People's Revolution founder Kelly Cutrone gets own show 'Kell on Earth' on Bravo
Monday, January 4th 2010, 11:46 PM
MTV is going to have to learn how to share: Bravo has snagged uber-publicist Kelly Cutrone for its spring reality TV lineup.
"Kell on Earth," premiering next month, will feature Cutrone and her NYC-based fashion company, People's Revolution, which has become a main story line on MTV's "The City" over the past two seasons.
We hear from an industry insider that it's great news for Bravo, but dismal for MTV.
"Kelly was a huge draw for 'The City,' and it may suffer with her splitting her time between the shows," says the source, adding that the two networks are in talks to eliminate overlaps between the programs.
But Cutrone insists she can do it all.
"Look at Tyra Banks and Ryan Seacrest," she says of being on more than one network, before hinting that viewers may see even more of her on the small screen. "There might be other shows I would like to be on [with MTV] in the future, so I want to continue working with them."
Still, Cutrone concedes that MTV did not approach her about doing her own spinoff.
"I've never talked to MTV about [that]," she explained, "so it's not like I turned my back on them or anything."
But if her loyalty lies with her first network, why would Bravo try to bring her on board?
"I don't know!" Cutrone laughs. "But they knew I had a relationship with MTV. If they thought that would be a problem, they wouldn't have asked in the first place."
Let's hope the networks can play nice, especially since both will be filming segments in her Grand St. office.
"There are four floors," Kelly laughs, revealing that MTV will shoot her with fellow "City" cast members Whitney Port and Roxy Olin downstairs.
Meanwhile, "Kell on Earth," which will focus more on her life as a single working mom, will stick to her private office. Bravo will also get a peek at her life at home with 8-year-old daughter Ava.
"The cameras really aren't a distraction," Cutrone says. "In fact, I think it makes me better at my job."