Guilty Pleasures Reality TV Showdown: 'I'm A Celeb...' vs. Paris Hilton
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Quarterfinals, Competition: I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! vs. Paris Hilton’s My New BFF
I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!
The tropical, fetid camp for a truly random merry band of losers held a similar strange-bedfellows fascination as that time Flavor Flav and Brigitte Nielsen shared a bathtub on The Surreal Life. You just couldn’t look away. So many questions! If Janice Dickinson finally took a dump, might Sanjaya step in it? Why would Lou Diamond Phillips agree to appear in the same frame as Heidi and Spencer? Wasn’t John Salley in Confessions of a Shopoholic? Okay, eventually you could look away, but it was probably a decent while later than you’d like to admit. One upside to the viewing experience was the reassurance that as guilty as you felt watching it, you were nowhere near as guilty as the crazies who actually starred in it. —Annie Barrett
Paris Hilton’s My New BFF
The opening credits to Paris Hilton’s My New BFF look like a direct-to-video Barbie film for a reason. It’s actually a warning: What you’re about to watch is best suited for audiences ages 3 and up. But that’s the beauty of BFF. It’s not Lost and will by no means deplete your brain power. It will, however, reduce your tolerance for haters and drama, and make you want to use replace the words hello and goodbye with ”love you.” Watching Hilton find a new BFF has become so addicting, that it has gone international, a U.K. version of the show has already aired and production has completed on the Middle East version of the reality show (Is there a way to translate ”TTYN” into Arabic?). But fans stateside shouldn’t worry about getting their helping of the MTV series. The Hilton-ese word ”forever” apparently translates ”until next season.” If the trend continues, the future of the BFFranchise looks (to partially quote season 2 winner Stephen Hampton) ”gorgeous and pink.” –Sandra Gonzalez
Photo Credit: I’m a Celebrity: Craig Sjodin; Paris Hilton: Sam Comen