Variety reports that
44 Blue Prods. has inked a development deal with Chris Crocker, the Internet superstar whose tear-filled defense of Britney Spears has generated nearly 8 million hits on YouTube in just one week.Plan is to develop a docusoap built around Crocker, a 19-year-old who lives with his grandparents in Tennessee. Even before the Britney clip, Crocker had developed a large Net audience via numerous video performances posted on MySpace.com."It's going to pretty much be the 'Chris Crocker experience,'" says the production company's president. "We consider him a rebel character that people will find interesting. He's going to be a TV star." We can't wait!
And if we've said it once, we've said it a million times: There is no faster way to achieve your dreams than posting a second-take video of yourself pretending to cry about insults hurled at a washed-up teen-pop starlet who has just given a completely appalling performance on a live music video awards show. It's pretty much a sure thing.
'Britney' guy may get TV gig [Variety]