Thursday, March 1, 2007

Bogus Britneys Welcome On New Reality Show

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If you’ve ever wanted to be Elvis Presley or Marilyn Monroe it’s not too late – if you’re an impersonator that is.

In fact, ABC execs are looking for America’s best celebrity impersonators to compete in The Next Best Thing: Who Is The Greatest Celebrity Impersonator? scheduled to air this summer.

The show’s producers are holding the first of a series of nationwide auditions on Monday (Mar. 5) in Los Angeles and series creator Peter Engel – who is behind shows like Saved By The Bell and Last Comic Standing – says the show will be fun, especially since most impersonators “actually think they’re the real deal.”

There will also be casting calls in Las Vegas, New York and Orlando, Florida, and the top ten fake celebrities will compete on TV for America’s vote and a very real $100,000 check.

Engel expects a plethora of Presleys; many Madonnas, and mucho Michael Jacksons but is most excited to see people who can ape current celebs like Paris Hilton and Britney Spears.

Says Engel: “It’ll be interesting to see whether they do old, top-of-her game Britney or bald-headed new Britney. Either one is good for us, and no matter what, it’ll be funny television.”

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