Reality TV for Bobby and Whitney?
Cameras roll as high profile couple shoots wannabe series
By RICHARD L. ELDREDGE
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 04/01/04
In a move that could defy reality,
troubled pop star couple Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston are shooting a
reality series, based on their often turbulent professional and private
This week, Brown's local production company, B2 Entertainment, has trailed
the superstar Alpharetta residents as they live their lives around the metro
B2 Entertainment hopes to sell the series to a TV network.
"This is Bobby's project, and while Whitney has no direct interest in the
project, she is very supportive of her husband," Houston's Atlanta attorney
Mark Trigg told the AJC on Thursday.
The couple dined Monday night, as cameras rolled, at the Palm Restaurant in
Buckhead, ordering multiple plates of Clams Oreganato, a 6-pound lobster and
a 24-ounce porterhouse steak, according to Jimmy Logan, a waiter at the
eatery. Their 10-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina, had her own 3-pound
lobster. Even the family dog, a small tan canine named Doogie, supped on
steak tartare (Houston dutifully picked out the capers from the dish).
Houston, who is in rehab, drank only a mixture of grapefruit and pineapple
juice with club soda, according to Logan. Trigg said a representative from
Houston's treatment facility accompanies her in public at all times.
Logan said he signed a release form from B2 Entertainment.
On Tuesday night, the crew followed the couple to Prime restaurant at Lenox
Square. According to Prime manager Mark Pinsky, a five-person production
crew followed Brown and Houston as they ate and as she strolled over to sing
"Happy Birthday" to a diner at another table when a cake materialized from
A potential reality series based on Brown's life with Houston wouldn't lack
Just last week, Brown spent a day in a Massachusetts jail after telling a
family court judge he was unable to pay the child support he owes for the
children, now 12 and 14, that he fathered with a Massachusetts woman, Kim
Ward. He was released after paying $63,500 in back child support.
Brown later told the judge the matter was a "misunder- standing."
Brown had been released from the DeKalb County jail so he could attend the
Massachusetts hearing. Locally, Brown had been serving a 60-day sentence for
violating his probation on a drunken-driving charge. The violations included
his refusal to take drug tests and pay his probation fees, and failing to
show proof that he attended counseling and completed his house arrest.
On May 5 in a Fulton County courtroom, Brown is scheduled to face
misdemeanor battery charges after he allegedly hit Houston in December,
leaving her with a bruised cheek and a cut lip.
Last month, Houston acknowledged an addiction problem and checked into a
On Thursday, Trigg reiterated his client's intent to stay in the program.
"The program she is in recognizes that she needs to spend time with her
family and encourages it," Trigg said.
1 APRIL 2004