Remember those reports last week that Marc Jacobs had decided to appear on a gay version of Real Housewives on Logo called Kept? The rumor got off the ground, it seems, when the Daily News noticed an item about the show on Gawker alongside a photo of Jacobs and boyfriend Lorenzo Martone. Despite the fact the piece didn't actually suggest Jacobs was involved in the show in any way, the mere presence of a photo of Jacobs on the same page as a story about a gay reality TV show led the Daily News to publish an item a couple of days later that the designer had "reportedly signed on to participate." Naturally, the story was soon picked up by dozens of gossip outlets as if it were a done deal. Too bad the News didn't bother to call anyone to check (or even reread the story on Gawker). Much to the dismay of many—gay and straight alike—we can confirm that Marc will not be on the show.
"It's totally false," said a spokesperson for the Viacom-owned cable network, which is also what Jacobs' publicity team said when we asked if the designer had plans to appear on the show.
"It's been causing a lot of confusion," a spokeswoman for Jacobs tells us. "Marc and Lorenzo haven't been approached about it as far as I know." And don't get excited about Marc appearing on any other reality show any time soon either. "They don't have any plans for reality television right now," she said.
The good news is that the producers are still looking for couples to take part in the show, so if you fit the criteria, you may still have a chance at television stardom. Billed as "a look at the A-list gay social life in NYC," the producers say they're looking for "couples where one guy is the 'breadwinner' [and] the other living large on his dime." "We're looking for SUPERSIZED PERSONALITIES and SUPER-FAB EXCITING LIFESTYLES. We want drama, drama, drama!"
— Molly Fahner