Nadya Suleman in “active negotiations” for a series she calls “documentaries about the lives of my children”

After insisting she did not want a reality series, octomom Nadya Suleman announced that she had signed a deal for a reality show that she has not yet signed a deal for. If she didn’t already seem like a stupid idiot, this solidifies it. Well, that and the fact that she wants to trademark “octomom” so she can sell branded diapers and clothes, which the world obviously wants.

First, Nadya insisted she “[had] no interest in being famous” and would “absolutely not” want a reality series; she revealed that to Life & Style magazine. But yesterday, she told Life & Style, “Yes, it is official. I’m going to be doing a show, but it’s not a reality show. What I’m doing with this TV show is basically creating documentaries about the lives of my children. It’s going to be an ongoing thing, and it will follow them from now until they are 18. It’s being done by Eyeworks; they’re in the UK. It will air in the UK and then we’ll see if the US is interested.”

Because Life & Style is staffed with enterprising journalists who would never let anything slip through, they completely ignored her previous statement to their very magazine, instead getting overly excited about their crazy scoop. Exclusive!

Anyway, the idiot told the idiots that she’s doing this because “It will give me the opportunity to have incredible home movies that, believe me, I don’t have the time to make myself.” She said “producers will come here to film six times a year. They’ll come by and take some footage and then they’ll go. They won’t be invading my life or my children’s lives.”

But they won’t be doing any of that since she doesn’t actually have a deal with any network in the UK, nor with a production company, although she is talking to Eyeworks. Her attorney told TV Guide that he is “working diligently” on a deal, and the magazine reports he “expects the deal to close within the next two days.”

And in a statement, Eyeworks’ CEO Reinout Oerlemans said, according to The Hollywood Reporter, “At this time we are in active negotiations with Nadya and her attorney for an unscripted format following the life of Nadya and her children. Nadya’s story is a unique and exciting one that needs to be told in the right manner. … We are confident that we are the right party to tell their story around the world.”

Octomom™ On The Way? [The Smoking Gun]
Life & Style exclusive: Octo-mom gets her own TV show! [Life & Style]
“Octo-Mom” TV Deal Is Close, But Not Complete [TV Guide]
Octomom reality show reports premature [Hollywood Reporter]

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