Tommy Lee Goes to College: Producer/Director of The Rock Star’s New NBC Reality Show Shares the Details with PR.com
August 12, 2005 11:01 PM by Joe Blackmon
PR.com’s Senior Editor Allison Kugel gets the inside scoop on NBC’s new reality show, “Tommy Lee Goes to College,” in a sit down with: “College” Director and Executive Producer Eddie October, Tommy Lee’s college roommate, Matt Ellis and Tommy’s hot Chemistry tutor, Natalie Riedmann.
Premiering August 16, 2005 on NBC with two back to back episodes, “Tommy Lee Goes to College” shows a fish out of water rock star (Tommy Lee) trying his best to create a social life on campus, impress professors and succeed in winning a spot on the University of Nebraska at Lincoln’s prestigious marching band (hint: it’s more challenging then Tommy anticipates).
In this three times the fun interview on PR.com, Executive Producer and Director of “Tommy Lee Goes to College,” Eddie October, dishes details about he and Tommy’s initial meetings with NBC, pitching the show, choosing The University of Nebraska as their personal playground, and what it was like to be attached at the hip with Tommy Lee for two fun filled months. Tommy Lee’s college roommate, Matt Ellis talks about their two month stint as full time roommates (yes! They actually really lived together for two months), their intimate conversations and moments of roommate bonding, and a side to Tommy you’d never expect. Tutor Natalie Riedmann talks about her chemistry lessons with Tommy (not that kind of chemistry,Tommy wishes), his attention span (oxymoron), and Tommy teaching Natalie to play the drums.
This interview presents a side of Tommy Lee that few are familiar with, from people who got to know him intimately. Tabloid press be damned! Eddie, Matt and Natalie saw a guy who was sincere, down to earth, eager to please and obsessed with, of all things, plants and trees! Horticulture is one of Tommy’s passions according to his cast mates of this ironic, funny and truly unique reality show. Read their thoughts at PR.com.