Entertainment, Films, Books, Television…My Life, a little…

Mrs Eastwood and Company


When I first read about this ‘reality’ television program that would be featuring Clint Eastwood‘s ‘last’ wife and family and that he would be dropping in on the occasional episode, I thought it was somebody’s idea of a bad joke. Surely Clint wasn’t happy about this idea and surely he wouldn’t lower himself so much that he would actually appear.

Would he?

It turned out that I was wrong on all counts. First of all, it isn’t a bad joke, although I can’t really say that with any real certainty as I haven’t seen the program yet. But it premièred in May this year and it turns out that Clint will be appearing on the odd episode, well three  according to IMDb and their episode listings of the program.

I sat here thinking about why the Eastwood’s would even consider such a venture. Do they need money that badly? I would have thought that a man with Clint’s stature in the Hollywood hierarchy would have more than enough money to see him through his retirement, if and when he decides to take it. I know he’s still working, he was over here in England last year fine tuning  his latest directorial effort.

Was Dina thinking of leaving Clint and wanted to get a nest egg set up? Or is the program primarily to help her ‘sell’ her newly discovered South African vocal group. What better way to drum up much needed publicity for your new musical protégées than to have a weekly program that they can be trotted out regularly for inspection on.

Of course the other thing I immediately wondered about was how his other children felt about the reality show. Clint has a pretty big brood. He may have only been married twice, but he’s fathered seven children with five different women. Shy and retiring  he ain’t. I just wonder if his other kids might not get jealous at this ‘special’ attention paid to the ‘newest’ additions to his family.

Checking with IMDb, and before you ask no I don’t own stock or get remuneration for mentioning the site,  Kyle seems fairly busy. So he probably doesn’t need the extra attention, but as I said before, neither does dad Clint. Daughter Alison seems to be a bit busier that Kyle so she probably doesn’t need the extra coverage either. I will admit that I didn’t check any of the other Eastwood offspring. I’m curious all right but I’m not nosey.

Of course both Kyle and Alison have worked with dad in films. Kyle does music for the Eastwood productions among other things and Alison has worked fairly steadily without having to resort to working for dad. So maybe they aren’t too bothered about the reality program. Of course if the whole Eastwood clan get along well and the reality show runs more that just a season or two, they might still consider appearing in the odd episode.

Unfortunately, considering the competition in the reality realm, I don’t think the Eastwood and Company show stands much of a chance. In a world where Keeping up with the KardashiansThe Real Housewives of New Jersey, America’s Next Top Model and all the other ‘must see’ reality programs already provide enough ersatz drama to fill the Rose Bowl stadium, I don’t know if Mrs Eastwood has much of a chance.

English: Clint Eastwood at the 2010 Toronto In...

English: Clint Eastwood at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Call me cynical, but I get the idea that this brain child is all of Mrs Eastwood’s creation. I can imagine Dina collaring Clint at the breakfast table.

“Clint.”

Yes, Dina?”

“You know how you got Kyle and Alison started in the business?”

“Yes Dina.”

“Well, since you’re not acting any more and you’re not directing that many pictures…”

“Yes Dina?”

“Well, just how are you going to give our kids a start in the business? I was just thinking that a good way to get the kids noticed, and me, would be to do one of those ‘reality’ shows. You’d be helping the children and be helping me get my new band noticed. Be a darling and talk to some of your network friends, will you?”

“Yes Dina.”

The above conversation works a lot better if you can imagine Clint answering in a sort of tired Dirty Harry voice.

I might be wrong of course, but it does kind of stand to reason. After all, how are they going to get a start in the business if not through this program. Besides, looking at the ‘last’ Mrs Eastwood, how could Clint say anything but “Yes Dina.”

English: Dina Eastwood, wife of Clint Eastwood

English: Dina Eastwood, wife of Clint Eastwood (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tagged as: , , , , , , , , ,

Categorised in: Actors, Entertainment Business, Reality Television, Reflective, Television

2 Responses »

  1. This is just bad on so many levels… This, then the chair thing at the RNC, it’s so un-Eastwood-like. I’m just going to watch ‘The Outlaw Josey Wales’ and not think about this any more. Thanks for the heads up (or warning), Mike.

    Like

Let me know what you think!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Goodreads

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 13,005 other followers

Blog Stats

  • 169,202 hits

Liebster Award

Liebster Award

The Versatile Blogger Award

The Versatile Blogger Award

Inspiring Blogger Award

Inspiring Blogger Award

Super Sweet Blogging Award

Super Sweet Blogging Award

oahuhiking

Oahu hikes

sarahblogger94

Blogging about MOVIES, WRITING, and OCD

Word of Mouth Productions

Stories Worth Listening To.

Sheila Renee Parker

Author. Paranormal. Romance. Fantasy. Follow Sheila on Twitter! @sheilarparker

Layden Robinson

A RANDOM MAN CONSTRUCTING A CREATIVE PLAN

UPROXX

The Culture Of What's Buzzing

Sarah Feldberg

write | edit | eat | dance | run

Freezeframefoto

Fine art photography

The Telltale Mind

Thoughts on Movies, Music, Comics and stuff.

ming movie reviews

in about 100 words or less

PAUL D. BRAZILL

Brit Grit & International Noir

SOUTHERN Laced

Grassroots romance laced with a southern drawl.

C. Moon Reed, authoress

The Official Website for the Next Great American Authoress

Critique Quest Log

Currently active critiques and quests!

infiniteregeneration

a doctor who blog that infinitely regenerates. (art, poetry, ramblings, tunes, etc.)

Lauren Says It All

Welcome to my little corner of the world, don't be shy!

Sally's Special Services

Webmaster and Social Media Manager

Sara C Roethle

Author and Part Time Unicorn

Ramona Crisstea

I dream of painting and then I paint my dream

laurnaguistepublicist

A topnotch WordPress.com site

Evelina Galli

USE THINGS. LOVE PEOPLE. DON'T SWITCH.

WordAds

High quality ads for WordPress

The Random Ramblings of Laiyla Lane

The Random Ramblings Of An Ex British Army, Bipolar, Tattooed Welsh Girl 💋

what about the twinkie?

An opinionated idiots views on the world of film.

Box Office Buzz

Entertainment news

Pure Fine Art photography blog

The award winning photography artworks experience!

THE WAYFARER'S NOTES

BEN GONZALES' BLOG

instantreviewalert

What's Worth It and What's Not !

Marvel-Movie-Maniac

Latest facts, news, predicaments for every super Marvel movie nerd. Are you nerd enough?

Human Relationships

Human Relationships, Marriage Relationships, Children/Parents Relationships, Work Relationships, Friendships, Love, Abuse, Addiction, Support.

pieces of me

Memoirs of a Past Life Tourist

~ L to the Aura ~

sustainability. compassion. inspiration.

The Sister Abigail Show

Activist, Author, Nutritional Consultant, Raw Food Chef

Charlottesweb

Sherlock, Star Trek Fan Fiction. Original Stories Too

Storiform.com

Writing Popular Fiction

Cornelius' Life Story

This blog is about me, growing up in Africa and now in The states pursuing a degree.

MovieScience101

Everything you need to know about science in movies

Espen Stenersrød- From Pen To Heart

Jack Kerouac with a scent of Henry Vaughn

GENRE LOVE

Homepage of Speculative Fiction Writer, Tonya R. Moore

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 13,005 other followers

%d bloggers like this: