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Reality of Fashion: Glam God Debuts on VH1 Tonight

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Another fashion reality show—this one based in Downtown LA—featuring stylists quest to become, yes, a "Glam God." The whole show is inspired by the "pages of Us Weekly," which already tells you something—the prize being $100,000 and a chance to style a celeb for the mag. Vivica A. Fox hosts the VH1 show, debuting tonight, with Us Weekly's West Coast Bureau Chief Melanie Bromley and stylist Philip Bloc. The trailer shows some catty drunken fighting, crying jags and phrases like "don't drink and dress," but the best line comes from Fox, when she tells someone "keep reaching for the stars because you're not ready to dress them." How long did it take to come up with that one?

But fashion-schmashion. We love the fact that blog Angelenic, devoted to Downtown, is only concerned with how the show portrays the city.

"Production crews took over a large loft in the Arts District near Barker Block, and a preview of the tonight’s episode shows clips of Downtown streetscapes woven into a world of glamor and fashion—positive exposure we think could help cure Downtown’s deep-seated perception issues...Glam God could be the first to show off our neighborhoods as more than just an urban backdrop."

We're not convinced that this is the show to shed positive light on the city.
· new vh1 reality series based downtown premieres tonight [Angelenic]