Parents' Guide to

The Fabulous Life of...

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Light tabloid fare celebrates stars and money.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2003
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While the show suggests a hint of eye-rolling at the stars' outlandish spending habits and luxury tastes, it isn't shy about dropping brand names or promoting them. On the VH1 Web site, which is advertised throughout the network's shows, browsers can find the Little Black Book listing all the products and vendors described on the individual episodes.

But overall the show has absolutely no redeeming value and only serves to glamorize the materialistic, appearance-oriented culture of Hollywood and celebrities. Teenagers who follow celebrity happenings will eat the series up, but parents concerned about star culture and the messages it sends may want to limit teens' intake. That said, since none of its content is overtly offensive, a little Fab Life in moderation might help a day home with the flu pass more quickly.

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