In this restaurant, "seven stars" might not be a good thing... From Ashton Kutcher's Geisha House to Robert DeNiro's Ago, attaching a celebrity's name to a restaurant is definitely a growing trend in Hollywood.... but is it always a recipe for success? Famous Food will put this concept to the test by partnering with renowned restaurateurs, The Dolce Group, to give seven celebrities the chance to turn an empty Sunset Strip eatery into a flourishing and fully operating restaurant. If they succeed -- one of them will be rewarded with a partnership position in the new venture. The cast includes Heidi Montag ("The Hills"), who sees this as her chance to save her family after the demise of her parent's restaurant. Singer (and the former NY Governor's Scandal-Girl) Ashley Dupre will try her hand at a new kind of business. She might not know food but she knows customer service on "Famous Food".
Runtime: 60 minutes
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Famous Food is a VH1 reality series that premiered 10 July 2011. It features seven celebrities as they work to open and take ownership in a restaurant in Hollywood owned by Mike Malin (who competed in Big Brother 2 and Big Brother 7: All-Stars, which he won) and Lonnie Moore of The Dolce Group. Due to low ratings, VH1 announced on July 15 that the show will move to Wednesdays 8/7c beginning July 20. DJ Paul was the winner of the partnership but after a twist the judges awarded a second partnership to Danielle Staub. The restaurant created on the show, named “Lemon Basket”, was closed after just 5 months.
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In 2011, various cast members were seen filming for an upcoming reality series. On April 21, 2011, the series was confirmed by VH1. On the same day, cast member Heidi Montag talked about the series on On Air with Ryan Seacrest, saying it “is about several celebrities coming together and building a restaurant, and working in it, and kind of figuring out the in’s and outs of the restaurant business, and how to be successful in it.”
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