Surreal Life All-Stars Return to Compete in VH1's First Ever 'The Surreal Life Fame Games' Premiering Sunday, January 7 at 9PM ET/PT
With Brigitte Nielsen, Ron Jeremy, Chyna Doll, Vanilla Ice, Traci Bingham,
Verne Troyer, Jordan Knight, Pepa, Emmanuel Lewis, Andrea Lowell and C.C.
Hosted by Robin Leach
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 12 -- Audience favorites from
all six seasons of Surreal Life kick-off 2007 in a new competition series.
VH1's first ever "The Surreal Life Fame Games" hosted by the certified
bearer of champagne wishes and caviar dreams, Mr. Robin Leach himself
(Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous), determines who is an A-list celebrity
and who is a B-list wanna be.
Premiering Sunday, January 7 at 9PM ET/PT on VH1, "The Surreal Life
Fame Games is a competitive twist on Celebreality. This time, eleven of the
most memorable cast members from Surreal Life will come together in Las
Vegas to compete in a series of "fame games" which will whittle them down
to just one winner of a $100,000 grand prize.
"The Surreal Life Fame Games" is a ten episode elimination featuring
tongue-in-cheek competitions that parody the trappings, costs, conceits and
drama of being famous. The Surreal celebrities will have their Hollywood
survival skills challenged, their popularity measured and their ability to
navigate through the treacherous world of tabloid stardom put to the test.
From the very first episode the celebrities will have to struggle to remain
on the comfortable "A List" side of the house by winning competitions. The
losing players will be banished to the humiliating "B-list" quarters where
tension builds as the A-listers enjoy gourmet meals prepared by a renowned
Vegas chef and the B-listers are forced to make their own ham sandwiches.
The contestants are reminded of the volatility of fame as the A-list drinks
champagne and get pro-tennis lessons while the B-list is left to play
ping-pong and eat crackers.
The hour long show will be hosted by Las Vegas local Robin Leach and
feature many Vegas locations, events and celebrity cameos. Surreal Life
all-stars returning to compete include: Brigitte Nielsen (Season 3), Chyna
Doll (Season 4), Vanilla Ice (Season 2), Pepa (Season 5), Emmanuel Lewis
(Season 1), C.C. DeVille (Season 6), Ron Jeremy (Season 2), Jordan Knight
(Season 3), Verne Troyer (Season 4), Andrea Lowell (Season 6) and Tracy
Bingham (Season 2).
The competitions will include everything from "Paparazzi Hide-and-Seek"
to "Scandal Video Film Festival" to the "Hotel Room Trash-a-thon" to a
funny little game called "What's Charo Saying?" All the games test a
celebrity's level of relative fame. For example in one simple game, their
names are entered in Google and the one with the most hits wins! In
another, the celebrities compete to see who can get the most famous person
to call into the show. While the premise of all the games will be fun, the
competitions will be real -- and in the end, only one Surreal All-Star will
claim the final prize.
VSPOT, VH1's broadband channel will be home to a host of "Surreal Life
Fame Games" exclusive content including, never-before-seen footage from the
show and interviews with the cast. Can't wait until January? VSPOT has
hours of archived "Surreal Life" content from previous seasons available
for viewing at http://vspot.vh1.com. VH1 On Demand, which is available
across various cable providers' VOD platforms and VH1 Mobile will also
offer exclusive "extras" from the show beginning January 15.
The "Surreal Life Fame Games" is executive produced by Mark Cronin and
Cris Abrego for Mindless Entertainment and 51 Pictures. Jeff Olde, Jill
Holmes, Kristen Kelly and Michael Hirschorn oversee the series for VH1.
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