This celebrity blind item is about a celeb who kept pitching a daytime TV talk show. Apparently the celeb is plenty high profile enough, but networks keep passing on it because it was considered “too upper class.” Might recent events have the networks thinking differently?
For a year now she’s been pitching a panel-style talk show about love and marriage, similar to The View or The Talk, partnering with popular parent and women’s lifestyle websites. Because of her high profile, she wasn’t expected to show up every day but often enough, like a few times a month, so that the audience would know that it was hers – the Barbara Walters of the group, you could say. The other women included a newlywed, a model-actress-mom in her 40s, a single, divorced woman in her 40s, and a woman in her early 60s.
Would you believe, though, that even with her popularity with the MiniVan Majority, no one was interested. The show was rejected, repeatedly, while other similar shows, featuring other personalities, got picked up, like Tyra Banks’s FABLife. The reason? Too “upper class”.
Interestingly enough, this happened before everything blew up. And now that it’s all blown up, and she has everyone’s sympathy, the show still isn’t getting any play…even though she could be an expert at talking about love and marriage right now. But is she willing to go there? It might change if she’s willing to talk about it. Would she talk about it? On camera? Probably not. Not for the sake of the children. But that doesn’t mean it’s not leverage – not only from a business perspective but when dealing with that idiot too.
Hmmm… I actually have an idea who this could be! And I don’t think it’s the “obvious” choice, either. I heard about this celeb shopping a daytime tv talk show a few years ago, but nothing came of it.
I’m especially proud of having a guess because there’s no reveal for this one (sorry!). Any guesses?
– Item from Lainey Gossip