As of late all of us here in the newsroom have been reading, at times cringing, at headlines referring to MTV’s newest docu-series ‘Buck Wild‘ that will be shot in our beloved West Virginia. Until yesterday, JP Williams, the executive producer and CEO of Parallel Entertainment had remained elusive, and his past rooted in West Virginia had remained equally as mysterious.
Then I got him on the phone and learned that he is from “the sophisticated part of West Virginia,” which is apparently Morgantown. I also learned that the idea behind “Buck Wild” was originally a show about West Virginian housewives that might have been called “Mountain Mamas,” but the younger demographic was more appealing.
“You’re going to have great, fun moments, and you’re going to have, I don’t know if I’d use poignant moments, but it’s life, it’s full of ups and downs,” Williams said. “You’ll see how genuine these people are and how real this really is.”
Here is the whole story:
I’ll spare you the rest of the details and just assume that you’ve read the article. There is one major aspect of old JP that I wasn’t able to include on today’s Daily Mail front page, and that is nailing down exactly what this guy looks like. It’s not like I didn’t try, either. When I asked his publicist to send me a head shot, this is what I got about an hour later:
This came attached to an email from Publicist Maggie saying “This is the shot JP uses …….. not kidding. Let me know if you need anything else.”
No, it’s fine, we use paintings of men with their pants unzipped on our front page all the time. Really, don’t trouble yourself.
After requesting another shot/actual picture with no response we here at the Daily Mail decided that it would be helpful to at least share this gem with the masses.
Now you all at least have a face and a sweater and a corn cob pipe to go with the name.