TLC has greenlit production on eight episodes of The Petra Nemcova Project, a tentatively titled unscripted series fronted by the aforementioned supermodel. But unlike America's Next Top Model, this Project won't be an elimination-based competition, nor will it transform plain Janes. At stake, however, are potential contracts with the NEXT agency. "With no disrespect, those shows are the make-believe world of modeling," producer Dave Broome (The Biggest Loser) tells Variety. "We're doing the reality." Hopefully, that esteemed reality still allows room for a catfight or two.
At last, Michael Jackson has come up with a scheme to make some green: Now that he doesn't have to worry about his prison record, he's going to make a new record-record. According to the New York Post, Sirius Satellite Radio DJ Whoo Kid is going around saying that the dethroned king of pop has inked a deal with Bahrain's Prince Abdullah Hamad Al Khalifa to make a new album. Now, I've always heard that label bigwigs like Tommy Mottola were tough, so if Jacko's comeback doesn't fly and his boss is an actual monarch, will he be, like, beheaded?