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This Is Happening: VH1 Announces 'Famous Food' Starring Heidi Montag, Danielle Staub, Jake Pavelka, a Call Girl and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Apr 20th 2011 11:27AM
Famous FoodSo, remember that time paparazzi snapped photos of reality TV luminaries Heidi Montag, Danielle Staub and Jake Pavelka filming some sort of show in Hollywood?

Well, the reality-pocalypse is nigh: Those A-listers and more will be coming your way this fall in VH1's new reality series, 'Famous Food.' According to the network, the former 'Hills' star, 'Real Housewife of New Jersey' and 'Bachelor' will join Three 6 Mafia members DJ Paul and Juicy J, former call girl Ashley Dupre (she's a singer now, apparently) and 'Sopranos' star Vincent Pastore in starting a new restaurant.

The pseudo-celebs will work alongside Los Angeles restaurateurs Mike Malin and Lonnie Moore of the Dolce Group as they try to launch a new restaurant in L.A. called Famous Food.

Malin and Moore are behind such celeb-fronted bars and restaurants as Ketchup, Angels & Kings, Geisha House and Dolce. The duo will challenge the "stars" with tasks related to renovation, concept, marketing, menu, staffing and opening.

At the end of the eight-week process, the celeb who Malin and Moore think worked the hardest will win a partnership stake in the restaurant, while the rest will go on to ... other things. (Probably more reality shows.)

'Famous Food' will debut the first of its 10 hour-long episodes this fall.

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He is someone I can't believe anyone would watch. Is abc desperate.

June 09 2011 at 8:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

All television is scripted .There is no such thing as reality TV.

April 20 2011 at 8:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

OK. Again, a good editor is required here. Why are these folks referred to as "pseudo-celebs"? If anything, THEY meet the requirements of "celebrity" as well as, if not better than, anyone in the world. Using Daniel Boorstin's quintessential definition, a celebrity is someone known for his or her well-knowness. The term SHOULD be used to distinguish those who are famously talented (for something other than publicity) from those who are just celebrated for no compelling reason. By misusing the term, you rob the English language of a real and useful distinction.

April 20 2011 at 7:30 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

Whatever happened to VH1 and MTV? Where is the music? Perhaps you should change the names of your networks because you no longer live up to them.

April 20 2011 at 6:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Actually Cheryl, they do want to see it. That is why they are still producing these shows. Unfortunately we live in a world where people are bored with their own lives and enjoy peeping into the lives of others. In other words they are voyeurs. There isn't anyone who is interesting enough for me to want to spend a part of my day watching them make complete fools of themselves. What the public doesn't realize is that they are giving these people a false sense of entitlement, where they think they are on top of the world and can do anything, based on the number of viewers. By watching these kinds of shows you are telling them that they are worth watching and many of them use that as a way of going as far as the viewers will allow. I think you would have to be a moron to want to watch this kind of garbage.

April 20 2011 at 6:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Morrison's comment

Aol won't allow me to give you a thumbs up, but you are so right!!!

April 20 2011 at 7:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

its a jacked up version of " the sureal life".

April 20 2011 at 6:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

The bad thing about reality shows is that so many people watch them, making the demand greater. Absolutely frightening what some people call entertainment these days.

April 20 2011 at 5:39 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

I'll be glad when reality shows go the way of the dinosaur! BORING!

April 20 2011 at 5:37 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

Oh jeez how can I possibly wait so long for such manufactured drama? Lets all pray they put this wonderful show on as soon as possible!!!

April 20 2011 at 4:50 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to tetrarquin's comment

Do I detect a little sarcasm in your statement? If so, good!

April 20 2011 at 5:38 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

why are you putting something like that on tv , noone wants too see at ,

April 20 2011 at 4:14 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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