- Marco Rubio: U.S. at social, moral crossroads
- ‘We’re coming for you, Barack Obama’: Top U.S. official discloses threat from ISIL
- White flags baffle NYPD: ‘We’re lucky it wasn’t a bomb’
- N.Y. Gov. Cuomo’s office interfered with, pressured corruption commission: report
- Brit lawmaker: I would fire on Israel if I lived in Gaza
- VA apologizes to forgotten Marine veteran locked in Fla. clinic, forced to call 911
- U.S. social and economic trends on worrisome track, survey finds
- McDonald nomination unanimously referred to full Senate
- Chuck Norris honorary chairman of NRA voter registration campaign
- GOP outraged Obamacare investigators able to get coverage with fake IDs
Palin fiance Levi Johnston to film music video
Question of the Day
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Levi Johnston will make his music video debut as a lover whose romance is thwarted by his girlfriend’s disapproving mother, according to a Universal Music Group record label and Johnston’s attorney.
Johnston, 20, who is Bristol Palin’s fiance, has agreed to appear in the video with singer-songwriter Brittani Senser next month in Los Angeles. The project is based on the song “After Love” by Senser, 26, a sultry-looking R&B and pop performer from Minneapolis.
“He’s looking forward to doing it,” Rex Butler, Johnston’s attorney in Anchorage, Alaska, said Friday. “It will give him an opportunity to act a little bit in front of a camera. He’s done a commercial before, but something like this is a little more involved.”
Johnston recently become re-engaged to Palin, 19, the daughter of former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Bristol Palin, who has a toddler son with Johnston, has said her mother doesn’t support the couple’s marriage.
According to a written description of the video’s story line, the couple share tender moments before they are driven apart by the young woman’s mother. Unaware that her mom’s interference forced her boyfriend to go, she “throws herself into her mother’s arms. She tells her mother that she was wrong about Levi.”
Asked if there might be concerns about Sarah Palin’s reaction to the project, Butler replied: “I don’t think we’re going to be concerned about what Gov. Palin would want. I think that given the script, he (Johnston) should be able to turn in a good performance.”
Johnston and Senser are scheduled to shoot the video on location in Los Angeles on Aug. 9, the day after the pair attend the Teen Choice Awards, according to Butler and Senser’s publicist, Belinda Foster. Johnston went to the ceremony last year with comedian Kathy Griffin.
Senser’s producer and manager, Roy Belfrey of MN Finest Records, said he approached Johnston about the project in March, before Johnston and Bristol Palin announced they had reunited after a falling out and planned to wed.
Johnston has previously expressed interest in acting. But he’s quoted in the July 26 edition of US Weekly as saying he is “almost out of the limelight” after posing for a Playgirl photo spread and intends to get his high school equivalency degree and become an electrician.
“Yes, he’s still interested in that. Of course, he’s got to merge his perspective with that of his prospective wife. In other words, this is not a decision he’s going to be making alone,” the attorney said.
Senser is the daughter of Joe Senser, who played tight end for the Vikings football team in the 1980s. “After Love” is off her first album of the same name (MN Finest Records/Bungalo Records/UMVD). Senser was asked if she thought Johnston was right for the role.
“Why not? Seriously, what he does, people are interested in him. They want to know who is this guy who’s involved so closely with the Palins,” she said, adding, tongue-in-cheek, “He’s not a bad-looking kid.”
She said Johnston’s personal situation and the video’s story line are a “little bit” parallel, but said the same is true for her and many other people.
TWT Video Picks
The subsidies are a hit with patients who don't exist
- Democratic Sen. John Walsh plagiarized War College master's thesis: report
- CARSON: Costco and the perils of mixing politics and business
- 'We're coming for you, Barack Obama': Top U.S. official discloses threat from ISIL terrorists
- Obama says public not familiar enough with issues
- House task force to recommend National Guard on border, faster deportations
- IRS seeks help destroying another 3,200 computer hard drives
- Netanyahu's Wikipedia page replaced with giant Palestinian flag
- Hezbollah warring in Syria could join fight against Israel
- Obama orders Pentagon advisers to Ukraine
- Tom Petty: 'No one's got Christ more wrong than the Christians'
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world
Fighting in Iraq