|Genre||Reality television / News / Documentary|
|Directed by||E. L. Woody|
|Narrated by||Jess Harnell|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|Editor(s)||Ben Le Vine|
|Original network||E! Entertainment Television|
|Original release||June 4, 2003– May 17, 2004|
Celebrities Uncensored is a TV program on the E! network that edited together amusing paparazzi footage of celebrities, usually in public places such as public sidewalks, restaurants, nightclubs, etc. The celebrities were often friendly, but sometimes their more unfriendly antics were featured in an amusing and entertaining way. It was very popular with stars on the rise and created a stir in the Hollywood community. Paris Hilton was first brought to the public's attention by this show.
E. L. Woody was the executive producer and creator of Celebrities Uncensored, along with Paparazzi TV Inc. Co-Founder J.D. Ligier. The tapes provided by Paparazzi TV Inc. (Steve Brodersen, Henry Trappler, Ralph Dominguez, Chris Williams and Wendal Wall) comprised the bulk of clips used in Season 1 E! Entertainment Television. Season 1 episodes topped more than a million viewers. What separated Paparazzi TV Inc. from the rest of the crews out there, aside from this being the very first video paparazzi agency in the world, their team had relationships with stars. They were Jim Carrey & Lauren Holly's Wedding photographers. They were friends with Charlie Sheen, Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr, Mickey Rourke, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and many many more. This was the most beloved paparazzi crew in all of Hollywood.
Season 2 saw that Woody was replaced by paparazzi video duo Gary & Rachelle Kaplan. Few weeks later, a strong decline in viewership due to substandard footage from Kaplans, as well as a lack of relationship between photographer and subject, caused the series to be cancelled.
E! canceled this show the end of Season 2 (in June 2004) after movie stars, unhappy with the show refused to appear on E!'s red carpet shows. This came around the time that Mindy Herman was forced from the network and the new executive put in her place decided to take the network's programming in a direction that was gentler to celebrities and less exploitative about their private lives.
Celebrities Uncensored was syndicated globally for the next three years and enjoyed worldwide success.
- Out are mind-numbing-though highly amusing-series such as "Celebrities Uncensored, (heavy on Paris Hilton sightings) in favor of "more comedy, more reality, different types of shows, said Mr. Harbert.
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