'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Is a televised wedding brilliant or bananas?
June 22nd, 2011
05:08 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Is a televised wedding brilliant or bananas?

“Newlyweds” round two?

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo have just announced that their upcoming summer nuptials will be televised in a special on Lifetime. We all remember the downfall of Nick Lachey’s first marriage to Jessica Simpson after their MTV reality show “Newlyweds,” so we're asking: is this idea brilliant or bananas?

I like Nick and Vanessa a lot, but I’m having a hard time understanding why they would want to do this unless it is simply for the money – perhaps someone made them an offer they couldn’t refuse.

If they take it a step further and let cameras into their home for a reality show after the wedding, that’s a whole different story. I don’t know that cameras led to the demise of Nick’s first marriage, but they couldn’t have helped.

What do you think? Post below.

In other TV wedding news, Hugh Hefner just tweeted that his TV wedding special will air as planned, but without his bride! Originally, the special was going to document Hef and Crystal’s wedding preparations and the actual ceremony, until Crystal bailed days before!

Hef just tweeted: “The marriage special planned for Lifetime TV is now going to have a ‘runaway bride' theme and will air in July.” He also tweeted that former “Girls Next Door” Kendra Wilkinson and Holly Madison were a part of this new special.

I say good for Hef going ahead with this special! It might make it even more interesting. But what do you think? Brilliant or bananas?

We also have a revealing "Showbiz" newsmaker interview with La Toya Jackson. We’ll talk to her about the upcoming two-year anniversary of her brother Michael’s death, the new revelations in her book “Starting Over,” and what she thinks about her brothers going out on a Jackson 5 reunion tour.

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soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. kim

    The only reason they are doing this is becuz they don't have that kind money to afford V dream money so this is away to get their wedding and reception paid for plus pocket some

    June 24, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. Trish

    Nick and Jessica, always.

    June 23, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Chrys

    I actually agree with Sky. He still loves Jessica and Jessica still loves Nick. Both of them are too proud to admit anything of the sort. Whether it's pride or her family. The charade of "moving on" with other people goes on. They will go to great lengths to prove to one another and the world that they've moved on, when in all actuality, they haven't, they're still very much with one another and not the people they're marrying. It's a shame when true love takes a backseat to pride.

    June 23, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. me

    Who gives a crap

    June 23, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. candycandy

    Divorced in 2 yrs what's the point of attending celebrity weddings!

    June 23, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  6. charlie crack

    @Mr. Ed- that's funny! You're a trip...quit botherin' fernace....lol

    June 23, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. tracie

    I don't know about you, but I would love to shove a banana up his buttt hole and eat it while he queefs out a cheese farrrt

    June 23, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  8. jp

    Maybe they can consult with Starr Jones on how to get more free stuff. She missed the televised angle with hers. This makes a mockery of marriage. They'll be divorced before you know it. This should be a private affair with family and friends.

    June 23, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  9. Peace

    Oh Mr. Ed, you do make me laugh! (I don't think she is, though) Still laughing! Good day, my to my fav "horse"!

    June 23, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  10. Flex

    It is reality shows like this that are dragging down entertainment. These shows are pointless worthless and boring.

    June 23, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  11. Mr. Ed

    I think fernace is an old man with loose hanging balls

    June 23, 2011 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  12. sarah

    Televised weddings are stupid. getting married is something you should share with close friends and family, not the whole world. of course my opinion is irrelevant and televised weddings will continue to happen. Oh well.

    June 22, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. SKY


    June 22, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. SKY


    June 22, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. omer

    bannanas make a pretty good sandwich. plus they are extra healthy. my doctor said most people should try to eat 1 every day. nanners r goood! : )

    June 22, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Sydney

    The wedding, the wedding shower and Vanessa's search for the wedding dress will be televised 2 weeks after the wedding on TLC not Lifetime. It is what the couple want to do so our opinion is irrelevant. This is not a reality series but a special on TLC.

    June 22, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Lennie Ross

    I think it's completely bananas. Isn't anything sacred or private anymore!?

    Lennie Ross

    June 22, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  18. fernace

    What a silly question! Obviously this is about$. Nick & Vanessa get a free wedding & probably more cool stuff for promotional purposes! As for Hef, it's probably more lucrative to put on the show (the show must go on!), than to cancel. He'd have to eat the cost, otherwise. A Runaway Bride theme is brilliant. Win-win for him & the network!! Like the saying goes: "It takes $ to make $!"

    June 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  19. 14%

    If there is complimentry valet parking and open bar..count me in... .

    June 22, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  20. @me

    i like to go to weddings that have heavy hors dourves. Meatballs and cheese and stuff is good! Especially if it is free!

    June 22, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  21. emme

    will there be an open bar? is there a dress requirement or can i wear blue jeans and a tshirt? If i can bring a thermos and fill it up with free vodka then sneak back home ill go.

    June 22, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Anthony Weiner

    I have already agreed to be the wedding photographer for the lovely couple

    June 22, 2011 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |

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