13 August 2004 | vertigo_14
Look, a celebrity! In public!
Celebrities Uncensored is a cheap stupid television show brought to you by E! Entertainment, a cheap stupid cable network. The show just features an endless amount of celebrities in (oh my god!) public and the shameless paparazzi doing whatever they can for a photograph (both of celebrities and occasionally, bunch of drunks and hookers) that mostly walk around Sunset Strip and the surrounding areas. Rarely do they get footage from any place else.
Basically, you get the same photographers, the fat guy with the beard who drives around town looking for some celebrities to annoy and photograph, shoving cameras in their faces (for those who just want to be left alone) and chasing them down the street and everything. It brings up a good point about the amount of privacy a public figure should be afforded in public? Is relentless pursuit of people for a photograph the same thing as stalking a person? Where do you draw the line?
It's a pretty stupid show that just shows people at premieres or the front entrances to restaurants, anywhere where the photographers are in public space before being told to get their cameras out of the way and stop trespassing. This even includes chasing down celebrities in airports as they rush to planes while, at the same time, trying to be guarded by various personal assistants. And, for the most part, the celebrities featured are happy to comply (at least briefly, though some only pretend to look like their happy to sign autographs galore and pose for picture after picture with complete strangers), but mostly, it is just celebrities getting annoyed with cameramen for not leaving them alone for a minutes peace. Weddings, premiers, awards shows, cafes, you name it. There's no place where these people aren't targeted. And E! Entertainment is happy to exploit them and turn it into a cheap, stupid show narrated by a guy who sounds like he does the irritating hype narration for those stupid cop specials (like Best Police Chases and other crap television shows). It gets real old, real fast (especially after seeing the bubbly brain-dead Paris Hilton continuously in later shows).