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By Jill Murphy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Videolog for popular celebs is OK for teens.

TV MTV Reality TV 2004
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Diary offers regular folks an intriguing glimpse of celebrities' lives, humanizing them at the same time, but it's best to take the show's view of "real" life with a pretty big grain of salt. Some of what is shown really is hard work -- early wake-up calls, living in a hotel, multiple phone interviews, excessive traveling -- but it's hard to sympathize given the perks of celebrity status: personal shoppers, personal assistants, drivers, free designer clothes, magazine covers, adoring fans, and so on. If it's MTV your teen is after, they might enjoy other behind-the-scenes programming that's less about celebrity and more about topics they can relate to in their own life.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: September 20, 2004
  • Cast: Ashanti , Beyoncé
  • Network: MTV
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: December 16, 2022

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