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Ke$ha's MTV true life

She's got her own reality series--and a lot to learn

January 30, 2013|By Dana Moran | RedEye

If you're an A-list megastar (Beyonce), your bio doc is aired on HBO. But if you're Ke$ha, you get MTV. The $-list pop star will send fans behind the scenes of her life in "Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life," which kicks off in April. Shot over two years, the show "follows Ke$ha as she navigates the drama and madness of both her personal and professional live, traveling the globe and recording her `Warrior' album," according to MTV. Never mind the fact that she obviously stole the title from the 2001 Kirsten Dunst movie -- what can Ke$ha learn from other celeb reality series?

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"Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica"

Aired: 2003-05

The lesson: True love exists ... for a while. J. Simp and her confusion over Chicken of the Sea probably won't help Ke$ha any -- she already thinks Jack Daniels is toothpaste. Instead, she might learn a bit about the power of love, and not letting your parents have too much control over your career.

Britney and Kevin: Chaotic

Aired: 2005

The lesson: Just ... don't be an idiot. The series follows a particularly juicy time in Brit-Brit's life, and in the course of five episodes she begins dating, becomes engaged to and marries Kevin. To be clear: This all took three months in real life.

Being Bobby Brown

Aired: 2005

The lesson: Start dealing with your issues before appearing on TV. Bobby and then-wife Whitney Houston had a pretty ugly relationship, and viewers got a huge eyeful during this short-lived series. The archived footage is so bad that Bravo, which aired the show, promised it would never see the light of day again following Whitney's death.

The Simple Life

Aired: 2003-07

The lesson: You CAN remake your image. Absolutely nothing classy happened on "The Simple Life," which mostly featured Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie fannying around a farm and making icky noises about cows. While Paris is still ... Paris ... Nicole managed to get control of her life, have two cute kids and basically start behaving like a normal, extremely rich member of society.

Keeping up with the Kardashians

Aired: 2007-present

The lesson: Money CAN buy you fame. If you think about it (but not too hard), "Keeping up" is almost a modern-day version of "The Simple Life" -- a bunch of subjectively hot people who are famous just for being rich. If Ke$ha ever gets lazy, at least she's got that to fall back on.

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