Saturday, January 26, 2008

Gone Country

John Rich's new celebreality show, Gone Country, premiered last night. And OF COURSE I'll watch it. I heart celebreality AND John Rich!

Basically, John Rich takes several (has-been) celebrities: Dee Snyder of Twisted Sister; Carnie Wilson; Sisqó; Bobby Brown; Maureen McCormick; Julio Iglesias Jr; and Diana DeGarmo (American Idle), lets them live in his (incredible) house, and tries to turn them into country music stars. Sort of.

"Gone Country uproots these seven musical celebrities and moves them into a Nashville mansion together to embark on a two-week adventure, hosted by singer-songwriter John Rich. Each celebrity will be paired up with some of Nashville's finest songwriters in an attempt to prepare them for a career in country music. In each episode, the cast competes against each other in challenges that will test them musically and physically to adapt to a country music lifestyle, both on and off the stage. At the end of the two weeks, the artist who is most prepared to impress a country audience, as determined by Rich, will record and release a song."

John arrived on a helicopter after they had settled in the house. I don't know if his coat was real or faux fur. He recently made news when PETA emailed him after he wore a fox coat on the CMA awards. He said he would be glad to wear faux fur if any of the designers PETA referred him to wanted to send him a coat and he would tell everyone it was faux. I don't now if that ever happened.

I like his style. Country pimpin'. LOL. John does love his bling!!


  1. Anonymous9:51 PM

    Julio Iglesias Jr. is so sweet (and hot)! What a gentleman - hope he wins! :)

  2. Yum... JR's the king of bling... total country PIMP!!! Check out my blog

    and the Pro MuzikMafia blog