In January 2005 VH1 launched its Celebreality programming block of reality shows featuring celebrities, anchored by The Surreal Life, which mimics MTV's The Real World, instead placing celebrities from the past into a living environment.The word "celebreality" is blend of the words "celebrity" and "reality" and is generally used to describe reality TV shows in which celebrities participate as subjects. The term appears to have been coined by Michael Gross, writing for The Toronto Star on May 12, 1991. In his article, entitled "Celebrity's New Face," Mr. Gross used a hyphenated form of the word ("celeb-reality") to describe the tendency of certain contemporary celebrities to downplay the traditional trappings of Hollywood glamour. "You could see the new celeb-reality on display at this year's Oscars," wrote Gross. "It is Kathy Bates and Whoopi Goldberg, not Kim Basinger and Michelle Pfeiffer. It is Jeremy Irons in black tie and the sneakers he says keep his feet on the ground. It is Kevin Costner, fighting small, important battles, winning big, but reacting with modesty and going off to party privately. The new celebrities are human first, famous second."
VH1 announces its latest contest, Digging for DS. We're giving away five (5) Nintendo DS Lites each with one (1) Nintendo DS Game over the next five weeks. (Actually six weeks - we're taking a break from the contest during Thanksgiving week). The contest is simple. Each Monday check in here at Game Break for the week's five questions. Send an email with the correct answers to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Thursday of that same week and we'll pick a winner on Friday. You can dig for the answers to all the questions either in the archives of Game Break or in the games on games.vh1.com . 041b061a72