Not exactly sure what former ‘Bachelor’ Jake Pavelka, ‘The Hills’ plastic surgery clad Heidi Montag, and unstable (to put it politely) ‘New Jersey Housewives’ star Danielle Staub all have in common? It seems as though VH1, part of DISH Network programming, has put together a new reality series featuring the mentioned C-list celebrities, plus the rap group Three 6 Mafia, call girl turned singer Ashley Dupre and Vincent Pastore (part of the ‘Sopranos’ cast), called ‘Famous Food.’ These Hollywood desperadoes will be eating there way through the series alongside restaurateurs of the Dolce Group, Mike Malin and Lonnie Moore who will offer the hardest working “celeb” a partnership in their new restaurant venture in Los Angeles, ‘Famous Food.’
Malin and Moore are no strangers to celebrity partnerships in the restaurant business, having worked with A-list investors before including, Ashton Kutcher, Wilmer Valderrama, Jamie Kennedy and many others. The Dolce Group currently run multiple restaurants, many of which are housed in the Los Angeles area, from Ketchup to Geisha House and Bella Cucina Italiana. The restaurateur duo is hoping to make Famous Food another celeb hot spot with the help of one of the lucky celebrity participants and the VH1 reality series platform. According to AOL’s TV Squad, the celebs will be tasked with various restaurant related challenges including: “renovation, concept, marketing, menu, staffing and opening.”
‘Famous Food’ is expected to air in the fall of 2011 on VH1, to learn more about DISH Network programming, visit authorized retailer DISH Systems online where you can also find the latest DISH deals. Will you watch ‘Famous Food’ on VH1? Do you think this will be a serious reality competiton or a platform for the stars to capitalize on another TV trainwreck?