Thu, 07/14/2011

2011 Press Releases

Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes View of the New VH1 Reality TV Series, FAMOUS FOOD, Now Available on the VIP "SuperPass" Service by RealNetworks

  • RealNetworks partners with VH1 and 51 Minds to quench the appetite of ultimate fans with unaired content and social TV
  • Uncut, unedited, behind the scenes video with celebrities Heidi Montag, Ashley Dupre, Danielle Staub, Jake Pavelka, Vincent Pastore, DJ Paul and Juicy "J"

Seattle – July 14, 2011 – RealNetworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) announced today the launch of exclusive content for the new VH1 celebrity reality series Famous Food on SuperPass, its online video and VIP service. Famous Food  premiered July 10 and airs Sundays 10 PM ET/PT.

Teaming with VH1 and 51 Minds Entertainment, RealNetworks is offering registered SuperPass subscribers access to premium content – including exclusive behind-the-scenes, unedited and uncut footage, full episodes, and producer updates. Fans can watch footage on-demand, in a social-viewing environment that allows for interaction and commentary alongside the content. In addition, fans can participate in community forums for viewing and conversation, audience voting, content sharing, trivia, games, Twitter feeds and more.

VH1, together with Hollywood restaurateurs Mike Malin and Lonnie Moore of The Dolce Group, created the "Famous Food" series to give seven celebrities the opportunity to help turn a West Hollywood, CA eatery (the Lemon Basket) into a successful venture. At season's end, one of the competing cast members will be selected to become a celebrity partner in the restaurant.

The eclectic cast of Famous Food includes:  Heidi Montag ("The Hills"), Danielle Staub ("Real Housewives of New Jersey"), Jake Pavelka ("The Bachelor"), Ashley Dupre (singer), DJ Paul and Juicy "J" (fellow Three 6 Mafia rappers and Academy Award-winning artists) and Vincent Pastore ("The Sopranos").

"We are excited to be working with VH1 and 51 Minds to give a new dimension to the Famous Food reality TV series.  Now fans can get full access to some of the show's famous and infamous personalities, and have an in-depth view of their attempt to create a new business," said Mike McMurray, General Manager of Content Services for RealNetworks SuperPass.

Fans can become a Famous Food VIP subscriber to SuperPass at A monthly subscription to SuperPass is $14.99. Fans can try a free trial of the service at
For more information about SuperPass go to For full episodes, clips and bonus content from the show visit

About RealNetworks

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Betty Taylor