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Metta World Peace to play sex-crazed vampire elder on TV (maybe)

Aug 14, 2012, 2:51 AM EDT

Ron Artest Parade

No, Metta World Peace has not gone Hollywood, what would make you say that?

Oh, this maybe.

From a press release of a new show trying to find its way to your television (via Ball Don’t Lie and The Classical).

Los Angeles Lakers’ Metta World Peace has joined the cast of the original scripted spoof pilot “Real Vampire Housewives” (RVH) where he will portray a gregarious and overtly sexual vampire elder. RVH follows a group of mischievous women who are married to vampires. The housewives find plenty of wicked trouble to occupy them during the day while their husbands rest. For the pilot, a recently engaged couple must seek permission from the clan’s elder to wed. The elder, Gossamer will be portrayed by Metta. RVH shoots in September on location in Encino, California.

Yes, this is legit.

I have no doubt MWP is perfect for that role. None whatsoever. My main concern is that as this is a pilot of an independently produced show it may never get picked up. And then we will all be deprived of both World Peace’s undoubtedly nuanced and superb performance, and also the show itself, which in now way sounds like it was hastily thrown together as a bad parody.

The episode will film in September, so World Peace will be free from his filming responsibilities when the Lakers open camp Oct. 1.

World Peace has said he is feeling good, has his weight down to where he wants it and plans to return to his elite defensive form this season. He needs to. If he doesn’t show the Lakers how valuable he is there is trouble for him, because with a payroll topping $99 million he is a prime candidate to have the amnesty provision used on him next summer.

But at least we know if World Peace does get amnestied he has a fallback career.

  1. money2long - Aug 14, 2012 at 5:37 AM

    at the end of the day, aren’t we all just crazed for sex ?

  2. blakspartan - Aug 14, 2012 at 7:31 AM

    weird

  3. nokoolaidcowboy - Aug 14, 2012 at 7:35 AM

    As if he is not already enough of a head case. It is just a tv show, but really? He’s got enough acting chops to warrant being offered a role? Must be a ratings thing.

  4. shockexchange - Aug 14, 2012 at 8:07 AM

    MWP becoming known more for what he does off the court than on it? Ochocinco waiting to happen.

    • blackandbluedivision - Aug 14, 2012 at 3:31 PM

      Except he has the ring.

  5. mojosmagic - Aug 14, 2012 at 8:14 AM

    Just go away already. So sick of this jackass.

  6. omniusprime - Aug 14, 2012 at 9:05 AM

    MWP channeling his inner Barnabas Collins? I imagine he’ll have fun doing the Dark Shadows routine, just as long as he’s ready for primetime basketball and winning another title for us Laker fans. Go Lakers!

  7. skids003 - Aug 14, 2012 at 9:37 AM

    Our society rewards idiots. What a mess it’s become.

  8. theboysofdallas - Aug 14, 2012 at 11:52 AM

    One odd puppy

  9. trollaikman8 - Aug 14, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Straight to Cinemax.

  10. hannsta - Aug 14, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    Id probalby watch it a couple times just to see Artest, but Vampire Housewives?!? Wtf is wrong with these networks nowdays…Two of the shittiest, most run-into-the-ground themes…combined…Both vampires and housewives have soo many spin offs it boggles my mind. Vampires are for 10-14 year old girls and 8-12 year old boys. Housewife shows are for 35-50 year old overweight, unemployed women who wonder why their husbands never wanna f** them anymore. Are shows this hard to come up with, or is there really a portion of the population that is dying to watch this crap each time it comes out?

  11. jburrell4 - Aug 14, 2012 at 7:58 PM

    Pretty sure we are talking about this moron making a cameo in soft porn… Anyway, the lakers don’t need him. Time to plan for the future!

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