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And Now for the Inevitable Levi Johnston Reality Show

Can Levi Johnston catapult his career from the pages of Playgirl to the vaunted position once held by the woman who’s now twice escaped being his mother-in-law? That would, of course, be Sarah Palin — and no, we’re not talking about becoming Miss Wasilla.

Johnston is currently in the process of shooting a pilot for a reality show based on his “crazy life” as he shuttles between Hollywood and Alaska … and embarks on his campaign to be Wasilla’s next mayor. Fine, but we want to know what kind of executive experience he has. –KA


Johnston said he knows his reputation “is love and hate right now… but we’re trying to flip that around.” This show, he added, will “send a message to America about who I really am and what I want to do with my life.”

Johnston confirmed that he and on-again, off-again fiancee Bristol (yes, they’re off again) took pitches for their own reality show — “but we weren’t thrilled with any of the ideas. We got a lot of offers. But the fact is we didn’t want to do it.”

Stone and Co. promise a “no-holds-barred” look at Johnston’s attempts at co-raising son Tripp with Bristol Palin, as well as “looking for love and taking care of business for his fellow Wasillians.

“He will give us a real inside look into who he is as a father, a skilled hunter, an avid dirt biker, and his journey down the road of small-town politics… right after he gets his high school diploma,” the company said in its description of the show.

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