the cameras are off. I'm sure it would make me feel much about my own wimpy problems.

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