Talk about “Out of the Blue!”
Gossip Cop just confirmed the news that Debbie Gibson is going the reality show route. (So it wasn’t“Only in My Dreams.”)
The Eighties pop star recently shot a TV pilot for Endemol, the people who’ve brought us such shows as “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and “Deal or No Deal.”
According to our solid source, the as-yet untitled series — produced by the team behind “The Osbournes” and “Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica” — will focus on Gibson working on her first studio album in nearly a decade. Already parts of the pilot were shot in New York, where the cameras followed her into a meeting with Warner Bros. execs and through the Times Square area, where she starred in a bunch of Broadway musicals including “Beauty and the Beast.”
While the show will also touch on Gibson’s recent 20–pound weight loss and her relationships with her mom/manager Diane and beau Dr. Rutledge Taylor, “the main focus will be Deborah’s musical journey and re-invention,” says the source, who adds there’s “drama” over whether she’ll go back to “Debbie,” the name she went by at the height of her fame.
While we were hoping Gibson would follow the reality model perfected by fellow Eighties starsFlavor Flav (”Flavor of Love”) and Bret Michaels (”Rock of Love”), we’ll take what we can get.