Re­al­ity gig wrapped

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY -

RAP­PER 50 Cent (pic­tured) is set to be­come a re­al­ity TV teacher in the US ver­sion of top chef Jamie Oliver’s Dream School. The show, which chron­i­cles col­lege dropouts as they at­tempt to earn a diploma, of­fers young adults an ed­u­ca­tion they couldn’t be taught in con­ven­tional school, fea­tur­ing a fac­ulty that in­cludes pro­fes­sional mu­si­cians, politi­cians, film­mak­ers, ac­tors and artists. Oliver, who cre­ated the show in Bri­tain, says, ‘‘We lit­er­ally changed the lives of many of the kids for the bet­ter. Some of them went back to school and are now ex­celling; some of them found out that, de­spite be­ing told in school that they would never achieve any­thing, they were very gifted at art or act­ing and went on to achieve great things.’’ 50 Cent is ex­pected to ap­pear as a teacher, and he will also serve as an ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer un­der his pro­duc­tion com­pany G-Unit Films and Tele­vi­sion ban­ner. Dream School is slated to pre­miere in the US later in 2013.

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