First Promo Pic Of Caitlyn Jenner for E!’s I Am Cait

E! releases the first promo pic from the upcoming I Am Cait – an 8 part doc-series series starring Caitlyn Jenner.

The 65 year old former Olympian wows in a long black gown with lace back.

Looking fab, she reminds me of Courtney Cox… Anyone else seeing it?

The series debuts on E! on July 26th at 8PM on E!

A promo video is available on E! (it was set to autoplay, which I know most of my readers hate, so hit the link to watch).

Teaser: New Docu-Series Follows Caitlyn Jenner “I Am Cait”

E! has announced an eight-part, one-hour documentary series titled I Am Cait, which will illustrate Caitlyn Jenner living her life as a transgender woman and telling her intimate story as she seeks out her “new normal,” according to the press release:

Living for the first time as the person she feels she was born to be, the series will also explore what Cait’s transition means for all of the people in her life and how those relationships are affected.

I Am Cait will premiere on Sunday, July 26, at 9 p.m.

The video would auto-play, which everyone hates, so here’s the link to watch the video teaser at E! website.

Boy George Heading To Reality TV

Moving from London to Los Angeles, what’s a Boy to do?

Well, if you’re Boy George, you star in a reality TV show.

BG, his manager Paul Kemsley plan to team with Bunim/Murray Productions for a “doc-series” chronicling the big move across the pond.

“If Marge Simpson met Dolly Parton and went dancing with Ziggy Stardust, it wouldn’t come close to what you’ll see,” Boy George said in announcing the project.

“Why now — why not? Why me — who else?”

Shooting is slated to begin this summer.

New TV: Clay Aiken “The Runner-Up”

Clay Aiken returns to reality TV with a new docu-series on the Esquire Channel – “The Runner-Up.”

Premiering tonight at 10PM, the series follows Aiken’s political campaign for a North Carolina congressional seat.

Billboard describes the series:

What the cameras did capture was Aiken-a Democrat- unfiltered. He curses like a sailor, micro-manages his staff — a key example is when he obsesses over the proper way signs are displayed for oncoming traffic — and says some politically incorrect statements about his Democratic opposition, Keith Crisco, who attacked him in campaign advertisements stating he did not show up for meetings of a presidential committee for people with disabilities. He also takes selfies on the campaign trail with unsuspecting voters who did not even realize he was running for office, records robo-calls with his cell phone, and stews over how publicity for his campaign is being run. All of this — and the tense moments awaiting primary results — is captured in four days worth of footage. And that’s just the first episode.


According to Aiken, he agreed to the series as long as the producers would “stay out of my way.” “Don’t come asking me to do anything – if you missed it, you missed it. We are running a campaign, and you have got to get the heck away from us, and they did that.“

Donors Feel “Duped” By Clay Aiken After Announcement of Docuseries Covering Congressional Campaign

Although former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken came up second on election night for his now-failed Congressional campaign, he quickly announced that he would be the focus of a “docu-series” (read that “reality show”) filmed throughout his campaign.

Apparently, this news has angered some of his supporters who now say they feel “duped” in regard to the filming that went on at events during the campaign.

Actor/producer Steve Tyler organized a fundraiser at the home of EXTRA correspondent Michael Corbett during the election cycle, and has written a letter to Aiken expressing his disappointment over Aiken’s “back-up plan.”

Hi Clay

Again, I am sorry for the loss on your bid for Congress, but apparently you had yourself covered with a reality TV show deal the entire time, just in case you didn’t win. I cannot speak for the NC Voters or contributors, but I can speak for myself and many of your Los Angeles supporters when I say we feel duped, taken advantage of and lied to. When we were asked to sign waivers by your film crew, we were told it was for a BBC documentary that would not air here in the United States.

I have received calls from many supporters at the LA fundraiser all demanding that the LA event not be included in your TV show, as the crew misrepresented use of the filming. It is obvious you had this TV deal prior to the votes being tabulated as GOOD MORNING AMERICA announced the deal just hours after votes were barely in.

On a personal level, I worked very hard convincing people of your integrity, viability and the need for them to donate. It all reflects badly on my credibility amongst donors because of your actions. Now it looks like I deceived donors.

I do hope you realize this prevents you from ever running again for an elected office. You will no longer be credible as someone that wants to help the public more than your need for fame. Had the LA donors known you would personally benefit from their donations and appearance at the event – they would not have donated to your campaign. Your TV deal was announced all over TV yesterday and in the Los Angeles Times today.

It pains me to write this because I so believed your Congressional Campaign was for the right reasons and the greater good. Obviously I misjudged you.

Respectfully

Steve Tyler

Read more about the whole kerfuffle at FrontiersLA.

Reality show flop Sarah Palin chats with Mario Lopez on running for prez in 2016

“Extra’s” Mario Lopez sat down for a chat with former half-term Alaska Governor Sarah Palin about her upcoming reality show, “Amazing America with Sarah Palin,” which her team hopes runs longer than her first try at the genre.

Palin talks about many things, including whether or not she might run for president in 2016.

Not that anyone has asked her to run, mind you.

On running for president: “You know I don’t have a crystal ball. I don’t know what I’m going to do politically, but certainly want to inspire people to be involved, debate and be competitive in order to make this country better and allow all of us equal opportunity. I want to help people who can be in positions to enact some policies.”

On the news of Katie Couric’s talk show being cancelled: “Do you believe in karma? I certainly believe that what goes around comes around… I remember getting a couple of texts that said things like, ‘Oh sorry that it didn’t work out there at CBS or ABC…’ The ratings were going in the tank with her as one of the head honchos there in the newsroom at CBS and then it didn’t surprise me, her other move. Things weren’t going real well there, either.”

Meow.  

You might recall that Palin’s first reality show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska, was cancelled after airing only 8 episodes.

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Naked reality show coming your way from Discovery Channel

And I do mean NAKED.

Discovery channel’s newest show, Naked and Afraid,” has participants surviving in nature with nothing but their birthday suits.

And get this: there’s NO prize. Participants (can’t say “contestants” because it doesn’t really seem to be a contest) take part “for the experience.”

What do you think? Would you head out into the wild for 21 days with no clothes, food or shelter? For no kind of reward at all?

(h/t JMG)

ABC picks up “Celebrity Splash” – the next big reality show?

The home to Dancing With the Stars has picked up a series based on the Netherlands hit format Celebrity Splash, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

From Eyeworks USA, the reality competition series was a breakout hit in the Netherlands (titled Sterren Springen). Since premiering in August, Dutch broadcaster SBS 6 more than tripled its ratings average, collecting a 26.5 percent market share during its Saturday night primetime broadcasts.

The format has already been sold to broadcasters in the U.K., France and Australia, with additional sales expected to come at next week’s MIPCOM.

The series will see celebrities perform complicated dives from varying heights with the assistance of a professional diving instructor who helps each participant with weeks of training. Dives can be from as high as 10-meter high boards with increasing levels of complexity, including backflips, somersaults and other gymnastic feats.

Via Hollywood Reporter