It was a busy year in 2012 at GR Media and DD Entertainment. All of our clients are in the news always but some continually stay in the headlines and made history this past year. Let’s take a look…
Nadya ‘Octomom’ Suleman started off 2012 with admitting she was on welfare and had to take the help.
Octomom then shocked the world when she accepted $10,000 to pose topless for the European Magazine , Closer.
Nadya also starred in her first horror film, ‘Millennium’, where she played a woman impregnated with a demon baby.
The single mother of 14 announced in the Spring of 2012 that she had filmed a self pleasure video ‘Octomom Home Alone’ produced by DD Entertainment and distributed by Wicked Pictures. Nadya went on The View, Today Show, Dr Drew and the Howard Stern Show to promote her new movie and the choice to do it. Her video has been the main source of income for her and continues to do very well.
Nadya made her famous appearance on Howard Stern Show when she rode the Sybian for the first time ever! After her famous ride Sybian wanted to send her a free machine, she did not accept it.
Everyone was surprised to see Nadya Suleman on there televisions advertising Octoloan a payday loan she was endorsing.
Octomom had many offers coming in to strip in a gentlemen’s club live, she decided to book one appearance to promote her movie in Florida. It was the first time in history that the news was promoting a strip club appearance around the world. There was so much press Nadya entered the club famously with a blanket over her head.
Nadya was not done yet, she released a dance song with top 10 Billboard recording artist Adam Barta called ‘Sexy Party’. As with everything Nadya does she shocked the world when the cover to her new single was released and she was once again topless. This time not only was she topless but Adam’s hands were the only thing covering her bare breasts. The press compared it to Madonna and Janet Jackson. Her song was released in September on iTunes.
The press followed Nadya as she lost her La Habra home and moved into a giant 3,000 sq ft home in Palmdale California. She chose to move far away into a new area because of the backlash she received in Orange County. After numerous death threats, babysitters who became stalkers and opportunists looking to make money off of the Octomom she had enough and could not be happier with her new home and support team after the move.
In the Winter of 2012 she announced she had entered a 30 day treatment program for Xanax, Stress, Anxiety and Exhaustion at the Chapman House. She successfully completed the program and continues to do outpatient with the Chapman staff.
She ended the year with four AVN nominations for her Self Pleasure video, Octomom Home Alone. She was also asked to present an award at the famous AVN Adult Awards and to sign at the AEE Expo in 2013 with all expenses paid, but Nadya passed as she was flattered by the offer she is not looking to further her career in the Adult Industry.
In more news of 2012…
A website called Dial A Star® where fans can call celebrities on there phones for a per minute fee was launched in February 2012 and stars like Nadya Suleman, Alex McCord, Simon Van Kempen, several of the Bad Girls Club cast members, Mob Wives, sports stars and artists were all taking calls daily. It spread through the press like a wild fire and the site was an overnight success.
Several celebrities also started debating on a site called Deeyoon and a debate between Angelina Pivarnick formerly of Jersey Shore and Adam Barta was quickly under fire when Angelina said she was against Gay marriage. She was not the only one taking heat for being on the debate site, Nadya Suleman also was criticized for debating for the site while in rehab. Many other of our clients such as Michael Lohan, Kate Major, Jeff Miranda, Romeo Holloway, Charity, Alex McCord, Simon Van Kempen and Bobby Trendy all participated in the debates. The media loved it and the site went viral.
Joey Buttafuoco announced that he was writing his memoir after many years of silence. The book, ‘Closure’ is due out Spring 2013. Joey also made an appearance on Judge Alex and Beverly Hills Pawn this year
Michaele Salahi formerly of RHODC and Neal Schon of the rock band Journey made headlines quite a few times this past year. Starting with launching the music video which featured Neal and Michaele rolling around in the sand and expressing their love to one another, ‘Resonate’. Michaele’s divorce was finalized from her ex husband. Then everyone could not stop talking about, when they got engaged. Neal dropped to his knee on stage in the middle of a concert and asked Michaele to marry him. The couple is rumored to tie the knot in 2013.
Cheryl Caruso formerly of ‘I Married A Mobster’ was cast on the NEW show ‘Starter Wives’ which airs February 2013.
In Music news…
Adam Barta has had a busy year in music, besides putting out ‘Sexy Party’ with Nadya Suleman, he also released ‘I Need A Doctor’ with KC Styles and LA Kid which he dedicated to Octomom due to her recent stay in rehab. He also released ‘Serendipity’ with Angelina Pivarnick formerly of Jersey Shore.
In other music news, Nadya Suleman’s famous Octuplets formed a band and called themselves, The Roctuplets. The children’s group released their first Christmas song, “Im Ready for Christmas” and launched the single with a video that played around the world. Another one of GR Media’s clients Romeo Holloway wrote and produced the Holiday tune. Earlier in the year Romeo Holloway and Charity No Donation performed at the Octuplets third Birthday party.
Angelina Pivarnick was asked to come back to Jersey Shore for a few episodes for the the final season. Nadya ‘Octomom’ Suleman appeared on Season 2 of Celebridate but did not find love. Alex McCord and Simon Van Kempen opened up there personal lives on VH1 Couples Therapy Season 2 with much success. Bobby Trendy formerly of The Anna Nicole Show appeared on Comedy Central in a hilarious skit. Randy Spears appeared on an episode of ‘Unfaithful’ for OWN. It’s been quite the year for TV and our clients.
Its been a fun and fulfilling 2012 and 2013 is sure to be bigger then ever.