It's His Prerogative: Brown, Bravo
Fri Aug 27, 2004 01:13 AM ET
By Andrew Wallenstein
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Cable channel Bravo is in negotiations with
Bobby Brown for a reality series about the R&B singer's troubled life.
Sources say the deal is not final because of haggling over how much of a
presence Brown's wife, pop star Whitney Houston, would have in the program.
"We are in negotiations, and it has not yet been decided as to what, if any,
Ms. Houston's participation will be," said a representative for Houston who
wished to remain anonymous. A Bravo spokesperson was unavailable for
Brown has been shopping around town footage shot by his own production
company, B2 Entertainment, since early April, when he was released from jail
and his wife was in a rehab center.
The couple proved last year that they were a TV draw with a high-rated
"Primetime Live" interview with Diane Sawyer in which Brown and Houston
discussed their drug use and marital troubles.
Since hitting the pop charts as a member of the group New Edition and a solo
performer in the 1980s and early '90s, Brown has racked up multiple
probation violations and jail sentences for charges including drunken
driving, marijuana possession and failing to pay child support. But the
series, tentatively titled "Being Bobby Brown," is expected to focus on his
attempts to resurrect his career with a New Edition reunion.
NEWSFILE: 27 AUGUST 2004