Many people would watch Amber Rose being Amber Rose for hours. But a talk show has its limits. At 11 pm on Friday night, the designated graveyard shift, The Amber Rose Show premiered in a time slot in which it’s nearly impossible to gain traction. Amber is hugely likable, with a disarming ability to pry information out of people through deceptively direct means. She’s one of the few women who’ve effectively ditched and flipped the famous-by-association girlfriend label into a successful brand, not to mention a feminist platform. But an Amber Rose talk show might be something that’s greater in theory than execution.
That’s fine, because the vast majority of people, famous or not, could never pull off a talk show. In the age of self-awareness, Amber is likely the first of her very specific associative breed of famous people (a celebrity’s non-famous ex) to land her own show. The feat isn’t that uncommon among celebrities, though, if you remember any of these now-defunct talk shows: Chevy Chase, Tempestt Bledsoe, Carnie Wilson, Megan Mullally, Wanda Sykes, Bethenny Frankel, Queen Latifah.