‘Real World’ Watch: Let us know what you know

We’re hearing bits and pieces about the crew and cast of “The Real World” showing up around town.

If you spot the ‘Real World’ folks — or any other celebrities around La Jolla — please e-mail us and send us a photo at editor@lajollalight.com. We’ll be keeping our eyes out too!

The Real World house in La Jolla.

Here’s a little of what we’ve learned in the past week:

— For one, Extreme Pizza has delivered orders to the Chelsea Avenue house in Bird Rock on several occasions and we’ve heard that some businesses have reached out and welcomed them to the neighborhood. There’s apparently a tight lid on those who have “official” relationships with the production company, but Kevin Smith, owner of Extreme Pizza, had no hesitation in noting that “they love our food.”

Acknowledging that if he lived near the house where the show is being filmed, he might “have a different view,” he said he feels that anything that promotes La Jolla or the greater San Diego area and brings people here is good for business and helps keep people employed.

— Meanwhile, the first official word about the show came from MTV on Thursday in the form of a press release. We didn’t learn much that we haven’t already reported, but here are excerpts from it:

“Following the incredibly successful season of “The Real World: Las Vegas,” MTV begins production on its 26th cycle of the network’s longest running, hit reality franchise taking place in sunny San Diego. The upcoming season will introduce us to seven strangers who embark on the experience of a lifetime while getting to know themselves and each other.  “The Real World: San Diego” is slated for premiere later this year.”

“We’re excited to return to San Diego, a city that has always been a magnet for young people with its beautiful beaches, sunny skies, laid-back lifestyle and welcoming spirit,” said Jonathan Murray, Chairman of Bunim/Murray Productions and Executive Producer of The Real World.

“‘The Real World’ was created for MTV by Jon Murray and Mary-Ellis Bunim of Bunim-Murray Productions.  Jon Murray and Jim Johnston serve as Executive Producers of “The Real World: San Diego.”  Jacquelyn French is the MTV executive overseeing the project.”

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4 Comments for “‘Real World’ Watch: Let us know what you know”

  1. NotRealWorld

    Should be called Not the Real World. Everything is planned out ahead, the cast has no say in where they go or what they do. The were at the Firehouse in PB on Sat night, and have been going to Bird Rock Coffee, however they are not allowed in between 7-10am which is their busy times. The production crew pays bars up front to film there, none of which gets to the waitress or bartenders. They limit the amount of people allowed in when the cast is there, so it actually hurts the bartenders while the owners make te cash.

  2. Marie Hemming

    I have to agree with the 'not the real world' comment since I was at the beach with my kids and saw the taut young bodied participants and they were guarded by chaperones and cameras and a mircrophone follow them everywhere. My niece sells native shoes and I thought as part of a markeing campaign I'd try to get their shoe sizes and get them each a pair of native shoes, but I was not allowed to interact with them. My kids thought it would be funny to try to interact with them, but they too were discouraged from doing so – it's rather staged and they are kept isolated.

  3. Lori

    Who can I contact to lodge a complaint about their production lead for last Thursday night at Rich's in Hillcrest?

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