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VH1 loves the 'Life' Celeb Housemates ..
« on: February 07, 2006, 07:34:18 PM »
VH1 loves the 'Life'
Celeb housemates will face off for a $100,000 prize
 
By DENISE MARTIN

 
VH1
VH1 has greenlit "The Surreal Life: Fame Games," an all-star edition of the reality show featuring former cast members Ron Jeremy, Vanilla Ice and Emmanuel Lewis.
Unlike regular seasons of "Surreal" in which C-list celebs live together "Real World"-style, the 10-episode "Fame Games" will be an elimination in which housemates face off for a $100,000 prize.

Set in Las Vegas and hosted by Robin Leach, skeinskein will pit players against one another in challenges sending up the world of fame and showbiz.

Possible contests include "Red Carpet Fashion Showdown," "Paparazzi Hide-and-Seek," "Hotel Room Trash-a-thon" and "What's Charo Saying?"

Brigitte Nielsen, Chyna Doll, Sandra "Pepa" Denton, C.C. DeVille and Traci Bingham also will participate. Production begins in March for a debut in late summer or early fourth quarter.

"Surreal Life" producers Mark Cronin and Cris Abrego will exec produce the show, one of several projects under the pair's production deal with VH1. Struck last summer, it committed Abrego's 51 Pictures and Cronin's Mindless EntertainmentMindless Entertainment to produce at least seven series through 2007 for the cablercabler (Daily Variety, July 13).

Cronin and Abrego's shows have included four seasons of "Surreal," and the spinoffs "Strange Love," "My Fair Brady" and "Flavor of Love." The last is currently VH1's top-rated original series.

Sixth season of "Surreal Life" -- fourth for VH1 -- debuts March 19. Cast includes Sherman Helmsley, Steve Harwell, DeVille, Tawny Kitaen, Andrea Lowell and Alexis Arquette.


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Re: VH1 loves the 'Life' Celeb Housemates ..
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2006, 05:55:59 PM »
Surreal Life All-Stars to Compete in "The Surreal Life Fame Games" on VH1 2/13/06

Surreal Life All-Stars Set to Return to Compete in VH1's First Ever 'The Surreal Life Fame Games' in Las Vegas With Brigitte Nielsen, Ron Jeremy, Chyna Doll, Vanilla Ice, Traci Bingham, Jordan Knight, Pepa, Emanuel Lewis, Andrea Lowell and C.C. Deville;  Hosted by Robin Leach

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- This time, what happens in Vegas won't stay in Vegas. It will be telecast on VH1's first ever "The Surreal Life Fame Games" and hosted by the certified bearer of champagne tastes and caviar dreams, Mr. Robin Leach himself (Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous).

VH1 is set to begin production on the fourth spin-off of the successful Surreal Life franchise. This time, ten of the most memorable cast members from all six seasons will come together in Las Vegas to compete in a series of "Fame Games" which will whittle them down to just one winner of a $100,000 grand prize.

"The Surreal Life Fame Games" will be a ten episode elimination featuring tongue-in-cheek competitions that parody the trappings, costs, conceits and drama of being famous. The Surreal celebrities will have their Hollywood survival skills challenged, their popularity measured and their ability to navigate the treacherous world of tabloid stardom put to the test.

The hour long show will be hosted by Las Vegas local Robin Leach and feature many Vegas locations, events and celebrity cameos. Surreal Life all-stars returning to compete include: Brigitte Nielsen (Season 3), Chyna Doll (Season 4), Vanilla Ice (Season 2), Pepa (Season 5), Emmanuel Lewis (Season 1), C.C. DeVille (yet to air Season 6), Ron Jeremy (Season 2), Jordan Knight (Season 3) and Tracy Bingham (Season 2).

"It'll be enormous fun to bring all of these larger than life Surreal Celebrities to live together in one place as they compete for the Grand Prize -- there's no way there won't be fireworks," said series Executive Producer and co-creator Mark Cronin. "Hollywood celebrities tend to take themselves too seriously -- we're going to have a great time lampooning the whole celebrity process," added Cris Abrego, the other half of the successful production team behind the Surreal Life, Strange Love, My Fair Brady and Flavor of Love.

Fame Game competitions will include everything from the "Red Carpet Fashion Showdown" to "Paparazzi Hide-and-Seek" to the "Hotel Room Trash-a-thon" to a funny little game called "What's Charo Saying?" While the premise of all the games will be fun, the competitions will be real -- and in the end, only one Surreal All-Star will claim the final prize.


 

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