Notable Song Girl Makes Reality TV Debut
I suppose when your claim to 15-minute fame is a faint association to something called the Dong Bong, you’ll do almost anything to help clear your name.
But a second-rate reality television show on E! doesn’t seem to fit the bill.
Lindsey Grubbs, a 21-year-old USC junior and member of the famed Song Girl cheerleading brigade, helped make it cool for an innocent-looking cutie to sip Michelob Ultra from an oversized plastic penis, and it now seems the aspiring novelist and poet will put her career dreams on hold to star in a show likely to garner the attention of no intelligent lifeform.
But such is the secret recipe of reality television.
Cleverly titled Hot Girls in Scary Places, the instant Grammy nominee will test the intestinal fortitude of Grubbs and two of her fellow Trojan cheer partners as they attempt to spend a night in a haunted hospital for the right to a significant cash prize. The twist: The girls will be forced to uproot their latent problem-solving skills in order to master a series of challenges that lies before the ultimate goal.
“They’re totally scared, and totally believe experiences they’re going through,” says executive producer Gary Auerbach. “They’ll get scared and then be talking about a sorority party coming up. It’s a little bit ‘Scooby Doo’-ish.”
The special/backdoor pilot, which must be industry code for a test run, is scheduled to air Mar. 13 on E!.