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    E! readies a reality series for Rose McGowan

    Rose McGowan speaks at the 2017 Women’s March/Women’s Convention in Detroit.
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    Rose McGowan speaks at the 2017 Women’s March/Women’s Convention in Detroit.

    Rose McGowan has been all over the news recently, having driven the conversation about sexual abuse and harassment in Hollywood as an activist and as a victim of Harvey Weinstein. She was one of the “Silence Breakers” named by Time magazine as 2017’s Person of the Year. Now, not surprisingly, she is going to be featured in an E! reality series — er, excuse me, I mean an E! DOCU-SERIES.

    Called “Citizen Rose,” the five-part show will go behind the scenes to look at McGowan’s life on the eve of her forthcoming book, “Brave.” According to an E! release, the show will “follow McGowan as she readies her memoir/manifesto ‘Brave’ for release all while going up against the Hollywood machine and those who try to silence her activism.”

    McGowan is a little more expressive in her statement about the show: “I am thrilled to partner with E! to amplify my message of bravery, art, joy and survival. As I ready my book, ‘Brave,’ I realized I wanted to show how we can heal through art even when being hounded by evil. I want to have a conversation with everyone, and most especially, you, about looking at things differently and seeing beauty everywhere. E!’s tremendous reach and impressive platform allow me to globally communicate the importance of living a brave life.”


    The show is being executive produced by McGowan and Bunim-Murray Productions, the company behind unscripted biggies such as “The Real World” and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” It premieres with a two-hour episode on Jan. 30. What a coincidence! That’s the same day the book is scheduled for release.

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