Thursday, January 29, 2009

MTV seeks engaged couple


Attention all young people planning to be married: Do you think that you and your spouse-to-be are the next Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey?

We're not asking whether you sing. Actually, we're not asking at all: MTV is. The music video network is on the lookout for two new fish to place in its marital fishbowl. Recording star Simpson and her ex-hubbie, formerly of the boy band 98 Degrees, entertained viewers for four seasons as the stars of the unscripted "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica," which was canceled in 2005.

Now the network wants to revive the concept, but ditch its celebrity component. If you're about to become a Mr. or Mrs., and you don't mind inviting MTV's worldwide audience along for the ride, then you and your significant other might be the stars-in-waiting of "True Life: I'm a Newlywed."

Applicants must "appear to be" between the ages of 18 and 28 -- baby-faced thirtysomethings, you still have hope! -- and must have a wedding scheduled in the next couple of months. To apply, send an e-mail with a description of your relationship, as well as your names, city of residence, phone number, photo and wedding date to e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

-- Cody Clark