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To Keep It Real in D.C., They're Sticking to the Script


Krista Johnson and Katherine Kennedy at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in September. (Paul Morse/Lifetime Television)

Are you sitting down? Because we have uncovered evidence that these so-called reality TV shows might not be so . . . real.

No, really. The Reliable Source obtained script pages from a recent shoot of Washington's own "Blonde Charity Mafia" -- an unscripted drama, as these things are called, about hot young things on the Georgetown party scene. The series is currently in development for the CW network.

Some of the scenes (shot at Dean & Deluca grocery, Intermix boutique and Cafe Europe, among other locales) seem to offer mere talking points to the cast members. ("Sophie comes out of the dressing room with a cute short dress on and says she wishes she could wear stuff like this on the Hill. It's so conservative there.") Others lay out lines of dialogue:

Natalie: Can I get you a "Dresser"?

Sophie: A what?

Natalie: A "Dresser" -- a cocktail to drink while you get dressed. Duh.

(Note to self: Start using "Dresser" in conversation, quick, before it catches on with all the kids.)

The pages also give us a sneak peek at some of the dramatic surprises ahead for the show. Specifically . . . there don't seem to be any dramatic surprises! Talia is shocked that Sophie hooked up with Katherine's boyfriend, John. Krista begs Adam to join the bachelor auction. Did Katherine exclude Sophie from her party? Sophie's lobbyist dad is mad that she left work early. Katherine won't say if she'll bid on John in the bachelor auction. It's as mesmerizingly banal as anything you've ever seen on MTV's "The Hills" -- and that, of course, is a major hit.

In one scene, a character named Melani thanks Katherine Kennedy -- a dishy blond 24-year-old PR freelancer who is the show's star -- for helping her get a job with a congressman she met at Kennedy's party. Producers did not get back to us to say if there really were members of Congress at this party. Nor could we find Melani to ask if she really got this job, in real life.

UPDATE: Click here to read more of the script.


By The Reliable Source  |  March 2, 2009; 1:04 AM ET
 
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