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'Celebrity Cheaters': At long last, a nadir for reality TV?
A proposed new reality show aiming to catch famous philanderers would be hosted by A-list mistresses Michelle 'Bombshell' McGee and Jamie Jungers
 
Michelle "Bombshell" McGee.
Michelle "Bombshell" McGee.
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The producer behind "Cheaters," a reality TV show that uses undercover techniques to catch spouses being unfaithful on camera, reportedly has an idea for a spinoff. "Celebrity Cheaters" would try "catch celebrity cheaters with their pants down," according to the producers pitch and would be hosted by famous alleged mistresses Michelle "Bombshell" McGee and Jamie Jungers. The show might not happen—no contracts have been signed yet by McGee, a self-identified mistress of actress Sandra Bullock's husband, Jesse James, or Jungers, who won Howard Stern's beauty pageant for women linked to Tiger Woods. And no network has yet agreed to air the program. Would this show be too sleazy to succeed, even by reality TV standards? (Watch a report about "Celebrity Cheaters.") Here's what five commentators had to say:

Reality TV has finally hit rock bottom: "We already considered canceling our cable when we found out Jon Gosselin's ex-girlfriend Hailey Glassman could be getting her own reality show, but this news may finally force us to burn our remotes." Aly Semigran, iVillage

This could push television to unfathomable new depths: "Besides rewarding terrible people for their terribleness, this abomination’s true terror lies in its potential to produce an infinite number of copycat Bombshell McGees, effectively causing her to multiply like a dysentery amoeba until there’s nothing but celebrity mistress shows on TV." Jamie Peck, BlackBook

Admit it, you're curious: "As much as it pains me to admit, I'd probably tune in to the show—at least out of morbid curiosity. Tiger and Jesse (Tiger especially) both seemed like totally devoted husbands, and I think it shocked all of us to learn that they cheated on their wives, Elin Nordegren and Sandra Bullock. If the show is actually able to expose more celebrity cheaters (and I’m not talking D-listers here), it might not be the worst thing in the world." Andy Swift, Hollywood Life

No show is too humiliating for fame addicts: "What kind of celebrities would be featured? Real celebrities or those hoping to get their fame back? I'm guessing the latter. If (McGee and Jungers) are the ones trying to track down the cheaters, it seems kind of hypocritical, but probably entertaining. You have to make that 15 minutes of fame count!" Marie Gallagher, Gather.com

Celebrity home-wrecking is officially an instant path to fame: It's "a sad truth: Sleeping with married, famous men, then telling all, has become the quickest route to celebrity in an age when we had pretty quick routes already." Jennifer Armstrong, Entertainment Weekly

 

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