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The Six Subspecies of Celebreality TV

Sunday night marks the debut of Famous Food, VH1's nauseating (at least judging by the trailer) reality contest series starring Heidi Montag, Ashely Dupré, Jake Pavelka, Vincent Pastore, Danielle Staub, and Three 6 Mafia members DJ Paul and Juicy J. The seven future Nobel laureates will compete for an ownership share of a restaurant, but what they're really competing for is another ride on the fame coaster. Each celebreality show might seem weirder or sadder than the previous one, but they're not really covering any new ground. In fact, there are only six subgenres of celebreality.

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