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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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Andy

'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.'

This show (being called The Perfect Dinner) is a big hit for years now in Germany, both the VIP and the non-VIP version of it, and one of the reasons is surely the joy to "spy" on other peoples houses, especially the VIP ones.

You will be surprised how "normal" prominent people are living and it is always funny to watch someone struggling in the kitchen, trying to impress their fellow contestants and often failing very entertainingly.

August 14 2008 at 4:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michelle

I liked this show the first time...when it was called "Dinner for Five" on IFC with Jon Favreau.

Of course, on IFC they could smoke and drink and curse.

August 14 2008 at 10:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
colby

Nah ... think I'd rather watch any episode of Dinner for Five ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinner_for_Five

August 14 2008 at 9:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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