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Last Updated: Thursday, 16 August 2007, 17:04 GMT 18:04 UK
Celebrity spoof show set for US
Britney Spears as depicted in Star Stories
Pop star Britney Spears has been depicted in the spoof show
Channel 4 comedy Star Stories, which lampoons the lives of celebrities, is being redeveloped for US television.

A pilot of the show is being made by cable channel VH1, which is set to follow the UK programme's format.

A new set of actors is currently being cast for the show, while its name is also likely to be changed.

The recent series of the comedy has satirised Hollywood star Tom Cruise, pop group Take That and also poked fun at X Factor judge Simon Cowell.

The show stars a small group of actors who play a number of famous faces during each half-hour episode, which reconstructs their celebrity lives.

In other episodes, the lives of Madonna and Guy Richie were told in the style of one of the film director's movies, while the Simon Cowell outing was entitled "Simon Cowell: My Honesty, My Genius".

The company behind the UK show - which was nominated for best new comedy at last year's British Comedy Awards - will produce the US pilot episode.

The comedy, now in its second series, has also subjected Victoria and David Beckham, George Michael, Jennifer Aniston and Catherine Zeta Jones to its satirical treatment.


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