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Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen & Dave (MTV)
Q&A With Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro
1 hour, 19 minutes ago
By ANTHONY BREZNICAN, AP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES - Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro and his sexpot significant other Carmen Electra are the latest celebrity couple to field-test their romance on MTV.
Their new reality show, "'Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen & Dave," dryly chronicles the peculiar wedding plans of the former "Baywatch" beauty and her devil-bearded fiancee, who tied the knot on Nov. 22.
First up was their plan to send a wedding invitation featuring a photo of them lying nude on autopsy tables.
'Til death do they part — get it?
AP: In the first episode, Dave says the naked-corpse wedding invites might keep prudes away from the ceremony. Did it work?
Electra: It kind of went a little darker than it started out. We didn't end up using it for our wedding invitation. I didn't know if my dad would like that so much, you know? Not everybody gets it. We ended up using it for the bachelor/bachelorette party instead.
AP: How did you meet each other?
Electra: We actually met on a blind date. A hairdresser who was a mutual friend said 'Dave Navarro is a great guy. Would you like to meet him?' ... It was love at first sight.
AP: Is it weird having MTV watch you instead of the other way around?
Navarro: The fact of the matter is, we've been intending on finalizing this marriage for the past year. Had it not been for MTV's involvement and suggestion of the show, we may honestly still not be married at this point. We actually had to hop to it and make it happen. This forced us to clear our schedules and do the show and be married — which is awesome.
AP: So MTV is like the best friend who coaxes you both together?
Navarro: Yeah, another perk that comes from this whole thing is that, in hindsight, watching some of the episodes is a nice opportunity for us to see each other in each other's absence. It's all those things that grooms and brides never see, such as their husband- or wife-to-be getting ready for the marriage. What groom gets to see his bride putting on her wedding dress for the first time? That's usually supposed to be unlucky.
AP: Maybe it's not unlucky if you only watch it on tape.
Navarro: Exactly. ... If it is bad luck, then what we'll do then is sign on for a second season and document the divorce proceedings.
Electra: Everything's a show!
Navarro: You can't lose.
AP: Is it unlucky to see the bride getting ready for the first divorce hearing?
Electra and Navarro: (Silence.)
AP: Are you concerned that the show will change the way people think about you? (Jessica Simpson from MTV's "Newlyweds" became a laughingstock for confusing "Chicken of the Sea" tuna with actual poultry.)
Electra: When MTV first approached us, I was more concerned — more so me than Dave ...
Navarro: Yeah, I didn't care.
Electra: ... about what people were going to think about us sharing this intimate part of our lives with everyone. But we really thought about it, so we know what we're getting ourselves into.
Navarro: I'll tell you this, man, about that — it's been a lot of fun. And we're not the kind to shy away from a good time. Life's too short to shy away from things, and if we were all that concerned about what people thought we wouldn't be in entertainment anyway. Basically that's what we do. We put ourselves out there to get judged.
AP: Did "The Osbournes" or "Newlyweds" give you any ideas for how to act in front of the camera?
Electra: Not necessarily. You just have to be yourself. That's what makes this show different. We're not Nick and Jessica, and we're not the Osbournes. We're just going to be ourselves.
Navarro: It was also somewhat controlled. The cameras were only around for wedding related stuff. It wasn't 24-7, our house wasn't wired with spy cameras. So it was pretty liberating in that sense.
AP: Carmen, you also have a new exercise DVD called "Aerobic Striptease," but I didn't see a dancing pole in your house.
Electra: I don't do pole dancing, although I wouldn't mind learning how. That takes a lot of strength. My style is more burlesque striptease, you learn how to give a lap dance. There's a cardio section that really makes you sweat.
AP: It's good for your partner's heart, too.
Electra: (Laughs.) Exactly. Get his heart rate going and everybody's happy.
Til Death Do Us Part
MTV has announced that 'Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen & Dave, a documentary mini-series chronicling the lives of Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro during the months, weeks and days prior to their wedding, will premiere on Wednesday, January 21st at 10:30 PM (ET/PT)
I saw their show and I actually liked their show and them. Has anyone else seen this show? Is there another thread?
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In answer to your last question, yes.
I think that Carmen looks her prettiest with less makeup and she seemed down to earth without trying to come off as the "misunderstood good girl" that others (B.S.= Britney Spears) try to do. I think David looks hot and has a good sense of humor without coming off like an idiot, the way Jessica Simpson has successfully cashed in on.
Last edited by eldee; 02-02-2004 at 11:35 AM.
I cannot get into this show. Carmen seems like a sweetheart, but she is such a bore (IMO). I'm actually more entertained by her over-sexed media persona. And for some odd reason, I can't see this couple lasting.... he's a rock star, and she's got this reputation for failed relationships/marriages.
My apologies to their fans, who may take offense.
I love my sailor.
Originally Posted by dvm
I have to agree... This show is a bad copy of the Newlyweds. The accent is on "bad".
I watched this show once. I have DVR, and don't even have to watch the many commercials that MTV has, and I still am not sure I will watch this show again. It was pretty boring with a lot of name calling. Dave is pretty whipped, although I'm pretty sure he is cheating on her when he's on tour. Either way, this marriage won't last and neither should this show.
I think the show is okay. I watch it when nothing else is on.
Carmen Electra is beautiful. I watch the show, it's not as entertaining as Newlyweds, but I watch it and it's okay. I like Carmen and Dave together, they look like a cute couple.
I was surprised that they seemed more "normal" to me than I expected.
Re: The Newlyweds, I'm glad that at least they can talk to and have fun with each other. For the star of another show to "act" (?) stupid has gotten very old. However, it sure works for them and the public.
Judge Judy was right about, beauty fades but dumb is forever. However, she didn't tell us that you can make alot of money and get more fame from acting/being stupid.
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