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VH1 loves the ‘Life’

Celeb housemates will face off for a $100,000 prize

VH1 has greenlit “The Surreal Life: Fame Games,” an all-star edition of the reality show featuring former cast members Ron Jeremy, Vanilla Ice and Emmanuel Lewis.

Unlike regular seasons of “Surreal” in which C-list celebs live together “Real World”-style, the 10-episode “Fame Games” will be an elimination in which housemates face off for a $100,000 prize.

Set in Las Vegas and hosted by Robin Leach, skein will pit players against one another in challenges sending up the world of fame and showbiz.

Possible contests include “Red Carpet Fashion Showdown,” “Paparazzi Hide-and-Seek,” “Hotel Room Trash-a-thon” and “What’s Charo Saying?”

Brigitte Nielsen, Chyna Doll, Sandra “Pepa” Denton, C.C. DeVille and Traci Bingham also will participate. Production begins in March for a debut in late summer or early fourth quarter.

“Surreal Life” producers Mark Cronin and Cris Abrego will exec produce the show, one of several projects under the pair’s production deal with VH1. Struck last summer, it committed Abrego’s 51 Pictures and Cronin’s Mindless Entertainment to produce at least seven series through 2007 for the cabler (Daily Variety, July 13).

Cronin and Abrego’s shows have included four seasons of “Surreal,” and the spinoffs “Strange Love,” “My Fair Brady” and “Flavor of Love.” The last is currently VH1’s top-rated original series.

Sixth season of “Surreal Life” — fourth for VH1 — debuts March 19. Cast includes Sherman Helmsley, Steve Harwell, DeVille, Tawny Kitaen, Andrea Lowell and Alexis Arquette.

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