When I heard the fantastic news about Scott Baio’s pending reality dating show Scott Baio Is 45 … And Single, a quick Google took me to an even more fantastic article from Radar Magazine. Chachi was promoting his 2005 stint on Arrested Development, but it’s his definitive answer to the “Would you ever be on The Surreal Life?” question that’s the real kicker.
“No. I just think it’s very indulgent, self-serving. It’s just not what I want to do with my life. I don’t want to be that guy. I don’t have to be that guy. I know this is a cyclical business, and I’m not going to do something that’s going to hurt my future work. Plus, I just hate those shows. I can’t comment on why anyone else would do it. I just don’t know.”
Oh, Charles. Bet you wish you would’ve been a little more in charge of your mouth on that one, huh?
It’s painfully obvious that the former teen heartthrob with the bawdry past is looking for a little VH1 “celebreality” buzz for the memoirs he’s been shopping around town. Why publishers haven’t picked up BaioWatch: How I Dated And Loved Hollywood’s Most Beautiful Women and Ended Up Alone (yes, that’s the real title) is a mystery. No word on how the new series will help Baio find the love of his life, but if any of you single ladies out there want a little preview of the sweet nothings coming your way, tuck this BaioWatch excerpt under your pillow: “Take it from me, when a woman says, ‘I need time to think,’ it’s over. You’re f***ed. That train has left the station. Cry for two days, then find someone else.”
Aw, such a softie.