Star: Brandi Glanville approached by Bravo execs about getting a spin-off show

Star Magazine has a lengthy and unnecessarily detailed story on Brandi Glanville’s completely blitzed antics last week, which is not really worth recapping. We all saw the photos. Brandi was a total mess. But Star used the recap to launch into an interesting story which may or may not be true – Brandi’s drunken antics may be paying the bills, because she’s proven to be such a controversial figure, enough so Bravo might be giving her a spin-off?

A friend of Brandi’s tells Star, “Brandi is thrilled to get her own show. She can’t believe this is happening. She knew she’d built up her fan base, but she had no idea Bravo was giving her a spin-off.”

According to the friend, Brandi is currently in top-secret meetings with Bravo execs as they determine what direction the new show will take. But one thing is already known: it won’t be G-rated. Unlike Lisa Vanderpump’s spin-off, Brandi’s show will center around her colorful personal life as she navigates the dating circuit, faces off against Eddie Cibrian and LeAnn Rimes and tries to get though nights out with her dignity intact.

“She’s struck a real chord with viewers,” says the friend of Brandi, “Bravo loves ratings, and they think Brandi is a big reason for the success of the Beverly Hills show. Her controversial comments and stunts are reality TV gold.”

[From Star Magazine, print edition]

The “source” goes on to say that everything is being kept hush-hush (which is why it’s in Star, naturally) because Kyle Richards is bound to throw a major hissy fit. It’s thought that Kyle believed she would be the next Housewife offered her own show. Blah. As for the idea that Brandi could get her own spin-off… that should be interesting. My guess is that the idea of a spin-off is being considered, but that no one has actually signed up for it or anything.

Also: Brandi was spotted on a date with football player Drew Carter. You can see the pics here. He’s cute. He looks a little bit young for her. He’s 31 years old. Huh.

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

 

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  1. OrangeBlohan says:

    Eagerly waiting to see how long it takes for falcor’s head to explode!! 3,2,1….

  2. Celeste says:

    Ha! She’ll probably have a fist-pounding tantrum.
    I’d LOVE to see Brandi get her own show. I’d be glued to the TV!

  3. Charlotte says:

    MeMe would be so p!ssed off if this is true. I hope it’s true, but I won’t be watching it.

  4. brin says:

    I hope this is true because Brandi would have a much more entertaining spin-off than Kyle.
    Brandi’s second book will be coming out too. Poor Wewe!

  5. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I think this would be a bad idea for her in terms of her personal growth if they are going to base it on the conflict with Leanne and Eddie and her wild nights out. She needs to move on, not wallow further into all that.

    • Charlotte says:

      If you’re going to be all mature and sensible about it you’re going to put a downer on my delighted, b!tchy glee!

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Ha! Charlotte, Well, I never said there wasn’t a part of me that didn’t love the fact that L and E’s heads would start spinning in circles like Linda Blair’s. I confess there is.
        Just looking at the big picture.

    • heidi says:

      She was taken aback somewhat when interviewed on Marie Osmond’s talk show two days ago. Marie opened by saying she didn’t want to hear about her past because every interview she’d seen with Brandi was Brandi talking about her divorce, etc. Marie wanted to know the future. Brandi’s answers were stock, regurgitated ones. Girl is not terribly bright and an airhead.
      But I’ll wager she has a couple of years of success ahead.
      I don’t think she’s over Eddie and is on a mission to destroy him and Leann. If she can’t have him, she’ll make it Hell. Vindictive? You bet!

      • Christin says:

        Marie’s opening remarks should be used by every interviewer for both women. Discuss your future, not rehashing the past or stirring the drama pot. If there is a spinoff show, hopefully it will not involve her ex and his wife, but it probably will.

        And, Drew is very cute. Big upgrade from Mr. Squint Dimples.

      • Relli says:

        Marie Osmond has a show?!?!?! Does she display her glorious eye makeup everyday?

      • Jayna says:

        I know. I loved Marie for that. Brandi said she would have been a dermatologist. Lol. Aesthetician, Brandi. Don’t insult doctors by saying you could go to medical school because you love to do facials and go to Web MD all the time. I cringed when she said that. Brandi is not intelligent enough. Marie was asking good questions and a llof Brandi’s answers were very stock.

      • claire says:

        I thought she did fine. Though I’ve seen her on other interview shows where she was a bit more interesting. But OMG Marie…ask questions and stop talking. Between every one of Brandi’s answers Marie would go on for freaking forever. She was terrible at segues, too.

    • candigirl says:

      I think Brandi needs support, intensive therapy and to focus on herself and her boys. The crazy public stalking and divorce and continued stalking and harassment by Leann and the paparazzi has taken it’s toll. That combined with her new fame with the book and RHOBH, has not helped Brandi be healthy and settled. It would be great if the Bravo producers could make therapy and/or alcohol moderation a part of the negotiations for a spin-off. Brandi needs to make money, that is part of taking care of herself and the boys, enough so Eddie and Leann can’t bully her in court. But she also needs real help and life coaching from more than just her friends. What happened to her has been traumatic and the ongoing harassment and trauma needs to be addressed.

    • Sullivan says:

      I’m with you. Bravo wants her to be a wreck; that’s the draw. Anyone who really cares about her would discourage her from doing this show. The more she embarrasses herself, the more viewers tune-in. Good Gawd, those boys have been through enough.

  6. heidi says:

    I think this is coming to our tvs and not just another rumor. There’s an insatiable lust for novelty and trash tv in America… she’s the latest train wreck/ new name and face. It’ll be watched, if only out of curiosity

  7. Dawn says:

    I know this will be very unpopular but I really hope that this is not true. I stopped watching Bravo after it became nothing more than a vehicle for the Housewife shows.

  8. Micki says:

    I’m waiting for LeeAnn’s epic meltdown

  9. matia says:

    I think shes over him just not the situation. And I think Brandi enjoys reminding thr public leann is a tool whenever possible.

  10. Jenn says:

    Isn’t LeAnn doing a reality show? Or in talks to do a show? It must be killing her that Brandi gets a spin off!

  11. Macey says:

    This is going to cause a major onslaught of LR pics and publicity stunts. I cant wait to see the kind of crazy this brings out..LOL

    I admit Ive been really turned off by BG’s pictures and stuff lately. not so much the drinking night, that was bad but more the way she’s been dressing (if you can call it that). Btwn that and some of the gross pics and poses I’ve been really turned off.
    Im sorry but those outfits just scream “Im desperate for attention”. Just b/c you can wear those things doesnt mean you should. She’s stepping into Courtney Stodden territory with that stuff. Doesnt mean she needs to wear mumus or anything but she could show some class and it least cover her ass and boobs. Not a good look for anyone, any age.

    Ill always have a lot of empathy for her just b.c I couldnt imagine dealing with LR. I just hope she starts covering it up and dressing better. she has a great platform now if she does want to get into fashion/branding. she needs to dress in a more casual/classy way that would make the average woman want to wear those clothes. after all I think so many ppl sympathized with her and followed her story was b/c she was east to relate to.

    With all that said, I hope her show takes off and is a huge success. Congrats!!!!

    • KatieD says:

      Agree completely! Have always sympathized with her but now she’s starting to look desperate with some of these trashy photos and shenanigans…if she doesn’t slow her roll, she’s gonna be looking as desperate as a certain wide-nostriled linebacker we all know…

  12. Yelly says:

    She does not need a spin-off, she needs rehab.

  13. Talie says:

    Fan Base? She’s got some looney tunes on Twitter who excuse her, but that’s about it.

    • brin says:

      She has enough of a fan base to give her a best selling book.

      • Alita says:

        Out of interest Brin, what was your take on the messy night Brandi had recently? I ask because imo you’re always very pro, to the nth degree, and I’m interested in your take. Since I asked, it’s fair to mention I found it appalling and without excuse.

      • brin says:

        I’m not in lock-step with everything Brandi does…she should have known better and it should be a wake-up call to her. Given what she has been through via EC and LR I do like her and wish her success.

      • cat says:

        It sold because a lot of women sympathized with her and also curiosity about finding out more dirt on LeAnn and Eddie. I think that was the highpoint of her ”career”, since then she has alienated a lot of people with her behavior.

      • Alita says:

        @Brin, thank you for answering – I take it that you feel as appalled as I do but remain supportive. As a fan may. I was always in ‘viewer’ mode, re the crazy interaction between all 3 and their fans. I saw the ‘SWF’ pages and didn’t see it like you guys did, though accepted there was some element of truth buried there. I give a massive side-eye to the Brandi worship (I’m sure you don’t see it that way) on the internets. But regardless she has always come across as a cheap, crass, using piece of work. So many nasty events she has initiated. So I think she’s trashy as hell, and sorry but I feel (since it must apparently be a comp ;) that LR is the better of the two. And since you basically said the same but coming down for Brandi, I hope nobody says that I went tangential by making that the end. Remember they are are just people we don’t know ;)

      • brin says:

        @Alita…Agreed, we don’t know them personally but I will always see Brandi as the better person and Leann as an immoral, selfish skank who intentionally broke up two marriages. Karma is definitely at work here. We’ll agree to disagree.

      • briargal says:

        @Alita– I agree with you and Brin–we don’t know them personally but we know way more about LR than we want to as she is always on twitter telling us everything. From what she is cooking to what music she is listening to and that fabulous time she mentioned watching a game on TV with her prize hubby that wasn’t even on! And I totally agree with Brin–LR will always be a homewrecking skank who just can’t shut her big trap but yet is always suggesting that Brandi “just get over it!” I will take Brandi’s faults over a pathetic manipulative liar like LR ANYDAY!

    • @talie says:

      She has a best selling book with another on the way. She is also a fan favorite on RHOBH. Without her that show would be a bore.

  14. Kiddo says:

    “Bravo” TV = massive misnomer.

  15. Cam S says:

    Ah yes, a drunken, foul mouthed, mess of a woman makes for great reality tv!

  16. Angie says:

    I would love to see a Brandi spin off show but ONLY if she also stays on RHBH. She makes that show good, keeping it real and calling the others out on their BS. Kyle would be a bore!!

  17. anoneemouse says:

    I used to like Brandi and sympathize for her. However, fame seems to have gone to her head. I would not be interested in wasting my time watching her look and act like a drunken slut. Feel sorry for the kids.

  18. Jane says:

    I’ll believe it when I see it. This is Star Magazine after all , people. They aren’t always spot on with their reporting. At the same rate, she still has the shooting issue with Eddie refusing to have the kids on camera. This would cause problems for her.
    However, I’d like her to have a show just for the sake of pissing LeAnn off to no end. BTW: LeAnn is on a roll crying “sick” again and asking for sympathy. She even posted a picture of her soup, water and bag of drugs.

    • Lady D says:

      Is it me or is she sick a lot? I’m beginning to think Falcor is a hypochondriac. In the 4 years her and her loser husband have been together, she has been sick for 2 of them. It seems like she is always whining about some illness or pain. Always with different pills too. Is this just a ploy for sympathy and drugs, or is she really that unhealthy?

      • claire says:

        For about 2 years you could time her illnesses for when Eddie would be left alone in LA. Soooo many cancellations. Maybe that’s why they hired the personal babysitter for her because lately she’s actually been showing up for her concerts.

      • Jane says:

        She has a pattern of being “sick” a lot when someone else garners attention. She milks it for all it’s worth. I still will never forgive her for crying about mouth pain being worse than stage 4 cancer. My mother had it and had to give her morphine constantly right before she died. I saw agony—LeAnn does not know agony at all. She will always, always say she has it worse than anyone else. Hence one of the reasons I simply cannot stand this woman.

      • PhillyGurl says:

        Was it last year she kept having some kind of tooth emergency when her concerts was scheduled? Was it an infection? And then she had to go to the emergency room all the time.

      • @Jane says:

        LeAnn shows what a complete moron she is comparing her pain to stage 4 cancer. My Dad also died of cancer and LR has no clue when she makes that comparison.

      • Angie says:

        I saw LeAnn trying to perform on stage. She was so wasted she was actually sitting on the floor. I suspect she has substance abuse issues.

  19. Amber says:

    This shit made my day. HA HA HA. I’m gonna watch this show just to help boost ratings so LeAnne can go even more grinch face. I’m surprised she hadn’t turned green.

  20. OK says:

    I will only watch if she doesn’t talk about Eddie and Leann. Only focus on her dating life and the different business ventures.

  21. Relli says:

    Radar makes it seem like it will be based on her dating life and getting back out there which seems to be par for course with Tardy for the Wedding and Bethany Ever After chronicling the next phase in a RHW life. Personally I thinks its great and I really hope there is very little L&E coverage contrary to what everyone else believes I dont think she needs them as much as they need her.

  22. janie says:

    Oh good grief no. She’s hard enough to follow in the rag mags. I used to watch all the Housewives… I can’t watch these train wrecks anymore. None of this people are ‘Stars, Starlets, actors’. They are nuts laughing all the way to the bank.

  23. Jennifer12 says:

    I really hope this is true. Leann can’t get a show to save her life, despite talking about it nonstop, and Brandi is engaging enough to have it offered to her? Awesome! I think/hope the photos were a wakeup call and I would love to see her in her every day life on TV.

  24. judyjudy says:

    For the show to be successful they will crank up Brandi’s crazy shenanigans. I don’t think having those shenanigans on film will be good for Brandi when it comes to custody arrangements of her children.

  25. UsedToBeLulu says:

    He probably saw her drunk nekkid pics and thought ‘Yeah, I want to date her!’

  26. TheTruthHurts says:

    I love this idea, but she can’t get drunk and sloppy. One glass of wine Brandi, then stop!

  27. Mia says:

    I would most definitely watch a spin off with Brandi because she’s funny, loud, and interesting to watch. So I hope this is true. Besides, anything that might make LeHorse blow a gasket and burst into full gallop is something I’m willing to get behind, lol. Go Brandi!

  28. Rita says:

    On Brandi’s twitter, I see she’s working on the cover photo for her second book. I do hope this story of a spin-off tv show is true. It would really put her on solid ground financially. Best of luck to you Brandi.

    LeAnn’s tour schedule has her performing at several zoos this summer. Yes, where they keep animals in cages. Doubt her music will sooth the savage beasts…..but it does seem to keep Eddie’s peen cowering in the dark, as far as we know.

    • Zooyork says:

      Omg it would be so funny if various zoo animals started wailing away when Leann’s loud frog voice starts warbling into the microphone.
      The poor innocent animals. I feel bad for what they’ll be put through.
      On a really sad note I think I read somewhere that there was a part with loud music held at a zoo last year and in the morning the whales or dolphins were discovered dead in their tanks due to the way-too-loud music volume. If really broke my heart.
      I hope to god that doesn’t happen in this case.

  29. Holden says:

    It’s going to be called “Drinking and TV’ing” you guize. Costaring her gaygent, giggle giggle.

  30. april says:

    I can’t imagine that the date with the football player was nothing but a PR set up. She’s seems too desperate to land a real date and wasn’t she just attacking a gay man in those last round of drunken photos?

    I don’t know if Bravo would invest in a tv show with her at this time, she’s shown herself to be pretty unbalanced lately and having her own show would probably make her worse.

  31. Lisa says:

    Seriously, who is going to watch this shit?

  32. Ginger says:

    Eh, 31 and 40 that’s not so horrible. Oh, and…as a NorCal girl born and raised…go Raiders!!! (smart and very cute catch Brandi!) And I can see this story as having an air of truth to it. A Brandi spin off would more than likely be quite entertaining. I hope they do it. The other spin offs have been boring.

  33. GoBrandi says:

    Brandi is hilarious. Loved her book. Go for it, girl.

  34. sirsnarksalot says:

    Yes, yes, a thousand times, yes! This will be reality tv gold. And I will watch the hell out of it and enjoy every Leanne bashing moment of it. She truly has made lemonade out of the lemons of her scandalous divorce. People need to can it over the criticism of her boozing it up one night. Have you never let loose?! Give the woman a break. She’s fab.

    • Jayna says:

      I posted where Jeff Lewis from Bravo met Brandi recently at a Bravo event, He told Andy Cohen he bought her book and was looking forward to meeting her. He said she was a mess, aggressive, mean drunk that night and said he was sure she was nice sober and too bad he met her that way. A fan posted on Brandi’s twitter feed about how she was disappointed at a book signing because Brandi was drunk. After a while excuses don’t work about one night.

  35. brin says:

    Yeah, not too obvious. Funny how she tweeted that and it immediately became a story on Radar.

  36. Jennifer12 says:

    While I do not agree with blackout drinking for any age person, I have to say that dealing with Leann day after day would make me want to hit the crack pipe.

  37. Cirque28 says:

    Life in the fast lane
    Surely make you lose your mind.

    I hope Brandi is successful and happy. But some of these “we’re giving you your own show all about you because America just adores you!” things wind up humiliating and alienating the subject further. (See: Anna Nicole.) I hope this is positive and light-hearted. Brandi talked in her book about being a model and getting called a body girl instead of a face girl. So be a body girl and a face girl and a soul girl.

  38. Rita says:

    I know I’m not telling you gals anything new but step back for a moment and consider LeAnn’s life.

    She’s instructed her manager, PR agent, song writer, twitter peeps, and maid to monitor anything and everything “Brandi”. The slightest publicity is then relayed to LeAnn who spends the day on her iphone and the internet needing to respond.

    All the while, the “love of her life” aimlessly wanders around in his purgatory of indifference reading the sports section, eating Cheetos, and his most profound thought of the day is,

    “Hmmmmm, what’s this stain on my shirt?”

    • PhillyGurl says:

      Eddie only has two things on his mind:
      1)Poontang
      2)And how to get the poontang without Leann knowing

    • brin says:

      LOL…Eddie must hate his life…he really is the biggest loser.

    • Christin says:

      He also buys cards, frames photos and plants a herb garden. Oh, and he possibly grills on occasion (if a paid assistant doesn’t do it, that is).

    • candigirl says:

      I also think about it from Brandi’s POV. Half of her life now, her kids are gone, their private lives, thoughts and images being used to further their stepmom’s career and to hurt Brandi. That stepparent who also puts them into questionable and dangerous situations and tweets about it. Brandi also has to hear from several sources about Leann’s continued SWF-ing of everything she does, says, wears, tweets and thinks. She has to hear the nonstop media interviews and bullying tweets about herself and how it affects ‘victim’ Leann. The day doesn’t go by that Leann isn’t trying to imitate Brandi’s life and trying to erase Brandi from her kid’s lives. The time Brandi got sloppy drunk and was papp’d was after her dog had gone missing and Leann had suddenly started tweeting photos of her own dog nonstop. People were even hinting on Twitter that Leann might have killed Brandi’s dog and was boiling it on her stove, ala Fatal Attraction.
      These jokes are funny to people who haven’t been stalked. But when you’ve become the object of someone’s obsession, you feel the depths of their obsession and rage with you. It’s exhausting and frightening. You begin to understand that they are not sane and can really hurt you and your kids. All of this is still happening to Brandi, and she needs help to honestly deal with this pain.

  39. skuddles says:

    Ugh. Once again I am forced to acknowledge that any clown can become a “reality star”. And that goes double for MeAnn and Limp Eddy.

  40. Dirty Martini says:

    Brandi by herself and without an antagonist?

    BORING.

    They got nothing to pitch without EC, LAR, and her BH cast mates for her to bounce off of.

    Ain’t gonna happen.

    Paint drying will draw better ratings.

    If its Sherman Williams of course

  41. NinaS says:

    Frankly, how often is Leann photographed with a drink in her hand? Making out with a woman in front of their husbands with the kids just inside a cabin? She was so messed up she couldn’t even stand up when she sang with that kid in the voice competition. Give me a break. Brandi isn’t the classiest but she seems to be a genuinely nice person who has to deal with six shades of crazy involved in her life and her children’s lives.

    • Joanna says:

      Yes, they’re both trashy. Why is always LeAnn is worse? Can’t they both be trashy? If Brandi was not Brandi but some woman you saw out with her skirt above her waist and showing her tampon string, would people be so forgiving to her? tired of brandi getting a pass because she’s not as bad as leann. if you judge brandi’s behavior objectively, she is quite frankly trash. just b/c she’s not as bad as leann, it doesn’t make brandi’s behavior okay. jmo

      • Jennifer12 says:

        I think what she was trying to say is that Brandi sometimes makes poor decisions and the blackout drinking was absolutely one of them. But for the most part, she is clearly a kind, good person and loving parent. Honesty goes a long way. Leann exists to torment this woman for some reason and she uses the woman’s CHILDREN to torment her. That’s pure evil. And she gets a pass from a lot of mainstream media, despite being drunk on a show that determined the fate of a kid she was singing with, despite being drunk a lot of the time, having an issue with laxatives, and being just plain mean (i.e. suing a teacher who didn’t like her and harassing Brandi). Very few sites call her out on it.

  42. amilu says:

    Drew Carter has an adorable smile!

  43. Ming says:

    I would watch this.

    so would leann:)

  44. Snowpea says:

    This is to candigirl.

    Thankyou for always posting here in a calm, respectful, intelligent way that somehow always manages to sound balanced and rational.

    Some people on here sway back and forth but there are a few of us, you, me, Rita, eileen (wherever she is is) who seem to understand that Brandi is a woman of good character and a great mum who has had her life ripped apart by a ruthless, entitled, narcissistic lunatic hellbent on stealing her life.

    Keep up the good work candigirl : )

  45. Bravo seems to crank these spinoffs out based on quantity and not quality. I hope for Brandi’s sake it is well thought out and benefits her. It could be a huge success or a huge failure depending on what is put into it. I think that Brandi has been so caught up in making it financially and providing a life for her boys equal to the one EC’s ATM provides that she hasn’t had the time to address her personal pain that LR and EC inflicted upon her and continue to take great pride in inflicting upon her. They both have the worst kind of karma coming for them and can’t wait. Here’s wishing Brandi success in whatever she does so that she always has the money to fight LR.

  46. French poodle name says:

    A show with both Omarosa and Brandi could be a therapeutic mix. I think Omarosa would straighten Brandi out and Brandi could give Omarosa some humour…