Parents' Guide to

CMT Diary

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Glimpse at stars' lives can send mixed messages.

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Commercial s are very loud

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Seeing into celebrities' lives may sound enticing, and it's definitely got the curiosity factor in its favor, but the featured celebs don't always exhibit model behavior. Take a recent episode featuring Gretchen Wilson, for example. Almost every scene -- whether at home with family or during meetings on the tour bus -- involves drinking, including one in which Wilson and her family take viewers along for a favorite group pastime -- target practice -- and she's shown with a beer in one hand and a handgun in the other. But not to worry -- she explains it all by tying it to family bonding: "Shootin' guns and drinkin' and raising hell is kind of just part of a family tradition." Shortly thereafter, she reminds viewers that celebs like herself need to keep it real because, after all, "you've got to be a role model."

Because the tone of CMT Diary depends on the personality of its stars, each episode is different. For some stars, family and faith come first, and the resulting messages may be entirely unobjectionable. If your teens can't get enough of their country music idols, don't rule out this insider's look at their lives -- just check it out before giving them the go-ahead.

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