HDNet’s Rob Shuter Dishes with Girls Gone Wild® Creator Joe Francis


Colette Carey
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DALLAS (June 16, 2011)

WHAT: This week, Joe Francis, the man behind “Girl’s Gone Wild®: Search for the Hottest Girl in America” on HDNet, has made it clear he thinks Blake Lively leaked those nude pictures to become more famous, which he argues has worked. He believes that his pal Reese Witherspoon was wrong when she told ladies they didn’t need a sex tape to make it in Hollywood.

“Let me preface that Reese Witherspoon is a friend of mine and I want to say that Reese needs to rethink what she said,” Joe Francis explains. “She said this on MTV, a network that has ’16 & Pregnant.’ There’s nothing on the network that isn’t reality. She’s showing her age by saying those things.”

Joe argues that Reese doesn’t need to do a sex tape at the level she is now but doesn’t think it’s such a bad idea for younger celebrities.

“Who’s heard of Blake Lively outside of ‘Gossip Girl’?” Joe asked Shuter. “Once you have a sex tape, you become a sex symbol. That’s what catapults a star into that; look at Marilyn Monroe. Had she never done that Playboy cover, we wouldn’t be talking about her right now.”

Clips from the show can be viewed by visiting the Naughty But Nice web page on HDNet’s web site.

As the writer of his own Naughty But Nice column on AOL’s PopEater, former Editor-In-Chief of OK! Magazine, and former publicist to J Lo, P. Diddy, Bon Jovi, and Jessica Simpson, host Rob Shuter has true insider access to the Hollywood scene – and he’s bringing it to HDNet!

WHEN: “Naughty But Nice with Rob” airs TOMORROW – this Saturday, June 18 at 1:00 p.m. ET on HDNet with encore presentations scheduled during the following week.

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