Surreal Life All-Stars Set to Return to Compete in VH1's First Ever 'The Surreal Life Fame Games' in Las Vegas
With Brigitte Nielsen, Ron Jeremy, Chyna Doll, Vanilla Ice, Traci Bingham,
Jordan Knight, Pepa, Emanuel Lewis, Andrea Lowell and C.C. Deville
Hosted by Robin Leach
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 -- This time, what happens in Vegas
won't stay in Vegas. It will be telecast on VH1's first ever "The Surreal Life
Fame Games" and hosted by the certified bearer of champagne tastes and caviar
dreams, Mr. Robin Leach himself (Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous).
VH1 is set to begin production on the fourth spin-off of the successful
Surreal Life franchise. This time, ten of the most memorable cast members
from all six seasons 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
"The Surreal Life Fame Games" will be 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 the treacherous world of tabloid stardom put to the test.
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 (yet to air Season 6), Ron Jeremy (Season 2), Jordan
Knight (Season 3) and Tracy Bingham (Season 2).
"It'll be enormous fun to bring all of these larger than life Surreal
Celebrities to live together in one place as they compete for the Grand Prize
-- there's no way there won't be fireworks," said series Executive Producer
and co-creator Mark Cronin. "Hollywood celebrities tend to take themselves
too seriously -- we're going to have a great time lampooning the whole
celebrity process," added Cris Abrego, the other half of the successful
production team behind the Surreal Life, Strange Love, My Fair Brady and
Flavor of Love.
Fame Game competitions will include everything from the "Red Carpet
Fashion Showdown" to "Paparazzi Hide-and-Seek" to the "Hotel Room
Trash-a-thon" to a funny little game called "What's Charo Saying?" 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.
The Surreal Life Fame Games is executive produced by Mark Cronin and Cris
Abrego for Mindless Entertainment and 51 Pictures. Jeff Olde and Jill Holmes
oversee the series for VH1.
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