Perez Hilton, the blogger who came to fame by elevating gossip to an artform, will star in a new reality show “Gay Dads of New York.”
The show, which is currently being cast, will follow a group of gay dads as they help each other navigate the unfamiliar world of fatherhood. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Perez is developing the show Bunim/Murray Productions, which produces “The Real World” and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.”
Perez, whose real name is Mario Armando Lavandeira Jr., became a father last February, when his son, Mario Armando Lavandeira III, was born. The boy was conceived with Perez’ sperm and a donated egg, and carried by a surrogate mother.
Perez announced the show via Twitter, characterizing the show as a #gamechanger. “I’m so happy.” He tweeted, promising fans the new show won’t be “trashy or boring.”
“I am honored and excited to bring to television a show that will be filled with love, humor and drama,’ he tells THR. ‘Up until now people know me more for my opinions than who I am. This show will give viewers the opportunity to get to know the “real” Perez Hilton and my family, as well as some other really dynamic gay dads, and the women that make up their support system. I am a recent transplant to New York City, looking for friends and open to — hopefully — love. To new beginnings and this exciting new venture!””
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