Undoubtedly, being associated with a famous person has its advantages.
Can result in a $100,000 payment for one person”Claim to fame“The contestant.
ABC’s new Games Show (premiered Monday, 10 EDT/PDT) brings 12 famous contestants — relatives of actors including Zendaya and Chuck Norris, “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg and Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles — under one roof. . (Fun fact, even the Los Angeles mansion has a famous connection: It was formerly owned by Katy Perry.)
The series looks a lot like CBS’ “Big Brother”, with the mystery of the “Masked Singer” mixed in: each participant tries to outdo their rivals and uncover their secret connections to the stars, while concealing their private relationships. To make things more difficult, they do not have access to their cell phones or the Internet.
Here’s everything we know about Claim to Fame, co-hosted by brothers Kevin and Frankie Jonas.
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“The whole house was directed art. Every statue, every little item could be something that’s a clue about someone else,” says Kevin, 34.
Challenge winners receive additional immunity and evidence. Losers can be elected as guessers who will stab the acquaintance of the famous family member to their roommate. If they guess correctly, they stay. If not, they go home. With $100,000 at stake for the winner, Kevin says, “There’s a lot of storytelling and lying and deception, but in a fun and relaxing way to put them all together in a house for (three) weeks.”
“It’s Guess Who? Clue meets tabloid meets luxury meets really fun,” Frankie says.
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‘Claim to Fame’ hosts Kevin and Frankie Jonas
Kevin – along with his younger siblings Joe and Nick – released their debut album for the Jonas Brothers in 2006. Frankie, 21, says he’s perfectly fine with not being a member of the band that got together in 2019. “I’ve seen day after day, so I was like , “I don’t want to do what you guys are doing. It’s nothing.” “And it’s this lack of a professional relationship that made Kevin and Frankie so excited to work together on Claim to Fame.”
“I’d rather work with him than anyone else in my family, at any time,” Kevin says. “I work with my other siblings almost every day, so that dynamic was set in stone at this point. Working with Frankie was new, and he was new, and it was great because we didn’t work together, since we were so much younger, and Frankie was in (Disney Channel movie) 2010) “Camp Rock 2″ with me”.
Frankie, who has found fame in his own right, with nearly two million followers on TikTok, understands the existence of celebrity relationships. “My role on this show was really about[the contestants]in a way that maybe not even Kevin could do,” he says.
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Members of the Claim to Fame team
Peek at the 12 contestants on Claim to Fame, and you might spot some of their celebrity relatives. Contacts of two of Monday’s premiere participants were revealed, as well as the one who was disqualified from the competition.
The hosts were also kept informed of the actors’ family connections.
“There was some that should have been obvious to us that wasn’t, and then there were some that were like, ‘Oh, that person is. “And then we were so wrong. That’s why this show is really interesting to watch at home because there is the play factor that is going to be so much fun.”
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Kevin says their brother Nick – who stayed with him while filming “Demand to Fame” last spring – is already a fan of the show. “I would come home from the set every night and it was really late most nights and they were still up and would say, ‘Okay, tell me what happened now,'” Kevin says. “.
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Moments before contestant Pepper guessed the celebrity’s relationship with someone else, “Claim to Fame” director Maxwell interrupted and pulled the hosts off the camera. Kevin informed the participants that Maxwell had brought a phone home, where it was caught on camera. So Maxwell, grandson of actor Chuck Norris, was disqualified from the competition.
“If the phone hadn’t been seen, I would have been partying tonight,” Maxwell said on the show. “You broke the rule.”
Kevin says he was told of the cheating at the evening party, adding that the offense “thrown us all for a curve ball.”
“It certainly wasn’t regulated,” he continues. “This guy actually smuggled another phone in. It’s like, ‘Don’t you only see 98 cameras in your room alone? I don’t get it.'”
Right now, he thought that the entire competition might be in danger. “I really thought, ‘Oh my God, it’s all over,'” he recalls. We will go home. There are no more offers. It’s over.” “But fortunately they had a plan.”
Frankie’s short apprehensions quickly faded: “Wait, that’s great TV,” he said. “that’s cool.”
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