A new reality show, More To Love will debut on FOX tonight featuring Luke Conley as the leading man in search of love. The 26-yr-old real estate investor and sub-contractor was interviewed by PEOPLE about his participation in the first dating reality show featuring a full figured bachelor and bachelorettes.
The series will show Luke, who is 6?3? tall and weighs more than 300 lbs dating 20 bachelorettes in a quest to find love. Luke doesn’t reveal if he found love but he wants you to tune in and be a part of his journey as he embarks on love.
These are excerpts from the interview:
TV is a notoriously thin place, but there’s been an upswing in pleasantly plump programming. Why do you think that is?
Maybe they have wider angles on their cameras now so they can fit me on. Maybe the trend is heading in that direction because people are just looking for something new and more real.
Were you concerned about being the butt of a nationally televised joke?
I was concerned the main premise of the show was to poke fun. It seemed like everyone had to be talked into it for that same reason. But it’s legitimate. The desire of the show is for two people to make a sincere connection. It just so happens that they’re not size 2 models.
Are you offended by the title?
The title is suiting. I’m a big man so I definitely have more love.
Has weight impacted your love life over the years?
In high school, it caused me to be somewhat bashful. I would find out about girls with crushes on me, but I never knew what to do about it. Bulking up wasn’t something I didn’t have a choice in. I was pursuing a football career. After traveling and in college, I never let it hold me back or stop me from approaching a woman I was interested in.
People are still buzzing about the season finale of Soapnet’sSouthern Belles: Lousiville, which revealed Jeff Stovall cheated on his fiance, Shea Johnson. To thicken the plot, the “other woman” just happened to be Louisville Judge, Katie King.
Katie had also appeared on previous episodes of the show due to cast member, Hadley, helping her with her campaign. The good folks at Springston blogspot (a blog about Louisville New & Politics) were able to get the above photo of Katie and Jeff. The picture was allegedly taken on July 10th during a birthday bash Katie threw for someone. Katie took down the pictures, but the Springston blogger was able to save a copy.
I wonder why Katie would take the pictures down if she had nothing to be ashamed of. And is it just me or does Katie look rather aged for being only 29 years old? Katie seems to be a rather controversial figure in the city of Louisville. There are rumors of drug use, as well as a supposed restraining order taken out against her by an ex boyfriend. Interesting.
There are also reports that Katie and Jeff are no longer together.
Are you ready for another reality show? Octuplet mother Nadya Suleman has recently signed a contract for a new reality show that will allow each of the children to get paid $250.00 per day. According to the documents, the show will premiere on Sept 1st.
The contracts were filed Friday in a Los Angeles Superior Court, however it requires approval from a judge. The European production company, Eyeworks, previously involved in other shows like “Breaking Bonaduce”, “The Biggest Loser” and is now working with Nadya.
The contract outlines that the kids will collectively earn $125,000 for 36 days of shooting in the first year of production, $75,000 for 21 days in the second year and $50,000 for 14 days in the third year. The contract also states that 15 percent of the gross compensation will be deposited by Eyeworks into a “Coogan Trust Account,” as required by California law. The account will not be accessed until the children turn 18 or become legally emancipated.
Nadya gave birth to Octuplets on Jan. 26, making them the world’s longest surviving octuplets. The public was outraged when they found out the Octuplet mum was receiving public assistance and already had 6 kids. With all the controversy surrounding Nadya, she became a media target and was under scrutiny.
VH1 has released the Supertrailer of the upcoming 2nd season of Real Chance of Love. You can see the official photos of the cast here, as well as personal/”modeling” photos of the ladies here and here.
Real Chance of Love 2: Back in the Saddle premieres Monday, August 3 at 9/8c. Will you be watching?
The season finale of Soapnet’sSouthern Belle: Lousville ended tonight with quite a shocker.
We first find out Kellie decided to stay in Louisville rather than moving to Chicago with her boyfriend, Jeff. Kellie decides to end her pattern of depending too much on the men in her life. Was very happy to see Kellie make this choice. Something about Jeff just doesn’t come off right. He seemed a bit cold in my opinion when telling Kelly he did not want to have children with her in the past episodes.
Julie decides to take charge of her life, and asks a younger guy out. The show says they two are still dating. Emily breaks the news of moving to Vegas to her father, who finally gives her his blessing. Hadley finally sees what we all see in Russ and decides to end things with him. We also find out Hadley and Kellie will be working together on Kelly’s new dating business – “Dating Sucks.“
The show definitely saved the best for last when we see a much thinner Shea tearfully talk about her heartbreak. Shea informs us that she found out her fiance, Jeff Stovall, was cheating on her the same week her mother died. To make things worse, Jeff was with the other woman the night her mom was being buried.
This was quite a shocker. Though I had heard the rumors that the engagement was over, I did not expect it to be due to infidelity. The two seemed to be loving together, especially when Shea gave in and agreed to get the big house Jeff wanted.
There is a rumor going around that the woman Jeff cheated with was Katie King. The same Katie that Hadley was campaigning for in earlier episodes. I’m not certain on the accuracy of this. Others are saying Jeff is still with the woman he cheated on Shea with, whomever that might be. I really felt for Shea tonight. Having to bury her mother and cancel her wedding in the same week has to be tough. According to the show, Jeff refused to appear on camera to talk about what happened.
UPDATE – It’s pretty much confirmed that the woman Jeff was cheating with was indeed Katie King. Shea also updated her facebook status last night sarcastically saying “Your Honor Katie King.” Katie is a Judge by the way. Pretty pathetic for someone in Katie’s position to do such a thing.
VH1 has announced it’s latest celeb reality dating show staring Antonio Sabato Jr. The 36 year old Soap star/underwear model will start looking for love on VH1 when his reality series My Antonio premieres Aug. 16 at 10/9c.
This show will however be a bit different from the other VH1 dating shows. It will take place in Hawaii, and will involve both his ex-wife and mother -
My Antonio is a real-life soap opera, with romance, betrayal and a show-stopping plot twist: A woman from Antonio’s past will shock everyone when she shows up to compete for his love. And she’s not just any woman. She’s Antonio’s ex-wife! Now she’s determined to win him back—at any cost.
And there’s another lady causing trouble — Antonio’s momma. She arrives to help him make the most important decision of his life. But is anyone good enough for her number one son?
This show looks like it might have some hope. It seems they want it to play out like a real life soap opera. I might give this one a shot. Plus some of the women casted look like they might actually know the meaning of class. Check out more pictures of the ladies below –
An expanded live series of Watch What Happens will premiere July 16 on Bravo at midnight with host Andy Cohen. Andy is best known for hosting Watch What Happens reunion specials including the two part reunion for The Real housewives of New Jersey.
Viewers will enjoy getting to know Andy and his weekly guests. Andy will interview guests from some of Bravo’s highly rated shows. The show is meant to keep you updated on the world of entertainment, pop culture . There will be lots of viewer interaction by email, phone, video, twitter and facebook.
We can expect the show to be unpredictable, funny, and occasionally shocking. You don’t want to miss the premier show tomorrow which will feature New Jersey Housewives’ Danielle Staub.
Hopefully Andy will ask some unanswered questions from the reunion show and let’s hope Danielle will answer them truthfully.
Heidi Pratt has worn many hats ranging from The Hills star, musician (if you can call her that), fashion designer, to posing for playboy and now a fitness expert. Heidi recently announced the release of her fitness video, The Heidi Workout. In addition to workout tips, the Heidi workout will also provide nutritional advice based on guidelines developed with trainer Chad Waterbury.
Another reality star-turned fitness guru, Kim Kardashian also invites you all to tone up using her Fit in Your Jeans byFriday series.
Tell us: The Heidi workout or Fit in your jeans by Friday series-Who would you rather workout with?