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Wondery Announces Original Podcast Blame it on the Fame: Milli Vanilli

Wondery Announces Original Podcast Blame it on the Fame: Milli Vanilli

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Today, Wondery announced the new podcast series, Blame it on the Fame: Milli Vanilli, which explores the rise to fame and swift downfall of Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan, the infamous R&B duo known as Milli Vanilli. Hosted by comedian and actress Amanda Seales, Blame it on the Fame: Milli Vanilli is available now on Wondery+, and will debut on Amazon Music and everywhere you get your podcasts on Monday, May 13.

When Frank Farian first laid eyes on Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan, he saw everything he wasn’t. They were handsome, young, and Black. But Frank had something they didn’t. He had power. So, Frank offered them a devil’s bargain. Almost overnight, Milli Vanilli’s debut album went five times platinum and scored a Grammy nomination. But when the lie at the center of their success started to unravel, Rob and Fab would discover the hard way the difference between star power and real power. Blame It on the Fame is a story about the lie that shot to #1 and what it cost to tell the truth.

Host Amanda Seales weaves her particular brand of witty, insightful humor into the story. She has appeared on HBO’s Insecure, as well as her own HBO stand up special, I Be Knowin. She is a former co-host on daytime talk show, The Real, and the creator and host of the live music-comedy game show, Smart Funny & Black. She consistently speaks truth to change via her weekly podcast, Small Doses, and her book by the same name. Her syndicated radio show and podcast, The Amanda Seales Show educates and entertains audiences daily. Focusing her energy toward government, her political comedy documentary, In Amanda We Trust, uses laughter to bridge civics and culture. An activist and philanthropist, her efforts support Black girl focused organizations, education, voting, and animal conservation.

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