Yesterday, we learned the heavenly news Levi Johnston proposed to Bristol Palin, Sarah Palin’s daughter and mother of Levi’s baby (whose name is what happens when you’re about to walk your dog, his leash is on him, and he ties it around your legs right as you’re taking a step towards the door). With this news, we thought “Great! Now they can settle down in Alaska and we’ll never have to hear from them again, except when Tripp starts to walk and he’s tripping everywhere! That we’d want to see because, um, hello…FATE!”
But sadly, this doesn’t look like it’s going to happen. Skeptics of the couple’s reconciliation argue it’s part of their plan to regain a place in the spotlight, and is in conjunction with the hopes of being featured on a reality TV show. A commenter on the blog “Palingates,” wrote “Within the next four to six weeks Palin’s PR people will be releasing news that Bristol and Levi have signed on to ‘star’ in a new reality show. All about young parenting. And yes, they will also work up to a wedding.”
Before the young couple agreed to give it another shot, Johnston worked pretty hard to convince executives he was worthy of his own reality show. He pitched his “bromance” show, about his quest to find a new girlfriend, to numerous networks, but none of them were interested.
We know it’s worse than taking Kendra Wilkinson, who used to have sex with Hugh Hefner both before someone else and after someone else, and giving her a reality show. We also know Bristol’s recent stint on The Secret Life of the American Teenager, where she played a teen mom who played the cello, must have made her feel like she’s certainly capable of eating cereal in front of cameras in the morning for a reality show.
So between the two of them, this could happen. With all the reality shows about artists making art and a mother with 8 children, Bristol and Levi probably feel like they have a chance at true stardom. Maybe you or I should sit down with them?