A few weeks ago, a truly heartbreaking story broke about Clint Eastwood going over to the dark side. We learned that Clint and his family were filming a reality show, which would primarily star his wife, Dina Ruiz, and the two teenaged daughters of the house. I also discussed the horrible news in terms of Clint’s potential loss of mystique and assumption of dorkdom by allowing cameras into his house to watch him shuffle around in boxer shorts while scratching his balls. Again, nothing good can possibly come of this.
This week’s Enquirer doubles down on the story by confirming what we already knew — that Clint has agreed to make a few limited cameo appearances. However, an insider maintains that Clint was vehemently opposed to his family signing on the dotted line at all, and he only gave in after a lengthy campaign from the women of the house. Cue the drama:
Clint Eastwood may be one of Hollywood’s most famous tough guys, but he’s a real pushover in his own house!
The Dirty Harry actor’s wife Dina and two of his teenage daughters have strong-armed the star into agreeing to take part in a new reality show!
Although the 81-year-old screen icon hates the idea of letting cameras into the family home, he buckled under pressure from Dina, their daughter Morgan, 15, and Clint’s 18-year-od daughter Francesca, a friend of the family told The ENQUIRER.
“Clint’s an extremely private guy and hates the idea of having TV crews around the house, perring into their everyday lives,” said the friend. “After a lot of arm-twisting, Clint finally agreed. But he said he would only appear in a few cameos, at the very most.”
The source continued: “Clint’s wife and daughters begged him to do it, so what could he say? They wore him down. It’s clear who wears the pants in his family!”
According to the source, Francesca wanted her dad to do it to help with her budding acting career. And Dina, a 46-year-old TV news anchor, hopes a reality show will help launch a possible modeling career for Morgan.
Although the show is being produced by the same people responsible for the Kardashians’ shows, the last thing Dina wants is for her family to come off looking like that drama-filled clan.
“In fact, Dina is hoping that having the cameras around will provide LESS drama for Morgan,” noted the friend. “Dina’s hoping that having cameras around will make her settle down and concentrate on school, among other things.”
[From Enquirer, print edition, January 2, 2012]
So basically, Dina (who shall henceforth be known as The Other White Oprah) is hoping that a reality show will fix her family’s problems? If anything at all, having a spotlight will only amplify what’s already wrong in the house, and it sounds like the entire affair is already causing tension between her and Clint in their marriage. How awful to let something like famewhore aspirations taint a 15-year-marriage, but it’s not as if his wife and daughters just thought of wanting to do a reality show out of the blue.
Unfortunately and if this story is correct, Clint’s probably got a tendency to let his girls do whatever they want. Or at the very least, he’s becoming a pushover in his advanced age. The Man with No Name would be so utterly disappointed.
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Written by Bedhead
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