Being a celebrity and getting your own personal reality TV show is an idea that many stars have contemplated within recent years. Both VH1 and MTV have brought the concept of celebrities in reality TV...
Being a celebrity and getting your own personal reality TV show is an idea that many stars have contemplated within recent years. Both VH1 and MTV have brought the concept of celebrities in reality TV shows down almost to an art form, and they are attaching yet another name to theirs: Tom Sizemore.
Tom Sizemore has a long wrap sheet. He is notorious for his severe problems with drugs and alcohol, including the inherent temperamental issues that go along with them. After fading into obscurity, Tom will now make his reemergence in his own reality program, entitled ‘Shooting Sizemore’, to be aired by VH1. ’Shooting Sizemore’, a Breaking Bonaduce style reality show about Tom Sizemore’s drug meltdown is going to focus on the Sizemore’s renewed life, as he is trying to get back to where he was before his problems began and to rehabilitate himself in the eyes of the public. 'You literally watch a man come unglued and unraveled from his own point of view. He lays it all out there', a spokesperson for VH1 said about the new reality TV series.
The show will also include Tom's professional career and his search for finding new roles. But the only original element in the series is the fact that it will also include flashbacks and older footage, shot by the actor himself, with comments voiced by Sizemore. Some of the footage is explicit. He is shown repeatedly smoking his drug of choice: Meth.
In 2003 Sizemore spent seventeen months in jail for assault and battery of a former girlfriend. He was also sentenced to four months in a drug treatment clinic, after he was caught using a prosthetic penis, filled with clear urine, to pass the drug test. Nice try Tom! In 2005, some video tapes containing over eight hours of Sizemore having sex were ‘leaked’ on to the internet.
Speaking of Tom’s history, here is a timeline of his many past moments in the spotlight:
February 10, 2006 - An LA judge sentenced Tom Sizemore to three years probation after the actor tearfully admitted he used methamphetamine the previous month.
December 6, 2005 - Dodged a jail sentence after his lawyers argued that his prescription medication made him fail a drugs test.
October 24, 2005 - Has appealed his conviction for assaulting his former girlfriend Heidi Fleiss, arguing that the main evidence, a photograph of Fleiss with facial bruises, was fabricated.
September 30, 2005 - Contemplated suicide one night when he could not remember where he lived.
September 16, 2005 - Was ordered to spend another thirty days in a drug treatment center, where he was sent by a judge after violating his probation for possessing meth.
August 13, 2005 - Is battling a rare medical condition that leaves him sexually insatiable.
July 23, 2005 - Was ordered to remain in a live-in drug rehabilitation program until he is sentenced in September for violating his probation on drug charges.
July 13, 2005 - Failed to appear at his LA probation violation hearing because he purportedly had checked into drug rehab.
July 1, 2005 - Was ordered to undertake a drug test every three days while authorities consider evidence he violated his parole arrangements.
June 24, 2005 - Denies claims that he falsified a urine test for drugs.
June 3, 2005 - Said he turned down an acting job in Thailand to concentrate on overcoming his substance abuse problems.
May 26, 2005 - Has been told to appear in court to explain possible probation violations.
April 4, 2005 - Plans to return to acting as he is determined to stay clean after jail.
March 26, 2005 - Jailed for seventeen months and given four months in a drug treatment facility for repeatedly failing drug tests while on probation.
March 18, 2005 - Has supposedly filed for bankruptcy, after spending more than $11 million on legal fees to battle drug and domestic violence charges.
February 12, 2005 - Was jailed for violating his probation by failing a drug test after he was caught trying to use a prosthetic penis to fake the results.
May 5, 2004 - Has been charged with probation violation in Los Angeles for allegedly testing positive for methamphetamine.
April 3, 2004 - A judge in Los Angeles has decided to let Sizemore take a job out of state in spite of his pending prison sentence for ‘roughing up’ former Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss.
October 28, 2003 - Was sentenced to six months in jail for beating up his former girlfriend, the one time Hollywood Madam, Heidi Fleiss.
October 1, 2003 - Sizemore has been forced into rehab, postponing the date his sentence for attacking and harassing former Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss was due to be announced. It's not known what the actor is being treated for.
January 14, 2003 - Arrested after being accused of beating up a woman at a party. Police raced to his Beverly Hills, California, home after Brooke Ford, 20, was punched in the face following a row and the actor has been charged with assault and threats to kill.
Will this new reality show reignite a fading career or will be it a complete disaster? Either way, I feel like it won’t hurt his image, but to find out we will just have to wait and see. Either way, I am sure it will be like other similar shows such as Breaking Bonaduce, like a car accident. You do not want to look at, but you just cannot help yourself.