VH1 looking for women to compete in Rock of Love, possibly for Poison’s Bret Michaels’ love

VH1 is casting for a new show that sounds a lot like Flavor of Love, but that will star an still unidentified rock star from the 1990s who will select a partner from a group of women. It’s those women that VH1 seeks.

Idolator unearthed the casting call (that’s not yet on the network’s own poorly-updated web site) that asks women who want to “compete for the love” of this lead singer to apply. The full notice:

VH1 and the producers of THE SURREAL LIFE and MY FAIR BRADY bring you the hottest relationship show ever… ”ROCK OF LOVE”.

CASTING: Twenty bachelorettes to live in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills and compete for the love of one of the 90’s HOTTEST ROCKERS. We are unable to announce who this single rocker is at this time, but…He is the real deal. A famous, sexy, bad boy rocker. He was the lead singer of a famous 90’s rock band and he still tours today!

Note how the casting call insists that this is not some washed-up, old, B-list rock star; instead, he’s still touring. Idolator originally speculated that the rocker could be the Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz, Third Eye Blind’s Stephan Jenkins, Smasmouth’s Steve Harwell, or Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst.

However, the site reported yesterday that it “received multiple tips that the frontman in question is actually Bret Michaels of Poison,” even though his band “is not only forever entwined with the ’80s.”

Is VH1’s Rock Lothario Lying About His Age? and Mystery ’90s Frontman Gets Ready To Shed Clothing, Decency For VH1 [Idolator]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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