Despite the wacky phone message left by Viacom and CBS majority stakeholder Sumner Redstone on a reporter’s voice mail to find out who leaked a story about the octogenarian’s less-than professional interest in a girl-band, the reality show featuring the band remains in development at MTV, reports The Hollywood Reporter’s Kim Masters.
To hear the voice mail, in which Restone seemingly offers The Daily Beast reporter Peter Lauria a bribe if he gives up his source and tells him that he won’t "kill" the leaker," click here.
The show is being taped by Go Go Luckey, Gary Auerbach’s production company, which is responsible for programs such as MTV’s "Laguna Beach" and episodes of "Ghost Lab" on Discovery, the story says. The show will follow the bisexual bandmembers of the Electric Barbarellas as they try to make it big. But disclosure that one band member, 29-year old Heather Naylor, received stock options and cashed in $157,000 worth of Viacom stock in March has some company insiders and some on Wall Street concerned, the story adds.