The NY Post is reporting today that Lou Pearlman is teaming up with Real World creator Jonathon Murray to pitch a new reality show which would be like Making The Band but with Lou offering advice over the phone instead of in person. While I personally think Lou is one of the most evil people to ever set foot on the planet and wish he would just rot in his tiny jail cell for his entire 25 year sentence, I also realize that there are a lot of people who are barely making ends meet because he stole $300 million of their hard earned dollars. Lou wouldn't get to keep any of the money he earns from the show because every dollar he would make would go to those people from whom he stole.
So far, Lou has not repaid any money to the investors he defrauded. This would at least give them the chance to get some money back. On the other hand, Lou gets his sentence reduced by a month for every million dollars that he repays and I really don't want to see this guy set free ever again, or become a celebrity or listen to a bunch of interviews with him where he says that he is just trying to help his victims. I don't think he is actually doing it for them. I think he is doing it for himself, but at the same time, I do want the people he defrauded to have a chance in getting back some of their money so I guess he should get a chance to do the show.
Oh, you want to know the kicker? The band the show is about is called Biteboy. They tried to become famous by writing a song about the Caylee Anthony case. So, you have a band that tried to exploit a murder for fame and money and an a-hole who screwed over thousands of people to line his own pockets. Nice combination.
So. What do you think? Let him do the show or let him rot in his cell?