Opinion: Is a Sarah Palin reality show about to be reality?


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So is Sarah Palin, the politician whose life sometimes seems like a reality show, perhaps going to really do one now?

She’s got the buzz. (And a husband with an Alaskan fishing boat.)


Entertainment Weekly is reporting Wednesday evening as follows:

Sarah Palin, TV producer? Multiple sources confirm that Palin and uber-reality show producer Mark Burnett have been making the rounds in Hollywood this week to pitch a TV docudrama about Alaska. One source called it a “planet-Earth type look” at Palin’s home state. The former candidate for the vice presidency was seen leaving ABC today with Burnett, and an insider confirmed that she met with reality topper Mike Darnell yesterday at Fox (where she and her family ended the day by visiting American Idol. Palin stayed in the green room). She also stopped by CBS today and plans to meet with NBC Universal TV Chairman Jeff Gaspin tomorrow.

Career backup in case this political thing doesn’t work out?
Wednesday afternoon, as our colleagues at the Ministry of Gossip reported here, Palin collected bags of valuable Hollywood freebies at a pre-Oscar Awards courtesy suites, wrote out a personal check for $1,700 and donated the whole pile to the Red Cross.

And she was on Jay Leno’s re-new Tonight Show last night, as we reported here with video.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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