Jackson family pitches reality show
Even before Michael Jackson was acquitted on Monday, his family was pitching a reality show about the Jackson clan and how they rallied around their son and brother during his legal battle. So says the Hollywood Reporter, which cites sources as saying the Jacksons had pitched the show both to networks (including Fox and ABC) and cable outlets (including A&E). In fact, the trade paper says, the family already has shot some footage. Whether any channel is interested is another story; after all, we’ve all seen what life is like in Jackson’s household, thanks to a reality TV special that, as the Jacksons seem to have forgotten, was the catalyst for the singer’s legal ordeal in the first place.
If the TV show fails to find an outlet, Jackson still has a job offer on the table. None other than Donald Trump may tell the singer: You’re hired! According to the Associated Press, Jackson may find a home (or at least a long-term residency) on stage in Las Vegas, where Trump’s New Frontier Hotel and Casino is scheduled to open in 2007 or 2008. Jack Wishna, a minority owner of the future resort, issued a statement Tuesday, saying that he had been in talks with Jackson before the trial and hoped to resume those negotiations now that the pop star has been exonerated. Said Wishna, ”I am still interested in bringing his talents to Las Vegas.”