Actual Homeless People Need Not Apply
All reality TV shows inevitably involve a little begging. Begging for a rose. Begging for a tribe member's help. Begging for the chance to work for an egomaniacal douchebag.
So it was almost inevitable that this tireless quest to lower the common denominator would end up spitting out a show like Fortune, an NBC offering with an open casting call in Houston this weekend.
"This television event will bring together 5 multi-millionaires/billionaires who are pooling together their own money," producer Kalen Gorman tells us via email. "The esteemed panel will be presented with an array of people who will be given 60 seconds to pitch their story. How much money do they need and how, exactly, will they spend it? Is it new uniforms for a cheerleading squad? An aspiring musician who needs some cash to produce his first CD? Or a young boy who wants several thousand dollars to take his mother on a much-deserved vacation? We're open to any and all requests."
Think you got what it takes? Show up this Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Galleria Marriott, 1750 West Loop South.
We suggest getting there early. Gorman says they're "anticipating a big turnout due to the philanthropic nature of our show and the fact that you don't need to have any specific talent or physical attributes to participate."
At least you gotta admire her candor. — Keith Plocek
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