Credit: Jeff Vespa/

Here’s something to file in the “why didn’t I think of this?” folder. NBC is working on a new reality show that will bring together two of America’s greatest obsessions: food and celebrities. Each week on Celebrity Come Dine With Me, a bold-faced name will host a dinner party for four of their BFFs. The soirée will be judged on presentation, food, and entertainment value, and at the end of the planned five-episode run, the celebrity with the highest score will win $20,000 for their favorite charity.

I have a feeling peeping in on virtually any celeb’s fete would be amusing, but my nomination for host with the most goes to the rascally George Clooney. Here’s why:

  • 1. I am dying to see that Lake Como pad of his
  • 2. With a sense of humor as finely tuned as Clooney’s, I have no doubt that at some point a Champagne-running-out-of-the-nose laughing fit will ensue
  • 3. Think of the potential guest list: Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon…
  • 4. We already know he’s a gracious house guest, so I can only imagine he’d be an even better host

Tell me, PopWatchers, whose dinner party are you dying to spy on?

addCredit(“George Clooney; Jeff Vespa/”)