A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series focuses on documenting reckless, self-destructive, and/or illegal celebrity behavior -- and relishes presenting these stories to viewers. While the show will cover any celebrity making headlines, female celebrities appear to be featured more predominantly.
Violence & Scariness
Some celebs exhibit aggressive behavior (often toward photographers).
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Includes discussion of celebrity romances; some hugging and kissing visible. Stories have also covered nude pictures (and the scandals they cause) and sex tapes made by various celebrities.
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Words like "hell" are audible in taped footage; stronger fare, like "f--k," is bleeped out.
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Products & Purchases
Features popular celebrities, including Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and Owen Wilson. Hollywood venues, hotels, and nightclubs are sometimes visible.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol and cigarettes visible in some segments. Alcohol and drug addiction is discussed, as are DUIs and drug possession.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this tabloid-like newsmagazine series covers the latest headline-grabbing exploits of popular celebrities, homing in on their outrageous, self-destructive, and/or illegal behavior. Coverage can (and often does) include everything from nude photos and sex tape to alleged alcohol and drug addiction. Most of the show's iffy content is of the caught-on-tape variety, but the fact that the show thrives on the kind of behavior that no parent would want their kids emulating is disturbing enough.
Is It Any Good?
Like any celebrity newsmagazine show, Celebrity Exposé exploits any shocking events that are actually caught on camera. In an effort to keep the "exposé" from becoming redundant (which is what showing the same footage over and over again tends to do), psychologists offer their two cents about what they see. The featured celeb's estranged parents, friends, and assistants also weigh in with their thoughts
The show is a TV gossip column that highlights the salacious details of a celeb's life gone wrong. Analyzing everything from a troubled star's first crush to his or her latest film flop, CE tries to flesh out every aspect of stars' lives in order to shed light on their latest outrageous and self-destructive antics. Bottom line? It's the kind of thing that can be a true guilty pleasure, but since it doesn't provide true context (or truly thoughtful analysis), it's not much different from reading The Enquirer at the grocery store.
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