'Celebrity Come Dine With Me': George Clooney edition

George_lHere’s something to file in the "why didn’t I think of this?" folder. NBC is working on a new reality show that will bring together two of America’s greatest obsessions: food and celebrities. Each week on Celebrity Come Dine With Me, a bold-faced name will host a dinner party for four of their BFFs. The soirĂ©e will be judged on presentation, food, and entertainment value, and at the end of the planned five-episode run, the celebrity with the highest score will win $20,000 for their favorite charity.

I have a feeling peeping in on virtually any celeb’s fete would be amusing, but my nomination for host with the most goes to the rascally George Clooney. Here’s why:

1. I am dying to see that Lake Como pad of his
2. With a sense of humor as finely tuned as Clooney’s, I have no doubt that at some point a Champagne-running-out-of-the-nose laughing fit will ensue
3. Think of the potential guest list: Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon…
4. We already know he’s a gracious house guest, so I can only imagine he’d be an even better host

Tell me, PopWatchers, whose dinner party are you dying to spy on?

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  • Snarf

    Posh! I would love to be at dinner with her and watch her not eat for an hour and a half. I find it facinating.

  • Jamie

    I’d like to see the Lively family. I think people would be surprised to see that all of these beautiful and talented actors are related. Since Blake is the biggest star, she could obviously host her brothers Eric (The L Word, 24: Exile) and Jason (European Vacation), her sisters Robyn (Teen Witch) and Lori (SI: Swimsuit Edition), brother-in-law Bart Johnson (High School Musical 1 & 2) and her parents Ernie & Elaine.

  • Lauren

    Rainn Wilson. His wife, Holiday Reinhorn, is an excellent writer, and Rainn himself seems like a cool guy with a dry wit (I got to say hi when I attended a preview screening of The Rocker with a post-show Q&A). Plus, he could invite some of his pals from The Office, like Steve Carell and/or John Krasinski!

  • AA

    A dinner with the cast of AD? C’mon!!

  • anne

    i’ll only watch the show if they get a-list/b-list celebs. I get the feeling though that we’ll get celebs closer to the kind that go on “dancing with the stars” and so the term “celebrity” should be taken with a grain of salt.

  • Silv

    The Owen/Luke Wilson family;
    Tim McGraw/Faith Hill;
    Barbra Streisand/James Brolin w/dinner guests Josh Brolin & Diane Lane. I have a feeling Babs is a MIL terror;
    Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes. You just know there’s weirdness there.

  • Kai-

    Wasn’t this already done a few years ago with Jon Favreau on IFC call Dinner for Five? The only thing that show didn’t have with this “new” concept is the tacky game-show element. Plus can you imagine the quality of “celebrity” they would end up with? Probably an even lower class then the ones on Dancing with the “Stars”.

  • Kai-

    Guess annie and I were on the same wave length. Didn’t mean to steal your comment.

  • Vinda Lou

    Yeah, I’ve gotta agree. This is just Dinner for Five, minus everything that made Dinner for Five worth watching.

  • Dee

    My first thought was WTF, Jon Favreau needs to sue! LOL. This is just Dinner for Five, with the exact same number of people at dinner! Sheesh, why not dinner with one or Celebrity Double Dating. Something else that’ll help me keep the TV off.

  • Broadway Baby

    How great would Liza Minnelli be with guests Michael Jackson, Liz Taylor and Star Jones? Very.

  • Maya

    i’m with you Amy, i’ll take George Clooney over any one else. :-)

  • Maya

    i forget to add that:
    1) you just know that dinner will be great i’m not talking about the food (well that too or the obvious eye candy that is Clooney) but of the conversation you just know it will a various evening moving from silly jokes to serious talks about politics and other important stuff (like darfur or world anger)
    2) sadly it will never happen somehow i can’t imagine George will agree to do something like this. The hosts will most likely be B list and below type of celebrities.

  • Anonymous

    George Clooney looks horrible in that picture and this sounds like a stupid show. NBC can’t do any good scripted shows anymore…so they do the next cheapest thing…reality shows. NBC has nothing worth watching anymore except for The Office.

  • ZF

    I would like to see celebrities who actually cook. Maybe Christopher Walken (of roasted-chicken-and-pears fame), Coolio (“Cookin’ with Coolio”), Ashley Judd (some formal culinary training).

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