Fantasia, DJ AM, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Johnny Weir get reality series, but not Michael Vick
A handful of celebrities, including Fantasia Barrino and DJ AM, are getting their own reality shows, but one celebrity that was rumored to get his own show will not be on TV.
A reported reality series following Michael Vick after his release from prison isn’t real, according to the former football player’s people. Vick’s representative Joel Segal told NFL.com, “Any speculation of Mike doing a reality show is false. He has no interest in that. Absolutely false.” That directly contradicts The Hollywood Reporter’s unsourced report that he was shopping a series.
Other stars are getting their own series. American Idol 3 winner Fantasia Barrino will star in her own VH1 docudrama next year. Executive producer Randy Barbato told The Hollywood Reporter
Adam Goldstein, aka DJ AM, will host an intervention series on MTV. Gone Too Far “chronicles tough-love interventions for young people whose lives have become unmanageable because of chemical dependence” and “DJ AM will be present throughout the intervention process, which will be led by an addiction specialist,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Keshia Knight Pulliam, of The Cosby Show fame, and her boyfriend Kaseem Penn will star in an Oxygen docudrama tentatively called Keshia and Kaseem. The network says it “follows the ups and downs of being young, rich, single… AND living together” as Keshia balances her life with her “exploding television and movie career.” Yes, it’s exploding so much the press release identifies her by work she did in the 1980s (“former Cosby kid”).
Also on Oxygen, besides starring in another season of their lame series Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott will make over other couples in a show that the network says is “[p]art marriage counseling, part makeover, [as] each couple will spend time with Tori and Dean who uncover what makes each partner tick; what works and what doesn’t work about their relationship; and create a forum for opening the door to a stronger and more honest partnership.”
Finally, figure skater Johnny Weir’s preparation for the 2010 winter Olympics will be chronicled in a Sundance Channel series. Be Good Johnny Weir “will follow Johnny, his coach, friends, choreographers , costumer, and skating manager mom Patti Weir through the ups and downs of his career as he attempts to make it to his last Olympics in February 2010,” according to the network.