All great love stories begin and/or end with a reality television show. For Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, it was what made them star-crossed, or something—he told Hot97, "Our love story's a love story for the ages... it was like a Romeo and Juliet kinda thing where it's like she's a reality star and I'm a rapper." True.
For that other guy and Kim Kardashian, however, it merely served as mildly entertaining documentation of their 72-day crash and burn. And as we learned from Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, even the truest of loves don't stand a chance when the cameras are rolling during your newlywed phase. Worse yet: a couple-based reality television show doesn't even guarantee a bump for your career.
Parlaying your C-list marriage into entertainment is a bad idea, Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy. Surprising no one, the newly married couple have announced their "unscripted docuseries," which will follow around the newlyweds as they adjust to married life. The show—called Donnie Loves Jenny—will debut on A&E in January with a one-hour wedding special, kicking things off with some good ol' fashioned family drama. Great for ratings!
The 10-episode series (which we are told was filmed mostly on the East Coast) also marks the launch of Wahlberg and McCarthy’s joint production entity, D&J Productions. Adding a joint business venture into this mix is a dicey move, D&J!