What do Sarah Palin, Lady Gaga, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson and Anthony Weiner have in common? They are all on the wish list for the CW’s “H8R,” which pairs regular people with the celebrities they hate, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s The Live Feed blog.
The new reality series, hosted by "Extra’s" Mario Lopez and debuting Sept. 14, features a hidden camera with the "haters" venting about their distaste for particular celebrities. Then the person spends a few hours with the object of his or her revulsion, and at the end of the session the hater is asked whether those feelings have changed.
The program has reportedly already filmed two sequences, involving "Keeping Up With the Kardashians’" Kim Kardashian and "Jersey Shore’s" Snooki. More than 20 celebrities have been booked, including Kat Von D, Eva Longoria and Barry Bonds, the story says.
Lopez told TV Guide that Twitter has been an easy place to find haters, who do not have the show’s premise explained to them up front. The show, Lopez said, provides a test of whether haters who can express hostility anonymously on the Internet would have “the guts to say this stuff to their face.”