ARKIB : 04/04/2004
Bobby Brown, the reality show? Troubled singer wants to make it happen
ATLANTA April 3 - Bobby Brown and his tumultuous life might be coming to the small screen.
The 35-year-old singer - who's been jailed twice just this year - is trying to sell a show about himself to a network, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Brown's production company, B2 Entertainment, has been following him and equally troubled wife, Whitney Houston, around the Atlanta area, where the couple resides, the newspaper reported Thursday.
If a network does pick up the show, there will be plenty of fodder. Brown - best known as a member of '80s group New Edition and for solo hits such as ``My Prerogative'' - has a lengthy arrest record on charges ranging from drunken driving to drugs.
In December, he was arrested for allegedly striking Houston, and in February, he was sentenced to 60 days in jail for violating his probation. He was released last month and headed straight to Massachusetts to answer a charge that he failed to pay $63,500 in child support for two of his children. A tearful Brown was jailed by a judge for one night before he made restitution.
In addition, Houston, who has acknowledged using drugs in the past, recently checked herself into a rehabilitation centre.
Her publicist, Nancy Seltzer, told The Associated Press on Friday that Houston will not be central to any show.
``As I understand it, the reality show is about Bobby Brown. If she can help her husband in any way, she of course will do so, but it's about Bobby,'' Seltzer said.
Houston joined Brown, their daughter, Bobbi Kristina, 10, and the family dog for dinner Monday at the Palm Restaurant in Atlanta. Houston was accompanied by a representative of her rehabilitation facility, said Mark Trigg, Houston's Atlanta lawyer.
The next night, at Prime in Atlanta, Houston sang ``Happy Birthday'' to a fellow diner as a five-person production crew caught the action, according to restaurant manager Mark Pinsky.
Houston, who is in an inpatient rehabilitation program, is allowed approved authorised outings, Seltzer said.
While Brown is working on entertainment projects, Houston is not.
``She's working on getting well, she's working on herself,'' Seltzer said. - AP
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