Once upon a time, c-list “stars”, faded stars, and would-be stars had to get their exposure through game shows like Hollywood Squares, guest-star desperate shows like Love Boat or
Nowadays, seemingly any wannabe, used-to-be, and never-will-be “star”…the more vapid, self-absorbed/self-pitying, delusional, and/or embarrassingly self-destructive the better… can get his or her own “reality” show on cable (including and especially thanks to the good folks at VH1, Bravo, and A&E homes to offerings as enlightening and entertaining as…um…The Surreal Life, I Love New York, Dice Undisputed, Breaking Bonaduce, Being Bobby Brown, The Real Housewives of Orange County, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, Flavor of Love, and Shooting Sizemore among many, many others.)
A&E’s new offering, Sons of Hollywood, falls squarely into this profitable (for the networks if not necessarily for the viewers) trend. It features the sons (see above) of Rod Stewart, producer Jerry Weintraub, and the late Aaron Spelling (producer of, among many other things, The Love Boat and Fantasy Island) in all of their vapid, self-absorbed/self-pitying, delusional, and embarrassingly self-destructive glory.
But then I try to remember what my grandfather told me…namely, if you don’t have ANYTHING good to say about something you should say nothing at all. So (this one’s for you, Papa), in regards to Sons of