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    Fox unmasks 'Personality' in April

    Fox unmasks 'Personality' in April

    Wed Feb 26, 1:41 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) --- Is it all about looks, or is it a man's personality that stirs romantic inclinations in a woman? Fox Broadcasting Co. is looking to find out with the latest entry in its Monday reality wheel, "Mr. Personality," from Bruce Nash Entertainment and the G Group.

    If "Joe Millionaire" was Fox alternative guru Mike Darnell's twist on "The Bachelor," then "Mr. Personality" is his twist on "The Bachelorette." The show will involve a woman selecting a mate from a group of men, all of whom have their faces disguised by masks. The audience, however, will be able to see their faces.

    The woman will gradually eliminate her masked suitors, and in "Dating Game" fashion, she'll finally get a look at them once they're out of contention. The big payoff at the end of the seven-episode series, of course, will be that the woman gets the chance to see her ultimate selection.

    "What this show is about is what women are interested in when it comes to relationships," Nash said. "Is it looks, or is it a guy's sense of humor, his morals, his values? In this show, she'll actually be getting to know him from the inside out as opposed to the outside in."

    "Mr. Personality" is set to premiere April 21 following the conclusion of "Married by America," which begins its run in the Monday 9 p.m. slot next week.

    "Mr. Personality" will open with a group of about 20 men who will be sequestered in an undisclosed location with the woman during the production. Producers plan to hold casting calls around the country to find a beautiful woman in her late 20s-early 30s, while the male contestants will be cast with an eye toward lining up a group of guys whose physical attributes are similar.

    As for the masks, Nash said they will be designed to be mysterious and exotic rather than frightening. And yes, the woman will be allowed to kiss and otherwise get close to her masked men.

    Nash, a prolific producer of reality/unscripted fare including NBC's "Meet My Folks," said the idea for "Mr. Personality" had been kicking around for several months, before the "Joe Millionaire" onslaught, but it picked up steam at Fox after "Millionaire" proved such a smash. Nash co-created the series with Robert Kosberg and will executive produce with Brian Gadinsky of G Group. Kosberg is serving as co-executive producer.

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    Lewinsky Lands Job as Reality Show Host.

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    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Monica Lewinsky, whose affair with then-President Bill Clinton nearly cost him the Oval Office, will soon be hosting a reality show for the Fox network, Daily Variety reported in its Thursday edition.



    The 29-year-old former White House intern has landed a job as host of the hidden-identity dating show, "Mr. Personality," slated to debut on Fox April 21, the entertainment trade paper said.


    Lewinsky's deal comes not long after Clinton began his stint as a paid TV commentator on CBS, debating onetime campaign rival and former Republican leader Bob Dole in a revival of the "Point/Counterpoint" segment by news magazine "60 Minutes."


    According to Variety, "Mr. Personality" will follow a group of average-looking guys whose faces have been masked as they try to win the affections of an attractive young lady. Their looks will be concealed throughout the dating process, as the woman eliminates a contestant each week until she narrows her choice to one man.


    Lewinsky, who designs handbags and accessories that she sells via her Web site, most recently appeared in the HBO documentary "Monica in Black & White," Variety said. That program featured Lewinsky answering questions about her dalliance with Clinton, which led to his impeachment. He was acquitted by the U.S. Senate.


    Otherwise, Lewinsky has kept a relatively low public profile in the years since her relationship with Clinton came to light. Lewinsky also appeared in an MTV special with gross-out comedian Tom Green (news), but she turned down overtures to appear in the Fox special "Celebrity Boxing."


    Fox is currently enjoying a ratings rebound, thanks in large part to the huge success of recent reality TV offerings, namely "Joe Millionaire" and "American Idol."

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    Oh, THAT makes it more watchable.

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    ugh. pathetic.

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    I think this show is going to... suck...
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    Once again, Fox sinks to a new low. They've always been known for their poor taste but it seems so even more recently. Have there been some changes up top over there? From what I've seen so far for their new upcoming shows, they all look like they're gonna suck. I haven't watched Married by America or Oliver Beene, and I definitely have no intentions of watching The Pitts or Mr. Personality.

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    I have to say, as a reality show groupie, that I refuse to watch a show that has a hostess whose whole claim to fame is DOING the pres. To me this take bad taste to a whole new low and even for Fox that is something.
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    Monica's New Man Hunt

    Monica's New Man Hunt

    Thu Mar 20,12:00 PM ET

    By Lia Haberman

    Not content to bag the leader of the free world Monica Lewinsky has set her sights on a new leading man: Mr. Personality, the newest love-between-commercial-breaks series from Fox that judges men on their character not their dimples.

    Lewinsky, who became intimately acquainted with former President Bill Clinton's, uh, personality back when she was an impressionable young White House intern, will serve as host of the Fox show which bows April 21.

    "Since Fox is the network that has had the greatest success with this genre, I was very excited when they approached me to host the show," said Lewinsky in a statement released Wednesday, adding, "It sounds like good fun."

    The news comes just after Lewinsky's former presidential paramour scored a 10-week job as TV commentator for CBS matching wits with former opponent Bob Dole on 60 Minutes.

    Fox's latest reality series concept, sort of a caffeinated Dating Game, requires an attractive young woman to pick her soul mate from several masked bachelors. The average-looking guys, who are disguised throughout the romancing process, must woo the clueless lady based solely on their charms until she chooses her match. However, viewers will get a glimpse at the whole package. The show takes over the time slot of Fox's other morally minded series, Joe Millionaire.

    Fox has yet to find a suitable follow-up to Joe--the network's latest offering, Married by America, has tanked in the ratings.

    Lewinsky, who last honed her oral skills on HBO's 2002 documentary Monica in Black and White, came close to signing a $2 million deal with Fox in 1998, when the net was looking to tape an exclusive tell-all special about the indecent relationship that came close to toppling the Clinton administration. The agreement fell through when the Sexgate star failed to dish enough dirt. Instead, Lewinsky gabbed to Barbara Walters a year later.

    Finding herself largely unemployable after her scandalous exit from government, Lewinsky has kept a relatively low profile the last few years, designing handbags and accessories she sells on her Website, www.therealmonica.com, and at specialty boutiques. While she made an appearance on the Tom Green Show three years ago, Lewinsky shunned offers to appear in Penthouse and on Fox's Celebrity Boxing.

    A source close to the production says Lewinsky was pitching a project to Fox when she was asked to read for Mr. Personality and impressed the producers with her unique abilities.

    A bio of the 29-year-old provided by the network says the Lewis and Clark grad lives in New York and is considering a future career in law--perhaps she'll specialize in workplace issues?

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    Aren't her fifteen minutes of fame over yet?!

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    Masked Men?

    I read something about a new reality show in EW. The point is to find out if women can choose a partner based on personality only and not appearances. So they have all these guys with different colored masks. Has anyone heard anything else about this? What do you think?

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