Clint Eastwood and family are filming a reality show: intriguing or terrible news?

This story truly makes it seem like the End of Days. Apparently, Clint Eastwood has gone to the dark side and agreed to participate within an Eastwood family reality show with his wife of fifteen years, Dina Ruiz, a former anchorwoman is thirty five years younger than himself. I can’t even begin to stress how terrible an idea this sounds like. Why would Clint ever consent to such madness? Maybe he threw his wife a bone (heh) after she pestered him for awhile about it. I guess she must be a famewhore? Pretty much. I just hope she doesn’t drag him down with the ship.

The whole deal with Clint Eastwood’s enduring success isn’t all due to his acting and directing, which has obviously got everything to do with the respect he’s afforded within Hollywood but not so much his appeal with the general public. In regard to the latter, it’s more of an issue of mystique that dates back to his portrayal of the Man with No Name in the famed Sergio Leone Dollars trilogy. He’s an enigma, and a reality show could steadily chip away at that legacy. Do we really want to see Clint walking around in his boxer shorts and absentmindedly scratching his ass? No. We most certainly do not.

Clint Eastwood is going the way of the Kardashians … TMZ has learned his wife and two of his daughters are currently shooting a family reality show intended to air on the E! network.

Sources connected to the production tell TMZ … the show will explore what it’s like to live in a family of “Hollywood royalty.” It will focus on the relationship between Clint’s wife Dina Eastwood, their daughter Morgan and Clint’s 18-year-old daughter Francesca … an aspiring actress.

We’re told 81-year-old Clint has agreed to make a couple of cameos — but will not be a main character on the show.

The show is being produced by reality powerhouse Bunim/Murray — the same people who produce all of the Kardashian reality shows … along with “The Real World” and “Bad Girls Club.”

Sources tell us producers are hoping to get the show on the air in the next few months.

[From TMZ]

This can’t turn out well. Hopefully, the show will be boring as hell because, presumably, Clint will duck out after making a “Honey, I’m home” appearance before retiring to his study, bolting it shut, and chilling out with a hefty supply of fine cigars. An early cancellation with be the most merciful of all possible fates here.

Then there’s the worst case scenario, which would be similar to Ozzy Osbourne’s loss of mystique after “The Osbournes” hit the airwaves. One of my good friends from high school was obsessed with Black Sabbath, and he was absolutely crushed after watching Ozzy freaking out over dog poo and snoring on a chaise lounge while his wife Sharon threw raw meat at the neighbors. My friend couldn’t believe that he’d spent his formative years worshipping a guy that turned out to be such a dork. Hopefully, Clint will avoid this fate. He’s 81 years old and has worked too hard to establish a wonderful legacy. None of his fans ever want to think of him as a dork.

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  1. theaPie says:

    Oh no. I love Clint and I want to keep it that way.

  2. Garvels says:

    No Clint, don’t do it!

  3. sassenach says:

    This is what I don’t understand. If his daughter wants to be an actress then why do a reality show? It may make her famous but it won’t make a actress or garner her any respect. It’s a bad move and I doubt she will ever get a decent role after doing this.

  4. Jilly Bean says:

    my husband is having a heart attack… for good and bad of this!

  5. brin says:

    This does not make my day.

  6. someone says:

    No no no no no no no nooooooooo. I have so much respect for Clint Eastwood; enough to give his very slow 3 hour movies all the time in the world (which i’m always happy with) but a reality show?! tell me this is a joke….

  7. et tu clint? says:

    i was trying to be expansive and include clint on my he’s okay list but this knocks him right back out how can he stoop so low? i know hes ancient and creaky but he has talent and by virtue of his acting directing skills he cannot shouldnot be on a reality show..clint baby say it isn’t so

  8. Julie says:

    I have never watched one reality show which is really unbelievable, but true. I’m such a fan of this man that I would make an exception and watch his, but I agree, pretty sketchy for him to do this. I feel like it all may be downhill after this….life as we know it changed forever.

  9. mena says:

    Hmmm, where are Daniel Craig & Jonah Hill now?

  10. Brannie says:

    This is one reality show I WILL watch.

  11. Bubulle says:

    Definitely terrible news, poor Clint is losing his mind.

  12. Bite me says:

    Great news can’t wait Clint is a wh-re of the highest order hope some of the ex-wives and older children will be feature

  13. The Original Denise says:

    I have been a fan of Eastwood all my life; this is terrible, just terrible. So the movie stars now make way for the Kardashians of the world. This is the day that Hollywood in the true sense died.

  14. Jayna says:

    Say it ain’t so.

  15. chloe says:

    Wow, I can’t believe this, pretty sad. I understand the whole Ozzy thing, I felt embarrassed for him on that show, I can’t stand his wife Sharon, she bullies everyone including him.

  16. Fabgrrl says:

    Terrible idea! This will definitely lose him some fans. But I suppose he wants to help out his daughter/s and at 81 he probably just doesn’t give a damn anymore (not that he ever gave that much of a damn, which is part of why we love him so).

  17. Cathy says:

    He looks like a dork in that picture of him sitting in the directors chair. Don’t do it Clint, noooooo….

  18. Keis says:

    I don’t think he’ll really be the focus though, even though his name is the draw. I figure it’s more his wife and daughters that want to be in the spotlight, and CE obviously already has that.

  19. Victoria says:

    The minute this dude agreed to direct non-acting ass Beyonce in A Star is Born, I knew he had sold his soul to the devil. Because even if I think he is overrated, he is way to esteemed for that. But I guess he’s at the end of his rope and is like, “Whatever, I’m 81 and have seen some shit and I’m gonna just do what I want.”

    I respect that. But damn. His wife is really pretty though.

  20. Raven says:

    This has Frances Fisher’s name written all over it. For those who don’t know the history, Frances got pregnant with his child about the time Clint was also starting to date his current wife. She was the J-Lo to his Ben Affleck and it didn’t sit well with Clint. She raised Francesca and the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

    Frances has made sure to stay connected to Clint’s current wife, Dana. My guess is that no one would be interested in Francesca unless Clint’s family was a part of the plan. Dana has little interest in being in films. She has played very small parts in a couple of Clint’s but one was as a newswoman getting an interview, much like her real life career at that time.

    I bet anything Frances Fisher pushed hard to get Dana to do it and then had her talk Clint into putting in some time on the show, however brief. Of course, that sold it.

    • RobN says:

      Well, that’s not convoluted at all. And certainly true, at least in your head.

      • Raven says:

        What do you think is untrue? It has pretty much all been written about.

      • RobN says:

        Frances making sure to stay connected to the current wife, as if she’s been planning this reality show for the last 15 years, you’re pretending to know what his current wife wants out of her career when you call her Dana three separate times when her name is Dina, etc. Convoluted, and, frankly, I tend to think it’s kind of creepy when fans pretend to know what’s going on in the minds of other people. You’re way too invested in this.

  21. Happy21 says:


    This is the end of quality programming right here. As soon as someone as iconic as Clint Eastwood does trashy reality TV shows the world is going to hell in a handbasket.

    Makes me pretty sad actually.

  22. mena says:

    C’mon people, a piddly reality show cannot tear down his legacy of Spaghetti Westerns, Dirty Harry & Oscar Winning Directing. But let’s not forget, Clint Eastwood is also the man who co-starred with a chimpanzee in TWO of his highest grossing movies. And there’s nothing wrong with that, it’s all Show Business after all.

    The fact that Clint Eastwood agreed to this makes me think that – even after the career he’s had – he’s not too precious about the business he is in, unlike Daniel Craig. That makes me like Clint even more. The show might be Trainwreck TV, but I’m sure Clint will be laughing all the way.

  23. lucy2 says:

    I don’t understand this at all. He’s a well respected, talented, successful guy, why would he or his family need this?
    If it’s to help his actress daughter…put her in some of his films. A E channel “reality” show is the worst idea.

  24. moja31 says:

    your dad is freaking clint eastwood, i hardly think you need a reality show to get you an acting gig. wish she’s just be honest and admit she wants “celebrity,” not a career.

  25. Tiffany says:

    @ Bubulie. I was thinking the same thing, is his mind slipping. this is a guy you have to pull teeth to even agree to interviews. His family kepps it close to the chest as well. Where is this coming from? Either way I always give him a pass because Unforgiven is one of the best westerns of the last 50 years.

  26. crys737 says:

    I always thought he was so classy. Please Clint, dont do it!

  27. Love Angie. says:

    Cut this old fart a break.

    In a decade, Angelina Jolie and her brood will also be filming a reality show under the pretext of giving the proceeds to charity.

  28. sandy says:

    It was probably his wife’s idea. She’s probably just another wanna be fame whore… and speaking of which, that’s probably why she married him! Especially considering she’s 35 years younger than him and it probably takes countless Viagara pills to get him up!

  29. Reece says:

    I guess some parents will do anything for their kids.

    Makes me think of back when all those “celebutantes” started getting tv shows and there was one with Tommy Hilfigers daughter on it. I could not stand her! So much so I could not look at the clothes without thinking about his terribly spoiled daughter and feel that if I bought anything from his company then I would be contributing to THAT.

  30. Eleonor says:

    He should kick his daughter in the ass instead of agreeing in such crazyness. If she really wanted a career she could have worked in other way. I bet the daughter of Clint Eastwood can’t have problem to have an audition! Even Paris Jackson is working her way to celebrity better, and she is 13!

  31. BerMan says:

    Clint DON’T DO IT !!!! PLEASE. Reality television is beneath you. You can’t possibly want this type of intrusion in YOUR PRIVATE LIFE and the lives of your FAMILY. – Please reconsider this decision.

  32. Scarlet Pimpernel says:

    There’s no fool like an old fool …

  33. whatevs says:

    it’s like domino stones one after the other all celebs who once carried an ounce of dignity follow suit thanks to this famewhoring, “reality” show era that still isn’t over. where are the real talents, the real intellectuals, the real charity workers now? the standards have gotten so low.

  34. serena says:

    Oh god why…CLint come to your sense and stop this madness.

  35. Stacia says:

    When I think of him I remember him for his Sphaghetti Westerns (love them!) and as a great director not for a reality show.

    As reiterated by most of the posts…DONT DO IT CLINT!

  36. MaiGirl says:

    He really looks like a gross, doddering old man in these photos. I have liked some of his films as a director, but his personal life has always been a shambles. I agree that his reputation is strong, and may not be diminished by this show with his older fans, but a new generation may know him only for this show the way Flavor Flav is only known for Flavor of Love, not Public Enemy. Hollywood’s memory is short.

  37. I Choose Me says:

    Yeah, much like most reaity shows, this one I’ll stay away from.

    Keep the mystery Clint! Don’t do it.
    Look what happened with Morgan Freeman. Now that we know he’s a dirty old man, a lot of his fans (now former fans) will never look at him the same.

  38. Sapphire says:

    Just no. Dirty Harry should remain behind locked doors with his magnum and cigars.

  39. Monique says:

    Clint Eastwood in an interview

    “People have lost their sense of humor.” Eastwood tells the magazine. “In former times, we constantly made jokes about different races. You can only tell them today with one hand over your mouth, otherwise you will be insulted as a racist. I find that ridiculous. In those earlier days every friendly clique had a ‘Sam the Jew’ or ‘Jose the Mexican’ – but we didn’t think anything of it or have a racist thought. It was normal that we made jokes based on our nationality or ethnicity. That was never a problem.” the actor adds.

    Wonder if his wife thinks Jose the Mexican is offensive?

  40. Agnes says:

    This confuses me. And makes me feel dad on the inside.

  41. jane16 says:

    I think it is revolting for a man of his stature to do something like this; but, I don’t really care because I don’t like him, personally that is, he is very obnoxious and arrogant. I like a lot of his old movies.

  42. 6 says:

    Well, he did say he was only agreed to do a few cameos so I don’t think it is that bad for him anyways.
    Besides, he had to agree to it to keep his smoking hot wife happy.

  43. skuddles says:

    Seriously WTF Clint??? Your coolness factor just slipped a few notches.

  44. LittleDeadGrrl says:

    I think I’m having a heart attack with this news … please please please … no more reality shows. Not with Clint. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

  45. Original Chloe says:

    Does. Not. Compute.

  46. Brooksie says:

    How embarassing,huge waste of time. I watched 20 minutes and won’t be watching anymore