Parents' Guide to

Famous Food

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Celebs' tempers ignite restaurant reality contest.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2011
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It's hard to feel invested in a group of outrageous celebrities raucously vying for a role that many of them could simply buy without a second thought. The show makes little attempt to downplay the catty behavior that erupts among the stars, and the extreme nature of the challenge encourages bubbling tempers, backbiting, and the blame game when things go wrong. There's some merit to the fact that the project's success hinges on the stars' ability to overcome their differences and work as a team and that individuals are singled out for positive contributions, but these fleeting moments usually take a backseat to the bickering.

The show also serves as a platform for the stars to exercise their inflated egos, which, despite their professed passion for the food industry, raises the question of whether this was their ultimate goal in joining the project in the first place. Heated arguments are smattered with strong language, and drinking on the job is a regular endeavor for a few of the stars. Ultimately, though, it's these same qualities that make the show a compelling guilty-pleasure watch for reality fans.

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