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Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 12/27/2010

Lists: Five slightly boring musical acts who would make great reality tv stars

By Allison Stewart

fantasiaFantasia's life is more interesting than her music. (Laura Miller/FTWP)

American Idol Season Three winner Fantasia Barrino has had a turbulent life marked by illiteracy, a suicide attempt, money troubles and a teen pregnancy, some of which is documented on her VH1 reality show, "Fantasia For Real."

Fantasia, who plays DAR Constitution Hall on Tuesday, is just one of several artists whose albums aren't nearly as interesting/tumultuous/scandalous as his/her everyday life. We've assembled a list of artists who we think would make even greater reality show stars, with some help from classic TV show plot devices. Obviously, Click Track has thought about this a little too much:


The set-up: We know. She already has a show. But it's could be better. Fantasia was once a young single mother in need of guidance, and we'd like to see this side of her story given greater emphasis.

Classic TV show tie-in: We'd love to see Fantasia take in one of the girls from MTV's "Teen Mom" and show her the ropes. Maybe not haughty tough girl Farrah, though. Farrah would eat Fantasia's lunch.

fantasiaEverything Miley does turns up online, why not make it a TV show? (Sam Emerson)

Miley Cyrus

The set-up: "Can't Be Tamed" was, well, tame. And bong ripping aside, we haven't been much impressed by Cyrus's badassery. But now that she's of age, it's a whole new ballgame. Set up cameras at Chez Miley, and wait for the hilarity to begin!

Classic TV show tie-in: Give Miley two wacky next door neighbors, like the guys on "Perfect Strangers."

(Mariah, Taylor, and a hip-hop Murder He Wrote, after the jump.)

mos defLike there's any chance you aren't watching this show. (Justin Lane; Peter Kramer)

Mos Def

The set-up: We don't actually think Mos Def's albums are boring. Suffocatingly well-meaning, yes, but never boring. And while we don't know his position on crime, we're assuming he's against it. So we propose a real-life detective show in which he rides around in a van, solving mysteries.

Classic TV show tie-in: Two words: Angela Lansbury.

mariahMariah must travel the world. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Mariah Carey

The set-up: We imagine that in real life Mariah sits around the house a lot while Nick Cannon rubs her feet and feeds her grapes by hand. This is a waste of a perfectly good diva. We envision a show in which Carey travels the land preaching the virtues of oversinging, Hello Kitty, and things that are pink. Her potential tutees: high schoolers, low security prison inmates and gay men over the age of 35.

Classic TV show tie-in: Someone will need to look after the twins. This sounds like a job for Supernanny.

taylorIf Taylor Swift could make us like one of the Kings of Leon, then her powers should never be questioned again. (Matt Sayles/AP)

Taylor Swift

The set-up Swift just turned 21, moved out on her own for the first time, and reportedly lives in the same Nashville building as at least one of Kings of Leon's Followill brothers. We smell a sitcom!

Classic TV show tie-in: The celebrity romance, the judgy potential sister-in-law, the heady first year of freedom. Who better to help navigate all this than Lorelai and Rory Gilmore?

By Allison Stewart  | December 27, 2010; 12:20 PM ET
Categories:  Lists  | Tags:  Fantasia, Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus, Mos Def, Taylor Swift  
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