Skip to comments.Levi and Bristol -- Gunnin' for Reality Deal
Posted on 07/16/2010 8:49:12 AM PDT by Bratch
Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin are already looking to bring outsiders into their upcoming marriage -- in the form of a reality TV crew ... this according to a source very familiar with the negotiations.
TMZ has learned the couple has been shopping "multiple reality shows" around town -- some of the ideas involve the couple AND their two-year-old son, Tripp.
We're told the leading concept involves all three people -- and will focus on "parenting issues."
It's unclear if the show would be based in Alaska ... or if Bristol's mom, Sarah Palin, would be involved in some capacity.
It looks like the couple could strike a deal in the near future -- we're told negotiations are "ongoing."
Bristol. DO. NOT. DO. THIS.
Sounds to me like Levi’s evil influence. He’s just a bad guy.
Only if Sarah is desperate to commit political suicide.
Further along the road to Idiocracy.
I’ve never seen a reality show that wasn’t tacky.
“It’s unclear ... or if Bristol’s mom, Sarah Palin, would be involved in some capacity.”
No f...ing way would Sarah Palin be involved in this unless she has completely lost her mind.
I hope it is not true. Sarah can still be a pundit, but can kiss holding office off, IMO.
Plan to marginalize her!
Andrea Mitchell had sources close to the gov that said that when she resigned, she was also retiring from politics. How’d that work out?
Sadly the young lady is in love with him, and he's only going to bring her down and turn her into a national laughingstock.
okay this nonsense needs to stop. Poor Sarah, almost giggling, kids are a mess sometimes. I am almost positive mine would never do such things to me and my DH wink wink.
If they don’t want Todd and Sarah Palin’s approval, why are they willing to profit from their celebrity?
I hope this is not true.
Why didn’t Hollyweird draft a reality show or biopic comedy about Barack Hussein Obama’s auntie in Roxbury, MA?
She’s living her life (in this country illegally), and suddendly she’s related to The President!
And now she can stay!
That’s better than “Queen for a day” ever gave out as prizes (and that was a fraud too).
Sounds to me like Levis evil influence. Hes just a bad guy.Ditto!
Sometimes I fear this whole Palin phenomenon is turning into a freak show through no fault of her own.
Its unclear ... or if Bristols mom, Sarah Palin, would be involved in some capacity.
It is also unclear whether at sunrise tomorrow the sky will appear as a perfect checkerboard pattern of purple and pink scotch plaid.
And what does it say about her that she keeps going back to the bad guy.
She seems to be deeply committed to ruining any future her mother may have in national politics.
What would Dr. Laura Schlessinger say?
I cannot tell you how this nauseates me. If Bristol were actively trying to torpedo any political influence her mother might have she is going about it in the right way. I think, however, that she’s just a young, sheltered, and not-very-bright girl under the influence of a narcissistic young cannibal who is trying to get some of the money he saw a glimpse of.
That would stink for Sarah’s political career... I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a suspicious bear mauling on Levi in the near future...
This would really be a deal-killer for me. I love Sarah, but this would be an embarrassment that probably could not be overcome.
Ron Jr. and Patti Reagan weren’t supporters of Ronald Reagan.
When was the last time you heard about Amy Carter?
The media is exploiting Levi and Bristol as they did Cindy Sheehan.
Maybe because Auntie wasn't out there pitching the story to the networks like these two are?
Foolish kids. You think they would be wiser than that given what they have been through. But like moths to the flame, fools rush into the spotlight seeking fame and fortune. Without fail, the media just uses people and casts them aside like a crushed beer can.
I still don’t understand what goes through the feeble minds of emotion driven people who think their experience is going to be different.
I’m still surprised that the whole “reality show” concept still gets any traction. Yet another show follows some disfunctional group around while watching a big slow-motion train wreck. I’ve never really understood why that was interesting or why I should even care about these people.
Hollywood’s point of contact was Levi who posed for Playgirl and “dated” Kathy Griffin.
Hollywood has no interest in talking to any member of the extended Obama family or any of his fellow worshippers from church or neighbors, etc.
because it’s on tv and television is a drug.
They are cheap to produce and can air in reruns (unlike the news).
It’s all something to fill the time between the commercials.
TMZ was the first to break the story that Palin herself was shopping a docu-drama with Mark Burnett. They nailed that story.
Whatever you think of Harvy Levin - and I don't think much - his sources in Hollywood are EXCELLENT. I would be surprised if they're wrong on this. They aren't wrong in too much they print.
Levi spent too much time in Hollywood as well as in Alaska with Bravo’s Kathy Griffin. And Bristol has her own show, so this is no surprise. Celebrity is a drug.
Where did the article say that?
Children learn from their parents.
Two words, "The Hills". Two more words, "Jersey Shore".
Reality shows cost the networks virtually NOTHING to produce, especially when compared to scripted dramas - there are no writers to pay, no set decorators to pay, no union construction workers to pay, no catering to pay, no high-priced director to pay. It's cheap, cheap, cheap. So, networks produce a LOT of them, hoping that one out of 20 become as successful as The Hills, or Jersey Shore.
Also, the networks not only make HUGE money off ad revenues - primarily because these shows target the demographic, 18-24, that advertiser love to reach, but they also make money off product placement, which is ubiquitous in these reality shows.
Levi’s been slumming in Hollywood since his breakup with Bristol.
Where do you gather that this is Bristol’s idea to pitch this to someone rather than Levi?
Levi & kathy Griffin have the script already written.
Wait & see!
I think it’s a mutual decision since there is more than a little media whore in both of them. She’s been peddling her story to People and Us, shilling for abstinence groups, and basically doing all she could to stay in the spotlight. She isn’t being dragged into this kicking and screaming, not by a long shot. I don’t see either one as the reluctant party in this.
Whether or not it reflects poorly on Governor Palin is irrelevant.
Her family is doing her political career in and she doesn’t help. Know I will get flamed but she doesn’t stand a snow balls chance of ever being elected to president and if she gets the nomination it will guarantee Obama in ‘12.
I'm weak and will tune in.
“Children learn from their parents.”
They also start forging their own path, frequently ignoring what was tought to them when they were young.
Bristol has bad judgement. She proves it repeatedly:
1) Got pregnant by Levi Johnson out of wedlock
2) Did stupid CNN interview claiming abstience “doesn’t work”
3) Reconciled with Levi Johnson after he posed in Playgirl and dragged her family thru the mud
4) Possibly shopping for reality show with Levi
This is not a bright girl.
Well said! I feel exactly the same.
Sounds to me like Levis evil influence. Hes just a bad guy.
BINGO! He couldn’t make anymore money slamming the Palins, so he crawls back, begs forgiveness, and when Bristol caves, he says, boy, we could pay for our sons collage fund with a reality TV show
Bristol is among the stupidest young ladies Ive ever heard of, thou when it comes to X boy friends, Ive seen some really stupid things
If this show goes through, I’m afraid Sarah’s chances of a political career are squashed.
Let’s face it, most of the voting block in the United States pays more attention to reality shows than politics. This same voting block went to Obama handedly. These are the people who still see Obama as cool and trendy. These are the people who follow MSNBC’s “news” word for word. These are the people that hate Sarah Palin without ever knowing a damn true thing about her. They only know of Sarah Palin as that Alaskan hillbilly that Tiny Fey makes fun of.
This crap will be spun heavily and will kill her chances at winning over independents and young voters who don’t think for themselves. And there are lots of them. Now she’ll be known as the mother of that trainwreck and her baby daddy on that one show.
There is nothing good to come of this. Bristol will be bankrupt in 10 years after sqaundering whatever money she makes from this, probably single, and will have come to the realization that she ruined what potential her mother and family had because of lust.
I agree. A lot of the haters won’t see that way. Somehow they want Sarah to ‘control’ Bristol and force her into some role. I think it reflects on her ideals of individual liberty to let Bristol do her thing.
When Bristol falls, she will be there to pick her up, as a good Christian mother would. But having Sarah control her daughter would backfire. Sometimes you have to let the kids go and fall, so they can learn. It appears as though Bristol will have to fall hard to learn her lesson, but I suspect she will.
And if people think Sarah is a bad parent, look are her eldest son. He went to the military and into combat. He is serving this country with honor.