Who knew that getting attacked by a hooker could be so great for your career? Mary Jo Buttafuoco– everyone’s favorite Long Island housewife/victim– is proving that a little gunshot to the face can be a silver bullet for success! Already a New York Times bestselling author with her classic memoir GETTING IT THROUGH MY THICK SKULL, Mary Jo is now poised to add reality TV star to her lengthy resume. All she needs to do next is marry into royalty and she’ll be as accomplished at the Real Housewives’ Mrs. The Countess LuAnn DeLesseps!
Publisher’s Marketplace reports:
Mary Jo Buttafuoco’s NYT bestseller, GETTING IT THROUGH MY THICK SKULL, optioned to Jonathan Eskenas at Dick Clark Productions, for development as a reality TV (Life After Buttafuoco) that will include Mary Jo, her fiance Stu and their “Brady Bunch” family of five children, by Sharlene Martin at Martin Literary Management (who will co-produce).
I’m reserving judgment on the series until I hear whether the Long Island Lolita herself is signing on. If they’re using The Brady Bunch as a template, maybe Amy can be the Alice?
(Publisher’s Marketplace via Doree Shafrir)