NENE LEAKES AND STAR JONES HAVE A FUTURE ON REALITY TV
The success of “Dancing With the Stars” and “Celebrity Apprentice” and “Celebrity Rehab” has all the networks scrambling for reality shows involving celebrities in some kind of peril or unfamiliar situation. Last year, CBS announced it was working on a “fish out of water” pilot called “The Name Game” where a celebrity switched lives with an everyday person with the same name. (For example, actor Gary Busey might switch lives with a car mechanic with the same name.) They soon learned it was impossible to find willing participants with the same names. According to Deadline/Hollywood, ABC has ordered episodes of a celebrity edition of their hit Wife Swap (or is it LIFE SWAP?) in which celebrities switch lifestyles for a week. Come to think of it, we wouldn’t mind seeing NeNe Leakes and Star Jones swapping lives for a week.