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Beverly Hills Rite of Passage

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We have to admit that MTV's latest reality series "My Super Sweet 16" has us entranced. Each episode features some upper middle class teen organizing his or her dream sweet sixteen party. The extravagance is mind blowing. It's like "Lifestyle of the Junior Rich and Famous."Our favorite episode so far features Ava, a Beverly Hills teen who shops, growls and pouts just like Alicia Silverstone in "Clueless." Ava lives with her mother in a condo in one of those high-rise buildings lining Wilshire Blvd, just west of the Los Angeles Country Club.

Ava is beyond spoiled; yet she's charming despite herself. She insists on going to Paris to shop for a party dress yet is too dumb to realize that all the stores are closed for summer vacations in August when she arrives. When her mother takes her to a swanky yet non-branded boutique that's still open, Ava pouts "I don't want a dress from Ziki. No one can tell where my dress is from."

It gets better.