‘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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be keeping our eyes out too!
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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