Cyndi Lauper has a reality TV show? That's so 'usual'
Cyndi Lauper has just landed square in the middle of pop culture, 30 years after first making a splash on MTV. The WE network has announced it will produce the new docu-soap Cyndi, showcasing the '80s music icon. Look for it on a very obscure cable channel this summer.
The best thing Cyndi has going for it? It's being produced by Mark Burnett, who caught lightning in a bottle with Survivor and Celebrity Apprentice (which Cyndi appeared on in a recent season).
"I'm really looking forward to reuniting with Mark Burnett and working with his team and WE tv on my new show," Lauper said in a statement. "They make a powerful combination so I am going into this venture with an A Team! I love TV and this is something I've wanted to do for a long time."
The never-ending plague known as reality television, I predict, will hopefully go the way of pet rocks and chia pets soon. And while I love Lauper's music, I'm not sure how she's an ideal subject for a show all about her. But in the meantime, let's hear what the show is about.
"Cyndi takes viewers on an all-access journey into the personal and professional life of one of pop culture's most beloved and influential icons as she juggles her roles as rock star, mother, wife, Broadway composer, and philanthropist," a release explains. "With her hectic touring schedule, awards appearances, and recording sessions, Cyndi's family life with her husband of 20 years, actor David Thornton (My Sister's Keeper, The Notebook), and the couple's 13-year-old son, Declyn, is anything but normal. Cyndi will explore the life of an artist who passionately pursues her creative endeavors, work demands and family life without compromising on any of them. She may be constantly running to keep up, but Cyndi's true colors show equally at a glamorous photo shoot and while cheering on Declyn at a hockey game."