Joining Reality Ranks...
Brown, Houston Ready To Join Reality
TV viewers have peeked into the lives of Jessica Simpson
and Nick Lachey and Britney Spears and Kevin Federline. Now another
celebrity couple is about to take the reality show plunge. "Being Bobby
Brown," which features Brown and his wife, pop songstress Whitney Houston,
premieres Thursday (June 30) on Bravo.
In an interview on "Dateline NBC," Brown said he decided to allow cameras to
follow him for six months because "it's easy for people to just have the
freedom to be able to say things about me, and me not say anything. That's
the easy part. But the hard part is to show them me, because I'm scared of
being myself, sometimes."
Brown and Houston have been tabloid fodder for years. On
Dec. 7, 2003, Houston called police, alleging that Brown had struck her in
the face at their home near Alpharetta, a suburb north of Atlanta.
"Me and my wife play a lot. It was just a misunderstanding," he told Matt
Lauer in the NBC interview that aired yesterday. "I mean, we slap box, and
she hits hard, hard."
When asked if he hit hard back, Brown responded: "No, I don't. No, come on
man, you see how big my hands are? I could hurt her. Huh-uh, no. Me and her
are like this. She hits me more than I hit her."
How did the 41-year-old Houston, who recently completed a drug
rehabilitation program, feel about doing the reality show? "When she saw how
much fun I was having with the cameras, I mean, because it's like, I didn't
change when the cameras got around, it just -- it -- I think it brought us
close together, because it showed us that we're just normal."
NEWSFILE: 27 JUNE 2005